Book Review: The Golden Gate by Alistair MacLean #1976Club

The Golden Gate by Alistair MacLean is my second pick for the #1976Club hosted by Karen at Kaggsy’s Bookish Ramblings and Simon at Stuck in a Book. The Golden Gate is a suspense–thriller, around a meticulously planned, daring kidnapping. The book opens with master-criminal Branson, who with his crew is beginning to give effect to…

Book Review: The Book of Form and Emptiness by Ruth Ozeki

My thanks to Canongate and Netgalley for a review copy of this book. The Book of Form and Emptiness is certainly a strange book, a story about loss and coping, about depression and mental illness, about friends and support systems, and of course, about books, for it is a book that tells us the story,…

Book Review: Naked Heat by Richard Castle

Naked Heat is book 2 in the Nikki Heat series of books. The series was published as to tie-in with the TV series Castle in which Richard Castle, an author, first comes in contact with Detective Kate Beckett when a copycat killer bases his crimes on the former’s books, and decides to base his next…

Book Review: The Case of the Careless Kitten by Erle Stanley Gardner

This, the twenty-first of the Perry Mason books, was certainly a complicated one and a very interesting read, even though the end, or rather the denouement, done differently from usual, was a touch confusing as well, I wasn’t quite sure at first if I understood it right. This one opens with Helen Kendal, a young…