A Taste of Death by H.V. Coombs – extract

Today I’m pleased to welcome H.V. Coombs to the blog. H.V. Coombs’ novel, A Taste of Death was published by Avon on 24 July 2017. Avon have kindly allowed me permission to share an extract from the book with you. Not being too busy suited me. I felt that I would rather take a low footfall and…

Tim Weaver – Q&A

Today I’m pleased to welcome Tim Weaver to the blog. Tim is the author of Chasing the Dead, The Dead Tracks, Vanished, Never Coming Back, What Remains, Fall From Grace and Broken Heart. His latest novel, the 8th to feature David Raker, I Am Missing, is published by Penguin on 27 July 2017. Tim kindly answered a few…

Charlemagne’s mathematician by Sophie Jonas-Hill – guest post

Today I’m pleased to welcome Sophie Jonas-Hill to the blog. Sophie’s novel, Nemesister, was published by Urbane Publications on 6 July 2017. Today Sophie talks about Charlemagne’s mathematician. A meditation on King Charlemagne, during which I realise something for the first time. I like a good story, and I’ve always had a soft spot for…

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…