Cold Shadows by Jeff Critser
On the edge of your seat international nail biter. I couldn't wait to get back to where I left off the night before. Cold Shadows pulls the reader in deeper and deeper as the plot unfolds with murder, government agencies and secret underworld nooks and crannies. Well-crafted, excellent writing with detailed research that made the story incredibly real. I highly recommend Mr. Critser for anyone who’s looking for a Jack Ryan replacement. Can't wait for his next novel. Super stuff!
Horror That Really Sticks To Your Bones
As Halloween approaches I can’t help but reminisce about the creepiest books I’ve read over the last ten years. These books left me in such a horrified state, that until this day, I still remember the effect they had on me. Don’t get me wrong, but some people think scary is slashers and serial killers. The thing that really leaves me sleepless is not from this world. These novels are so soul chilling, they still creeps me out. Don’t believe me? Give them a try. You’ll think twice about walking into a dark room at night. Happy Halloween and Cheers, Garrard Hayes
Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts is by far the best audio book ever. Lin goes through a moral, spiritual and emotional journey after he escapes from prison in Australia and hides in Bombay, India. The story has Crime, Romance, Adventure and a deep peek into India culture. Humphrey Bower does an unforgettable performance, changing his voice for the myriad of characters and accents. Its a mammoth book at around 55 hours.
I was so engaged while listening that I cried in my car during parts and I'm still sad that its over. I've recommended it to family, friends and anyone who would listen to me. Every one of them has had the same reaction. Worth every penny... I've listen to it twice, but the first time discovering Lin's journey in Bombay was the best.
Shantaram (Library Edition) by Gregory David Roberts, Narrated by Humphrey Bower http://www.amazon.com/dp/078617465X
As proudly reported in Scottish Life magazine, a British think tank called the New Economics Foundation recently determined that the Scots are the happiest people in Britain, boasting some of the most impressive "wellbeing" scores anywhere. Exactly why this is, no one seems sure. Does Scotland's rugged natural beauty make people feel better, as the magazine suggested? Is it the sound of the bagpipes? The freedom men experience wearing skirts? This piece first...
Via Chicago Tribune
On the night of the Crime Writers' Association 60th birthday, they are to reveal the hotly anticipated results of the CWA poll to find the greatest crime writer, crime series and crime novel. A panel of experts discuss the poll's findings and reflect on the past, present and future of the genre. Foyles, Charing Cross Road, London, Tuesday 5th November 2013, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Tickets: Free to CWA members; non-members £5.00/£3.00 concessions. #crimefiction