Chris Marshall

Wisden on Yorkshire

Wisden on Yorkshire an Anthology by Duncan Hamilton is not for the faint hearted! [amazon_link asins=’B00NYI76WK’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’chrism-21′ marketplace=’UK’ link_id=’673702a9-85ea-11e8-8d89-17ec9aa61170′] It is however a book that any self respecting, cricket loving, Yorkshireman should own, and so I have a copy (gift from my father) that I dip into from time

The Railway Man

The Railway Man by Eric Lomax is described as “a remarkable true story of forgiveness–a tremendous testament to the courage that propels one toward remembrance, and finally, peace with the past. A classic war autobiography, The Railway Man is a powerful tale of survival and of the human capacity to

The Scarpetta Factor

I enjoy Patricia Cornwall and have enjoyed her Scarpetta series in the past but The Scarpetta Factor just didn’t work for me. What storyline there was worked OK but the book was too disjointed, flitting between far too many character stories that had the feel of an ‘inside joke’ to

Dead Simple

Possibly my favourite so far! Clever (but warped) back story of a prank gone wrong. Great characters, including the continuation of Detective Superintendent Roy Grace’s life. It is possibly the only book that actually made me gasp out loud at one totally unexpected plot twist, very unexpected indeed. Still a

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