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Up beat and down dale : life and crimes in the Yorkshire countryside / life and crimes in the Yorkshire countryside by Pannett, Mike,

Publication: London : Hodder & Stoughton, 2012 . 271 p. ; 24 cm. Date: 2012

I picked up this book on impulse, I don't usually read much non-fiction. However, I did enjoy this view of modern day policing in a very pretty part of rural England. From an author who was a policeman for many years, it contains enough humour to soften the impact of some nasty crimes. I'll probably look for another by the same author.

How the light gets in / by Penny, Louise,

Publication: London : Sphere, 2013 . 405 p. ; 24 cm. Date: 2013

Could not put it down, lots of twists and turns. Added 02/12/2013 by

The Briny Café / Briny Cafe : by Duncan, Susan

Publication: North Sydney, N.S.W. : Bantam, 2011 . 358 pages ; 24 cm. Date: 2011

A really good book. A suppose a fairly light read but well written, easy to read and believable (even if they are Australians!). I will certainly look for other by this author.

Mr Penumbra's 24-hour bookstore / Mister Penumbra's twenty-four-hour bookstore. by Sloan, Robin,

Publication: Melbourne, Vic. : Text, 2012 . 288 p. ; 24 cm. Date: 2012

I wanted to keep reading to see how it was all going to work in together. Added 11/11/2013 by

Calculated in death / by Robb, J. D.,

Publication: New York : G. P. Putnam's Sons, 2013 . 386 p. 24 cm. Date: 2013

I couldn't put this book down until I found out who the murderer was. I loved it that Eve Dallas is so gutsy, so totally amazing and that she has 100% backing and devotion from her husband. Added 11/11/2013 by

High country woman : my life on Rees Valley Station / by Scott, Iris,

Publication: Auckland, N.Z. : Random House, 2012 . 348 pages : 24 cm. Date: 2012

My admiration for a woman who took up the challenge to work in a man's world and make a success against all odds. Added 11/11/2013 by

Firefly Lane / by Hannah, Kristin,

Publication: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2008 . 479 p. ; 25 cm. Date: 2008

It made you realise good friends are always there for you no matter what transpires throughout your life. Added 11/11/2013 by

The scarecrow / by Morrieson, Ronald Hugh,

Publication: Auckland, N.Z. : Penguin, 1981 . 211 p. ; 18 cm. Date: 1981

Reminiscing 1950's small town NZ with slightly larger than life. But totally believable characters. Odd mix of comedy and very dark crimes. This however did not detract from the storyline and the book was an excellent read. Added 11/11/2013 by

Sweet revenge / by Roberts, Nora,

Publication: New York : Bantam Books, 2009 . 376 p. ; 21 cm. Date: 2009

Always interesting how Nora Roberts manages to delve so deeply into distinct worlds - here high end jewel theives and an Islamic harem. Added 11/11/2013 by

Elza's kitchen : a novel / by Fitten, Marc,

Publication: New York : Bloomsbury, 2012 . 216 pages ; 21 cm. Date: 2012

I enjoyed the read, but felt the storyline moved a little slow in the first half of the story. Added 11/11/2013 by

Robert Ludlum's The Bourne sanction / Bourne sanction. by Lustbader, Eric,

Publication: New York : Grand Central Pub., 2008 . 484 p. ; 24 cm. Date: 2008

Slightly convoluted with it's double plot, ie Two lots of "baddies" despite it's twists and turns everything came together nicely in the end. Not quite Robert Ludlum but not too bad. Added 11/11/2013 by

Mister Pip / Mr Pip by Jones, Lloyd,

Publication: Auckland, N.Z. : Penguin Books , 2006 . 220 p. ; 24 cm. Date: 2006

Because Matilda brought the characters of the story alive in her immagination it saved her life. Even after the slaughter of her Mum being raped and surviving in the river flood. Added 11/11/2013 by

Eating dirt : adventures and yarns from New Zealand's action man / by Gurney, Steve,

Publication: Auckland, N.Z. : Random House, 2012 . 261 pages, 16 pages of plates : 24 cm. Date: 2012

Had to keep reading - surely this guy has limits? Added 11/11/2013 by

The Rosie project / by Simsion, Graeme C.,

Publication: Melbourne : Text Publishing, 2013 . 329 pages ; 24 cm. Date: 2013

Gave me an insight as to how an Aspergers mind works and the way life need to be ordered and orderly. Added 11/11/2013 by

The garden of evening mists / by Eng, Tan Twan,

Publication: Edinburgh : Canongate, 2013 . 351 pages ; 20 cm. Date: 2013

I found it a good read simple but beautifully written. Added 11/11/2013 by

Casper the commuting cat : the true story of the cat who rode the bus and stole our hearts / by Finden, Susan,

Publication: Leicester : Thorpe, 2013 . 280 pages (large print) ; 23 cm. Date: 2013

To realize cats do have a sympathetic nature and they do try to communicate with you when you are sad or troubled and will even share your troubles. Added 11/11/2013 by

The recruit / by Muchamore, Robert,

Publication: London : Hodder Children's Books, 2004 . 329 p. ; 20 cm. Date: 2004

I loved it. It reminded me of the books I read as a young person. ( the famous five ) My grandson has read everyone of these books. I am going to read more. Added 11/11/2013 by

The red knight / by Cameron, Miles,

Publication: London : Gollancz, 2012 . 650 p. ; 24 cm. Date: 2012

Great, if you enjoy fantasy, good and evil fighting on a big scale, heroes, heroines you'd enjoy this. Added 09/11/2013 by

The babes in the wood / by Rendell, Ruth,

Publication: London ; | Sydney : Hutchinson, 2002 . x, 323 p. ; 24 cm. Date: 2002

Enjoyed it. The ending was also different to how I expected it to end, finding out who did it. Added 09/11/2013 by

The lighthouse children's mother : an autobiography / by Aplin, Jeanette,

Publication: Auckland, N.Z. : Cape Catley, 2007 . 228 pages, 16 pages of plates : 21 cm. Date: 2007

A most enjoyable read. I am sure this will not be the last we hear from Jeanette Aplin. Added 09/11/2013 by

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