The year is 1918 and in Iceland the erupting volcano Katla can be seen colouring the sky night and day from the streets of Reykjavik. Yet life in the small capital carries on as usual, despite the natural disaster, a shortage of coal and, in the outside world, the Great War grinding on.Read more
The Travelling Companion counts as my first RIPXI read, and it was a great start! Rankin takes a break from his Inspector Rebus books with this short novella.
I loved the setting in 1980’s Paris and the famous Shakespeare & Company bookshop. We meet likeable Ronald Hastie as he carries out an errand for his boss. meeting an enigmatic & elderly collector who has some books to sell.Read more
Fracture is told from Delaney’s perspective, and if you’ve read the first two chapters, you know that she falls through theRead more
This was a book I knew absolutely nothing about, when I spotted it on one of the tables in theRead more
So, I don’t think I’ve ever seen anything less than stellar comments on Simon Van Booy’s writing, and while shortRead more