Book reviews

Book Review: The Beat Goes On by Ian Rankin

The Beat Goes On collects all of Rankin's Inspector Rebus short stories and presents them in chronological order. Reading through them is a delightful journey through the history of this character.

Book Review: Ashenden; or, the British Agent by W. Somerset Maugham

Maugham’s novel, Ashenden, was quite influential. Later spy novelists, such as John LeCarre, Ian Fleming, Eric Ambler and Len Deighton, all give a nod to Maugham as inspiring their own work.

Book Review: Hissing Cousins by Marc Peyser and Timothy Dwyer

Hissing Cousins

Marc Peyser and Timothy Dwyer in Hissing Cousins examine the lives of Eleanor Roosevelt and Alice Roosevelt Longworth, who led parallel yet different tracks in American politics.

Book Review: Johnny Got His Gun by Dalton Trumbo

Johnny Got His Gun by Dalton Trumbo

In 1938, Dalton Trumbo published one of the most famous anti-war novels ever written, Johnny Got His Gun. The book was hugely popular when first published.

Book Review - His Last Bow: Some Reminiscences of Sherlock Holmes

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is most famous as the creator of the character of Sherlock Holmes, and as the author of the 56 original short stories and four novels featuring this character.

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