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BOOK REVIEW – Harrow Lake by Kat Ellis

By Marty Mulrooney

Harrow Lake by Kat Ellis

Harrow Lake is a young adult thriller/horror mystery written by Welsh author Kat Ellis and published by Penguin Random House. When Lola Nox’s father – a celebrated horror filmmaker – is brutally stabbed in their New York apartment, she finds herself sent off to stay with a grandmother she’s never met in the eerie town of Harrow Lake.

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BOOK REVIEW – The Conference of the Birds: The Fifth Novel of Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

By Marty Mulrooney

The Conference of the Birds by Ransom Riggs

The Conference of the Birds is the fifth novel of Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children. It follows an original trilogy of critically acclaimed books – Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, Hollow City and Library of Souls – and A Map of Days, the start of a new trilogy which AMO’s review described as “slightly more grown up,” with “a narrative that feels completely natural despite its peculiarities.” In this latest peculiar adventure, Jacob Portman must deliver newly contacted peculiar Noor Pradesh to a mysterious operative known only as V. The future of all peculiardom could depend on it, but V never, ever, wants to be found…

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BOOK REVIEW – The Anomaly by Michael Rutger

By Marty Mulrooney

The Anomaly by Michael Rutger

The Anomaly – the debut novel of Hollywood screenwriter Michael Rutger – is described by publisher Bonnier Zaffre Books as “a thriller that grips like a vice – Michael Crichton meets Stephen King.” Of course, publishers have been known to exaggerate before, but The Anomaly more than lives up to the promise of its glowing reviews and extensive marketing campaign. Not all secrets are meant to be found – especially those hidden away in deep, dark caves – but it’s already too late for amateur archaeologist and The Anomaly Files host Nolan Moore…

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INTERVIEW – In Conversation With Kristof Thijs (Author, Jurassic Park Collectables)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Alternative Magazine Online recently reviewed a charming little book called Jurassic Park Collectables, describing it as “a joy to read from beginning to end.” AMO is therefore delighted to present an exclusive online interview with friendly Belgian author Kristof Thijs, where we discuss his enviable Jurassic Park merchandise and toy collection!

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INTERVIEW – In Conversation With Barbra Leslie (Author, Unhinged: A Danny Cleary Novel)

By Marty Mulrooney

Barbra Leslie Interview

Alternative Magazine Online recently reviewed Unhinged: A Danny Cleary Novel, describing it as “yet another breakneck thriller from Barbra Leslie, a compulsive page-turner that surprises at every turn.” AMO is therefore delighted to welcome back crime thriller writer, dog lover, and snark queen (her words, not ours!) Barbra Leslie for yet another exclusive online interview where we discuss her kick-ass protagonist Danny Cleary, the writing process and what the future holds!

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INTERVIEW – In Conversation With Danie Ware (Author, Children of Artifice)

By Marty Mulrooney

Children Of Artifice by Danie Ware

Children of Artifice is the latest novel from Danie Ware, author of the Ecko trilogy of books – Ecko Rising, Ecko Burning and Ecko Endgamethat Alternative Magazine Online reviewed in 2012, 2013 and 2016 respectively. Each of the Ecko books was a joy to read and review; it is therefore with great pleasure that AMO welcomes Danie Ware back (following her first interview in 2012) to tell us all about Children of Artifice!

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INTERVIEW – In Conversation With Andrew Cartmel (Author, The Vinyl Detective)

By Marty Mulrooney

Andrew Cartmel Interview - Alternative Magazine Online

Following on from our recent reviews of Written In Dead Wax (“charming, funny and engaging”) and The Run-Out Groove (“a follow-up every bit the equal of its highly memorable predecessor”), Alternative Magazine Online is proud to present an exclusive online interview with the talented cat lover behind The Vinyl Detective, author Andrew Cartmel!

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