Author Archives: Steve Bacon

TWO HUNDRED AND TWENTY ONE BAKER STREETS edited by David Thomas Moore

An anthology of short stories featuring differing takes on the character of Sherlock Holmes, with settings as far back as medieval England to late 60s New York City to the future. This book contains 14 stories from a variety of … Continue reading

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IF IT BLEEDS by Stephen King

I read my first Stephen king book in the early 80s – Pet Sematary, not long after it was published in paperback. I adored it. Since then I’ve read every book he’s ever written. Whilst it’s fair to say that … Continue reading

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A SUDDEN LIGHT by Garth Stein

Trevor Riddell travels with his father to their crumbling ancestral home in rural Washington state. It is the summer of 1990, and his parents are having a trial separation. Fourteen year old Trevor knows he has to do everything he … Continue reading

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HOLMES ENTANGLED by Gordon McAlpine

In the 1940s an Argentinian librarian gives a secret manuscript to a private investigator. The document was written in 1928 by none other than the famous consulting detective, Sherlock Holmes, who is living under the guise of a German professor … Continue reading

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THE COLOUR OF BEE LARKHAM’S MURDER by Sarah J Harris

Jasper Wishart, 13 years old, lives with his dad on an ordinary street. His neighbours are ordinary. However Jasper is anything but ordinary. He sees the world completely different. He can’t recognise faces, even his own. He loves painting and … Continue reading

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WAKENING THE CROW by Stephen Gregory

When Oliver and Rosie’s daughter is injured in a hit and run accident, she suffers brain damage and her personality is altered. Upon being granted a payout for the accident, Oliver decides to use the money to set up a … Continue reading

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NYCTOPHOBIA by Christopher Fowler

Hyperion House, standing high in the hills of Southern Spain, seems like an ideal home for Callie and Meteo, an architectural student and her wine importer husband. The grand old house has been designed to ensure that it is filled … Continue reading

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THE SLEEPING DEAD by Richard Farren Barber

Jackson Smith is attending a job interview at a high-rise business building in the city when he sees a man take his own life. Further horrific events take place, challenging Smith’s sanity, and drawing on his last self-preservation as he … Continue reading

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A TEST OF WILLS by Charles Todd

When Colonel Harris is murdered in Warwickshire, Inspector Ian Rutledge of Scotland Yard is dispatched north to investigate his murder. It is 1919 and the country is still reeling from the after-effects of the Great War. Rutledge, himself a veteran … Continue reading

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RULES FOR PERFECT MURDERS by Peter Swanson

Widower Malcolm Kershaw manages a book store in Boston. One snowy morning he is contacted by an FBI agent, Gwen Mulvey, who wants to talk to him about a blog post he wrote years before, where he detailed his favourite … Continue reading

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