The Iron Chariot by Stein Riverton – review

Published by Eye and Lightening Publication date – 28 November 2019 Source – review copy On a blazing hot summer’s day, holidaymakers at a guesthouse on a Norwegian island are shocked to discover that a fellow guest has been found murdered on a desolate plain. The nameless narrator, an author, was the last person to…

Old, New, Borrowed, Blue

My to be read pile (alright, stronghold) is big enough to build a fort with (no honestly I know it is because I have built a book fort with it). It obviously doesn’t stop me from adding to it regularly or visiting the library for a temporary rehoming of books, because a world without books…

The Snow Killer by Ross Greenwood – extract

Ross Greenwood’s novel, The Snow Killer, was published by Boldwood Books on 12 November 2019. Boldwood Books have kindly allowed me to share an extract from the book with you. WINTER 50 YEARS AGO Chapter 1 I must have been ten years old when I first tidied up his drug paraphernalia. I didn’t want my…

Paul Worsley QC – Q&A

His Honour Judge Paul Worsley QC is a former Judge and Barrister. He both prosecuted and defended criminal cases, including the successful prosecution of Wearside Jack, who had pretended to be the Yorkshire Ripper. He later went on to sit as a Judge and heard cases at the Old Bailey.   His book, The Postcard…

A Mrs Miracle Christmas by Debbie Macomber – extract

Debbie Macomber is the best selling author of over 100 novels and sold over 60 million copies. Her latest novel,  A Mrs Miracle Christmas, is published by Arrow on 14 November 2019. Arrow have kindly allowed me to share an extract from A Mrs Miracle Christmas with you. The following day, Laurel placed a call…

The Vanished Bride by Bella Ellis – review

Published by Hodder & Stoughton Publication date – 7 November 2019 Source – review copy Yorkshire, 1845 A young woman has gone missing from her home, Chester Grange, leaving no trace, save a large pool of blood in her bedroom and a slew of dark rumours about her marriage. A few miles away across the…

Balancing the books – October

I don’t usually do a reading round up or do a book haul post. That said I thought it might be interesting (for me at least), if I had a look at how many books I manage to read in a month and compare it to how many arrive in the house. I know for…

Old, New, Borrowed, Blue

My to be read pile (ok, stacks), could be said by some to be on the verge of being declared a hazard zone. It obviously doesn’t stop me from adding to it regularly or visiting the library for a temporary rehoming of books, because sometimes it would simply be rude not to. I will admit…

The Guardian of Lies by Kate Furnivall – Extract

Kate Furnivall is the author of eight novels including The Survivors, The Betrayal and The Liberation. Her latest novel, The Guardian of Lies, was published by Simon and Schuster on 31 October 2019. Today Simon and Schuster have allowed me to share an extract from The Guardian of Lies. Paris, France, 1953 It started right…