Tag Archives: England

“Eudora Honeysett is Quite Well, Thank You” by Annie Lyons – Book Review

Eudora Honeysett – 85 years old and increasingly troubled by the usual ailments, vulnerabilities, and indignities of old age. Eudora has never been married and still lives in the London house she grew up in – her only company is … Continue reading

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“A Coin for the Hangman” by Ralph Spurrier – Book Review

Ralph Spurrier – (yes,the author uses his own name as the bookseller in the novel), is an antiquarian bookseller who buys an entire collection of books from an estate sale. Within this collection he discovers not only the property of … Continue reading

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“The River Home” by Hannah Richell – Book Review

“What is it about homecoming that can strip a person of all that they have become?” Eve – the eldest of the three Sorrell sisters, is married and the mother to two young girls. She is a planner, a perfectionist, … Continue reading

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“Invisible Girl” by Lisa Jewell – Book Review

“No one looked at me. No one saw me. When you wear a hood, you’re invisible.” The Invisible Girl aka Saffyre Maddox – lives with her Uncle Aaron as her other family members are either dead or uninterested. Traumatized when … Continue reading

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“Grave’s End” by William Shaw – Book Review

Alex Cupidi lives in the atmospheric locale of Dungeness in Kent. She works for the Kent Serious Crime Directorate. A single mother of a seventeen year old daughter, Zoë, Alex faces challenges in both her work and her home life. … Continue reading

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“The Crossing” by Matt Brolly – Book Review

DI Louise Blackwell – 38 years old, unmarried, and lonely. She recently had a severe career setback at her previous posting in Bristol due to a betrayal from a co-worker. Now, she lives in the seaside town of Weston-super-Mare and … Continue reading

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“The Hit List” by Holly Seddon – Book Review

Greg Heywood was killed in a bicycle accident in London. As his widow, Marianne Heywood, goes through his belongings she discovers, to her shock and chagrin, that he had delved into the ‘dark web‘.  A bookmarked site on his laptop … Continue reading

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“The Whispering House” by Elizabeth Brooks – Book Review

“Byrne Hall had a listening air. It was never bored, or distracted, or unconscious.” At the tender age of five years, Freya Lyell lost her mother to cancer. Then, when she was eighteen, she lost her only sister Stella to … Continue reading

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“The Last to Know” by Jo Furniss – Book Review

“Behind closed doors – even doors surrounded by roses – all sorts of things could happen.” Rose Kynaston – a journalist who has survived imprisonment in Somalia and worse, has now moved to the Shropshire village where her husband Dylan … Continue reading

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“The House of Whispers” by Laura Purcell – Book Review

Thirty-two year old Hester Way arrives in a memorable fashion to Morvoren House in Cornwall. She is using an assumed name to take up a new post there as nurse to Miss Louise Pinecroft, the mistress of Morvoren. She left … Continue reading

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“Buried” by Lynda La Plante – Book Review

D.S. Jack Warr – 36 years old, recently moved to the London Metropolitan Police from Devon. He moved so that his partner Maggie could pursue her career goals as a physician.  Jack himself has little ambition, though he is loaded … Continue reading

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The Queen of Crime 100th Birthday! Celebrating P.D. James

It is no secret to those who know me well that P.D. James and Ruth Rendell are my two long-time favourite crime writers. Today, August 3rd, would have been the 100th birthday of Phyllis Dorothy James, the Queen of Crime. … Continue reading

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“The Borrowed Boy” by Deborah Klée – Book Review

Angie Winkle, in her mid-fifties is a lonely woman with a small life. She still resides in the terraced house where she grew up. She has never married, never traveled, and has no social life to speak of. She spends … Continue reading

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“The Song of Hartgrove Hall” by Natasha Solomons – Book Review

“Home wasn’t a place. Home was music.” Hartgrove Hall is a house with nine bedrooms, five reception rooms, a suite of attics and half a dozen ramshackle barns. Reading “The Song of Hartgrove Hall” I knew that I was being … Continue reading

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“The Invitation” by Rachel Abbott – Book Review

Lucas Jarrett is handsome, powerful, and very wealthy. He has always been a ‘leader’ and his friends want to stay within his charismatic orbit. Since they were all in their early teens the group have been ‘friends’.  Now, as adults … Continue reading

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