Tag: reading

True Crime

On reading: A History of British Serial Killing by David Wilson

Title: A History of British Serial Killing Author: David Wilson From the back: In this fascinating and informative new book, Professor David Wilson tells the stories of Britain’s serial killers from Jack the Ripper to the extraordinary Suffolk Murders case. David Wilson has worked as a Prison Governor and as a profiler, and has been described as the UK’s leading…

On reading: The Death House by Sarah Pinborough

Title: The Death House Author: Sarah Pinborough From the back: Toby’s life was perfectly normal . . . until it was unravelled by something as simple as a blood test. Taken from his family, Toby now lives in the Death House; an out-of-time existence far from the modern world, where he, and the others who live there, are studied by…

Never Let Me Go

5 dystopian fictions to brighten up your day

Trump in charge of America. Brexit. Boris Johnson looking after the UK’s foreign affairs. A ‘loose woman’ won Celebrity Big Brother. You’d be forgiven for thinking we don’t need any dystopian fictions to liven up our day to day wanderings – after watching the news perhaps we’re all bleaked out. But perhaps that’s exactly why we do need them. Fiction…

Metropolitan Dreams

On reading: Metropolitan Dreams by Mark A King

Title: Mark A King Author: Metropolitan Dreams From the back: This is a tale of two cities. Darkness and light. Sinners and angels. In the daylight, London sparkles, beckoning tourists, optimists and dreamers from across the globe. The sunlit city weaves together the lives of repentant crime-lords, altruistic nightclub bouncers and resolute detectives. In the darkness, London festers, drools, tempts…