I am an avid reader living Derby, slightly less north of where I was, North of Hadrian’s Wall.
My obsession is reading books – especially historical and 20th century crime fiction. I review reprints for Shiny New Books and I much prefer real books to ebooks. If you want to contact me directly, please go to my contact page here.
I have collected the full set of Persephone books (hands off, daughter!), enjoy Slightly Foxed Quarterly and their limited editions and push all sorts of borrowing limits at my local libraries. Everyone assumes that no book sale, second hand book shop or general book source is safe from me… I particularly enjoy murder mysteries on a purely fictional basis – the search for the perfect murder continues!
I started this blog because everyone gets an earful about the books I enjoy or dislike, and I thought I would inflict my thoughts on the world. And if a little bit of autobiographical stuff creeps in, well, I’ll try and make it interesting…