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.
December 2017 5/5 stars. Peter James’ meticulous research is legendary, creating a world filled with memorable characters and authentic detail Description One single act of kindness becomes an endless reign ...Read More
5/5 stars. The story not only kept me interested from start to finish, but I enjoyed the dashes of humour. Description When the body of a snatched schoolgirl is found ...Read More
November 2017 4/5 stars. Both characters were sympathetically drawn were entirely credible, adding a solid backbone to an enjoyable read. Description She came at first for answers…now she’s back for ...Read More
October 2017 5/5 stars. This is a great story, filled with engaging characters, action and conflict and historical details that brings the whole tale alive Description Satisfied that he has ...Read More
September 2017 4/5 stars. Written with great wit, humour and style, Joy Mutter’s down to earth writing makes the unusual seem perfectly normal. Description A retired Irish superintendent and his ...Read More
September 2017 4/5 stars. The lead characters are well-portrayed and engaging as their relationship develops and struggles with the strict morals and codes of class and love in Victorian Glasgow ...Read More
August 2017 5/5 stars. Imagine Dr Watson feeling a tad frustrated and peeved as his smart-Alec, know-all friend, Sherlock Holmes, swoops in to solve another baffling case with consummate ease ...Read More
July 2017 4/5 stars. I enjoyed the gentle pace of this murder mystery allows the reader time to get to know the main characters and the beautiful and atmospheric Walsingham, ...Read More
June 2017 4/5 stars. Filled with raw emotion, as you would expect, this is a harrowing story of lies and deceit, gradually peeled back until the truth emerges. Description A ...Read More
May 2017 5/5 stars. Echoes From Afar is an epic tale, told with a confidence and mastery that engaged and surprised me from the first page to the last. Description ...Read More
November 2017 Description When the body of a snatched schoolgirl is found in an abandoned biosciences building, the case is first treated as a kidnapping gone wrong. But Detective Kay ...Read More