song of the week 23: à tout le monde

“À Tout Le Monde” by Megadeth Genre: Heavy Metal Single Release Date: February 1995 Album: “Youthanasia“ In my 20s I fell in love with the romantic notion of this track being my funeral song. At that young age death is only a distant concept but there is something poetic and comforting about both the music […]

gallows lane

The second novel in the Inspector Devlin series by Brian McGilloway starts with the murder of a young girl and the return of a released prisoner seeking redemption.

song of the week 22: don’t get mad, get even…

“Don’t Get Mad, Get Even… ” by Aerosmith Genre: Glam Rock/Hard Rock Single Release Date: Album only September 1989 Album: “Pump“ This is the 10th album release from Aerosmith but was my first proper experience of them. I was given a taped copy of the album by a friend along with “Permanent Vacation“. I pretty […]

the great hunt

The Great Hunt (Wheel of Time #2) by Robert Jordan From Amazon: Rand al’Thor and his companions set out to retrieve a powerful magical artifact from The Dark One’s Shadowspawn. For centuries, gleemen have told the tales of The Great Hunt of the Horn. So many tales about each of the Hunters, and so many […]

the general’s daughter

The General’s Daughter (Paul Brenner #1) by Nelson deMille From Goodreads: Captain Ann Campbell is a West Point graduate, the daughter of legendary General “Fighting Joe” Campbell. She is the pride of Fort Hadley until, one morning, her body is found, naked and bound, on the firing range. Paul Brenner is a member of the […]

a cold day in paradise

A Cold Day in Paradise (Alex McKnight #1) by Steve Hamilton From Goodreads: Other than the bullet lodged near his heart, former Detroit cop Alex McKnight thought he had put the nightmare of his partner’s death and his own near-fatal injury behind him. After all, the man convicted of the crimes has been locked away […]

in the woods

In The Woods (Dublin Murder Squad #1) by Tana French From Goodreads: As dusk approaches a small Dublin suburb in the summer of 1984, mothers begin to call their children home. But on this warm evening, three children do not return from the dark and silent woods. When the police arrive, they find only one […]

song of the week 21: gods of war

“Gods of War” by Def Leppard Genre: Glam Rock/Hard Rock/Pop Rock Single Release Date: Album only 1987 Album: “Hysteria“ An anti-war track that was never released as a single this is one of my favourite Def Leppard songs. It’s very long at 6:37 and includes recordings at the end of Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Regan […]