Toriaz

I enjoy reading and thought that reviewing for this website would encourage me to read more often.

I studied physics and have taught physics at university. I have worked as a scientist, but in my later career I now work for the government.

I like a range of fiction and non-fiction books, and I think this shows in the books I have reviewed for this site so far.

However, my favourite genre is Crime Fiction. I have read most of the Sherlock Holmes stories and Agatha Christie novels. I prefer the cosy detective branch of Crime Fiction most.



▼ Reviews

28 September 2019The Rúin [audiobook] Dervla McTiernan
28 August 2019Thief of Time [audiobook] Terry Pratchett
9 August 2019Apollo [audiobook] Charles Murray & Catherine Bly Fox
6 August 2019The Chestnut Man [audiobook] Søren Sveistrup
16 July 2019The Late Scholar Jill Paton Walsh
24 June 2019The Singing Sands Josephine Tey
17 June 2019The Travelling Cat Chronicles [audiobook] Hiro Arikawa
11 June 2019Much Obliged, Jeeves P.G.Wodehouse
24 May 2019The Clockmaker's Daughter Kate Morton
12 May 2019Wundersmith: The Calling of Morrigan Crow Jessica Townsend
3 May 2019Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow [audiobook] Jessica Townsend
26 April 2019Thirty Thousand Bottle of Wine and a Pig Called Helga [audiobook] Todd Alexander
28 March 2019Come, Tell Me How You Live [audiobook] Agatha Christie
21 March 2019In a House of Lies [audiobook] Ian Rankin
4 March 2019Catching Teller Crow [audiobook] Ambelin Kwaymullina & Ezekiel Kwaymullina
1 March 2019Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them [audiobook] J.K.Rowling
23 February 2019Whose Body? Dorothy L.Sayers
14 February 2019The Surgeon of Crowthorne Simon Winchester
31 January 2019The Sentence is Death Anthony Horowitz
22 January 2019Hitman Anders and the Meaning of it All Jonas Jonasson
10 DecemberThe Story of a Nutcracker Alexander Dumas
23 NovemberHidden Figures Margot Lee Shatterly
7 NovemberI, Claudius Robert Graves
16 OctoberMiss Pettigrew Lives for a Day Winifred Watson
8 OctoberThe Spotted Dog Kerry Greenwood
5 OctoberUncle Tom's Cabin Harriet Beecher Stowe
21 SeptemberThe House of Silk Anthony Horowitz
14 SeptemberWuthering Heights Emily Brontë
4 SeptemberThe Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle Stuart Turton
26 AugustThe Ladies of Grace Adieu Susannah Clarke
20 AugustLustrum Robert Harris
13 JulyImperium Robert Harris
28 JuneMidnight in the Garden of Good and Evil John Berendt
15 JuneIn A Free State V.S.Naipaul
5 JuneLyra's Oxford Philip Pullman
5 JuneLa Belle Sauvage Philip Pullman
31 MayHis Bloody Project Graeme Macrae Burnet
24 MayFight Like A Girl Clementine Ford
13 MayThe Hound of the Baskervilles Arthur Conan Doyle
1 MayThe Amber Spyglass Philip Pullman
4 AprilA Man Called Ove Fredrik Backman
29 March 2018Midnight At The Bright Ideas Bookstore Matthew Sullivan
23 MarchThe Invisible Mile David Coventry
6 MarchThe Subtle Knife Philip Pullman
20 FebruaryAn Unsuitable Job For A Woman P.D.James
17 FebruaryNorthern Lights Philip Pullman
26 JanuaryThe Lost World Arthur Conan Doyle
26 JanuaryThe Chalk Man C.J.Tudor
22 JanuaryAlias Grace Margaret Atwood


8 DecemberThe Word Is Murder Anthony Horrowitz
28 NovemberThe Hippopotamus Stephen Fry
21 NovemberThe Once and Future King T.H.White
30 OctoberRuben Bruce Whatley
18 SeptemberH is for Hawk Helen MacDonald
4 SeptemberLincoln in the Bardo George Saunders
18 AugustThe Tournament Matthew Reilly
10 AugustMagpie Murders Anthony Horowitz
27 JuneThe Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society Mary Ann Schafer
23 JuneThe Castle of Otranto Horace Walpole
16 JuneRemarkable Creatures Tracey Chevalier
6 JuneKnotts and Crosses Ian Rankin
2 JuneA Very British Murder Mary Worsley
24 MayMuch Ado About Muffin Victoria Hamilton
22 MayDeath of an English Muffin Victoria Hamilton
18 MayV For Vendetta Alan Moore & David Lloyd
12 MayMuffin But Murder Victoria Hamilton
7 MayBran New Death Victoria Hamilton
27 AprilHillbilly Elegy J.D.Vance
13 AprilThe Rehearsal Eleanor Catton
22 MarchNotes From A Small Island Bill Bryson
6 MarchAfter Dark Haruki Murakami
6 MarchAbsolution By Murder Peter Tremayne
2 MarchThe Camomile Lawn Mary Wesley
22 FebruaryWho Let The Gods Out? Maz Evans
18 FebruaryThe Ladybird Book of the Zombie Apocalypse Jason Hazely & Joel Morris
16 FebruaryResolution A.N.Wilson
25 JanuaryEnder's Game Orson Scott Card
15 JanuaryClosed Casket Sophie Hannah
12 JanuaryWhat I Talk About When I Talk About Running Haruki Murakami
9 JanuaryThe Bloody Chamber Angela Carter

2016
2016The Uncommon Reader Alan Bennett