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Flask of the Drunken Master: Review + Tour Stop

Flask of the Drunken Master: Review + Tour Stop

In the third book of the Shinobi Mystery series, Master ninja Hiro Hattori and his companion Father Mateo are back with another grisly murder investigation. The problem: they have only four days to solve it.  Father Mateo’s “love of truth” and Hiro’s “selective honesty” make them a powerful pair. The relationship between them is really similar to Firefly characters Malcolm Reynolds and Shepherd Book. Take a look at their witty banter: … the Jesuit countered, “… How did you learn to read a corpse so well?” Hiro shifted his gaze to […]

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Tracer: Review + Tour Stop

Tracer: Review + Tour Stop

The Tracers have one simple motto: If you need to get something to someone, or if you’ve got a little package you don’t want any gangs knowing about, you come find us. Riley Hale is the best Tracer. She’s fast, skilled and never asks questions; however, everything starts to change when she stumbles upon Oren Darnell’s package; she finds out that it contains a human eyeball. After refusing his offer to work full-time at the Air Lab (a good call as Oren has something up his sleeve), Riley gets framed as the culprit […]

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Name Of The Devil: Review + Tour Stop

Name Of The Devil: Review + Tour Stop

How the hell do you prove a murder that took place twenty years ago? Jessica Blackwood is back. And this time round, she has to solve the mystery of a church explosion. Things start to get tricky when she finds out all clues point to the work of the devil. Unlike its predecessor, Name of the Devil has far lesser magical elements. If you’re afraid you might incriminate yourself, shut up. If you didn’t do something wrong, be honest. Even if it makes you look bad. If you want to […]

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The Quality Of Silence: Review + Tour Stop

The Quality Of Silence: Review + Tour Stop

The Quality of Silence is a tricky book to read. This is one of the few books where it gives no indication with the constant shift of the first and third person narrative. Although it’s a tad confusing, I still think the author did a decent job. The book slowly grows on you — especially the character Ruby. Rosamund Lupton has managed to capture the innocence (super coolio!) and voice of the character. An impressive feat, I’ll say! Take the following passage, for instance. “Being deaf isn’t something I can change. Mum […]

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Garden Of Lies: Review + Tour Stop

Garden Of Lies: Review + Tour Stop

I’ve waited so long for a book to rescue me from my reading slump. Garden of Lies did just that. After finding out that her close friend has died from unnatural causes, Ursula Kern sets out with a new mission: to nail her murderer. Resourceful and strong-willed, Ursula will stop at nothing to seek justice for Anne — even putting her own life in danger. Ursula’s client, Slater Roxton thinks she’s out of her mind. After hearing the unfortunate news from her, the archaeologist and adventurer offers his assistance. Of […]

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Sampan: Review

Sampan: Review

Who here used to be nuts about sampans? I remember when I was a kid, I would find brochures (I was already an environmentalist at that age) to fold them into boats. Instead of playing them by the river, I would improvise and place them in a bucket filled with water. I got a bit nostalgic while pouring through the pages. Sampan is a must-read book for people of all ages. These days, children especially, are too fixated on electronic gadgets that they’ve become unattached to well, everything else. To phrase […]

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