The only list that mutters!

If you know your Clash, you'll know...

Review: The Twelfth Department – William Ryan

The clocks were striking thirteen

Review: The Secret Speech by Tom Rob Smith

Listen, do you wanna know a secret? No!

The only list that matters – Best in Show 2015!

If you buy all these, you'll be as poor as me. But happy. Though that generally doesn't wash with the bank man. Trust me, I've tried it.

Review: Child 44 by Tom Rob Smith

Four legs good, two legs bad.

Review: The Bloody Meadow

Lights, camera, action.

If it’s 2015, it must be time for – Book of the Year 2014!

I thought I'd actually wait until the year was over (2014, just in case you...) before putting my heads together and seeing what I'd read that was worthy of The Speesh Golden Bookmark* for best book/read I read in 2014. As usual, I don't seem to have read any of other places' 'Books of the Year.' Partly …

Review: The Holy Thief

The Holy Thief by William Ryan My rating: 4 of 5 stars A grisly murder. A Russian Detective in Moscow handed a hot potato of a case he knows he shouldn’t take. Especially as it’s 1936, you’re 42, your boss is Stalin, and he’s getting twitchy… But what are you gonna do? A nice new …