REVIEW: The Vinyl Detective: Flip Back by Andrew Cartmel (The Vinyl Detective #4)

5E4DAC64-6A65-4275-AE48-656CD3AE06D0Title: The Vinyl Detective: Flip Back by Andrew Cartmel
Pages: 416
Published by: Titan Books
Publication date: 14th May 2019
Genre: Mystery/Thriller
Format: Paperback
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Synopsis: 

At the height of their success, the electric folk band Black Dog invited journalists to a desolate island for an infamous publicity stunt: the burning of a million dollars. But the stunt backfired and the band split up, increasing the value of their final album vastly. It’s this album that Tinkler’s got his eye on, and he hires none other than the Vinyl Detective and Nevada to hunt a copy down.

Narrowly avoiding a killing spree, negotiating deranged Black Dog fans, and being pursued by hack celebrity Stinky Stamner and his camera crew, the Vinyl Detective and Nevada discover that perhaps all was not as it seemed on Holy Island – and that in the embers of that fire are clues of a motive for murder…

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REVIEW: The Manhattan Project by Paul McNeive

The Manhattan ProjectTitle: The Manhattan Project by Paul McNeive
Pages: 320
Published by: Black and White Publishing
Publication date: 16 May 2019
Genre: Crime Thriller
Format: Paperback
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Synopsis: 

New York City is under attack.

Tsan Yohoto is CEO of Yamoura Pharmaceuticals, a multinational drug company. The atomic bomb at Hiroshima wiped out his family and he’s waited his whole life for revenge. Now, at last, the time is right. The target is New York and his chosen weapon is bioterrorism – invisible, deadly, undetectable. If he succeeds, millions will die and the American Dream will become its ultimate nightmare.

New York copy John Wyse knows the city streets inside out. When he’s assigned a brutal murder case down by the river, something doesn’t add up. As he figures it out, he can scarcely believe what he’s discovered. New York, gripped with fear, is descending into chaos. Can Wyse unravel the plot and save millions from catastrophe? And will anyone believe him about what’s happening before it’s too late?

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REVIEW: Warlock Holmes: The Sign of Nine by G.S. Denning (Warlock Holmes #4)

23E49F56-6330-4FC0-87B7-A38F4B0408EBTitle: Warlock Holmes: The Sign of Nine by G.S. Denning
Pages: 400
Published by: Titan Books
Publication date: 21st May 2019
Genre: Crime Thriller
Format: Paperback
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Synopsis: 

Warlock Holmes may have demons in his head, but now Dr. John Watson has a mummy in his bloodstream. Specifically that of the sorcerer Xantharaxes, who, when shredded and dissolved in a seventy-percent solution, produces some extremely odd but useful prophetic dreams. There’s also the small matter of Watson falling for yet another damsel-du-jour, and Warlock deciding that his companion needs some domestic bliss…

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REVIEW: Warlock Holmes: My Grave Ritual by G.S. Denning (Warlock Holmes #3)

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Title: Warlock Holmes: My Grave Ritual by G.S. Denning
Pages: 300
Published by: Titan Books
Publication date: 15th May 2018
Genre: Crime Thriller
Format: Paperback
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Synopsis:

As they blunder towards doom, Warlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson find themselves inconvenienced by a variety of eldritch beings. Christmas brings a goose that doesn’t let being cooked slow it down; they meet an electricity demon, discover why being a redhead is even tricker than one might imagine, and Holmes attempts an Irish accent. And, naturally, Moriarty is hanging around… in some form or other.

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REVIEW: Shades of Magic Volume 1: The Steel Prince by V.E. Schwab

The Steel PrinceTitle: Shades of Magic Volume 1: The Steel Prince by V.E. Schwab
Pages: 112
Published by: Titan Comics
Publication date: 6th March 2019
Genre: Fantasy
Format: Paperback
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Synopsis:

Delve into the thrilling, epic tale of the young and arrogant prince Maxim Maresh, long before he became the king of Red London and adoptive father to Kell, the lead of A Darker Shade of Magic!

The youthful Maresh is sent to a violent and unmanageable port city on the Blood Coast of Verose, on strict orders from his father, King Nokil Maresh, to cut his military teeth in this lawless landscape.

There, he encounters an unruly band of soldiers, a lawless landscape, and the intoxicatingly deadly presence of the newly returned pirate queen, Arisa…

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REVIEW: The Flower Girls by Alice Clark-Platts

The Flower GirlsTitle: The Flower Girls by Alice Clark-Platts
Pages: 352
Published by: Raven Books
Publication date: 24th January 2019
Genre: Mystery/Thriller
Format: Hardback
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Synopsis:

The Flower Girls.

Laurel and Primrose.

One convicted of murder, the other given a new identity.

Now, ninteen years later, another child has gone missing.

And the Flower Girls are about to hit the headlines all over again…

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REVIEW: The Near Witch by V.E. Schwab

The Near WitchTitle: The Near Witch by V.E. Schwab
Pages: 354
Published by: Titan Books
Publication date: 12th March 2019
Genre: Fantasy
Format: Hardback
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Synopsis:

The Near Witch is only an old story told to frighten children.

If the wind calls at night, you must not listen. The wind is lonely, and always looking for company.

There are no strangers in the town of Near.

These are the truths that Lexi has heard all her life. But when an actual stranger, a boy who seems to fade like smoke, appears outside her home on the moor at night, she knows that at least one of these sayings is no longer true.

The next night, the children of Near start disappearing from their beds, and the mysterious boy falls under suspicion.

As the hunt for the children intensifies, so does Lexi’s need to know about the witch that just might be more than a bedtime story, about the wind that seems to speak through the walls at night, and about the history of this nameless boy.

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