Welcome to Illiterarty.com...

Welcome book lovers. You are amongst friends here. This site aims to provide book reviews, articles about books and authors, possibly an interview or two here and there and some short stories by our reviewers. If you like what you see sign up to our RSS feed. If you would like to write for Illiterarty, either your own material or a book review, please contact us. Enjoy!

Book review: Wait For Signs by Craig Johnson


the cover of the book

Here it is: the perfect balance of character-building and mystery in twelve neat stories showcasing Walt Longmire, sheriff of Absaroka County.

Book review: Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn


the cover of the book

This is a story which, having been turned into a blockbuster starring Ben Affleck, has taken the world by storm. So I had a little read to see what all the fuss was about.

Book review: Crane Mansions by Gert Loveday


the cover of the book

Dr Crane: Visionary. Pigeon expert. Philanthropist. Cake lover. Crane Mansions has been his home since childhood. But there are forces outside his control, all desperate to uncover the secrets surrounding his world.

Book review: Into The Killer Sphere by Stefania Mattana


the cover of the book

Inspector Angelo Alunni has a problem on his hands – a possible murder in his small town, where every person close to the deceased has motive but not means. Can he break the case before another family member is taken out?

Book review: The Marco Effect by Jussi Adler-Olsen


the cover of the book

Marco is stateless, fifteen years old, and on the run from just about everybody. His uncle Zola thinks he knows too much, but Marco is struggling to figure out why. Can he alone solve the mysteries and murders he's been unwittingly tied up in, before he's caught by the crooks or the cops?

Book review: Straw Writes by Christopher Shugrue


the cover of the book

While the US considers itself permanently at war, the devastating effects of conflict so close to home often go unremarked. Straw Writes is the brutal and fractured account of a veteran, haunted by what he has seen.

Book review: The Secret Place by Tana French


the cover of the book

Four girls, an enduring friendship stronger and more real than anything they've ever experienced. But would one of them kill to keep it?

Book review: Truth by Peter Temple


the cover of the book

A young girl is found naked and dead in one of Melbourne's newest, most secure residential buildings on top of a casino. The players are powerful, and nobody's talking. Three bodies are found tortured to death in a house in Oakleigh, there are no breaks in the case, or the the stifling Melbourne bushfire summer. For the head of homicide, it's a matter of keeping on.

Book review: Ripper by Isabel Allende


the cover of the book

A serial-killer-thriller all twisted up in Allende's very distinctive style? How could I pass this reading opportunity up? Well, I couldn't.

Book review: Em And The Big Hoom by Jerry Pinto


the cover of the book

Not your average love story.

Book review: Dear Daughter by Elizabeth Little

Book review: Dear Daughter by Elizabeth Little


the cover of the book

Jane Jenkins: socialite. Rule-breaker. Bitch. Murderer?

Book review: Writing Is Easy by Gert Loveday


the cover of the book

What maketh a writer? Critical acclamation? Sales? A drinking problem? A couple of dirty secrets? Breaking into the business is tough, but staying in it unscathed is even tougher.

Book review: The Bone Seeker by M J McGrath


the cover of the book

Edie Kiglatuk is hoping for a quiet summer on Ellesmere Island, with a teaching post and the occasional hunt. But the land of the midnight sun is disturbed by a horrific murder, and the deeper Edie digs the more elusive the murderer becomes. Can Edie solve the mystery that's been plaguing Ellesmere for over fifty years?

Book review: The Hundred Year House by Rebecca Makkai

Book review: The Hundred Year House by Rebecca Makkai


the cover of the book

Some houses have a history. People believe the Devohr mansion is haunted, but nobody knows the whole ghost story...

Book review: Justice Inc by Dale Bridges


the cover of the book

Can love blossom in Omni-Mart against impossible odds? What would really happen if people could live forever? And just how would you program your ideal girlfriend? These short stories are not for the faint hearted!

Book review: Any Other Name by Craig Johnson

Book review: Any Other Name by Craig Johnson


the cover of the book

In the wilds of northern Wyoming, Sheriff Walt Longmire battles the clock to solve a missing person's case. The pressure is on, and from the worst possible direction – his daughter, Cady, is about to give birth to his first grandchild and if he isn't there, she'll kill him.

Book review: The Greenland Breach by Bernard Besson


the cover of the book

In a not-too-distant future, global warming has become a hard reality that is impossible to ignore or deny. When disaster strikes in Greenland, questions about who is at fault and the consequences for big oil companies and the countries they represent send shock-waves through nations. Can one small group of French investigators get to the bottom of the conspiracy and corruption before it's too late?

Book review: Adrian Mole: The Prostrate Years by Sue Townsend


the cover of the book

I would never have considered the possibility of Adrian Mole growing old, were it not for the recent death of his creator Ms Townsend. So it was with a twinge of sadness for a lost childhood author that I picked up her last Adrian Mole story, because, let's face it, Adrian and I grew up together.

Book Review: Pinkerton's Great Detective; The Amazing Life And Times Of James McParland by Beau Riffenburgh


the cover of the book

Back in the days of the actual wild west, America was actually wild. The landscape was unforgiving, the miners were rough, and the atmosphere was lawless. Who kept everything together?

Syndicate content