A Life in Death by Richard Venables

A behind the scenes look at how victims of accidents and natural disasters are identified, from the perspective of a British police officer. Detective Inspector Richard Venables has helped identify thousands of bodies all over the world, piecing together fragments from tsunamis, transport and other disasters to return victims to their loved ones. I have … Continue reading A Life in Death by Richard Venables

My Week – 15 May edition (just a wee bit late)

Looking back at last week where I managed to both do some reading and get out into the big wide world.... What I finished: I managed two this week, a bit of entertaining true crime and an engrossing mystery Alice Diamond and the Forty Elephants: Britain's First Female Crime Syndicate by Brian McDonald I was … Continue reading My Week – 15 May edition (just a wee bit late)

My Week – 26 September edition

It has been a very quiet week chez Bride, partly because I've been feeling a bit under the weather and consequently lethargic, which has meant watching YouTube videos and sleeping. That also means not much reading, though I did manage to finish The Eleventh Day which I mentioned in my post last week. Photo by … Continue reading My Week – 26 September edition

Sunday Salon | Books Read

Hope everyone had a fabulous holiday season. In getting ready for 2020 I thought I would write up some short reviews of (most of) the books I've read recently. All links are to Goodreads btw. Photo by Alex Blăjan on Unsplash Ghoster by Jason Arnopp I shall declare an interest here as I am one of Jason's supporters … Continue reading Sunday Salon | Books Read

December Books | Gifts

Photo by Sincerely Media on Unsplash All of my presents this year were books. This is a very good thing. The Mansion by Ezekiel Boone - it's a house with a flawed and, let's face it, potentially evil and certainly dangerous artificial intelligence which controls all of the stuff. The Poisoner’s Handbook by Deborah Blum - subtitled Murder … Continue reading December Books | Gifts