• Amy McLean

BookTube Book Haul! Du Maurier, Crime, & More!

Welcome to my latest BookTube book haul, featuring, Daphne Du Maurier, crime books, and more! #BookTube #books haul Did you spot the random DVD? If you've seen that or read any of the books, I'd love to know your thoughts! Scroll down for a list of the items featured.


The Moonstone Wilkie Collins

I'll Never Be Young Again Daphne Du Maurier

The Mammoth Book of True Crime

Law and Disorder Confessions of a Pupil Barrister Tim Kevan

Defending the Guilty Truth and Lies in the Criminal Courtroom Alex McBride

The Second Coming DVD

The Moonstone Wilkie Collins

Published by Penguin Classics

ISBN: 978-0140434088

From Amazon: "The Moonstone is one of the first true works of detective fiction, in which Wilkie Collins established the groundwork for the genre itself. This Penguin Classics edition is edited with an introduction by Sandra Kemp. The Moonstone, a priceless yellow diamond, is looted from an Indian temple and maliciously bequeathed to Rachel Verinder. On her eighteenth birthday, her friend and suitor Franklin Blake brings the gift to her. That very night, it is stolen again. No one is above suspicion, as the idiosyncratic Sergeant Cuff and the Franklin piece together a puzzling series of events as mystifying as an opium dream and as deceptive as the nearby Shivering Sand. The intricate plot and modern technique of multiple narrators made Wilkie Collins's 1868 work a huge success in the Victorian sensation genre. With a reconstruction of the crime, red herrings and a 'locked-room' puzzle, The Moonstone was also a major precursor of the modern mystery novel."

I'll Never Be Young Again Daphne Du Maurier

Published by Virago Modern Classicsc

ISBN: 978-1844080694

From Amazon: "The iron of the bridge felt hot under my hand. The sun had been upon it all day. Gripping hard with my hands I lifted myself on to the bar and gazed down steadily on the water passing under. I thought of places I would never see and women I should never love as far as Richard's father a famous poet is concerned his son has no talent as a writer and will never amount to anything. In a moment of crisis Richard decides to end his life but is saved by Jake a passing stranger. The two men both at turning points in their lives set out for adventure jumping aboard a ship to Norway. Their travels take them through Europe and they form a passionate friendship."

The Mammoth Book of True Crime

Published by Mammoth Books

ISBN: 978-1854875198

Description from Amazon: "This collection has over 70 chapters which deal with such subjects as arson; blackmail and conmen; mass murder, mad messiahs and murderous millionaires; sabotage, stick-ups and suicide."

Law and Disorder Confessions of a Pupil Barrister Tim Kevan

Published by Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 978-1408801147

From Amazon: "It is BabyBarista's first day as a pupil barrister. He has just one year to win, by foul means or fair, the sought-after prize of a tenancy in chambers. Competition is fierce: there's TopFirst, who has a prize-winning CV and an ego to match; BusyBody, a human whirlwind on a husband hunt; and wide-eyed Worrier, buckling under the weight of the world. Armed with a copy of Sun Tzu's "The Art of War", BabyBarista launches a no-holds barred fight to the death of double-dealing, dirty tricks and a healthy dose of back-stabbing. Part Rumpole, part Flashman, BabyBarista opens a window onto the Machiavellian and frequently absurd ways of working life. Follow BabyBarista's adventures on The BabyBarista Blog."

Defending the Guilty Truth and Lies in the Criminal Courtroom Alex McBride

Published by Penguin

ISBN: 978-0141042725

From Amazon: "McBride takes us behind the scenes of Britain's criminal justice system. He introduces us to its extraordinary characters and arcane eccentricities, and tells astonishing stories of courtroom triumph and defeat. Whether he's defending hapless teenagers at Harlow Youth Court or prosecuting gold bullion robbers at the Old Bailey, these hair-raising tales reveal that justice rarely operates in quite the way we expect."

The Second Coming

Written by Russell T. Davies

Directed by Adrian Shergold


Christopher Eccleston

Lesley Sharp

Mark Benton

Kenny Doughty

Composer: Murray Gold

From Red Production Company for ITV

Plot from Wikipedia: "It concerns the realisation of humble video store worker Steve Baxter that he is in fact the Son of God, and has just a few days to find the human race's Third Testament and thus avert the Apocalypse."

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