October 2018 books

Only three books this month 😱 and it seems a lot longer than the beginning of the month, that I finished reading the DCI Daley series (although I haven’t read the short stories). My excuse for the lack of finished books this month, is that I’m currently in the middle of two extremely long books, hopefully I’ll have finished at least one by the end of next month!

Well of the Winds (DCI Daley, #5)Well of the Winds by Denzil Meyrick

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

In Well of the Winds, a German Jewish family goes missing on an island just off the coast from Kinloch. The Kinloch team investigate with flashbacks to a story about one of DCI Daley’s predecessors, during the end of the Second World War. There’s Nazis and spies and a bit less of a gruesome body count than the last book, still mainly reading these though for the relationships between the main characters and the stunning location.

The Relentless TideThe Relentless Tide by Denzil Meyrick

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

The Relentless Tide is the latest in the DCI Daley series and I thought it was much better than the last few books, no mad Druids or Nazi cults, this one was a more conventional crime story. A trio of bodies is found at an archeological dig that brings Daley back to a case that he worked in the 90s, the story has plenty of flashbacks and the officers that Daley worked with back then have found their way to present day Kinloch, bringing back old enmities.

The Ravenmaster: My Life with the Ravens at the Tower of LondonThe Ravenmaster: My Life with the Ravens at the Tower of London by Christopher Skaife

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This was a really sweet book about the life of the Tower of London’s Ravenmaster, Christopher Skaife. How he came to join the army, how he then later started work at the Tower, how he looks after the birds, some of the things that have gone wrong when he was looking after the birds and the history of the birds in the Tower. Skaife is a fantastic storyteller (a key part of being a Yeoman at the Tower apparently), who obviously loves doing it, I hope he gets to write some more stories.

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