Tag Archives: England

“Soldier Boy” by Cassandra Parkin – Book Review

Frank and Jane, the parents of Liam, love each other very much. But Frank is breaking the law and, in Jane’s mind, he is putting their son in danger. So Jane takes Liam and moves away telling Frank to stay … Continue reading

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“When I Was Ten” by Fiona Cummins – Book Review

“The currency of secrets is more valuable than anything else, even money.” THEN: Dr. Richard Carter and his wife Pamela were probably the most despicable characters I’ve ever read about. Concerned only with themselves and how they appeared to the … Continue reading

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“Forgive Me” by Susan Lewis – Book Review

Widowed, Rebecca is a talented interior designer with her own business in London. She has a vivacious teenage daughter named Cara who has lost all her ‘spark’ since she married for the second time. Her new husband,  financier Marcus Huxley … Continue reading

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“Exit” by Belinda Bauer – Book Review

The protagonist, Felix Pink, is one of life’s invisible people. A retired accountant, Felix’s life was as beige as the jacket he wore. He was elderly, alone, and led an unexciting life. All this changed when the wrong person was … Continue reading

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“Dead End” by Rachel Lynch – Book Review

DI Kelly Porter is faced with two important cases in this, the third novel in the series. An elderly Earl, at first thought to have commit suicide, is now deemed a homicide AND two young girls have gone missing from … Continue reading

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“You Sent Me a Letter” by Lucy Dawson – Book Review

After finding a man in her bedroom in the middle of the night, Sophie Gardener’s life is thrown into a tailspin. He does not harm her, but gives her a letter which he warns her NOT to open before her … Continue reading

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“The Last Garden in England” by Julia Kelly – Book Review

1907 – Venetia Smith is a single woman in her thirties. Despite the social mores of her time, she has gained a respected reputation as a garden designer. When she is hired to design the garden at Highbury House in … Continue reading

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“Valentine’s Day at the Star and Sixpence” by Holly Hepburn – Book Review

I’ve been reading a lot of crime fiction lately and thought I’d take a wee break by reading this charming, seasonal novella. I met the protagonists when I read the Christmas novella “Snowdrops at the Star and Sixpence” and thought … Continue reading

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“Nighthawking” by Russ Thomas – Book Review

From Wikipedia: Nighthawking is the theft of archaeological artifacts from protected archaeological sites and areas under the cover of darkness, most commonly by members of the public with the use of a commercial metal detector. This sequel to the author’s … Continue reading

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“The Syndicate Six Murder” by Geoffrey Osborne – Book Review

Set in the prestigious police college  Bramshill House, the ‘syndicate‘ in this case refers to a course – as courses at Bramshill were all numbered and called syndicates.  Syndicate Six are all high ranking officers who are taking a ‘senior … Continue reading

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“The Perfect Guests” by Emma Rous – Book Review

1988 Beth – with her parents and elder brother having died in a car accident, Beth now lives with her Aunt Caroline, a woman who works as a journalist – a cold woman who travels a lot for work and … Continue reading

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“The Daughters of Foxcote Manor” by Eve Chase – Book Review

“Secrets don’t go away completely, it turns out. Like moths in a wardrobe, they nibble away, hidden, before you notice the hole.” Rita Murphy– It is the summer of 1971 and Rita is the young nanny for the Harrington family.  … Continue reading

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“The Downstairs Neighbor” by Helen Cooper – Book Review

Present Day (Ten days in the lives of the inhabitants of a converted Georgian house in Kingston-Upon-Thames) Emma Brighton – in her mid thirties, is the owner of a vintage clothing shop which has just gone out of business. Emma … Continue reading

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“Epitaph” by Anita Waller – Book Review

Before starting out on a much deserved holiday with her best friend Wendy Lucas, Doris Lester discovers that her late husband had fathered a child with his mistress. Doris and Wendy had planned to enjoy the countryside, traveling throughout the … Continue reading

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“The Last Thread” by Ray Britain – Book Review

“The Last Thread puts the reader in the driving seat of a complex murder investigation with all the political and operational pressures that investigations engage.” In addition to his paid supervisory role, DCI Doug Sterling works as an unpaid negotiator … Continue reading

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