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.
20th October 2021. The second book in the series is another fast moving, thoroughly entertaining and exciting investigation. Del and Sabrina travel the length and breadth of the USA when ...Read More
14th October 2021. In the tenth outing for Sophie Allen of the Violent Crimes Unit in Dorset, she has to investigate the brutal murder of a fellow detective, dumped in ...Read More
13th October 2021. First published in January 1922, this is another fast moving adventure, giving Tommy and Tuppence their first outing. Naturally, the language and attitudes are of the time, ...Read More
8th October 2021. This is a murder mystery with a difference, set in a sleepy seaside town in Lancashire. Former soldier, Slim Hardy, discharged for misconduct is now a private ...Read More
8th October 2021. Overall I enjoyed this novel, featuring DI Zoe Finch. Flushed with success, she’s put on the team investigating the murder of Assistant Chief Constable Bryn Jackson. However, ...Read More
29th September 2021. The sixth book in this excellent series, featuring DI Mike Nash and his team, is another twisting, action-packed cracker. A woman goes missing while her husband is ...Read More
27th September 2021. Jeri Howard series always offers something different, usually a social problem that encapsulates a crime or two. In this outing, Jeri has to track down runaway teenager, ...Read More
26th September 2021. The story, set in 1960, starts slowly with a murder connected to a past death. Ryder, a trainee coroner, sat in at the original inquest, convinced witnesses ...Read More
23rd September 2021. In the second Much Winchmoor novel, Kat’s thrown into another murder investigation when Margot Duckett-Trimble is killed and left in a vat of cider. As she was ...Read More
21st September 2021. I enjoy discovering new authors and books, especially those that offer something original. Kendra Dillon is only as good as her next podcast. And after a successful ...Read More
18th September 2021. If you’re going to steal a laptop, make sure it doesn’t belong to a deadly and ruthless criminal. Unfortunately, for two thieves, it’s too late. For Detective ...Read More
16th September 2021. This beautifully written and crafted murder mystery has a ghost story at its heart and a killer in the shadows. It’s narrated by three characters: Clare’s an ...Read More
14th September 2021. In the fourth book in the series, Addison finds herself at the heart of another mystery from the past. This time it’s the death of a young ...Read More
12th September 2021. This is an intense and complex story where the past forces its way into the present with devastating effects. At its heart is DI Frank Farrell, a ...Read More
This hugely enjoyable adventure of discovery begins with the murder of Del Honeycutt’s date. Before he has time to catch his breath, he’s plunged into a race to discover ‘hidden ...Read More
3rd September 2021. This is an interesting early book by Agatha Christie, featuring Anne, a young woman seeking adventure in her mundane life. She gets it when she witnesses someone ...Read More
30th August 2021. Once again, Bill Kitson delivers another fast paced and exciting thriller in the sleepy Yorkshire countryside of Helmdale. Original, offbeat, imaginative and intricately plotted, I couldn’t put ...Read More
27th August 2021. I’ve loved the previous eight books in the series. The characters in the team and their relationships are the backbone of the stories as they investigate some ...Read More