Coming back to a series after time by David Hewson – guest post

Black Thorn Books is a new publishing imprint, specialising in crime fiction, launcing in May 2019. David Hewson is the author of over 25 novels including the Nic Costa series, the Pieter Vos series and the adaptations of the The Killings TV series . His latest novel and the latest installment in the Nic Costa…

Jasper: Space Dog by Hilary Robinson – review

Published by Strauss House Productions Publication date – 4 April 2019 Source – review copy Illustrated by Lewis James Jasper – Space Dog is the first in a series of hilarious stories about the ambitions of Charlie Tanner and his dog, Jasper. Released to mark the 50th anniversary of the moon landings, the story cleverly…

The Confessions of Frannie Langton by Sara Collins – review

Published by Viking Publication date – 4 April 2019 Source – review copy ‘They say I must be put to death for what happened to Madame, and they want me to confess. But how can I confess what I don’t believe I’ve done?’ 1826, and all of London is in a frenzy. Crowds gather at…

One More Lie by Amy Lloyd – extract

One More Lie, the new novel from Amy Lloyd, was published by Century on 4 April 2019. Century have allowed me to share an extract from the book. 1  Her: Now    There is a child staring at me from across the aisle. I turn to face the window and enjoy the warmth of the…

Star Crossed by Minnie Darke – review

Published by Bantam Publication date – 4 April 2019 Source – review copy Destiny doesn’t happen by accident . . . When Justine Carmichael (Sagittarius, aspiring journalist and sceptic) bumps into her teenage crush Nick Jordan (Aquarius, struggling actor and true believer) it could be by chance. Or it could be written in the stars….

The Flatshare by Beth O’Leary – review

Published by Quercus Publication date – 18 April 2019 Source – review copy Tiffy Moore needs a cheap flat, and fast. Leon Twomey works nights and needs cash. Their friends think they’re crazy, but it’s the perfect solution: Leon occupies the one-bed flat while Tiffy’s at work in the day, and she has the run…

Juliet Conlin – Q&A

Juliet Conlin’s new book, The Lives  Before Us was published by Black and White on 28 March 2019. Juliet answered a few of my questions. 1. Tell us a little about The Lives Before Us.  It’s April 1939, and, in Berlin and Vienna, Esther and Kitty face a brutal choice. Flee Europe, or face the…

Leonard and Hungry Paul by Ronan Hession – review

Published by Blue Moose Books Publication date – 20 March 2019 Source – review copy Leonard and Hungry Paul are two quiet friends who see the world differently. They use humour, board games and silence to steer their way through the maelstrom that is the 21st Century. ‘The figure in Munch’s painting isn’t actually screaming!’…

The Hunting Party by Lucy Foley – review

Published by Harper Collins Publication date – 24 January 2019 Source – review copy In a remote hunting lodge, deep in the Scottish wilderness, old friends gather. The beautiful one The golden couple The volatile one The new parents The quiet one The city boy The outsider The victim. Not an accident – a murder…