Tag Archives: England

“The Hiding Place” by C.J. Tudor

In the former colliery town of Arnhill in Nottinghamshire, a teacher brutally murders her son and then kills herself. “It is the sort of village that glowers at you when you arrive and spits on the ground in disgust as … Continue reading

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“Salt Lane” by William Shaw

I loved this author’s “The Birdwatcher” so much that I just had to read this title which features Detective Sergeant Cupidi of the Serious Crimes Directorate in Kent. Alexandra Cupidi has moved to Kent from London where she worked for … Continue reading

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“Silent Scream” by Angela Marsons

For some time now I have noticed that the D.I. Kim Stone series has been highly praised by my fellow book bloggers. Therefore, I decided that despite my lengthy TBR, I would read the series in its entirety, one title … Continue reading

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“For Reasons Unknown” by Michael Wood @KillerReads @MichaelHWood

BLURB: Two murders. Twenty years. Now the killer is back for more… DCI Matilda Darke has returned to work after a nine month absence. A shadow of her former self, she is tasked with re-opening a cold case: the terrifyingly … Continue reading

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“The Fallen” by Michael Wood (series prequel novella)

BLURB: It’s Christmas in Sheffield. But not everyone is enjoying the festive season…A man has been found brutally murdered in his own home.The victim is Iain Kilbride, a once-famous TV star who has faded into obscurity. All signs point to … Continue reading

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“This is how it ends” by Eva Dolan

This is how it begins. With a near-empty building, the inhabitants forced out of their homes by property developers. With two women: idealistic, impassioned blogger Ella and seasoned campaigner, Molly. With a body hidden in a lift shaft. But how … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday : an old favorite recommended

I haven’t done a “Throwback Thursday” post in quite a while so I thought it was high time I did another one. Renee at It’s Book Talk began this meme as a way to share old favorites. Today I want to share … Continue reading

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“Murder at Hawthorn Cottage” by Betty Rowlands

Melissa Craig is a mystery novelist in her mid-forties. Single, and the mother of a grown son, she has just moved from London into an isolated Cotswold cottage where she intends to write her next book. One of her other … Continue reading

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“The Phantom Tree” by Nicola Cornick

Present Day – We first meet Alison Bannister as she is walking past an art gallery in Marlborough, Wiltshire.  She spies a portrait – a portrait of a woman who she is very familiar with. It is a likeness of … Continue reading

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“The Body in the Dales” by J.R. Ellis

As a bona fide anglophile, books set in England always appeal to me. My mother was a war bride and I still have a lot of family in the ‘old country’. I’ve read all of the James Herriot books and … Continue reading

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“Seven Days of Us” by Francesca Hornak

Christmas is a family time. We all put a lot of pressure on ourselves in trying to live up to the traditional Christmas ideal. Most of us fall short.  Although we all love our families, we don’t always like them. … Continue reading

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“The Craftsman” by Sharon Bolton

A new Sharon Bolton novel is always cause for me to celebrate. Though I wasn’t able to procure an advance reader’s copy of “The Craftsman“, I simply just HAD to buy a copy and read it before the end of … Continue reading

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“The Winter’s Child” by Cassandra Parkin

Susannah and John Harper were very much in love and they longed for a child. When they couldn’t conceive, they decided to adopt. Joel, the infant they adopted, was born addicted to drugs. They brought him home on Midwinter’s Day, … Continue reading

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“Dry Bones” by Sally Spencer

Last year I read “The Shivering Turn” which was the first in the Jennie Redhead series. With “Dry Bones” we revisit private investigator Jennie as she attempts to solve three murders which took place decades apart. For those who haven’t … Continue reading

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“The Stranger Diaries” by Elly Griffiths

In the beginning we meet Clare Cassidy, an attractive, divorced, school teacher and single mum living in West Sussex with her teenage daughter and much-loved dog. She teaches creative writing in the English Department of Talgarth High, the same school … Continue reading

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