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A Stuga On the Cusp of the Orust Riviera, tucked away next to a hobbit hole in the woods.

A Season For The Dead  - David Hewson The heat was palpable, alive.Recommended for Autumn reading by Noran. Thankee.Before starting to read, I joked that there would be a message written in blood and a cryptic clue. Oh boy! I think I read too much, as by page 27 the checklist for 'catholic thriller intro packages' was complete:- murder in the famous place, this time it's the Vatican Library reading room *tick*- flayed body skin *optional*- two bodies in a church on Tiber Island *tick*- message written in blood *compulsory* This time the message reads THE BLOOD OF THE MARTYRS IS THE SEED OF THE CHURCH - crypic message (also written in blood) *tick*:As I was going to St. IvesI met a man with seven wives