Monthly Archives: May 2021

“The Guest Book” by C.L. Pattison – Book Review

Charles and Grace are on their way to St. Ives. They have booked a luxury hotel and are eager to get their honeymoon started. A vicious storm rises as their train goes through Cornwall and a large oak tree falls … Continue reading

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Wednesday’s Word = NEIGHBOR #WednesdaysWord #booklovers

Most readers will acknowledge that some words reappear time and time again in titles. Often these words are associated with a particular genre. Case in point: “The girl on the train” and “Gone girl” spawned countless thriller titles with the … Continue reading

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“Web Of Lies” by Sally Rigby – Book Review

“Web Of Lies” is the first novel in the Detective Sebastian Clifford crime series. Detective Sebastian Clifford – the 38 year old second son of Viscount Worthington, Seb comes from a wealthy and influential background. As his elder brother is … Continue reading

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“The Bass Rock” by Evie Wyld – Book Review

Ruth – Recently married to a widower with two boys. She has just moved into the large house in North Berwick, and is finding herself alone more often than not. Her two stepsons are sent off to boarding school and … Continue reading

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#BookRecommendations with titles that start with the letter ‘E’ #booklovers #bookbloggers #GreatReads

This year I plan to go through the entire alphabet, one letter per month. For May 2021, the fifth month, I’m listing all of my favourite novels that begin with the letter ‘E‘. I am choosing these titles from the … Continue reading

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“Smoke Screen” by Thomas Enger and Jørn Lier Horst – Book Review

translated from the Norwegian by Megan Turney This police procedural, set in Oslo, Norway, is the second to feature policeman Alexander Blix and blogger/journalist Emma Ramm. Blix is a twenty year veteran of the Oslo police. Shortly after his career … Continue reading

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WWW Wednesday – May 12, 2021 #readingforpleasure #bookbloggers #WWWWednesday #bookworms

Welcome to this week’s WWW Wednesday. WWW Wednesday is a weekly feature hosted by Sam @ Taking on a World of Words. I’ve linked the book descriptions to the Goodreads site for the book. Just answer the three questions below and leave … Continue reading

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Teaser Tuesday – May 11, 2021 #NewBook #TeaserTuesday #bookbloggers #AGingerbreadHouse @severnhouse

My new Tuesday post where I’ll ‘tease‘ you with the cover, blurb, and first paragraph of one of the advanced reader’s copies from my own TBR. This one is a title I downloaded from NetGalley. I’m fully aware that many … Continue reading

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“Outside Looking In” by Michael Wood – Book Review

“When you’re on the outside looking in you see things a lot differently.” DCI Matilda Darke is well named, for this is a woman who is in a dark place. It is almost the first anniversary of her beloved husband’s … Continue reading

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Longlist – Theakston Old Peculier Crime novel of the Year 2021 #TheakstonAward #HarrogateFest #crimefiction #literaryaward

LONGLIST REVEALED FOR UK’S MOST PRESTIGIOUS CRIME WRITING PRIZE THEAKSTON OLD PECULIER CRIME NOVEL OF THE YEAR 2021 | #TheakstonAward | @HarrogateFest | Now in its 17th year, the most coveted prize in crime fiction, presented by Harrogate International … Continue reading

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