August Book Review Round Up

Another month is behind us already. Here is the August review summary:

**** “MoMA at NGV: 130 years of modern and contemporary art” by Samantha Friedman, Juliet Kinchin & Miranda Wallace

***** “The Mashego File” by Ian Patrick

**** “Say When” by Catherine Deveny

*** “Black Dahlia Red Rose” by Piu Eatwell

***** “Mary Berry’s Traditional Puddings and Desserts” by Mary Berry

You can read the full reviews via the Book Reviews page here.

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A must-read crime book – “The Mashego File” by Ian Patrick

“The Mashego File” by Ian Patrick

Rating:  *****

Genre:    Crime: Detective

Read: August 2018

‘The Mashego File’ by Ian Patrick is this season’s ‘must read’ detective novel. I was drawn in the second I started it.

Patrick sets in the scene early on, providing an in-depth social commentary on township life and the justice system in South Africa. Protagonist Nights Mashego may seem like a gentle giant, but this hard-nosed detective isn’t afraid to take the law into his own hands to defend the righteous. He’s a Harry Callahan with more appealing traits. He knows when to stretch the law, and when to abandon it completely. Mashego works to find a fine balance between the corruption of the judicial system and the harsh realties of community justice. This is a story that challenges the reader’s perceptions of law and justice. The story flows well, the plot engaging, and the characters believable. If you like detective novels, then the tales of Nights Mashego are for you.  Do yourself a favour and get a copy.

July Book Review Round Up

There was a big focus on Crime/Thrillers this month – with many thanks to the Sisters in Crime for supplying such brilliant reading material.

Here is the July review summary:

*** “the Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living A Good Life” by Mark Manson

***** “Bridget Crack” by Rachel Leary

**** “Accidental Death?: When things may not be as they seem” by Robin Bowles

***1/2 “Celebrant Sleuth: I Do … or Die” by Hazel Edwards

You can read the full reviews via the Book Reviews page here.