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.
11th October 2020. 5 stars. In her eighth adventure private eye Sloane Monroe finds herself in Australia, working for a senator whose sister has been murdered, as has her partner ...Read More
10th October 2020. 4 stars. The second DI Hilary Greene novel starts with the mysterious death of a French university student in Oxford. It takes a while to uncover the ...Read More
6th October 2020. 4 stars. I love it when a book surprises me. In this case it was the character of DCI Sophie Allen, who was fresh, original, charismatic and ...Read More
24th September 2020. 3.5 stars. I found this entertaining cosy mystery buried among the books on my Kindle. The story's set in 1975. GP, Lance Elliott, becomes involved in a ...Read More
21st September 2020. 4 stars. Someone is playing mind games with DCI Arla Baker, breaking into her flat, sending her items that suggest they know her secrets. Worst of all, ...Read More
20th September 2020. 5 stars. Having read and enjoyed Bad to the Bone, the first book in the series, I was keen to see what DI Bliss would face in ...Read More
16th September 2020. 3 stars. The subject of domestic abuse can’t be an easy one to tackle, so full marks to the author for depicting the suffering women can endure ...Read More
15th September 2020. 5 stars. This is the first novel to feature Miss Marple. In her first appearance, she’s described as a bit of a busybody, who’s always right in ...Read More
9th August 2020. 4 stars. Let me first say how much I enjoyed this book. I wasn't sure this would be the case when I opened it on my Kindle ...Read More
30th August 2020. 4 stars. It’s no secret that I prefer private detectives and sleuths to police procedural crime fiction. It’s much more challenging for a sleuth to solve a ...Read More
18th August 2020. 5 stars. This is an excellent introduction and guide to independent publishing that’s perfect for a novice or seasoned indie author. It’s filled with practical tips and ...Read More
18th August 2020. 4 stars. This is the second book in the series, building on the characters and relationships in the first, No Simple Death, which I reviewed here. When ...Read More
13th August 2020. 4 stars. I enjoyed my second outing with DI Barton and his team as they pursued a serial killer who managed to stay several steps ahead until ...Read More
9th August 2020. 5 stars. Roy Grace takes something of a back seat as the story focuses on the trial of a ruthless drugs baron who will do anything to ...Read More
4th August 2020. 4 stars. A dead woman lies at the side of the road and her child is missing. Former journalist, Dee Doran, who has problems of her own, ...Read More
25th July 2020. 5 stars How do you review a story that’s so intensely personal and traumatic, where the author opens her heart and soul to you? Simple – you ...Read More
16th July 2020. 4 stars. The skeletal remains of a woman are found in a shallow grave in a wood in this first book featuring DI Bliss and DS ...Read More
16th July 2020. 4 stars. As the title suggests, this book is aimed at independent authors. It’s a positive, encouraging book that shows you what it’s possible to achieve with ...Read More