Death of An Avid Reader – Frances Brody – Review

Piatkus “The sixth fantastically quirky crime novel featuring amateur sleuth extraordinaire Kate Shackleton! A lady with a secret Kate Shackleton’s sterling reputation for courageous sleuthing attracts the attention of the venerable Lady Coulton. Hidden in her past is a daughter, born out of wedlock and given up to a different family. Now, Lady Coulton is…

Now You See Me – Sharon Bolton – Review

Corgi “She can’t stop shivering. But this isn’t cold. This is terror. A savage murder on London’s streets, 120 years to the day since Jack the Ripper claimed his first victim. A crime with all the hallmarks of a copycat killer. Detective Constable Lacey Flint has never worked a murder case, until now. When another…

Mallory’s Oracle – Carol O’Connell – Review

Headline “The international bestseller that introduced NYPD detective Kathy Mallory in the case of investigating the murder of her adoptive father, Louis Markowitz. Mallory Book 1: the first NYPD detective Kathy Mallory novel from New York Times bestseller Carol O’Connell, master of knife-edge suspense and intricate plotting. Detective Kathy Mallory. New York’s darkest. You only…

Maximum Exposure – Jenny Harper, guest post and giveaway

Today on the blog Jenny Harper, author of Maximum Exposure tells us a little about writing her new novel and why she loved writing about her character Daisy. What they say: ‘She’s a professional photographer – but is she ready to expose her heart? Adorable but scatterbrained newspaper photographer Daisy Irvine becomes the key to…

Other Publishing Company – guest post – The new magazine

Today The Other Publishing Company are guests on the blog, telling us about an exciting new magazine they have in the pipeline. The times they are a-changin’… Our busy lives force us to squeeze our relaxation and entertainment into small pockets of personal ‘downtime’– the time it takes to travel to and from work, take…

Station Eleven – Emily St John Mandel – Review

Picador “DAY ONE The Georgia Flu explodes over the surface of the earth like a neutron bomb. News reports put the mortality rate at over 99%. WEEK TWO Civilization has crumbled. YEAR TWENTY A band of actors and musicians called the Travelling Symphony move through their territories performing concerts and Shakespeare to the settlements that…

Created, The Destroyer – Warren Murphy – Review

Sphere “One legendary hero. One epic series. Sentenced to death for a crime he didn’t commit, ex-cop Remo Williams is rescued from the electric chair at the eleventh hour and recruited by a secret government organisation named CURE. From this moment, he ceases to officially exist. From now on, he will be an assassin, targeting…

Plague Land – S D Sykes – Review

Hodder & Stoughton Publication date: 25 September 2014 “A thrillingly suspenseful crime novel set in medieval Kent in the aftermath of the Black Death. Oswald de Lacy was never meant to be the Lord of Somerhill Manor. Despatched to a monastery at the age of seven, sent back at seventeen when his father and two…

Just to let you know….

I am very fortunate in that since I started blogging I have received a number of books to review. More so in fact that I had anticipated and I am grateful for each one that has landed on the mat or been sent to my kindle. However, the time I have to read is very…

The Best of Me – Nicholas Sparks – Review

Sphere “They were teenage sweethearts from opposite sides of the tracks – with a passion that would change their lives for ever. But life would force them apart. Years later, the lines they had drawn between past and present are about to slip . . . Called back to their hometown for the funeral of…

The Secret Paris Cinema Club – Nicolas Barreau – Review

Quercus Publication date – 4 September 2014 “Alain Bonnard, the owner of a small art cinema in Paris, is a dyed-in-the-wool nostalgic. In his Cinéma Paradis there are no buckets of popcorn, no XXL colas, no Hollywood blockbusters. Alain holds firm to his principles of quality – to show films that bring dreams to life,…