Author: Nicholas J Finch

Book Review: Death at La Fenice (Commissario Brunetti, #1) by Donna Leon

Death at La Fenice (Commissario Brunetti, #1)Death at La Fenice by Donna Leon
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Found this on Kindle Unlimited, and having just finished one book about characters in Venice, decided to try another.

I’m very glad I did.

I totally enjoyed this and it kept me guessing superbly.

Commissario Brunetti is a fascinating and multi-layered character I absolutely want to know more about!

I’m going to find book 2 in the series for sure.

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Book Review: The Professor (McMurtrie and Drake Legal Thrillers, #1) by Robert Bailey

The Professor (McMurtrie and Drake Legal Thrillers, #1)The Professor by Robert Bailey
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I wasn’t sure what to expect when I started reading The Professor. I always enjoyed John Grisham, so diving into a Court Room style book series, sounded fun and interesting.

I liked Tom McMurtrie (The Professor) instantly. He is a very real character, facing real issues and dealing with getting knocked down and trying to find his way back up. While Rick Drake is just starting to find his way in life. Their own personal history, clouds their professional lives yet, it has brought them together to take on the greed of one man.

The female characters in this weren’t two dimensional, though I would’ve loved to see Dawn take on Tyler, but maybe in the next book. He beautifully showed symmetry, while contrasting how the two star witnesses to the case handled themselves under pressure, and what they were willing to do for their kids.

I’m looking forward to the next book (already downloaded on my Kindle). Especially as it’s about Bo – who out of all the side characters was the one I wanted to get to know.

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Happy Anniversary: Conversations in Real Time

Three years ago today, I published my first novella Conversations in Real Time.

It was an amazing moment to finally, after so many years, see something of mine published.

It’s been a roller coaster ever since, with The Secret Service Agent coming out two years later.

I’ve only just started in this new career!

So stick with me, there is more to come!

If you are new to following me, pick up my first book at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iTunes, or Kobo for just .99 cents!


The Final Chapter: Magneto the Camera

So we come to the final conclusion for the Saga of Magneto the Camera.

He’s decided that working with Agent Oliver is a much more lucrative and exciting job, than simply being my camera.

(AKA – The repair shop decided that it wasn’t worth fixing so they scrapped it and refunded my money.)

Unsure of what to do for the best –  scrap the whole thing or get a new camera – I discovered that iPads were on sale.  Now haven’t had an iPad, well let me rephrase that, I have a mini that is about five years old, complete with cracked screen, and the only thing it’s still good for is to live stream Australian Rugby (Go Rabbitohs!  Go Dragons!).

So, decisions made after 2 hours and a hell of a good Apple Salesman, I am now the proud of owner of The Professor, an iPad Pro, which has been very helpful with not just research, but writing too, and will be influential in helping with the next book.

Thank you Magneto, bless you in your new career.


Book Review: The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller

The Song of AchillesThe Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Deserves more than 5 stars!!!

Every now and then, you find a book that changes the way you think about certain elements of life, the world and everything.

This is one of those books, and it impacts the reader on THAT level.

Told from the point of view of Patroclus, lover of Achilles, this story retells the famous myths of the life and death of the greatest hero in Ancient Greece, making it accessible for a modern audience who might not be too inclined to read The Iliad etc..

The LGBT themes running through this aren’t too heavy or angsty either, and the author has woven them in such a way that they draw on the issues that are being faced today by the LGBT community and how the world views LGBT issues.

Brilliant, exciting, and a highly recommended reading.

I’m going to be enthusing about this book for a very long time!

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