How Much the Heart Can Hold – review

Published by Sceptre Publication date – 3 Novemeber 2016 Source – review copy ‘Nobody has ever measured, not even poets, how much the heart can hold.’ Zelda Fitzgerald Love is not a singular concept. In this collection, seven award-winning authors explore seven concepts of love: from Philautia, self-love, to Agape, love for humanity; and from…

Lady Grey – Q&A

Today I’m pleased to welcome Lady Grey to the blog. Her poetry collection, all her starry fates, was published on 6 September 2017. Lady Grey kindly answered a few of my questions. 1. Tell us a little about all her starry fates. all her starry fates is a collection of poems about identity. The search…

The Fourteenth Letter by Claire Evans – review

Published by Sphere Publication date – 21 September 2017 Source – review copy Phoebe Stanbury was killed in the summer of secrets… One balmy June evening in 1881, Phoebe Stanbury stands before the guests at her engagement party: this is her moment, when she will join the renowned Raycraft family and ascend to polite society….

Stuart Turton Q&A

Today I’m pleased to welcome Stuart Turton to the blog. Stuart’s debut novel, The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle, was published by Bloomsbury Raven on 8 February 2018. Stuart kindly answered a few of my questions. 1. Tell us a little about The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle. It’s an Agatha Christie-style murder mystery (1930s…

How to deal with bad reviews by Thomas Enger – guest post

Today I’m pleased to welcome Thomas Enger to the blog. Thomas is the author of the Henning Juul series, which include Burned and Cursed, and the standlone YA book The Evil Legacy. The  latest novel in the Henning Juul series, Killed, is published by Orenda Books on 15 February 2018 and was translated by Kari…

Force of Nature by Jane Harper – review

Published by Little, Brown Publication date – 8 February 2018 Source – review copy Is Alice here? Did she make it? Is she safe? In the chaos, in the night, it was impossible to say which of the four had asked after Alice’s welfare. Later, when everything got worse, each would insist it had been…

Rookie Bounty Hunter 101 (Part 2) by Steph Broadribb – guest post

Today I’m pleased to welcome Steph Broadribb to the blog. Steph is the author of Deep Down Dead and her latest novel, Deep Blue Trouble was published by Orenda Books on 5 January 2018. Today Steph is talking about being a rookie bounty hunter. This is the second part, the first part can be found…

Dialogue – how real is too real by Helen Fields – guest post

Today I’m pleased to welcome Helen Fields to the blog. Helen is the author of Perfect Remains and Perfect Prey. Her latest novel to feature detectives Luc Callanach and Ava Turner, Perfect Death, was published by Avon on 25 January 2018. Today Helen is talking about finding the right balance with dialogue. Dialogue – How…

Podcasts by Matt Wesolowski – guest post

Today I’m pleased to welcome Matt Wesolowski to the blog. Matt is the author of Six Stories and his latest novel, Hydra, was published by Orenda Books on 15 January 2018. Today Matt is talking about podcasts, which he uses as a narrative technique in his novels. Podcasts True Crime podcasting is in a golden…