Prefect Dreyfus returns for a second emergency that has the potential to be catastrophic – the advanced technology that is implanted in all of the citizens of the colonies is being used as a murder weapon. In this fast paced sci fi, crime story it is down to The Prefects to find out how and why the murders are being committed and stop them.
In a dystopian near future Nerissa Crane is aboard a futuristic submarine a survivor of an environmental catastrophe that has flooded the Earth. She is a zoologist in charge of the animals aboard and when one of her charges escape she is forced into greater contact with her crew mates and the revelation of a bigger picture.
So we have come to the end of the year and I have found myself reflecting on the top books of 2017. Here is my take on the top books of 2017: my favourite reads of the year that you may not come across elsewhere.
This is the second Essex Witch Museum Mystery and a wonderful mixture of scepticism and the supernatural. In this book Rosie and the museum’s handsome curator Sam, have been asked to look into ghost sightings reported at La Fleur an upscale restaurant in the City of London.
Charlie has an unusual, and she believed unique, gift; she can enter people’s dreams but now someone much less benevolent has infiltrated Charlie’s dreams. This is an intelligent and interesting read, well paced with some great humour and action scenes. Recommended for Sci Fi and general mystery lovers.
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton Publication date: 20 October 2016 Publisher Synopsis: Once, Lovelace had eyes and ears everywhere. She was a ship’s artificial intelligence system, tasked with caring for the health and wellbeing of her crew, possessing a distinct personality and very human emotions. But when her ship was badly damaged, Lovelace was forced to […]
Serial by serialbox.com Created and written by Max Gladstone Other writers: Margaret Dunlap, Brian Francis Slattery, Mur Lafferty, Andrea Phillips and Amal El-Mohtar Publisher Synopsis: Season One: Magic is real, and hungry. It’s trapped in ancient texts and artifacts, and only a few who discover it survive to fight back. Detective Sal Brooks is a […]
Illustrated by Sasha Laika Publisher: Quercus Books, Jo Fletcher Books Publication date: 18 May 2017 Page count: 464 / 480 pages Publisher Synopsis Perfect for fans of Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell and Gormenghast, Edward Gorey, Neil Gaiman and The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. The town of Rotherweird stands alone – there are no guidebooks, despite the fascinating and diverse […]