Recommended Book – The City of Shadows

THIS cracking read offers you a bit of everything. It is part crime thriller, part pre-war espionage story and a passionate love affair.

The narrative takes place in Dublin in 1934 and moves on to rural Ireland before ending up in the Free City of Danzig (now Gdansk), a place beginning to be darkened by the deadly presence of the Nazis.

Recommended Book – In The Cold Dark Ground

YOU can’t beat a good crime thriller and this effort from Stuart MacBride is one of the best I’ve read in a long time.

The main protagonist is police sergeant Logan McRae whose patch is the Scottish city of Aberdeen where both cops and robbers are very tough breeds indeed.

Recommended Book – Where My Heart Used To Beat

SOMETIMES you come across a novel which haunts you long after you have reached the final page, firmly lodged in your memory.

And memory is a key factor in this splendid offering by the renowned British author Sebastian Faulks.

The narrator is successful psychiatrist Dr Robert Hendricks who is an author and a veteran of the Anzio landings in the Second World War.

He is haunted by memories of his past experiences and Hendricks leads the reader on a moving journey through his life.

Recommended Book – R.I.P.

R.I.P. By Nigel Williams (Corsair)

Reviewed by Patrick O’Connor

THIS is in many ways a classic whodunnit.

Except that it is extremely funny and that the story is told through the eyes of one of the murder victims!