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Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll & Playing With Fire by Tess Gerritsen – Book reviews

Shelf Indulgence is a book review column. It’s all about indulgence, so you will find a mix of the new and the old, some lifted from my bookshelves, some borrowed from libraries, some bought from bookshops; a few downloaded to my e-tablet. Expect the conventional alongside… Read more




Beat the Reaper, by Josh Bazell – Review

Hello, book lovers! Shelf Indulgence is a new bimonthly book review column from A.D. Garrett. Occasionally, when my reading muscles are well-toned, I’ll do a one-off top-up which will be listed as Shelf Indulgence – unplugged. The main column will appear first in Heswall Magazine, recommending two books. They will… Read more



What are short stories for?

By Margaret Murphy/A.D. Garrett Why do novelists write short stories? It certainly isn’t for the money – they really don’t pay much – and if, like me, you find them a challenge, they can take a disproportionate amount of work. And yet Murder Squad has… Read more


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