Tag Archives: England

“The shivering turn” by Sally Spencer

“The Shivering Turn” introduces ex-policewoman turned private investigator, Jennie Redhead, and is set in the historic British city of Oxford.  From the northern county of Lancashire, she studied at Oxford herself and got her degree in English Literature. And guess … Continue reading

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“Sleep no more: six murderous tales” by P.D. James

Finding work by a late author that you have revered is rare. Therefore you can imagine my excitement to see that another collection of stories by the inimitable P.D. James has been published. Last year I read and enjoyed “Mistletoe … Continue reading

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“Quick and the dead” by Susan Moody

“Quick and the dead” is the first in a mystery series featuring art expert and ex-copper Alexandra Quick. Alexandra is thirty-three years old, divorced, and on her second career. She, and her friend and business partner Helena Drummond, work jointly … Continue reading

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“Six stories” by Matt Wesolowski

After reading myriad glowing reviews of this novel throughout the year, I had high expectations. I was not disappointed. An outstanding debut thriller that incorporates a cold case murder and folk legends in the rather unique format of a modern … Continue reading

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“The doll funeral” by Kate Hamer

A well-written, though at times bleak novel, about a thirteen year-old girl who can ‘see‘ the dead. She sees many dead people, but the most constant presence is that of ‘Shadow’, a young boy who has made himself known to … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday (an old favorite recommended)

Renee at It’s Book Talk began this meme as a way to share old favorites. This week I’ve chosen “The Sleeper” by Gillian White for my Throwback Thursday post. It was first published in August of 1998 and was, for me, an excellent read. First … Continue reading

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“In a cottage in a wood” by Cass Green

Well folks… my reading slump is well and truly over. Over the past few days I’ve read some stellar novels. “In a cottage in a wood” is just a prime example. A compelling novel that made the time I spent … Continue reading

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“Blackwater Lake” by Maggie James

I’m a bit behind in my Goodreads challenge this year so I thought I’d cheat a little and read a novella that has been on my Kindle for a while. The title and cover seemed in keeping with this time … Continue reading

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“The haunting of Haelstrom Cottage” by Tabatha Cross

Do you remember, as an adolescent,  hearing ghost stories around the campfire? The kind where those around the fire took turns with a flashlight beneath their chin? Well… this is such a story! “When places are deprived of sunlight, evil … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday: an old favorite recommended

Renee at It’s Book Talk began this meme as a way to share old favorites. This week I’ve chosen “The Wacky Man” by Lyn G. Farrell for my Throwback Thursday post. It was first published in May of 2016 and was, for me, a 5* … Continue reading

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“Odd child out” by Gilly MacMillan

Welcome to my stop on the TLC Book Tour for this outstanding police procedural!Noah Sadler and Abdi Mahad are best friends. They are both fifteen years old, very clever, and if truth be told, more than a bit ‘nerdy’. They … Continue reading

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“Dead woman walking” by Sharon Bolton

“Dead woman walking” has unique and disturbing early chapters that I’m sure I’ll remember for a long time.  And by the way, that long time will NEVER include me getting in a hot air balloon! Jessica Lane, a policewoman, takes … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday – an old favorite recommended

Renee at It’s Book Talk began this meme as a way to share old favourites and those books that are languishing on the to be read pile for whatever reason. This week I’ve chosen “The shut eye” by Belinda Bauer for my Throwback Thursday post. It … Continue reading

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“Dare to remember” by Susanna Beard

“Dare to remember” is the story of a young woman named Lisa who undergoes a life changing trauma when an acquaintance follows her and her flatmate home from a pub. By night’s end her flatmate and best friend Ali is … Continue reading

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“Seas of snow” by Kerensa Jennings

“Seas of Snow is a bleak psychological thriller about trust and betrayal told with a distinctive and complex narrative voice.” “Seas of snow” wins my vote for most pertinent cover ever.  Once you read the novel you’ll realize just how … Continue reading

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