Tag Archives: Scotland

“What Hides Beneath” (a D.C.I. Bone novella) – Book Review

This crime novella introduces D.C.I. Duncan Bone, a police officer working in the Campsie Fells area of Scotland. He is married to Alice, and has a three year old son. Bone drives a 1996 green Saab.The case – a body … Continue reading

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“The Other Side Of Stone” by Linda Cracknell – Book Review

This book is comprised of nine linked short stories that form a novella. At the heart of all the stories is a water-powered woolen mill in Perthshire, Scotland. The Other Side of Stone spans three centuries in an intimate study … Continue reading

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“The Second Cut” by Louise Welsh – Book Review

“Going, going, going, gone!” Rilke is a 47 year old gay man who works as the head auctioneer for Glasgow’s Bowery Auction House. He describes himself in the book as “a man too tall, too thin, too cadaverous to look … Continue reading

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“In The Silence” by M.R. Mackenzie – Book Review

Anna Scavolini is an academic who works in Rome as a university lecturer and holds a doctorate in feminist criminology. Born and brought up in Glasgow, Scotland she left for Rome after she left school. Anna is short, single and … Continue reading

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“Quicksand Of Memory” by Michael J. Malone – Book Review

Luke – lost his beloved partner, Lisa, to cancer. Now he is raising Lisa’s six-year-old son Nathan on his own, with the occasional help of Lisa’s mother, Gemma. He adores the boy. Luke is an ex-con. He served time for … Continue reading

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“The Lighthouse” by Fran Dorricott – Book Review

Six friends gather together at an isolated Scottish lighthouse for a weekend of fun and frolic – and to re-connect. It is a ten years since they were at university together. Kira – works for a magazine. The extended weekend … Continue reading

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Teaser Tuesday – January 25, 2022 #NewBook #TeaserTuesday #TheLighthouse @franwritesstuff @AvonBooksUK

My 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 book is a title I downloaded from NetGalley. Today, Tuesday February 1, 2022 I … Continue reading

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“The Great Silence” by Doug Johnstone – Book Review

“The monsters in our lives don’t look like monsters, horns and slavering fangs. The worst deeds in the world are done by people who like like any of us.” We pick up one year after the events of the second … Continue reading

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“A Gingerbread House” by Catriona McPherson – Book Review

Kate and Gail – two middle-aged sisters. Sisters who are insane – and looking for another sister…    Kate is 54 and very skilled in all matters IT. She uses these skills to lure vulnerable and somewhat naive women to her … Continue reading

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“There’s Only One Danny Garvey” by David F. Ross – Book Review

“Trouble prospers when uneducated men have too much time on their hands”.First I have to say that this story will remain in my memory for a very long time. The characters were so vividly rendered, the mood so brilliantly interpreted. … Continue reading

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