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Countdown City by Ben H Winters

Please note Countdown City is the direct sequel to The Last Policeman. If you haven't read the first book in this series then this review will likely contain spoilers. Got it? Good, now forward to the end of the world.  There are just 77 days before a deadly asteroid collides with Earth, and Detective Palace is out of a job. With the Concord police force operating under the auspices of the U.S. Justice Department, Hank's days of solving crimes are over...until a woman from his past begs for help Read more [...]

The Last Policeman by Ben H Winters

The world is about to end – would you investigate a murder?  An asteroid is about to collide with the Earth in six months time, and wipe us all out. Would you give up your life and go of to fulfill your ambition, take solace in drunken pleasure, live in fear, or solidly carry on doing what you do? Detective Hank Palace faces this stark question, and as others walk away from their jobs he carries on. A murder has been committed, and it is his job to solve it – problem is, none of his colleges Read more [...]

Bedbugs by Ben H. Winters

Sleep Tight. Susan and Alex Wendt are the prefect couple in search of the perfect brownstone - and they find their dream house in the heart of Brooklyn Heights. Sure, the landlady is eccentric, and the handyman drops cryptic remarks about the previous tenants. But the rent is so low; it's too good to pass up. Big mistake: Susan soon discovers the brownstone is crawling with bedbugs - or is it? She awakens every morning with fresh bites, but neither Alex nor their daughter Emma has a single Read more [...]

The Captain Jack Sparrow Handbook by Jason Heller

By way of some sort of explanation - In an effort to expand the my reading horizons I've decided that it was high time read something that was not a novel. Quirk Books very kindly provided what I think is some sort of self help/how to guide? The results, I think, speak for themselves.... Pirates, by nature, aren't terribly literate. As a consequence, no book can hope to fully prepare the pampered, modern-day layabout for the lusty life of a pirate. This book,however, will put you on the Read more [...]