I enjoy discovering new authors as much as reading new books by my favourite ones.
You shouldn’t be surprised to discover I love crime fiction, especially when there are so many great authors and books to choose from.
I hope my reviews will give you an insight into the books I enjoy and why they might be ones you’d like.
Currently reading The Puppet Show by MW Craven
31st December 2018 – 4 stars I enjoyed The Body in the Dales, the first in a series featuring Yorkshire detective Jim Oldroyd. The gentle pace, the evocative setting of ...Read More
26th December 2018 – 5 stars. The best spoofs remain faithful to the concept of the original, while adding a new, often irreverent treatment. In this case, we have classic ...Read More
23rd December 2018 – 5 stars The author’s distinctive voice and style immediately drew me into this complex, twisting story that kept me hooked and guessing to the final pages ...Read More
4th December 2018 – 5/5 stars. Peter James always comes up with original plots that entertain, intrigue and delight. This time, it’s the world of the superstar singer/actor that gets ...Read More
21st November 2018 – 4/5 stars Once again, the author delivers another terrific story, filled with tension, suspense and superlative writing as someone starts blowing up the bridges over the ...Read More
19th November 2018 – 5/5 stars. Every once in a while a story comes along that blows your socks off. It’s not just the story that stands out from the ...Read More
12th November 2018 – 4/5 stars First published in the late 1980s, Gallows View focuses on the characters and day to day police work in a provincial Yorkshire Dales town ...Read More
4th November 2018 – 4/5 stars Every once in a while a book hits you with such force, it can leave you breathless. There are no compromises with Silent Scream, ...Read More
2nd November 2018 - 4/5 stars I loved the idea behind this story. Imagine waking up one morning to discover that the rest of your family have disappeared. No note, ...Read More
21st October 2018. 5/5 stars for another inventive plot and stylish addition to the Roy Grace series. The story starts with a road accident that spirals out of control when ...Read More
14th October 2018 - 5/5 stars. I studied this novel for my English Literature O level back in 1974/5 and it changed my life. The story taught me about tolerance ...Read More
5th October 2018 – 4/5 stars After Cragside’s detour into the whodunit, it’s good to be back into the more familiar police procedural format. This time a murder from thirty ...Read More
28th September 2018 - 4/5 stars It was always going to be a challenge to follow the high drama and intensity of the previous two novels, Angel and High Force, ...Read More
21st September 2018 – 5/5 stars. You’re always guaranteed something intriguing, original and a little bit different when Kay Hunter investigates a murder. Gone to Ground begins with the gruesome ...Read More
14th September 2018 – 5/5 stars. Sometimes, you come across a book that grabs you from the first line, connecting on a deeper level than most books. Hush Now Baby ...Read More
13th September 2018 - 3/5 stars. There’s always something intriguing about a vigilante, driven to take action where the legal system fails to deliver justice. Is he doing society a ...Read More
5/5 stars. This is the first book I’ve read by Michael Wood and it definitely won’t be the last. But it didn’t start out that way. Inwardly I groaned when ...Read More
3/5 stars. I like to try something from an author I haven’t read before and the opening signalled a dark and complex crime story about child trafficking. It turned out ...Read More