Historical Saturday Review: “Death in Shanghai” by M J Lee

This seems to be something for me


I absolutely loved “Death in Shanghai” . This is a fantastic thriller / murder mystery. Quite dark and definitely atmospheric it brings two odd detective characters together, one of which is Russian. That is particularly interesting as he provides an unusual and very interesting focal point to portray world politics of the times (1928) as well as a unique perspective of the location, Shanghai.

The body of a blonde is washed up on the Beach of Dead Babies, in the heart of the smog-filled city. Seemingly a suicide, a closer inspection reveals a darker motive: the corpse has been weighed down, it’s lower half mutilated…and the Chinese character for ‘justice’ carved into the chest.

The moment Inspector Danilov lays eyes on the dismembered body, he realises that he has an exceptional case on his hands. And when the first body is followed by another, and another, each displaying a new…

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#BookReview Tipping Point by @TerryTyler4 #PostApocalyptic #TuesdayBookBlog

Still can’t wrote one on my own. Thus a good one from Shelley for my blog

Shelley Wilson Author

Title: Tipping Point

Author: Terry Tyler

Category: Dystopian/post-apocalyptic

My Rating: 5 Star


‘I didn’t know danger was floating behind us on the breeze as we walked along the beach, seeping in through the windows of our picture postcard life.’

The year is 2024. A new social networking site bursts onto the scene. Private Life promises total privacy, with freebies and financial incentives for all. Across the world, a record number of users sign up.

A deadly virus is discovered in a little known African province, and it’s spreading—fast. The UK announces a countrywide vaccination programme. Members of underground group Unicorn believe the disease to be man-made, and that the people are being fed lies driven by a vast conspiracy.

Vicky Keating’s boyfriend, Dex, is working for Unicorn over two hundred miles away when the first UK outbreak is detected in her home town of Shipden, on the Norfolk…

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Last Sunday…

Just an awesome report ( and an awesome performance, as well)

Aly Dixon

A week on and last Sunday still feels quite surreal.

I went into the race knowing I was in great shape, probably the best shape I’ve ever been in. The Saturday before I’d done my usual final 5k track tempo and it was 43 seconds faster then pre VLM. So I knew I was in very good shape.

A 2pm start time was totally different to what I’m usually used to for a marathon but food etc was adjusted accordingly. I’d decided it would be best to split my breakfast so that I didn’t over eat but also didn’t leave myself hungry waiting until 10.30 to eat breakfast. I saw Alex the physio to get my stiff ankle mobilised at 8am then headed down for some banana on toast and a coffee at 8.30 before having my Porridge and another coffee at 10.30.

The race start and finish were on…

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