Here is another wonderful blog tour from Random Things , this time it’s for ‘Evil Things’ by Katja Ivar Published by Bitter Lemon Press,specialists in crime fiction -especially translated works- this is a post World War 2, European thriller. Here is the blurb- Lapland, Finland, 1952. It’s the height of the Cold War and Finland is aRead more about Blog Tour-‘Evil Things’ by Katja Ivar[…]
This blog tour for ‘For The Missing’ by Lina Bengtsdotter (translated by Agnes Broome) is run by Orion books -check out the #ForTheMissing hashtag on Twitter for some brilliant blog posts! Here is the official blurb for ‘For The Missing’ (previously published as ‘Annabelle’)- FOR THE MISSING is the award-winning, globally bestselling Swedish crime debut from LinaRead more about Blog Tour-‘For The Missing’ by Lina Bengtsdotter[…]
The debut by actor and writer Ross Armstrong is a strong, engaging thriller which will keep you guessing to the very last page. Described as ‘Rear Window meets Gone Girl’, ‘The Watcher’ is the story of Lily Gullick, part time medical researcher, part time twitcher who may, or may not have seen a murder. She andRead more about Book Recommendation-‘The Watcher’ by Ross Armstrong[…]
Many thanks to Jill Burkinshaw of Booksnall for inviting me back on thenext Roy Lewis blogtour. This time, it is for the Joffe Books publication of ‘Murder for Money’, the sequel to my previously blogged about title,’The Woods Murder’. Inspector Crow is back. From Scotland Yard he has descended upon Yorkshire to impart his style of policingRead more about BlogTour-‘Murder For Money’ by Roy Lewis[…]
Where to begin with a book like this? ‘‘Good Samaritans’ by Will Carver ,published by Orenda Books , leaves a bitter aftertaste in your mouth…not as bad as washing your mouth out with bleach (a recurring motif in the book is how many bottles it takes to ‘clean’ a body) but it will leave youRead more about Book Recommendation-‘Good Samaritans’ by Will Carver[…]
The problem with a book release as hyped as ‘‘The Silent Patient’‘ currently is, is that there is the risk that it does not live up to the title of ‘the 2019 thriller that everyone is talking about’. Clever? Hmm. Twisty? Yes. Engaging? Definitely. But ‘Brilliant’, ‘totally original’,’sophisticated’ and ‘clever’? Apologies but I would respectfullyRead more about Book Recommendation-‘The Silent Patient’ by Alex Michaelides[…]
By this I mean in the nicest way possible, I was unable to do anything else until this was read-it was gripping, intelligent, thoughtful and mysterious in one, beautiful package.
And I mean anything, including getting dressed! I went to sleep reading it, got up, fed the kids, fed the animals in the previous day’s clothes! This rarely happens, I am usually fragrant even if my clothes are a mishmash , that is how much I loved this book!
‘My head says he’s guilty. My heart sees a lost man’
On Thursday, November 12th, whilst scrolling through Twitter in a desperate attempt to avoid doing actual studying, I came across a tweet from Trapeze Books, advertising an ‘Orion On Tour’ event.
People from Orion’s office in London were being dispatched to Wales to discuss books with regional authors, writers, journalists, bloggers ! The deadline was the 13th to RSVP, I dashed off a quick email, not really very hopeful but was thrilled to see there was still room for a little blogger like myself.
Charles Lendon, a solicitor, has been murdered. The day before his death, his office junior, Cathy, had overheard a quarrel with an unseen person, as well as witnessing him argue with the father of a murdered local child. His daughter ,Jenny,had been killed in public woods where the children of the local housing estate would play. They used this as a short cut to school as Lendon had been successful in stopping them using Woodrow Lane. As a result of using this shortcut, Jenny had been attacked and killed. The murder had never been solved .