Authors are readers too. Avid readers.
We also know what it’s like to write a book, so I only post reviews for books I finish. If a book’s not for me, I stop reading and move on.
I hope the reviews will help you discover new authors and novels to enjoy.
10th August 2022. Every so often, a novel comes along that grabs you from the first page and lingers long in the memory after you’ve read the final page. It's ...Read More
10th August 2022. The unexpected discovery of a murdered man, lying on a baggage trolley at the railway station, throws singer turned sleuth Rosie Robson into her third exciting adventure ...Read More
4th August 2022. I’ll lay my cards on the table right now and admit that this is my favourite author and series. I first read this novel back in the ...Read More
3rd August 2022. I read this comic novel over 40 years ago, when times and attitudes were quite different – though the games politicians play never seem to age. At ...Read More
2nd August 2022. In the fifth book of this excellent series, part time journalist Mike Stanhope is hired to help find out what happened to Kirsty Thornhill. The determined and ...Read More
27th July 2022. I’m always on the lookout for new authors and series to read as there is rather a lot of formulaic crime fiction out there. It took me ...Read More
14th July 2022. This is an interesting twist on the police procedural with a plot that revolves around the investigation of a serial killer, dubbed the Sheffield Strangler by the ...Read More
14th July 2022. After loving Murder at Sea, the first book in the series, I was delighted to be back with Mac, Rina and the eclectic tribe of guests at ...Read More
16th June 2022. In another convoluted story journalist Mike Stanhope finds himself up to his ears in more mystery, intrigue and heart-stopping moments. He’s asked to replace a missing ghost ...Read More
16th June 2022. With a gentle, but atmospheric pace, the second Ruth Galloway novel picks up a few months after the first one finished. When a skeleton is uncovered during ...Read More
8th June 2022. This is one of the best novels I’ve read for some time. I loved its caring, sympathetic characters brought to life by the author’s deft writing. While ...Read More
7th June 2022. In the second novel in the series, obituary writer Eve Mallow has moved to the village of Saxford St Peter, looking for rural idyll and a quieter ...Read More
7th June 2022. In the third Jack Logan novel, he’s once again in pursuit of a serial killer on a mission. With links to a previous crime several years before, ...Read More
7th June 2022. This is a well-written and cleverly plotted crime thriller. It’s part courtroom drama, part police procedural, and features a private investigator, Atticus Priest, who the defence employ ...Read More
27th May 2022. In another absorbing murder mystery, Hillary Greene has yet more problems in the background as one of her team looks like he’s heading for trouble. As well ...Read More
25th May 2022. The Jeri Howard series keeps getting better as the private investigator delves into an investigation that’s both close to home and further back in time than she’s ...Read More
24th May 2022. This is another terrific, twisting and compelling entry into the DI Mike Nash series, which shows no signs of flagging or running out of exciting and complex ...Read More
23rd May 2022. I thoroughly enjoyed this cosy mystery, featuring architect Kate Benedict, who discovers she has a gift that often seems to be more of a curse. She can ...Read More