Whilst idly checking The Edinburgh Dead‘s sales rank on a certain well-known online retailer’s website the other day (I don’t do it very often, honestly), I noticed an addition to the review snippets. Specifically, this:
‘A deeply pleasurable read with writing as elegant as the splendid Edinburgh architecture that forms the backdrop to Quire’s grim discoveries'(THE SUN )
Which is very nice, of course, but no amount of googling could unearth the actual review from which it’s extracted. I was curious, since if it’s the UK newspaper The Sun, I wasn’t even aware they reviewed books, let alone the sort I write.
But that futile googling adventure did accidentally unearth various other folks talking about The Edinburgh Dead, and a little light went on in my head. I suddenly remembered that I used to share that sort of stuff on my website. I used to make some sort of effort to persuade people that my books are worth reading. I’m supposed, perhaps, to pay attention to this sort of stuff. Bad me. I am a bad author-blogger.
So, having not done it for a veeeery long time, I’m going to indulge in a just a little self-congratulatory review linking. Avert your eyes if you can’t bear to watch.
‘This all adds up to make The Edinburgh Dead a really strong, powerful read, and a great novel‘ said Libris Leonis.
‘Urban fantasy meets historical accuracy in this engaging and riveting novel of early 19th century Edinburgh‘ said Mallory Heart Reviews.
‘All in all this was a great mystery with a touch of supernatural. Exciting and full of action this book is very well written.’ said Amberkatze.
‘The Edinburgh Dead, by Brian Ruckley, is an extremely creepy, extremely gritty book‘ said Reading Reality.
‘A deeply pleasurable read with writing as elegant as the splendid Edinburgh architecture that forms the backdrop to Quire’s grim discoveries‘ as you already know, said someone at something called The Sun. Allegedly, because I can’t find them saying it.
All of which surely suggests The Edinburgh Dead might just be that perfect last minute Xmas present you’ve been looking for, doesn’t it? Or at the very least a sensible way to dispose of any and all book tokens you might acquire once the gift-giving kicks in.
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