Good reads, or not …

A small selection ...
A small selection …

Like any other writer, I owe it to my readers to be a reader myself. In recent months, I’ve read some diverse titles, from the excellent fact-based, ‘Hash, by Wensley Clarkson  to the highly-publicised, though not so good, ‘Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus’, by John Gray.  I decided that, today I would catch up with reviews for my Goodreads page.

Apart from the two aforementioned books, I’ve also read ‘Mortal Causes’, by Ian Rankin, ‘Trace Your Roots’, by Maureen Vincent-Northam, and ‘Gangs of Britain’, by Wesley Clarkson.

‘Hash’ provided me with a wonderful insight into the drugs trade, which was very useful for my crime novel, ‘Beyond The Law’. In the same way, ‘Trace Your Roots’ was an ideal book to get my head around the topic of genealogy, for my new romance, ‘Amsterdam Calling’, which is coming along very nicely, thank you.

If you’d like to see my opinion of any of the books I’ve read over the last few months, please click on the appropriate title on my Goodreads link in the column to the right.

Apart from working on my own book, I’m presently reading, ‘Until I Find You’, by John Irving. I’m well over halfway with the story. On the subject of reading, this evening I’ll be continuing with my new discipline; reading the blogs that I follow. Until next time, readers keep reading, and writers, keep reading and writing. 

4 thoughts on “Good reads, or not …

  1. echoesofthepen

    I’ll take a look at ‘Hash’ when time allows; from what you say it might well prove to be a useful bit of research for the future…


    1. Hi Paul. It is an excellent book of reference, and Wesley Clarkson doesn’t pull any punches in his journalistic style. The only thing he changes is some of the names of contacts.
      I have another book in a similar vein (if you’ll pardon the pun), which is called ‘Snowblind’. I’ll let you know when I’ve read it.
      Thanks for dropping by.


  2. Marlayne

    As always Tom, you are extremely helpful. Knowing that you read as well as write provides a great example for us to follow. I know you will do well with your books. Genealogy is an extremely interesting topic, done it for over 47 years now and it will provide you a wealth of information I’m sure. Looking forward to reading your newest books, plus completing reading others you’ve already written.


    1. Hell Marlayne and thank you for popping in again. I also thank you for checking out my website and your lovely compliments – which makes the effort of building it worthwhile.
      My Amsterdam based romance is coming along nicely. You will be something of an expert in the genealogy field, where I’m a bit of novice. I had to get my head around it for the plot of the present story, which you will appreciate when I get it out there.
      I’ll get over to RW to check out your page again.


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