His Last Bow by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

★★★★

Pages: 243   Price: £7.00   Published: 1917   Genre: Classic, Detective, Short Stories

Blurb:

“Sherlock Holmes’s fearless chronicler Dr Watson once again opens his notebook to bring to light eight further tales of some of the strangest and most fascinating cases to come before the enquiring mind of London’s most famous detective. These mysteries involve the disappearance of secret plans as well as of a lady of noble standing; the curious circumstances of Wisteria Lodge and of the Devil’s foot; as well as the story ‘His Last Bow’, the last outing of Holmes and Watson on the eve of the First World War.”
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The Movie Vs The Book: Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children directed by Tim Burton

Released: 2016   Run time: 2 hours, 8 minutes

Synopsis:

“When his beloved grandfather leaves Jake clues to a mystery that spans different worlds and times, he finds a magical place known as Miss Peregrine’s School for Peculiar Children. But the mystery and danger deepen as he gets to know the residents and learns about their special powers – and their terrifying enemies. Ultimately, Jake discovers that only his own special peculiarity can save his new friends.” Continue reading “The Movie Vs The Book: Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children directed by Tim Burton”

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

★★★★★

Pages: 352   Price: £9.00   Published: 2011   Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy

Blurb:

“A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. A strange collection of peculiar photographs. As our story opens, a horrific family tragedy sets 16-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores its decaying bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that Miss Peregrine’s children were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. They may have been quarantined on a deserted island for good reason. And somehow – impossible though it seems – they may still be alive.”
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Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood by Oliver Bowden

★★★★

Pages: 525   Price: £8.00   Published: 2010   Genre: Historical Fiction, Fantasy

Blurb:

“Rome, once mighty, lies in ruins. The city swarms with suffering and degradation, her citizens living in the shadow of the ruthless Borgia family. Only one man can free the people from the Borgia tyranny – Ezio Auditore, the Master Assassin. Ezio’s quest will test him to his limits. Cesare Borgia, a man more villainous and dangerous than his father the Pope, will not rest until he has conquered Italy. And in such treacherous times, conspiracy is everywhere, even in the ranks of the brotherhood itself.” Continue reading “Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood by Oliver Bowden”

The Walking Dead 3: The Fall of the Governor Part 1 by Robert Kirkman and Jay Bonansinga

★★★

Pages: 245   Price: £8.00   Published: 2013   Genre: Horror, Zombie

Blurb:

“The Governor and uber-villain Phillip Blake has come a long way. Having journeyed from humble beginnings into the dark heart of the zombie apocalypse, he has become the self-proclaimed leader of the small town of Woodbury. But the residents (those who survive) will live to regret the day Blake darkened their doors. For the Governor runs a twisted, violent dictatorship within the town’s ever tightening barricades. Those that manage to breach the defences find only misery within – and a man who is just as terrifying as the zombie menace outside.” Continue reading “The Walking Dead 3: The Fall of the Governor Part 1 by Robert Kirkman and Jay Bonansinga”