Review Unnatural History (Pax Britannia #1) – Jonathan Green

In the closing years of the 20th century the British Empire’s rule is still going strong. Queen Victoria is about to celebrate her 160th birthday, kept alive by advanced steam technology. London is a fantastical sprawling metropolis where dirigibles roam the skies, robot bobbies enforce the law and dinosaurs are on display in London zoo.…… Continue reading Review Unnatural History (Pax Britannia #1) – Jonathan Green

Review Don’t Point That Thing At Me (Charlie Mortdecai #1) – Kyril Bonfiglioli

A cult classic in the UK since its first publication there in the 1970s, Don’t Point That Thing at Me is the first of a series of hilarious and dark-humored crime thrillers featuring the Honorable Charlie Mortdecai: degenerate aristocrat, amoral art dealer, seasoned epicurean, unwilling assassin, and acknowledged coward. With his thuggish manservant – the incomparably named…… Continue reading Review Don’t Point That Thing At Me (Charlie Mortdecai #1) – Kyril Bonfiglioli

Review Sherlock Holmes and the Shadwell Shadows (The Cthulhu Casebooks #1) – James Lovegrove

In the stews of London’s East End, an outbreak of insanity sees ordinary men and women reduced to gibbering, incoherent wrecks; a mysterious creeping fog hides terrifying apparitions within that rob the wits of all who see them and even inspire suicide. Sherlock Holmes, in the infancy of his detecting career, deduces a connection between…… Continue reading Review Sherlock Holmes and the Shadwell Shadows (The Cthulhu Casebooks #1) – James Lovegrove

Review The Hanging Tree (Peter Grant #6) – Ben Aaronovitch

The Hanging Tree was the Tyburn gallows which stood where Marble Arch stands today. Oxford Street was the last trip of the condemned. Some things don’t change. The place has a bloody and haunted legacy and now blood has returned to the empty Mayfair mansions of the world’s super-rich. And blood mixed with magic is…… Continue reading Review The Hanging Tree (Peter Grant #6) – Ben Aaronovitch

Review The Vagrant (The Vagrant #1) – Peter Newman

The Vagrant is his name. He has no other. Friendless and alone he walks across a desolate, war-torn landscape, carrying nothing but a kit-bag, a legendary sword and a baby. His purpose is to reach the Shining City, last bastion of the human race, and deliver the sword, the only weapon that may make a…… Continue reading Review The Vagrant (The Vagrant #1) – Peter Newman

Review Doctor Who: The Blood Cell – James Goss

“Release the Doctor – or the killing will start.” An asteroid in the furthest reaches of space – the most secure prison for the most dangerous of criminals. The Governor is responsible for the cruellest murderers so he’s not impressed by the arrival of the man they’re calling the most dangerous criminal in the quadrant.…… Continue reading Review Doctor Who: The Blood Cell – James Goss