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Dark Matter
3.91
Review from Badelynge
Michelle Paver's Dark Matter is a chillingly accomplished ghost story that takes place in the dark isolation of a snowbound base-
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Sep 14, 2011
Sep 10, 2011
 
The Dogs of Riga (Wallander #2)
3.70
I was looking forward to reading this one because it hadn't been adapted for Kenneth Brannagh's Wallander TV series, which I've been a fan of. I suppo ...more
May 16, 2011
Mar 15, 2011
 
Locke & Key, Volume 1: Welcome to Lovecraft (Locke & Key, #1)
4.20
The story begins.... hmmm, see that's the thing with this comic - I'm three words into this review and I've already lied to you. I'll try again.
So bad
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Apr 23, 2011
Apr 22, 2011
 
The Big Sleep
4.06
Review from Badelynge
The Big Sleep is Raymond Chandler's debut novel published in 1939 and it's a corker featuring Chandler's now iconic hard boiled p
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Dec 30, 2009
Dec 14, 2009
 
American Vampire, Vol. 1
3.98
Review from Badelynge
Remember when vampires were still scary? Perhaps you don't. I should break out my copy of Salem's Lot to remind myself that these
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Dec 2010
Dec 14, 2010
 
The Willows
4.12
Review from Badelynge
As someone who has had a lifetime fascination with ghost stories and mythology I could hardly ignore the works of Algernon Blackw
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Mar 15, 2010
Mar 13, 2010
 
The Observations
3.60
Review from Badelynge
The heroine, and faithful scribe, of this tale is one Bessy Buckley, or so she introduces herself. She's a young Irish girl, runn
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May 29, 2011
May 22, 2011
 
Gillespie and I
3.81
Review from Badelynge
I've never been the quickest of readers but this vibrantly written novel, weighing in at 500 plus pages, so engrossed me I devour
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May 11, 2011
May 07, 2011
 
Thor: Son of Asgard (Thor: Son of Asgard, #1-12)
3.44
Props to Marvel for gathering up all 12 issues of Akira Yoshida's Thor:Son of Asgard in one volume. Yeah I know they also put out some two volume edit ...more
Feb 24, 2011
Feb 25, 2011
 
The Oxford Book of Victorian Ghost Stories
4.08
Review from Badelynge.
Excellent selection of 35 ghost stories from the Victorian age, chronologically compiled here dating from 1852-1908. The stories
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Jul 25, 2011
Apr 03, 2011
 
Wolf Hall (Thomas Cromwell, #1)
3.80
Review from Badelynge
"Cromwell, what does he really believe?"
It's a question that Anne Boleyn ponders in the book and I suppose it is the question the
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Nov 11, 2009
Aug 13, 2009
 
The Ghost Writer
3.37
Review from Badelynge.
Gerrard Freeman is a young Librarian living in Australia with his secretive mother. As a child he found a mysterious photograph
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May 24, 2012
May 07, 2012
 
A Red Herring Without Mustard (A Flavia de Luce Mystery #3)
4.06
Review from Badelynge
This third outing of Alan Bradley's irrepressible Flavia De Luce gets the series back up to top form. Flavia saves the life of an
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Apr 26, 2011
Jul 18, 2010
 
The Seance
3.54
Review from Badelynge
The Seance by John Harwood is set in the 1880s and is the story of Constance Langton. She becomes involved in spiritualism in an
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Apr 02, 2011
Mar 23, 2011
 
The Snatch (Nameless Detective, #1)
3.77
Review from Badelynge.
The Snatch is a very early Bill Pronzini novel from 1971 and the very first of his long running Nameless Detective series. And i
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Dec 12, 2011
Nov 18, 2010
 
Famous Modern Ghost Stories
3.46
From my review at Badelynge
This collection of fifteen famous ghost stories edited by Dorothy Scarborough was first published in 1921. Only about half
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Aug 09, 2010
Jul 25, 2010
 
Carmilla
3.81
First published in 1872, Carmilla is a hugely influential vampire story told by a young girl called Laura, starved of the company of children her own ...more
Jun 04, 2011
Jun 01, 2011
 
The Mugger (87th Precinct #2)
3.73
This second book in Ed McBain's police procedural series shines more light on some of the other cops of the 87th Precinct while Steve Carella enjoys h ...more
Mar 11, 2012
Mar 02, 2012
 
Romeo and Juliet (Manga Shakespeare)
3.62
Quite a more happy marriage of Shakespeare's text and Manga visuals than the titular couple enjoy. This sort of venture is excellent for intriguing yo ...more
Apr 12, 2011
Apr 12, 2011
 
The Hound of the Baskervilles
4.09
Review from Badelynge
The key to producing a good adaptation of The Hound of the Baskervilles in any media is for the producers to understand that perh
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Oct 05, 2010
Apr 21, 2010
 
The Dead of Winter
3.68
Review from Badelynge.
Imagine if Le Fanu had tried to write for a YA market and he might have produced something like The Dead of Winter. I'm sure Chr
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Mar 19, 2011
Mar 03, 2011
 
The Betrayal of Trust
3.89
Review from Badelynge.
The sixth book from Susan Hill to feature the inhabitants of Lafferton. The two main characters are siblings Dr Cat Deerbon and
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Jan 23, 2012
Mar 31, 2011
 
Doctor Who and the Ark in Space
3.83
The Doctor, Sarah and Harry find themselves on a seemingly deserted space station countless years in the future. They soon discover that they are far ...more
Jun 30, 1977
Jun 30, 2012
 
Magistrates of Hell (James Asher, #4)
3.87
Review from Badelynge.
You wait 15 years for a new vampire laced James Asher book and then two come along almost at once with Magistrates of Hell follo
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Sep 18, 2012
Sep 13, 2012
 
A Clash of Kings (A Song of Ice and Fire, #2)
4.38
Sequel to the sublime Game of Thrones. The epic fantasy continues and underlines my suspicion that this series could be the finest addition to the gen ...more
Nov 14, 1999
May 19, 2009
 
A Century of Noir: Thirty-two Classic Crime Stories
4.04
Mickey Spillane and Max Allan Collins team up to bring us 32 Noir stories from the last century. Collins makes it clear in his intro that the term 'No ...more
Jun 13, 2014
May 07, 2014
 
Sherlock Holmes and the King's Evil: And Other New Tales Featuring the World's Greatest Detective (Sherlock Holmes, #4)
3.62
Review from Badelynge.

The Case of the Tell Tale Hands.
A rather dull and pedestrian story to begin an anthology with, Watson uncharacteristically docum
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Mar 03, 2013
Feb 16, 2013
 
Undercurrent (Nameless Detective, #3)
3.84
'It was one of those jobs you take on when things are very lean. You want to turn it down- it's an old story, and a sordid one, and a sad one- but you ...more
Feb 05, 2013
Jan 27, 2013
 
The Shadows in the Street (Simon Serrailler, #5)
3.93
Review from Badelynge
Susan Hill has been writing extraordinary fiction for over four decades. She is adept at characterisation and building complex e
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Aug 22, 2010
Jun 10, 2010
 
The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)
4.40
Pretty good book. An easy read with some well drawn characters. It has plenty of twists, action (some quite brutal), a touch of romance (or is it), sa ...more
Aug 21, 2011
Jul 11, 2011
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