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Alex Craigie

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Sunderland, The United Kingdom
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Alex Craigie is the pen name of Trish Power.

Trish was ten when her first play was performed at school. It was in rhyming couplets and written in pencil in a book with imperial weights and measures printed on the back.

When her children were young, she wrote short stories for magazines before returning to the teaching job that she loved.

Trish has had two books published under the pen name of Alex Craigie. Both books cross genre boundaries and feature elements of romance, thriller and suspense against a backdrop of social issues. Someone Close to Home highlights the problems affecting care homes while Acts of Convenience has issues concerning the NHS at its heart.

Someone Close to Home has won a Chill with a Book award and a Chill with the Book
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Average rating: 4.29 · 150 ratings · 38 reviews · 2 distinct worksSimilar authors
Someone Close to Home

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Acts Of Convenience

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The House Swap
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Alex Craigie Alex Craigie said: " This had so much promise. There were some genuinely creepy moments but, for the most part, I wasn't engaged and found the pace too slow.
The ending didn't work for me at all and brought the rating down from a possible 4* to a 3. This is purely subject
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STARGATE SG-1 by Sally Malcolm
"4.5 stars

STARGATE SG-1: Behind Enemy Lines (SG1-31) is a fanfiction story which follows ten years after STARGATE SG-1: Fragile Balance.

That was the television episode where a teenage boy claimed to be Jack O'Neill. It turned out that he was a clone " Read more of this review »
The Deal by Elle Kennedy
"4.5 stars

The Deal is an ice hockey themed new adult sports romance. This is book one in the Off-Campus series. Hannah Wells has a crush on one of the college football players, but she is invisible to him.


Garrett Graham is captain of the college ice h" Read more of this review »
Everything, Somewhere by David Duane Kummer
"3.5 stars

Everything, Somewhere is a small town coming-of-age story set in a fictional Ohio town.

The three main teenagers are Hudson, Mason and Willow and chapters alternate between them. In addition there are also chapters from several adults: Mason’" Read more of this review »
Alex Craigie and 1 other person liked Sally Cronin's review of HMS Lanternfish:
HMS Lanternfish by C.S. Boyack
"I thought the Voyage of the Lanternfish, the first book in the series, was fabulous, with wonderfully drawn characters and monsters great and small who created havoc and also added a dark humour to the book. I certainly recommend that you read that b" Read more of this review »
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Allies and Spies by D. Wallace Peach
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I loved the first book in this trilogy and wasn’t sure if it would be possible to sustain that incredible level of prose, tight plotting and remarkable characters into the second one. D. Wallace Peach, however, is an excellent storyteller and I can c
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Walking Over Eggshells by Lucinda E. Clarke
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Walking Over Eggshells is a true account of a remarkable person’s remarkable life. It’s a searingly honest memoir of the author’s amazing journey and the pace never flags as we accompany her on her experiences in some of the most deprived regions of ...more
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Life Lines  by Sue Vincent
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Sue Vincent Life Lines

One of the surprise twists of the pandemic was my inability sometimes to focus on full length novels leading me to turn to short stories and poetry for the first time in years.
I’d already read some of the poetry ‘written’ by Su
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The heart stone by Judith   Barrow
The heart stone
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The Heart Stone is a novel that grabs you, stirs your soul, bruises your heart but leaves you ultimately satisfied.
The book begins with the announcement of WWI and its effect on Jessie, 16 years old and in love for the first time.
Judith Barrow is kn
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Laughter Lines by Sue Vincent
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It’s taken a pandemic for me to appreciate the pleasure that can be had from a shorter book. I’ve only read full-length novels before, expecting anything briefer to be a poor and rather inadequate offering. However, my ability to concentrate has dwin ...more
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Dead of Winter by Teagan Riordain Geneviene
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One of my pet peeves is authors who leave you hanging at the end of a book so that you buy the next one.
Dead of Winter does just this, but it works beautifully for me! For one thing, this book cost a meagre 77pence. It feels like reading a serial in
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