… a departure from my usual offerings…here’s a Book Review of EVERYONE BURNS, by Author pal, John Dolan…#TBSU…

Sometimes it’s difficult to find a crime novel that doesn’t cling to the usual formulaic ‘whodunit’ exposition…not so with ‘EVERYONE BURNS’...Author John Dolan has created a magnificent read, set in the beautiful Thai Island of Samui, where the natural beauty and gracious manner of its people clashes with a couple of grisly murders…our anti-hero, kinda down-at-heel Private Investigator, David Braddock, gets involved in an attempt at profiling the possible perpetrator, much against his better judgement, as with most of what he gets drawn into…his reluctance wanes as more and more pointers and fragments of evidence begin to surface…as in all the best unravellings of such mysteries, nothing is ever quite as it seems…an introspective relationship with an old Buddhist monk runs through much of the narrative, without being proselytising…morals and ethics weave easily with Braddock’s straying from the straight and narrow, particularly with the wife of the local Chief of Police…there are enough ‘plants’ and semi-obscure hooks for the reader to enjoy, and the language throughout is extraordinarily entertaining…I understand this is part of a package of at least seven stories, each of which I now eagerly anticipate…terrific, compelling read…
Everyone Burns


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7 responses to “… a departure from my usual offerings…here’s a Book Review of EVERYONE BURNS, by Author pal, John Dolan…#TBSU…

  1. Thanks for the mention, Seumas. Appreciated, that man! 🙂


  2. Seumas – Just thought I’d let you know I nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award. It’s posted on my own blog, Painting With Light. http://www.ronherron.wordpress.com


  3. It’s always a pleasure to be nudged toward a good book. Thank you Seumas. Pleased to meet you John. Have added “Everyone Burns” to my to-read list.


  4. Definitely want to read – added to Amazon Wish List


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