The Music Shop – Review

1988. Frank owns a music shop. It is jam-packed with records of every speed, size and genre. Classical, jazz, punk – as long as it’s vinyl he sells it. Day after day Frank finds his customers the music they need.  Then into his life walks Ilse Brauchmann. Ilse asks Frank to teach her about music. … Continue reading The Music Shop – Review

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My Cousin Rachel – Review

    Orphaned at an early age, Philip Ashley is raised by his benevolent older cousin, Ambrose. Resolutely single, Ambrose delights in Philip as his heir, a man who will love his grand home as much as he does himself. But the cosy world the two construct is shattered when Ambrose sets off on a … Continue reading My Cousin Rachel – Review

Review: His Bloody Project by Graeme Macrae Burnet

Star rating: 3/5 Synopsis: This book consists of fictional documents relating to the triple homicide committed by Roderick Macrae, a 19th century crofter from the Scottish highlands. Through witness accounts, Macrae's own memoir and a transcript of the trial, the story unfolds with unanswered questions and a slew of unreliable narrators. Review: Although there was nothing particularly … Continue reading Review: His Bloody Project by Graeme Macrae Burnet

Review: The Diary of a Bookseller, Shaun Bythell

  Star rating: 4/5 Synopsis: This is, as the title suggests, the diary of a bookseller at The Book Shop, Scotland's largest second hand bookshop. Bythell refers to himself as the real-life Bernard Black, and his diaries reflect the customers, staff, and general life of a second hand bookshop. Review: Despite being simple diary entries discussing … Continue reading Review: The Diary of a Bookseller, Shaun Bythell

Review: Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore by Matthew Sullivan

Star rating: 4/5 Synopsis: Lydia, a bookseller at the Bright Ideas Bookstore, finds one of her favouritebut troubled patrons dead in the shop. After finding a photo of herself at her 10th birthday party on his body, Lydia has to revisit a horrifying event in her past, as well as try to solve the riddles Joey … Continue reading Review: Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore by Matthew Sullivan