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.
At all times I aim to be constructive and fair, but it’s only my opinion. I no longer give ratings or stars, except on Amazon, Bookbub and Goodreads.
My tastes are almost exclusively crime fiction, though I venture beyond murders from time to time.
I hope the reviews will help you discover new authors and novels to enjoy.
9th May 2021. In the eleventh outing for Miss Marple, she’s staying at Bertram’s Hotel, a place she once visited many, many years before. Priding itself on its traditional décor, ...Read More
8th May 2021. It begins as a simple missing person enquiry. Actress and national treasure, Marcia Johnson, is worried about her daughter, who is missing. From the moment Ben Nevis ...Read More
7th May 2021. This is the first Mike Nash novel I’ve read and it won’t be the last. Due to the nature of the crimes, it wasn’t as easy book ...Read More
7th May 2021. It’s no secret that I love the Sophie Allen series. They’re built around her dynamic and charismatic character and her relationship with her team. Thankfully, there are ...Read More
6th May 2021. Having previously started this book twice before, I decided to persevere on the third reading and was rewarded with an enjoyable story with some good twists and ...Read More
5th May 2021. You’re always guaranteed an exciting, fast-paced investigation from DCS Justin Palmer and the Serial Crime Squad. This time, it’s a series of strange deaths. People are dying ...Read More
4th May 2021. This is the sixth book in the Tom Mariner series and follows on from events in the previous novel. Like any series, it’s always best to read ...Read More
23rd April 2021. In her tenth outing, Miss Marple finds herself on a Caribbean Island with little to do, thanks to her generous nephew, Raymond. She sits in the sun ...Read More
22nd April 2021. Having enjoyed the first book in the Fethering village mysteries series, I was keen to see what neighbours Carole and Jude would get up to in this ...Read More
17th April 2021. Detective Inspector Ruth Hunter leaves the Metropolitan Police in London for a quieter life in beautiful North Wales, only to find herself thrown into a murder investigation ...Read More
9th April 2021. If you like your crime fiction to be as much about the characters as the plot, then the Vera Stanhope series should fit the bill. From the ...Read More
7th April 2021. When Jeri Howard becomes involved in a divorce case, she takes on more than finding the missing $100,000 dollars that Sam has hidden from his wife. He’s ...Read More
28th March 2021. Having read and enjoyed the first three novels in the Hillary Green series, I settled into this one, not realising what a great and gripping story it ...Read More
28th March 2021. This is a different kind of crime story with an unlikely protagonist, Emily Swanson. With secrets to hide and painful memories, she escapes to London to start ...Read More
23rd March 2021. There’s a change of pace in this fourth outing for DCI Sophie Allen and her team. Two children’s skeletons are unearthed in the garden of a family ...Read More
17th March 2021. In a yacht off the coast of Hastings the grisly remains of a murder are discovered. For DCI Boyd, relocated from London to Sussex CID after extended ...Read More
16th March 2021. Ann Cleeves is fast becoming one of my favourite authors, especially for the Vera Stanhope series. I love the gentle pace, the way she gets inside the ...Read More
10th March 2021. This is a complex story about four students who discover the body of Rosie in the snow. The discovery is about to change and taint their lives ...Read More