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Authors M

George Macdonald Fraser – Flashman

A review of the very unpolitically-correct, historical fiction novel, Flashman. The first in the Flashman Papers series. Reviewed here by Campbell McAulay.

Clare Mackintosh – I Let You Go

The debut novel from Claire Mackintosh, I Let You Go is an exciting thriller and well received too. It’s likely you’ll see more from this new author!

Helen MacKinven – Talk of the Toun

17 year old Angela McMenemy needs to start making decisions about what she wants to do with her life, but will her lifelong friendship with Lorraine fall apart in the process?

Alistair MacLean – HMS Ulysses

Action abound in the debut novel from Alistair MacLean, launching a writing career spanning more than 20 years. Reviewed here by Reading Addicts regular, Campbell McAulay.

Michelle Magorian – Goodnight Mister Tom

World war II gives William “Willie” Beech a life away from his domineering, god fearing mother who physically and emotionally abuses him. This new life comes from his temporary guardian “Mister Tom”.

Michael J. Malone – Beyond the Rage

A review of the third book in Malone’s successful McBain series, focusing this time on DI McBain’s pal, Kenny O’Neill, as the central character.

Allan Mallinson – A Close Run Thing

“A Close Run Thing” is Alan Mallinson’s novel about Matthew Hervey, a Cornet in the 6th Light Dragoons and his part in the battle. Read our book review here.

Kavitha Mandana – Trapped

For inseparable twins, Aditi and Arjun music is everything, they are part of a band and have a music video that has gone viral but it’s not all down to their talent, they have a ghostwriter, a brother no one can see.

Sally Mann – Hold Still

An amazing collection of photos in Sally Mann’s memoirs and family history. No spoiler review by Denise Conner.

Angela Marsons – Silent Scream

D. I. Kim Stone looks into the murders surrounding a home for troubled girls, she will have to put to bed memories from her own horrible childhood in order to stop the killer.

Angela Marsons – Evil Games

Evil Games is the second in the series of crime novels featuring D.I. Stone, written by Angela Marsons and released May 2015 it was loved by our reviewer, Claire Knight.

Yann Martel – Life of Pi

How will Piscine Patel survive after being shipwrecked, finding himself in a life boat in the middle of the Pacific Ocean?

George R. R. Martin – A Game of Thrones

George R. R. Martin’s enormous epic – A Game of Thrones – makes Tolkein’s masterwork look a bit like “a long story with some elves in it”.

Daphne du Maurier – Rebecca

A naive young woman gets more than she bargains for when marrying Maxim de Winter, Mrs. Danvers the housekeeper, puts her in Rebecca’s shadow, a difficult place to get free from.

Peter May – Runaway

Five friends head to London to make it in the music industry but within a year three returned home, now fifty years on a murder pulls those three back to the city they ran from.

Anne McCaffrey – The Dolphins of Pern

Readis Lilcamp’s life is saved by dolphins, from then on his interest in these creatures grows.

Cormac McCarthy – The Road

Heading to the coast the father and son walk along the road through a burned America, can their love for one another get them to their destination and if they do, will there be anything to find?

Sharyn McCrumb – The PMS Outlaws

Sharyn McCrumb’s witty style comes through in the final of the Elizabeth MacPherson novels. No spoiler review by Teresa M.

Val McDermid – The Retribution

Ten years Jacko Vance spent behind bars planning the perfect escape in order to wreak revenge on those who put him away. That day has come and Clinical psychologist Tony Hill and police detective Carol Jordan better watch their backs.

Val McDermid – The Torment of Others, The Mermaids Singing

Two of Val McDermid’s novels are put together, The Torment of Other and The Mermaids Singing, both follow top criminal psychologist Dr. Tony Hill.

Richard McGuire – Here

One spot! Time shown through one fixed location, going back though history and forward into the future.

Gary Meehan – True Fire

True Fire is the first novel in the ‘True’ trilogy by Gary Meehan, perfect fantasy according to regular reviewer, Shan Williams.

Christina Meldrum – Madapple

The unforgettable story of Aslaug’s life changing from near isolation, to being the main suspect in her mother’s death. No spoiler review by Teresa M.

Carlton Mellick III – The Haunted Vagina

“What genre should that go in Campbell?” “Weird, just weird.” Read what our regular reviewer Campbell McAulay made of The Haunted Vagina in this no spoiler review.

D E Meredith – Devoured

With the murder of Lady Bessingham, Adolphus Hatton and his morgue assistant Albert Roumande are called in to assist Scotland Yard’s infamous Inspector Adams on a case that could  change the face of society and religon irrevocably.

Barry Miles, Grant Scott and Johnny Morgan – The Greatest Album Covers of All Time

Contains Spoilers!

Take a look through some of the best album covers of all time, from pop to folk and everything in between, this wonderful visual record of art in the music industry is an essential read for music lovers around the world.

Stephanie Milton – Minecraft Essential Handbook

The perfect book for those starting to enter the world of Minecraft, from creating tools to building shelter, this book will keep you alive in the early days.

Margaret Mitchell – Gone With the Wind

Scarlette O’Hara’s life takes a dramatic change as she goes from the spoiled daughter of a well to do plantation owner to a life of poverty as she struggles to regain the life she’s accustom to.

Sue Monk Kidd – The Invention of Wings

From the best selling author of the Secret Life of Bees is another wonderful novel, The Invention of Wings, a tale of two women from a different time.

Mitchell Moffit and Greg Brown – ASAP Science

The fun, illustrated format of their addictive YouTube videos, AsapSCIENCE takes the science that people actually want to learn, shared in a friendly, engaging style.

Monty Montague – Saved from the Sea

A review of the Classic Comic Saved from the Sea by Monty Montague. Reviewed by Reading Addicts regular, Campbell McAulay.

Luis Carlos Montalvan – Until Tuesday

An ex US Army captain, hurt in more ways than one and a golden retriever make perfect companions.

L. M. Montgomery – Anne of Green Gables

The Cuthbert siblings adopt a boy to help around the farm, by mistake they are sent Anne, a talkative, imaginative girl who is eager to please.

Dennis D Montoya, H C Strom – Over the Dragonwall

A shortcut through a swamp leads Oberon, a young monk and his friends to the other side of the Dragonwall and on an heroic adventure.

Chris Mooney – World Without End

Angel Eyes is stealing prototype weapons with unimaginable destructive powers, it’s CIA operative Steve Conway’s job to hunt down this thief.

Thomas Moore – A Religion of One’s Own

A religion of one’s own is a non-fiction philosophy read for those who are trying to find a place to fit in in this secular world.

Caitlin Moran – How to Build a Girl

Johanna Morrigan’s life is over after she shames herself on local T.V but as Johanna dies, Dolly Wilde is born and how different she is!

Caitlin Moran – How to Be a Woman

Caitlin Moran interweaves provocative observations on women’s lives with laugh-out-loud funny scenes from her own, from adolescence to her development as a writer, wife, and mother.

Kelly Moran – Exposure

With Noah’s past finally behind him, he pursues an affair with Raven that he has dreamed about for years. Someone’s past is coming to the present with dire consequences.

Kelly Moran – The Dysfunctional Test

Camryn’s worst day sees her lose her apartment, job and boyfriend all of this just before her sister’s wedding, there is a plan, a pretend relationship with an old friend.

Kelly Moran – All Of Me

Alec Winston’s writers block is lifted by his muse Faith Armstrong, who is trying to leave her past behind her.

Johnny Morgan, Grant Scott and Barry Miles – The Greatest Album Covers of All Time

Contains Spoilers!

Take a look through some of the best album covers of all time, from pop to folk and everything in between, this wonderful visual record of art in the music industry is an essential read for music lovers around the world.

Liane Moriarty – Big Little Lies

This is a great novel and aptly named. You won’t fail to get drawn into the schoolyard gossip, lies and dramas at Pirriwee Public School. This is the first Liane Moriarty novel I have read but it won’t be the last.

Liane Moriarty – The Husband’s Secret

A tale of family drama, long held secrets and lies with a surprising twist at the end. A great novel of suspense and drama from contemporary author Liane Moriarty.

Michael Morpurgo – Private Peaceful

Private Thomas Peaceful follows his brother to war even though he is too young to enlist, now he spends the night thinking about the people left behind.

Michael Morpurgo – Beowulf

Beowulf takes on the terrifying quest that will lead him to attempt to destroy three murderous monsters.

Michael Morpurgo – Shadow

Aman, his mother and the Springer Spaniel found at the mouth of their cave embark on a journey from war stricken Afghanistan to the safety of a relative’s home in Manchester.

Natasha Mostert – Season of the Witch

A review of Natasha Mostert’s award winning novel Season of the Witch with a dose of alchemy, some mysticism and a murder all bound together in a breathtaking thriller, taking you through the minds of others.

Jojo Moyes – Me Before You

Me Before You is a touching novel covering a difficult subject, handle with care and wonderful prose by Jojo Moyes. Be warned it’s a tear-jerker.

Jojo Moyes – The Girl You Left Behind

Another bestseller from Jojo Moyes, The Girl You Left Behind is a perfect love story, spanning a whole century, beautifully written from start to finish.

Jojo Moyes – Honeymoon in Paris

The prequel to The Girl You Left Behind, exploring Sophie and Liv’s story at the beginning of their marriages, 100 years apart. This is a great little novella, I only wish it had been longer.

Jojo Moyes – Silver Bay

The whale watchers town called Silver Bay is threatened as developers come with plans that will destroy the peaceful town.

Jojo Moyes – The One Plus One

The One Plus One by Jojo Moyles follows Jess Thomas on her journey to give her kids the best she can, under the worst circumstances. A funny, touching tale and a deserved best-seller.

Haruki Murakami – After the Quake

After the Quake is six short stories set during the time of the 1995 Kabe earthquake in Japan. No spoiler review by Kasturi Patra.

Haruki Murakami – Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage

Read our user-submitted book review of Haruki Murakami’s Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage, as reviewed by Enchanted Reader.

Haruki Murakami – Sputnik Sweetheart

A sweet story about the power and the pain of love.
No spoiler review by Piyush Chourasia.

Sudha Murty – The Serpent’s Revenge

Author Sudha Murty reintroduces the fascinating world of India’s greatest epic “The Mahabharata” through the extraordinary tales in this collection.

Authors N

Vladimir Nabokov – Lolita

Humbert has a fixation with girls aged between 9 and 14 that he finds attractive he refers to them as “nymphets.” A controversial subject in this classic novel by Vladimir Nabokov.

Timothy Nancarrow – Anaimon: The Starfall

The obliteration of the Anaimon’s divine pantheon causes a cataclysm that sends the Gods crashing down to the cities below. Priestess Burning Flower must find the three sigils to restore Anaimon.

Malavika Nataraj – Suraya’s Gift

Surabi’s love of making up little stories becomes much more interesting after a visitor brings her a gift, but her writing takes a much more powerful turn.

Jandy Nelson – I’ll Give You The Sun

Noah and Jude are twins and have a very close relationship until a tragedy pushes them apart, can they regain the relationship they once had?

Jo Nesbo – Blood On Snow

Olav is good at one thing, his job as a Hitman, this next assignment is going to turn his life upside down, but if he can get through it, he may just end up with everything he ever wanted.

Jo Nesbo – Police

Harry Hole returns with some characters from previous books, in this Crime novel, the tenth in the Harry Hole series.

Håkan Nesser – Borkmann’s Point

Get absorbed in this fast moving, prize winning crime novel. No spoiler review by Diddley-Squat’s Books.

Stuart Neville – The Twelve

When contract killer, Gerry Fegan is haunted by the 12 people he murdered, he takes it upon himself to get justice for them, in the form of killing those who hired him.

Denise Nicholas – Freshwater Road

The debut novel of Denise Nicholas, Freshwater Road is set in 1964 during the civil rights movement in Mississippi. No spoiler review by Teresa M.

Sally Nicholls – An Island of Our Own

Sally Nicholls is the Waterstone’s Children’s Prize winner and according to our reviewer, the teen novel An Island of Our Own does not disappoint.

Keith Nixon – The Corpse Role

The Corpse Role is a police thriller by Keith Nixon. Not everything that gets buried, stays buried! Reading addict Sandra Foy loved this, giving it 4.5 stars!

Barney Norris – Five Rivers Met On A Wooded Plain

After a serious car crash five lives come together, each of them dealing with their own disaster one life hangs in the balance.

Graham Norton – Holding

When human remains are discovered on an old farm Sergeant P.J Collins struggles to solve the case, the more he investigates the more of the village’s dark past is revealed.

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Patrick O’Brian – Aubrey/Maturin Tales

A review of the complete collection of the seafaring tales, following the adventures of Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin. Loved by our regular contributor Campbell McAulay.

Maggie O’Farrell – This Must Be The Place

When Daniel Sullivan discovers information about a woman he lost touch with twenty years ago it sends him far from his wife Claudette but will her love bring him home.

Nick Offerman – Gumption

Nick Offerman combines both serious history with light-hearted humour as he focuses on the lives of those who inspired him, he describes twenty-one heroic figures and why they inspire in him such great meaning.

Tsugumi Ohba / Takeshi Obata – Death Note 1-4

A review of the Magna series Death Note, 1 to 4 of the 12 book series written by Tsugumi Ohba and illustrated by Takeshi Obata, as reviewed by reading addict Drew Hayes.

Meirav Oz – One Wrong Move

Karnie is struggling to find the perfect balance between a busy working life and having a life outside work, will she manage to find her equilibrium?

Authors P

Danielle Paige – Dorothy Must Die

Danielle Page’s take on The Wonderful Wizard of Oz – Dorothy Must Die, as reviewed by Reading Addict, Bookworm Bird.

Chuck Palahniuk – Haunted

Within this novel are twenty-three short stories told by those while attending an artistic retreat that turns out to be nothing that they expected.

Chuck Palahniuk – Snuff

Setting out to become a world record breaker, Cassie Wright is an aging pornography queen attempting to sleep with 600 men in a movie.

Carolyn Parkhurst – The Nobodies Album

The Nobodies Album is a twisty-turny crime novel sure to draw you in, and loved by our reviewer Teresa M.

Alan Partridge – Nomad

Alan Partridge is determined to complete a journey of immense personal significance, to travel around parts of Britain and keeping his notes in the form of a ‘journey journal’

Seth Patrick – The Reviver

Jonah Miller brings the dead back to bear witness to their own murders but on one case he has the feeling something is watching him. But what?

Sarah Patt – Because Of Savannah

Dakota thought nothing could be as bad as losing her mother, unfortunately she finds out how wrong she can be when her father suddenly dies, but with these tragedies comes a sibling she never knew she had.

Devdutt Pattanaik – The Girl Who Chose

The choices we make in our day to day lives have a knock on effect that and we must accept the consequences that unfold from those choices.

James Patterson & Howard Roughan – Don’t Blink

James Patterson & Howard Roughan join to create this terrifying crime novel. No spoiler review by Siobhan Dale.

Kishan Paul – The Second Wife

After two years David learns his wife’s disappearance was actually an abduction, as he sets out to save Alisha from her capture will she still be the women he fell in love with?

Randy Pausch – The Last Lecture

Based on the lecture given by Randy Pausch shortly after being given the diagnosis of terminal cancer. This review contains spoilers.

Michelle Paver – Dark Matter

Dark Matter is a scary ghost story that promises to have you on the edge of your seat. Popular with younger readers and adults alike and reviewed here by regular addict Campbell McAulay.

Mervyn Peake – Titus Groan

Titus is born the heir to lord Sepulchrave and set to inherit Gormenghast Castle but Steerpkie seeks to exploit Titus’ family for his own profit.

Mervyn Peake – Gormenghast

Steerpike will stop at nothing to climb towards his desires and in his wake lies imprisonment, manipulation and murder.

Mervyn Peake – Titus Alone

After escaping the Castle Titus finds himself in a big, bustling city but it’s not long before he wants to return home but will he find his way back?

Clare Pedrick – Chickens Eat Pasta

After watching a video showing a chicken eating spaghetti in a village in central Italy, Clare heads out to start a new life.

George Pelecanos – The Double

The second in a series of crime novels to feature Speros Lucas, written by George Pelacanos and loved by our reviewer Colin Ricketts.

Mary A. Perez – Running in Heels

Running in Heels: A memoir of grit and grace is a memoir that delivers. A personal story with many ups and downs, well written and complete.

Susan Elizabeth Phillips – Natural Born Charmer

Natural Born Charmer is the seventh book in the Chicago Stars romantic comedy series, enjoyed by our reading addict, Teresa M who listened to the audio book.

Jodi Picoult – The Pact

The grittiness of everyday life is captured in Picoult’s The Pact. Read Sarah Griffith’s review on this thought provoking novel.

Jodi Picoult – The Storyteller

Sage Singer’s physical scars cause her to separate herself from building meaningful relationships, but as she gets close to Josef Weber, an old man that visits the bakery she’s confronted with a difficult decision.

Jodi Picoult – Handle with Care

Sometimes the stakes are so high that friendships are tested to their absolute limits. Another belter of a drama from Jodi Picoult.

Jodi Picoult – Nineteen Minutes

A high school shooting leads to another gritty courtroom drama from Jodi Picoult. Topical, horrifying and brilliant portrayed ‘one of the best from this author’.

Jodi Picoult – Plain Truth

Plain Truth is a crime novel and courtroom drama written in true Picoult style and gripping to the last as a murder shatters the calm of this Amish community.

Jodi Picoult – Salem Falls

The award winning Jodi Picoult brings another engrossing crime novel, Salem Falls, the book behind the film. Review submitted by Sarah Griffiths.

Jodi Picoult – Sing you Home

Sing you Home is a romantic suspense novel exploring the challenges faced by gender and the modern family as a lesbian fights her ex-husband for the right to use her frozen embryos.

Sarah Pinborough – Mayhem

Set in the late 1800’s London while Jack the Ripper is at his prime, another killer skulks in his shadow “The Torso Killer” Dr. Bond who visits the opium dens by night may have seen this much more sinister killer.

Sylvia Plath – Collected Poems

Sylvia Plath’s brilliant poetry is brought together in “The Collected Poems”. Reviewed by Bo Jack.

Sylvia Plath – Letters Home: Correspondence 1950-1963

Letters home gives a look into one of twentieth-century’s greatest poets, starting from her time in Smith College up to February 1963.

Kit Power – GodBomb!

In an attempt to get answers from God, a man straps explosives to himself and heads into a born-again revival meeting. Will he get the answers he’s looking for?

Terry Pratchett/Neil Gaiman – Good Omens

Good Omens is a fantasy collaboration between two of the greatest authors in the field, Neil Gaiman and the late Terry Pratchett. Loved by reading addict, Debbie McCarthy.

Terry Pratchett – Equal Rites

Equal Rites is the third novel in Terry Pratchett’s Discworld series, reviewed here by Reading Addict, Debbie McCarthy and described as hilarious.

Terry Pratchett – Snuff

A review of the 39th novel in Terry Pratchett’s Discworld series, done in true comedy fantasy style as only Pratchett could. Reviewed here by prolific reviewer, Campbell McAulay.

Amanda Prowse – Another Love

A new neighbour changes Romilly’s life, this new happiness comes with a price but nothing a drink of wine can’t fix, eventually it will catch up with her.

David Pyle – Between Life and Death

Seventeen year old James Earl Williams is looking forward to a new life away from gang riddled neighbourhoods and fast paced crime but supernatural forces are searching for something that he unknowingly has.