Mrs Palfrey at the Claremont by Elizabeth Taylor – review

Published by Virago Publication date Source – own copy *A humorous and compassionate look at friendship between an old woman and a young man. On a rainy Sunday in January, the recently widowed Mrs Palfrey arrives at the Claremont Hotel where she will spend her remaining days. Her fellow residents are magnificently eccentric and endlessly…

The Vanishing of Audrey Wilde by Eve Chase – extract

Today I’m pleased to welcome Eve Chase to the blog. Eve is the author of Rabbit Black Hall and The Wildling Sisters and her latest novel, The Vanishing of Audrey Wilde was published by Michael Joseph on 13 July 2017. Michael Joseph have kindly given me permission  to share an extract from The Vanishing of Audrey Wilde with you. Over…

My favourite hotels in fiction by Emylia Hall – guest post

Today I’m pleased to welcome Emylia Hall to the blog. Emylia is the author of The Book of Summers, A Heart Bent Out of Shape and The Sea Between Us. Her latest novel, The Thousand Lights Hotel was published by Headline Review on 13 July 2017. Today Emylia discusses her favourite hotels in fiction. My favourite hotels in fiction…

Only in Naples by Katherine Wilson – review

Published by Fleet Books Publication date – 12 May 2016 Source – review copy ‘See Naples and die’, said Goethe. But Katherine Wilson saw Naples and started to live. Katherine is fresh out of college when she arrives in Naples to intern at the US Consulate. There she meets handsome, studious Salvatore, and finds herself enveloped…

Do Not Become Alarmed by Maile Meloy – extract

Maile Meloy is the author of Liars and Saints, A Family Daughter, and the YA Apothecary trilogy. Her latest novel, Do Not Become Alarmed was published by Penguin on 6 July 2017. Penguin have kindly given me permission to share an extract from Do Not Become Alarmed with you today. A voice came over the loudspeaker, right…

Colette McBeth – Q&A

Today I’m pleased to welcome Colette McBeth to the blog. Colette is the author of Precious Thing and The Life I Left Behind. Her third novel, An Act of Silence was published by Wildfire Books on 29 June 2017. Colette kindly answered a few of my questions. 1. Tell us a little about An Act of Silence. …

Death in the Tunnel by Miles Burton – review

Published by British Library Publication date 10 May 2016 Source – own copy “On a dark November evening, Sir Wilfred Saxonby is travelling alone in the 5 o’clock train from Cannon Street, in a locked compartment. The train slows and stops inside a tunnel; and by the time it emerges again minutes later, Sir Wilfred…

Jacqueline Chadwick – Q&A

Today I’m pleased to welcome Jacqueline Chadwick to the blog. Jacqueline will be known to many for her roles as Tina Dingle in Emmerdale and Linda Sykes in Coronation Street. Her first novel, In The Still, is published by Fahrenheit Press on 7 July  2017. Jacqueline kindly answered a few of my questions. 1. Tell…

G J Moffat – Q&A

Today I’m pleased to welcome GJ Moffat to the blog. GJ Moffat’s novels include Daisy Chain, Protection and Blindside. His latest, Blackwater, was published by Fahrenheit Press on 16 May 2017. He kindly answered a few of my questions. 1. Tell us a little about Blackwater. I replied to a blogger asking me to describe what…

Her Last Breath by Tracy Buchanan – extract

Today I’m pleased to welcome Tracy Buchanan to the blog. Tracy’s previous novels include My Secret Sister and No Turning Back and her latest novel Her Last Breath, was published by Avon on 29 June 2017. Today Avon have kindly allowed me to share an extract from Her Last Breath. The doorbell went. Estelle cursed, realising her fingers…