New Orleans might seem an unexpected location for a thriller set in World War II, but in Nazi Saboteurs on the Bayou we discover that the city is home not only to a boat-building company vital to the Allies, but also to German-American Nazi sympathizers: a volatile combination. However, the wider implications of the events that ensue cause ripples throughout the US and UK military, as well as within the New Orleans branch of the Mafia and beyond. Although the book depicts a number of real-life characters, the statement at the start of the book seems to imply that...Read More
Author: Sarah Nisbet
If I had been on holiday when I read this book, I would have consumed it in one sitting, no problem. Hattie Holden Edmonds successfully draws in the reader from the start and from there Cinema Lumière develops into an intelligent and satisfying novel: it’s light (but not fluffy), lively, and populated with interesting, convincing characters. Hannah, the main character, is a features writer for a health magazine and lives in a flat in London with her recalcitrant and utterly lovable dog, Nellie. Hannah is likeable and funny, with quirks and baggage galore; as the story unfolds, we find...Read More
Book of Light is a lively fantasy novel aimed at children aged 9–12, but this certainly doesn’t count it out as a book that adults would enjoy too. It’s the second book in Rachel Tetley’s series, The Underworld Chronicles – and I’m sure fans of the first book, The Guardian, will be happy to see that Jake has returned for another adventure. (If you are new to the series, I would recommend reading The Guardian before Book of Light, in order to be aware of the events that led to this particular trip to the Underworld with Jake). In...Read More
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