For King and Country

by Karen Gray 'History' - it's not what you think! This novel came to my attention through a recommendation  by Anne on WordPress. I don't usually read high fantasy these days but the book's description - swords and castles, mythological beasts and twenty-seventh century Scotland - was irresistible, so I bought it and promised to …

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Getting Away With Murder (3)

The Retired Cop My third (and last) fictional detective of the week is not exactly a 'classic', but he has been around for a few years now. John Rebus, creation of Scottish crime novelist Ian Rankin, was born in 1947 (we are told on Rankin's website). However, he did not make his appearance on the …

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