So many books, so little time WITH more hours being expended on reducing the Bedside Reading Pile (BRP) even less time is free to deal with those  consigned to the Books For Review (BFR) category. The BRP pile climbs relentlessly higher, while the BFR queue grows longer and longer. Far from a win-win situation, more one of loss-loss. Although reading rarely deserves to be categorised in negative terms. Soon I’ll need a refresher course  on the BFR volumes before fair comments can be made. Plots forgotten, characters melding into a single collective gallery of goodies and baddies and all but… Continue reading

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Crime is universal; not a corner of the globe is immune from the dastardly deeds of  its perpetrators. It may not always be as “brutal” as reporters and headline writers around the world seemingly wish us to believe. In many cases (white collar and cyber crime come quickly to mind), not a drop of blood is spilled, not a cut suffered nor a bone broken, and the victims continue to breathe, albeit somewhat less easily. But whatever the level of  harm incurred, there is a crime sure to have been committed (or planned to come) wherever humans tread. “Get Forensics… Continue reading