His Bloody Project

To most people in the remote village of Culduie, Roderick Macrae seemed like an ordinary, quiet, solitary, but decent, teenager. That is until he set out one morning to a neighbor’s house, and brutally murders 3 members of the family.  The novel starts out with the horrific event, with no question as to who the murderer is.  It…

Dissolution

Dissolution is the first book in C.J. Sansom‘s Shardlake Series. Set in Tudor England, the series stars Matthew Shardlake, a hunchbacked lawyer, who, through commissions from his master, Thomas Cromwell, ends up doing more crime / mystery solving jobs than legal work. Anne Boleyn has just been executed for infidelity and Queen Jane Seymour has…

The Illusionists

You know how everyone says “don’t judge a book by its cover”?  It’s sound advice, for sure, but come on, don’t tell me you’ve never bought a book because it had a beautiful cover.  Ok, how about a beautiful cover, and a semi-interesting blurb at the back? That’s not usually how I choose what I’m going…