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About Madeleine

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  • Birthday 06/05/1964

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  • Reading now?
    "The Long Call" by Ann Cleeves
  • Location:
    SE England
  • Interests
    Reading, walking, visiting places of interest, getting out of London.

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  1. Madeleine's Book Log - ongoing

    The Night Hawks by Elly Griffiths - this is the latest in the Ruth Galloway series, and now Ruth is firmly established back in Norfolk, and has been promoted to Head of Archaeology at the University of North Norfolk. Daughter Kate is doing well back at her old school, and life seems fairly settled. Until..... what looks like a murder/suicide takes place at a remote farm, and the body of a young man is found on a beach, which also turns out to be murder. Both his death and that of the couple at the farm lead back to the Night Hawks, a group of metal detectorists who hunt at night, as it's quieter. Then a research facility in Cambridge comes into focus, as the man involved in the murder/suicide incident was in charge of a research programme there, and it looks like everything is connected, somehow. Throw in a mysterious black dog seen around the farm, and Ruth's new lecturer, who is at best shifty despite managing to be vulnerable at the same time, may also have something to hide. DCI Nelson charges around as usual, scoffing at the local legend of the black dog, even when everything seems to point back to Black Dog Farm, and it all builds to an exciting climax with a few chapters ending on a cliffhanger. Another enjoyable read, with it's usual blend of humour and slight cynicism! 8/10
  2. Reader of many years

    Did it have an aerial on top, a bit like 2 sticks that you used to have fiddle with?
  3. Your Hobbies, Collections, and Obsessions

    Only in jigsaw puzzle pieces thankfully, unlike the time there was a massacre in the back garden - it was like a feathered version of a Game of Thrones battle out there
  4. Your Book Activity - September 2021

    I remember those TV adaptations very well, especially To Serve Them.
  5. Your Hobbies, Collections, and Obsessions

    Frustrating! It was a bit of a swine to complete. Just started another one - garden birds this time, so i now have bits of birds all over the dining room table!
  6. What's the weather like?

    It was dull here for most of the weekend, kept coming over very threatening - thick clouds etc - but the rain held off. It is still very clammy at night, I agree.
  7. Lady in Red - Chris de Burgh
  8. Never Ending Book Titles

    Days without Number - Robert Goddard
  9. What's the weather like?

    We've had a few showers, still quite muggy though.
  10. What Are You Watching Now? - 2021

    I read somewhere that they weren't allowed detailed plans of a similar sub, presumably for security reasons. I'm enjoying Vigil but there are some real plot holes in it, I've shouted at the screen a couple of times!
  11. What's the weather like?

    It has been uncomfortable at night hasn't it? Very grey and muggy today.
  12. examples of plagiarism

    Might have problems with X Men though, as they all have separate powers, although many superheroes can fly, but some of the more specific powers might cause issues with X Men's creators.