Monthly Archives: July 2015

“My Grandmother asked me to tell you she’s sorry” by Fredrik Backman – Book Review

One of my favorite novels from last year was “A man called Ove” by Fredrik Backman.  So you can imagine my delight when I heard he has written another novel! “My grandmother asked me to tell you she’s sorry” didn’t … Continue reading

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“Before it’s too late” by Jane Isaac

A recommended new series!  This strongly characterized police procedural is set in the West Midlands town of Stratford, Warwickshire, England. The cover is atmospheric and brooding and is an excellent choice to entice mystery fans. Young women are disappearing from … Continue reading

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“A shameful murder” by Cora Harrison – Book Review

I confess it was the beautiful cover that first piqued my interest in the novel “A Shameful Murder“.  Atmospheric and foreboding in equal measure. A well researched historical mystery set in Cork, Ireland in the early 1920s – just after … Continue reading

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“Now that you’re gone” by Julie Corbin – Book Review

A novel of family secrets and the irrevocable bond of twins. A miracle of nature. Two babies sharing the same uterus. Always close – brother and sister. Twins born together, sharing childhood memories.  But what happens when these twins reach … Continue reading

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“The Truth And Other Lies” by Sascha Arango – Book Review

Not a full blown psychopath, Henry Hayden is nevertheless pretty darn close to being one.  As a young boy he killed his tyrannical father without even meaning to.  Since then he has moved on to bullying and other unempathetic acts.  … Continue reading

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“The mysterious disappearance of the reluctant book fairy” by Elizabeth George – Book Review #bibliomysteries

I cannot deny that I requested this title from NetGalley solely because Elizabeth George wrote it.  I have long been a huge fan of this author, and feel that if she puts pen to paper – then the result is … Continue reading

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“Wylding Hall” by Elizabeth Hand

For those readers who are too young to have memories of the seventies “Wylding Hall” might read like a curiosity.  For readers like myself who was roughly the same age as the protagonists, the novel accurately captures the ‘feel’, music, … Continue reading

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BritCrime Festival GIVEAWAY!

To celebrate the launch of BritCrime’s first free online crime fiction festival, 11-13 July, I have teamed up with BritCrime authors to give away one fabulous prize. You could win a gift bundle of ten print books, including new releases … Continue reading

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