Category Archives: Sarah Ward

The Birdwatcher, by William Shaw

I found out about this book through a brief review on Sarah Ward’s blog. I quickly ordered a copy. Ward had said the book had an interesting ending and assured she’s give “no spoilers” to ruin the book for others. However, the book … Continue reading

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A Patient Fury by Sarah Ward

“He had the heart of an ox, the specialist informed him, a metaphor that had made the evening glass of cognac all the more enjoyable. The cardiologist had failed to appreciate that even the heart of a beast of burden … Continue reading

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The Costs and Pitfalls of Book Buying.

I have far too many books – and still I buy more. When I develop a new reading interest, or a new interest in general, I’m not satisfied to dabble around the edges, I jump right in and obtain as … Continue reading

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From the Midlands to the North and then Further North Again.

This week I finished Sarah Ward’s A Deadly Thaw, and posted a review of it yesterday. I loved the book but not my review. I’ve now started Hidden Depths by Ann Cleeves, and I can easily see how her work … Continue reading

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A Deadly Thaw, by Sarah Ward

A Deadly Thaw starts with the discovery of a murder victim. Clearly nothing out of the ordinary for a crime story, however DI Sadler recognises the victim as Andrew Fisher, a man who’d been murdered 10 years earlier, so how … Continue reading

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Phone Problems and Disrupted Crime Reading

Yesterday I was looking forward to finishing the last few chapters of Sarah Ward’s second book, A Deadly Thaw. I’d been reading it over the weekend and had to put it down just as I reached that final climactic section … Continue reading

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In Bitter Chill, by Sarah Ward

In the late 1970s, two girls go missing after accepting a ride to school from an unkown woman. One girl reappears some time later, with no memory of what happened. The other is never seen again. Decades later, on the … Continue reading

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Derbyshire Crime Writing

I found this to be a very interesting video, presented by two crime writers whose work is set in Derbyshire, my home county in England. Unfortunately there are some strange interruptions that cut the flow of the talk, and some apparent … Continue reading

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