I enjoy discovering new authors as much as reading new books by my favourites.
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 book and why it might be one you’d enjoy.
Currently reading You are Dead by Peter James
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
3/5 stars. While I loved the idea behind the story, the concept felt stretched and contrived in places. My thoughts I loved the idea of sitting next to a stranger ...Read More
4/5 stars. Thirty years ago, I read this novel about feisty private detective, Kinsey Millhone, who lives and operates in the fictional town of Santa Teresa in California. At the ...Read More
5/5 stars. It was always going to be difficult to follow the breath-taking excitement and climax of Angel, the previous novel in the series, but High Force is simply stunning ...Read More
5/5 stars. This is top drawer crime writing, based on strong, likeable characters you will root for. My thoughts After the heart-stopping finale to the previous novel, it was always ...Read More
5/5 stars. The final scenes are heart stopping, defying me to put the story down. Of course I didn’t. My thoughts From the moment you start reading, you know Peter ...Read More
4.5/5 stars. A compelling series with strong, sharply drawn characters, an evocative setting with a seedy underbelly, dark humour, and plots that drag you all over the place and back ...Read More