The Curse of the House of Foskett – M.R.C. Kasasian – review

Head of Zeus “125 Gower Street, 1882: Sidney Grice once had a reputation as London’s most perspicacious personal detective. But since his last case led an innocent men to the gallows, business has been light. Listless and depressed, Grice has taken to lying in the bath for hours, emerging in the evenings for a little…

The Mangle Street Murders – M.R.C. Kasasian – review

Head of Zeus “Gower Street, London, 1882: Sidney Grice, London’s most famous personal detective, is expecting a visitor. He drains his fifth pot of morning tea, and glances outside, where a young, plain woman picks her way between the piles of horse-dung towards his front door. Sidney Grice shudders. For heaven’s sake – she is…

The Summer Guest – Emma Hannigan – review

Today I review The Summer Guest by Emma Hannigan. Headline Review Published 31st July 2014 (paperback) “A little magic is about to come to sleepy Caracove Bay… Lexie and her husband Sam have spent years lovingly restoring No. 3 Cashel Square to its former glory. So imagine Lexie’s delight when a stranger knocks on the…

You had me at Merlot – Lisa Dickenson – review

Today I review You had me at Merlot by Lisa Dickenson, an e book serialised in four parts. My review encompasses all four parts. Published by Sphere Part 1 – 14th July 2014 Part 2 – 21st July 2014 Part 3- 28th July 2014 Part 4 – 4th August 2014     “Elle and Laurie are…

Before the Blog review – A French Affair – Katie Fforde

I thought it would be a good idea to put all of my reviews in one place. I’ve therefore created a Before the Blog review page where all of these reviews can be found. I will hopefully be able to say where it was first posted and when I read it. Title – A French…

Seven For a Secret – Lyndsay Faye – Blog Tour

Today is my stop on the Seven For a Secret blog tour. Seven For a Secret is the second novel to feature police officer Timothy Wilde, the first being The Gods of Gotham. Here author Lyndsay Faye discusses  Timothy Wilde and the Myth of Modern Virtue. Timothy Wilde and the Myth of Modern Virtue I…

The Visitors – Rebecca Mascull – review

Hodder “Imagine if you couldn’t see couldn’t hear couldn’t speak… Then one day somebody took your hand and opened up the world to you. Adeliza Golding is a deafblind girl, born in late Victorian England on her father’s hop farm. Unable to interact with her loving family, she exists in a world of darkness and…

Love Me for Me – Jenny Hale – guest post

Today on the blog author Jenny Hale tells us about why her novel Love Me for Me is the perfect beach read. Why is Love Me for Me the perfect beach read?   I have this secret spot.  It’s a place where I go to clear my mind, where I can spend time with my family, where…

The Museum of Extraordinary Things – Alice Hoffman – review

Simon and Schuster “Coney Island, 1911: Coralie Sardie is the daughter of a self-proclaimed scientist and professor who acts as the impresario of The Museum of Extraordinary Things, a boardwalk freak show offering amazement and entertainment to the masses. An extraordinary swimmer, Coralie appears as the Mermaid alongside performers like the Wolfman, the Butterfly Girl,and…

Other Publishing Company – Q&A

Today on the blog independent publishers Other Publishing Company tell us a little bit about themselves.    1. Tell us a bit about your company (background, size, imprints etc.) The Other Publishing Company is an independent publisher of fiction and some non-fiction. We’re funded by venture capital and publish both print and e-books that have…

The Book of Life – book launch

On Friday 4th July I was lucky enough to attend the pre-launch part for the final installment in Deborah Harkness’ All Souls Trilogy, The Book of Life. The party hosted by Headline and Glamour magazine was held at the Royal Institution in London. Canapes and drinks were served in the lovely surrounds and it was…