Book Review: The War In The Dark

By Nick Setchfield I don’t know Mr Setchfield but I am rather jealous of him: he is features editor of SFX magazine, he reviews film and he’s just written a cracking debut novel that mixes espionage with the occult. Talk about living the good life … The book begins with…

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Book Review – Warlock Holmes: A Study In Brimstone

Written by GS Denning Published by Titan Books The extent to which you will enjoy this book depends on how much you smile when you read the title. I’m amazed nobody has come up with that play on words before – I’m genuinely jealous. The opening lines of the book…

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Book Review – Powers: The Secret History of Deena Pilgrim

Written by Brian Michael Bendis and Neil Kleid I remember the excitement back in 2000 around the arrival of Powers the comic book, co-created by Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming – Bendis was a rising star of indie crime comics and the book seemed to be a perfect fusion of…

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Book Review: All The Birds In The Sky

All The Birds In The Sky Written by Charlie Jane Anders The near future. Patricia is 6 years old when she helps a sparrow with a wounded wing, who tells her to take her to the Parliament of Birds in the nearby forest to fix him. The sparrow tells her…

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Book Review: An Ancient Peace

An Ancient Peace (A Peacekeeper Novel) Written by Tanya Huff Published by Titan Books I haven’t read the five-book Confederation series that follows the exploits of Marine Gunnery Sergeant Torin Kerr in a universe-spanning alien war (although I have read The Enchantment Emporium by Huff, which I enjoyed). The only…

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Book Review – Harry Potter: The Character Vault

Written by Jody Revenson Published by Titan Books RRP £24.99 If you’re a fan of Harry Potter, there is no such thing as enough information about the world of Harry Potter. This book is made with love and care for fans of JK Rowling’s creation, and it is a treasure…

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Book Review: Hallow Point

Hallow Point Written by Ari Marmell Published by Titan Books I really enjoyed Hot Lead, Cold Iron, the first Mick Oberon job, so I was delighted to get a chance to review the second book, Hallow Point. Oberon is a private detective in 1930s Chicago, except that he’s not a…

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Book Review: Dark Detectives

Dark Detectives: An Anthology of Supernatural Mysteries Edited by Stephen Jones Illustrations by Randy Broecker Published by Titan Books I’m a big fan of the investigator of the supernatural element – see my previous blog posts about Mike Carey’s Felix Castor and Charlie Huston’s Joe Pitt – so I was delighted to…

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Comic Book Review: Kick-Ass 3

Kick-Ass 3 #1–8 Written by Mark Millar Pencils by John Romita Jr Inks by Tom Palmer Colours by Dean White with Michael Kelleher Letters by Chris Eliopoulos Edited by Jennifer Lee Published by Titan Books After the events of Kick-Ass 2 (the comic book), Mindy McCready, aka Hit-Girl, is in…

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Book Review: Ghosts Of Manhattan

Written by George Mann New York. November 1927. A man in a fedora, trench coat and red goggles stops a bank heist, in a violent fashion: throwing a man through a holographic statue of Pegasus, firing steel flechettes from a weapon concealed in his arm, burning the face off a…

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