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Bad to the Bone a review.

Bad to the Bone

Bad To The Bone by Tony J Forder

I met Tony J Forder at a book signing hosted by Waterstones in Peterborough last year, I was there to buy a signed copy of Eva Jordan’s new book Time Will Tell.

After listening to  a reading from Tony’s latest book I succumbed to the temptation and bought a copy of his first book, Bad to The Bone, which he kindly signed for me. My to be read pile is diminishing slowly it was therefore only recently that I managed to read this, his first novel.

A good indication of the quality of a book for me is the reluctance to put it down and the eagerness to resume reading as soon as any opportunity presents itself, Bad to the Bone easily fitted into this criteria. It is a cracking read and those of us who know the area feel a great affinity with the places the story occupies.

We are introduced to Detective Inspector Jimmy Bliss and his colleague Detective Constable Penny Chandler. The characters are well drawn and they weave their way through a convoluted finely drawn plot. An excellent book and a cracking read, I will track down a copy of The Scent of Guilt, the second in the series with the intention of getting to read it at the earliest opportunity.

 

183 Times  A year a review

183 times a year

183 Times A Year by Eva Jordan

 

Although 183 Times a Year is Eva Jordan’s first novel I read All the Colours In between, her second book, before reading this.

First novels aren’t often as good as later work, a writer improves as they practice their craft. I was not therefore sure what to expect of 183 Times A Year.

We are introduced to Lizzie and her blended family, their daily struggles and Lizzie’s challenges in caring for them. It is beautifully told and her finely drawn characters inhabit the imagination of the reader with their presence. The mark of a master story teller for me.

It is a cracking read, a brilliant first novel, as excellent as, All the Colours in Between, itself a masterpiece, certainly one of the best books I have read.

Time Will Tell, Eva’s third novel, is in my “To be Read” pile and I fully expect it to be as good as  Eva’s other two books.

My fiction reading is usually crime or espionage novels and some science fiction, my nonfiction reading, mainly history.

Eva’s books are ones that in the past I would not normally read, these are a departure for me.

I am pleased to have read 183 Times a Year and All the Colours in Between, they are fantastically well written books and more moving than I thought possible, certainly for a man of my advanced years.

Eva Jordan is an exceptionally good writer, I look forward to seeing more of her work. if you haven’t read anything by this talented lady you need to remedy that straight away.

 

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