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I have to hold my hands up and admit I'm an enthusiastic devotee of Stephen Leather's books; I admire his ability to tantalise and enthrall a varied spectrum of readers and this short story appealed greatly.
Police sergeant Simon Roach became critically ill after working at the Dale Farm clearance; doctors had used the most powerful antibiotic cocktails available and they'd had no effect. Convinced he had been cursed, his colleagues call in Jack Nightingale, a gumshoe plying his trade in London from his South Kensington office. Jack's previous experience in the supernatural heebie-jeebie world is the officer's last chance for help.
This is a tale of around 13,000 words… Mehr dazu
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'The Basement' intrigued from the very start - so much so I read it in one day. Well written, as you would expect from a bestselling author of this calibre, the sequence of events holds the reader's attention from start to finish.
I certainly did not see the twist at the end coming.
I felt the balance was just right for a novella as the story doesn't have the abruptness of a short story but at around 40,000 words was long enough for the characters to gain sufficient depth without the complexities of a detailed novel.
Over the years I have read and thoroughly enjoyed many books written by Stephen Leather, especially the Dan Shepherd series. 'The Basement'… Mehr dazu