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  1. Trapped

    Posted Dec 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Charmaine Chan

    ... Charmaine Chan Trapped by David McKeowen Hodder, HK$115 British author Michael Wills has been asked how he finds the time to write novels when he has a full-time job as MP for Swindon North. His answer: write at speed and while on holiday. It may not be everyone's ideal way to fulfil a creative urge but it seems to work for Wills, who writes as David McKeowen to separate ...

  2. The Friday Night Knitting Club

    Posted Dec 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Charmaine Chan

    ... Charmaine Chan The Friday Night Knitting Club by Kate Jacobs Hodder, HK$115 It won't make you fish out your needles but The Friday Night Knitting Club should have you eyeing your homemade sweaters with more appreciation. The first novel by Kate Jacobs, it centres on Dakota Walker, a single mother who starts earning a living dexterously after she discovers she has fallen ...

  3. Hot Blood

    Posted Sep 30th 2007, 12:00am by Charmaine Chan

    ... Charmaine Chan Hot Blood by Stephen Leather Hodder, HK$115 The opening of Hot Blood is familiar. A western journalist taken hostage in Iraq bides his time, knowing his captors' demands will not be met and he will be killed when their deadline arrives. It matters little that the man, Johnny Lake, is sympathetic to their cause or that the leader of the group has promised ...

  4. Naked to the Hangman

    Posted Sep 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Charmaine Chan

    ... Charmaine Chan Naked to the Hangman by Andrew Taylor Hodder, HK$115 Crime novels these days are often served to readers in conveyor-belt style, with parts assembled on a tried and tested framework. However, Andrew Taylor's Naked to the Hangman, the eighth in the series, has a quality that lifts it above competitors in the genre. Part of the book's charm is the setting- ...

  5. Lucky Girl

    Posted Dec 10th 2006, 12:00am by Charmaine Chan

    ... Charmaine Chan Lucky Girl by Fiona Gibson Hodder, HK$105 Sometimes the hardest questions are those that children ask. Stella Moon discovers this when a single mother and her two boisterous daughters move in next door, immediately penetrating the cocoon of calm. 'Why do you live all by yourself?' begins one interrogation. 'Don't you get lonely?' Although Stella ...

  6. Fire Sale

    Posted Jul 16th 2006, 12:00am by Charmaine Chan

    ... Compiled by Charmaine Chan Fire Sale by Sara Paretsky Hodder & Stoughton, $105 V.I. Warshawski vowed never to return to her childhood landscape, South Chicago, but as a favour to a friend, the now fortysomething detective goes back to coach a high-school girls' basketball team. Warshawski finds herself up against an even more formidable challenge when a parent asks her ...

  7. Little Face

    Posted Jul 02nd 2006, 12:00am by Charmaine Chan

    ... Compiled by Charmaine Chan Little Face by Sophie Hannah Hodder & Stoughton, $105 Sophie Hannah is nothing if not flexible. An award-winning poet, she has also published short stories and can now add accomplished 'thriller writer' to her list of achievements. On first impression, however, the plot of Little Face may appear borrowed: an unhinged mother gives birth ...

  8. The House in Amalfi

    Posted Apr 16th 2006, 12:00am by Charmaine Chan

    ... Charmaine Chan The House in Amalfi by Elizabeth Adler Hodder & Stoughton, $101 'Sometimes love strikes twice...' promises the subtitle to The House in Amalfi. Which makes it easy to put two and two together right at the start of Elizabeth Adler's latest sun-kissed escapist romance. Adler, who has given us The Hotel Riviera and Invitation to Provence, among ...

  9. The Ship of Brides

    Posted Feb 26th 2006, 12:00am by Charmaine Chan

    ... Compiled by Charmaine Chan The Ship of Brides by Jojo Moyes Hodder, $101 Jojo Moyes' grandmother was the impetus for this book, based on the long journey made by young Australian women after the second world war. The fictional account focuses on four war brides who in 1946 are among hundreds of women, all on their way to be reunited with their husbands, sailing aboard ...

  10. Gods in Alabama

    Posted Aug 21st 2005, 12:00am by Charmaine Chan

    ... Charmaine Chan Gods in Alabama by Joshilyn Jackson Hodder & Stoughton, $195 Don't be turned off by the synopsis on the back of Joshilyn Jackson's debut novel. Gods in Alabama is better than it appears, although it takes a few chapters to get a grip. Arlene Fleet has abandoned her southern family for a sequestered life in Chicago, where she's in a serious ...




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