Rocco and the Nightingale by Adrian Magson – review and guest post

Published by Dome Press Publication date – 19 October 2017 Source – review copy When a minor Paris criminal is found stabbed in the neck on a country lane in Picardie it looks like another case for Inspector Lucas Rocco. But instead he is called off to watch over a Gabonese government minister, hiding out…

Nic Parker – Q&A

Today I’m pleased to welcome Nic Parker to the blog. Nic’s debut horror novel, Descent to Hell was published by Mainbook Verlag on 16 January 2017. Nic kindly answered a few of my questions. 1. Tell us a little about Descent to Hell. Descent to Hell is probably not the classic horror one would expect….

Sally Emerson – Q&A

Today I’m pleased to welcome Sally Emerson to the blog. Sally is the author of Seperation, Fire Child, Second Sight, Heat, Broken Bodies and Listeners. All of her novels have been re-released by Quartet Books. Broken Bodies, a critically acclaimed love story, and the supernatural thriller Listeners are the final two and were published on…

The Hating Game by Sally Thorne – review

Published by Piatkus Publication date – 9 August 2016 Source – review copy ‘I made a mistake when I first met Joshua: I smiled at him. My best sunny smile with all my teeth, my eyes sparkling with stupid optimism. His eyes scanned me from the top of my head to the soles of my shoes….

Six Degrees of Separation – October 2017

I spotted this meme on the outstanding blogs of Susan at A Life in Books and Marina at Finding Time to Write. If you haven’t visited their blogs I’d recommend you do for insightful reviews, bookish observations and original poetry. The meme was created by Kate at Books Are My Favourite and Best. From what…

Me Life Story: Sofa so Good! by Scarlett Moffatt – review

Published by Blink Publishing Publication date – 18 October 2017 Source – review copy Hiya, my name’s Scarlett Moffatt and I love random facts. Almost as much as I love sitting on me sofa. You might know me best from my most famous and celebrated sit thus far on the I’m A Celebrity throne. You…

Perfect Remains by Helen Fields – review

Published by Avon Publication date – 26 January 2017 Source – review copy On a remote Highland mountain, the body of Elaine Buxton is burning. All that will be left to identify the respected lawyer are her teeth and a fragment of clothing. In the concealed back room of a house in Edinburgh, the real…

Laura Purcell – Q&A

Today I’m pleased to welcome Laura Purcell to the blog. Laura is the author of Queen of Bedlam, Mistress of the Court and God Save the King. Her latest novel, The Silent Companions was published by Bloomsbury Raven on 5 October 2017. Laura kindly answered a few of my questions. 1. Tell us a little about The…

Carol Lovekin – Q&A

Today I’m pleased to welcome Carol Lovekin to the blog. Carol is the author of Ghostbird and her latest novel Snow Sisters was published by Honno Welsh Women’s Press on 21 September 2017. Carol kindly answered a few of my questions. 1. Tell us a little about Snow Sisters. Verity and Meredith live with their eccentric mother…

Under the Reader’s Radar – celebrating the quiet novel

There are thousands upon thousands of books published each year. Only a small percentage of those make it to the best-seller list. That doesn’t mean that the rest aren’t worthy of reading. It may be that they are written by self-published authors who don’t have the marketing knowledge or a small independent publisher who doesn’t have the…

Portrait of a Murderer by Ann Meredith – review

Published by British Library Publishing Publication date – 25 September 2017 Source – review copy Adrian Gray was born in May 1862 and met his death through violence, at the hands of one of his own children, at Christmas, 1931.Thus begins a classic crime novel published in 1933, a riveting portrait of the psychology of…