Book Review: The Burgas Affair by Ellis Shuman

My last post was a mix of drama and romance. This next post is pure drama. Your kind of thing? Read on. The Burgas Affair by Ellis Shuman is set in the wake of a deadly terrorist attack at Burgas Airport in Bulgaria, Israeli and Bulgarian intelligence agencies launch a joint investigation. Detective Boyko Stanchev on the police […]

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Book Review: Nothing Is Strange by Mike Russell

Long term readers of Joyful Antidotes will remember the weird and wacky stories of Mike Russell: Strungballs and Strange Medicine. I’m back today with a collection of even quirkier stories from the man himself. Nothing Is Strange* by Mike Russell is a collection of twenty short stories that bring the reader on inspiring, magical and unique […]

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Book Review: Chasing Rainbows NYC by Eve Wing

Hello everybody! How are you today? Thanks for stopping by and checking out Joyful Antidotes. I have a book from an indie author that I’d like to share. Chasing Rainbows NYC by Eve Wing focuses on Ariella, a writing teacher who is also focusing on her own novel. Ariella has relationships with Jessie and Gael, […]

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Book Review: Scoundrels: The Hunt for Hansclapp (Scoundrels #2)* by James Peak and Duncan Crowe

Everybody, the boys are back in town. That’s right, those cheeky Scoundrels. Scoundrels: The Hunt for Hansclapp (Scoundrels #2)* by James Peak and Duncan Crowe brings us the second volume of memories from Major Cornwall and Major Trevelyan. Our favourite Scoundrels learn there is a rat in their beloved club, one who has been feeding information to their nemesis, Gruber Hansclapp. […]

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Book Review: Palm Beach Finland by Antti Tuomainen

Do you dream of sun, sea and sand? Of jetting off to a splendid holiday resort to spend your days relaxing or learning to windsurf? Well, I can tell you one place you shouldn’t go… Palm Beach Finland* by Antti Tuomainen is set during the beginning of July in a small Finnish town. The new owner of […]

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Book Review: The Eyes That Look by Julia Grigg

I absolutely love Italy, not that I’ve never mentioned that in a blog post before… Today, I’m happy to go back to my favourite country to discover Venice, northern Italy and the art scene of the mid-sixteenth-century. The Eyes That Look* by Julia Grigg centres around young Francesco Bassano and his journey to find out why […]

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Book Review: How We Remember by J.M. Monaco

I’m not sure how to write this opening paragraph only to say that this soulful book sucked me right in. If you want to know more, read on. How We Remember* by J.M. Monaco begins with Jo O’Brien returning home after her mother’s death. She is shocked to learn of a large inheritance but also […]

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Book Review: Scoop of the Year by Tom Claver

Scoop of the Year by Tom Claver

I don’t post comedy often enough here on Joyful Antidotes. I get much too carried away in the thrillers and dramas to somewhat loosen up with my reading choices. However, I took a break from the norm with one of my latest reads and, if I do say so myself, it was an upstanding example […]

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Book Review: The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton

OK, let’s start with what I know for certain about this book. Placed in the 17th century, and in Amsterdam, I really liked the setting. It showcased the city for what it was back then and I enjoy learning snippets of history by reading fiction.

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