Indian Painting: Themes, Histories, Interpretations Review

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This has to be one of the most comprehensive studies of Indian art that has been created for many years – if only by sheer weight! This is a massive, and heavy book.  Seriously through, this is definitely fascinating and well worth studying if you are an artist, historian or have any interest in art […]

Sleeping Dogs Review

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A gritty, urban detective story set in Ireland. Gangland boss Harry Larkin lies dying in a Dublin hospital following an assassination attempt. After hearing him ask constantly for Detective Inspector Leo Woods to find his daughter Whitney, Senior Ward Nurse Eveleen Morgan passes on the message. With the aid of DS Helen Troy, Woods begins […]

God of Vengeance Review

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Sigurd’s life changes dramatically when King Gorm decides to betray Jarl Harold. Having seen his family destroyed, and his sister sold into slavery, Sigurd is intent on revenge.  He is the mistake that Gorm should not have made.  Sigurd is determined that blood will be spilled as a result.  Determined to catch Odin’s eye, Sigurd […]

Broken Soul Review

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Jane Yellowrock is back; kicking butt and taking names as she tackles the latest job Leo, vampire Master of the city of New Orleans has tasked her with. Pending the arrival of a delegation of European vampires who are seeking to take over Leo’s city by gaining possession of powerful artifacts, Jane is in charge […]

No Stone Unturned: An Ellie Stone Mystery Review

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Set in New Holland, New York during the 1960’s, a time when professional women in the workplace were viewed with skepticism if not open hostility and just prior to the sexual revolution, newspaper reporter Ellie Stone is tired of being pushed off into boring community stories while a less talented male coworker gets plum assignments. […]

New American Knits: Classic Sportswear Patterns Review

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From cardigans to hats, this collection of twenty patterns offers knitters a bit of everything. Each design is named for an American artist and feature classic, timeless lines that never go out of style and are simple enough for most knitters to tackle with confidence. The flowing cable lines of the seamless Benton Cardigan draw […]

Mastermind How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes by Maria Konnikova book review

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What is it that makes the famous detective known by the name Sherlock Holmes so special? His distinctive skills of his brain would be my personal guess.The book “Mastermind How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes” by psychologist Maria Konnikova analyzes this skills Holmes use – his knowledge in deduction and of course to control his […]

Hell With the Lid Blown Off: An Alafair Tucker Mystery Review

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Hell With the Lid Blown Off: An Alafair Tucker Mystery by Donis Casey Set in the small community of Boynton, Oklahoma during the early 1900’s prior to WW I, the latest Alafair Tucker Mystery provides more of a window into what rural life was like during that time period then a real mystery. The first […]

Children Of The Can by Felix ‘FLX’ Braun Book Review

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The book “Children of the Can: Bristol Street Art and Graffiti” by Felix ‘FLX’ Braun is the follow-up to 2008′s “Children of the Can: 25 Years of Bristol Graffiti”. Both books have in common that they are tributes to Graff scene in Bristol, UK, as well as a homage to the artists located in or […]

Fluenz Spanish Review

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In 2011 many changes happened to me. One of them was my curiosity for languages. Since then it’s off-leash and I can’t tame it. Fluenz Spanish came across my way. So to turn something that strong into something positive I started learning languages. My goal was to learn Spanish and Dutch. Dutch because it’s quite […]

Market Samurai Review

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Market Samurai is a tool for search engine optimization, short SEO. I never met a pro for search engine optimization who never ever mentioned this tool. So I was just curious about it and I am no pro at all. But I know enough to see when something’s not running well. Samurai Market wants its […]

Eeny Meeny Review

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Eeny Meeny by M J Arlidge Eeny, Meeny Mo – out goes you – so the children’s rhyme states. For some unfortunate couples, this now becomes reality.  They wake disorientated, trapped and without any food or water.  Beside them is a gun, loaded with just one bullet. A mobile phone contains just one message: When […]

Devotion and Defiance Review

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Devotion and Defiance: My Journey in Love, Faith and Politics In autumn 2001, a newly wed professor of English took on a job editing the women’s section of a leading Urdu newspaper in Pakistan.  The content of those pages soon began to change, moving away from fashion and celebrity gossip to become a challenging look […]

Allegory and Illusion: Early Portrait Photography from South Asia Review

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Allegory and Illusion: Early Portrait Photography from South Asia This is a fascinating collection of historic photographs dating back to the mid nineteenth century, which have been gathered together for the first time. All the photographs come from India, Sri Lanka, Burma and Nepal. Personalities, social history, portraiture – it makes an incredible image of […]

The Hangman’s Song Review

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The Hangman’s Song by James Oswald Unexplained suicides start occurring in Edinburgh.  Young men are found hanging, naked, from ropes in their homes.  Each death is accompanied by a strange note, which to all intents and purposes, suggests the death was a suicide. Detective Inspector Tony McLean is not so certain. Unfortunately, his investigation is […]

Broken Souls Review

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Broken Souls by Stephen Blackmoore After being “married” to Santa Muerte, the Aztec goddess of death, necromancer Eric Carter has returned to Los Angeles in search of answers. Due to the fact that Santa Muerte set up his sister to be murdered and his powers are changing in frightening ways, Carter desperately wants to break […]

Grandpa’s Third Drawer Review

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Grandpa’s Third Drawer: Unlocking Holocaust Memories  by Judy Tal Kopelman  A young boy who loves playing in his Grandfather’s study was understandably curious about the desk drawer that is always locked. When an opportunity presented itself, the boy couldn’t resist peeking at the contents. Naturally, the boy’s Grandfather discovered him looking at the contents which […]