Category Archives: 1st in series

“The missing ones” by Patricia Gibney

Just finished the last page of Patricia Gibney’s “The missing ones” – and I’m missing the characters already.  The novel features Garda Síochána detective inspector Lottie Parker and is set in the fictional town of Ragmullin in the Irish Midlands. Lottie is … Continue reading

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“Delivering the truth” by Edith Maxwell

Nominated for the Agatha Award for Best Historical Novel  Blurb from Goodreads: Quaker midwife Rose Carroll hears secrets and keeps con­fi­dences as she attends births of the rich and poor alike in an 1888 Massachusetts mill town. When the town’s … Continue reading

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“The goldfish bowl” by Laurence Gough

“The Goldfish Bowl“, winner of the Arthur Ellis Award for Best First Novel from the Crime Writers of Canada is the first of thirteen police procedural novels featuring Detectives Willows and Parker. It was originally published in 1987. The blurb: An elusive … Continue reading

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“Rainy day sisters” by Kate Hewitt

Like the lovely aga on the cover, “Rainy day sisters” will leave you feeling warm and happy. Set in the west of Cumbria, this novel features two sisters who are virtual strangers.  They have the same mother, but they grew … Continue reading

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“A siege of bitterns” by Steve Burrows

Expectations can make or break a read.  Sometimes when there is a lot of ‘hype’ about a book you set your expectations too high and then you find yourself a tad disappointed in it. Sometimes when you have NO expectations … Continue reading

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“The Collector” by Anne-Laure Thiéblemont

“Collecting is a form of lust. There’s a burning desire. It’s not something you can explain in so many words.” Marion Spicer is very ‘at home’ in the art world of Paris. She works tracing the provenance of art, and … Continue reading

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“The white shepherd” by Annie Dalton

Anna Hopkins is in her early thirties and lives alone in an imposing house in Oxford that was once owned by her grandparents.   During her teenage years she suffered from an unspeakable family tragedy, and her entire life is irrevocably changed … Continue reading

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