Month: November 2020

Afraid of the Christmas Lights: An Anthology of Crime Stories

by Mark Billingham, Val McDermid, Rachael Blok, Heather Critchlow, Sara Collins , Elle Croft, James Delargy, Clare Empson, Jo Furniss, Sophie Hannah, T.E. Kinsey, N.J. Mackay, S.R. Masters, Phoebe Morgan, Dominic Nolan, Robert Scragg, Victoria Selman, Kate Simants, Adam Southward, Harriet Tyce Festive Shorts from the Biggest Stars in Crime Fiction My Review Some of my favourite authors amongst these including Victoria Selman, Phoebe Morgan and James Delargy. I’ve selected a few of the ones I enjoyed the most to review. An Unexpected Present by … Read More Afraid of the Christmas Lights: An Anthology of Crime Stories

Christmas Cookie Cozies: A Holiday Cozy Mystery Anthology

2020 is going to be the coziest holiday season yet with cozy mysteries from Ava Mallory, Summer Prescott, Jenna St. James, Laina Turner, Gretchen Allen, Joanna Campbell Slan, S. C. Merritt, Minnie Crockwell, Mona Marple, Rachael Stapleton and Loraine Hudson – along with their favourite holiday cookie recipe! #ChristmasCookiesCozies2020 @damppebbles #damppebblesblogtours Facebook @damppebblesblogtours  A fabulous collection of ‘long’ short stories – each one is almost a … Read More Christmas Cookie Cozies: A Holiday Cozy Mystery Anthology

Kill a Stranger by Simon Kernick

They took your fiancée.They framed you for murder.You’re given one chance to save her. To clear your name.You must kill someone for them.They give you the time and place.The weapon. The target.You have less than 24 hours.You only know that no-one can be trusted…and nothing is what it seems. My Review Very clever plotting with lots of twists and turns. Who can you trust? … Read More Kill a Stranger by Simon Kernick

Dead Already by Tim Adler

What if someone you accidentally killed came back to haunt you? When the perfect crime results in the kidnap and murder of Megan, his only child, East End villain Mickey Speight is grief stricken. But now, nearly thirty years later, Megan sends a message to her father, gone-to-ground in present-day Margate. #DeadAlready @timadlerauthor @NightsBooks @damppebbles #damppebblesblogtours Facebook @damppebblesblogtours  As the messages from his dead daughter keep … Read More Dead Already by Tim Adler

Crime and Justice by Martin Bodenham

What if we could no longer trust DNA profiling, the silver bullet of our criminal justice system? For years, we’ve relied on it to solve decades-old crimes, convict the guilty, and liberate the innocent from death row. But what happens to that trust when a crime lab scientist is leaned on to manipulate the evidence or, worse still, lose it altogether? Ruthless Seattle mayor, … Read More Crime and Justice by Martin Bodenham

Gravity Is the Thing by Jaclyn Moriarty

The adult debut from bestselling, award-winning young adult author Jaclyn Moriarty—a frequently hilarious, brilliantly observed novel—that follows a single mother’s heartfelt search for greater truths about the universe, her family and herself. Twenty years ago, Abigail Sorenson’s brother Robert went missing one day before her sixteenth birthday, never to be seen again. That same year, she began receiving scattered chapters in the mail of … Read More Gravity Is the Thing by Jaclyn Moriarty

Fallout (The Nick Sullivan Thrillers Book 1) by Karla Forbes

Blackmail. Complacency. A nuclear threat turned real. A group of unknown terrorists are blackmailing the British government with a quantity of plutonium left over from the Cold War. Only one man knows their identity and can prevent a disaster, but he is on the run for a murder he didn’t commit and has no intention of being found. #Fallout @KarlaForbes @Darkstrokedark @damppebbles #damppebblesblogtours Facebook @damppebblesblogtours  Whilst the … Read More Fallout (The Nick Sullivan Thrillers Book 1) by Karla Forbes

The Heat by Sean O’Leary

Jake is a loner who works nights in a Darwin motel and lives at the YMCA. He’s in love with Angel, a Thai prostitute who works out of the low-rent Shark Motel. #TheHeat #SeanOLeary @damppebbles #damppebblesblogtours Facebook @damppebblesblogtours  A vicious murder turns Jake’s life into a nightmare. He must fight for his life on the heat-soaked streets of Darwin and Bangkok in the wet season, to … Read More The Heat by Sean O’Leary

The Keeper by Jessica Moor

When Katie Straw’s body is pulled from the waters of the local suicide spot, the police are ready to write it off as a standard-issue female suicide. But the residents of the domestic violence shelter where Katie worked disagree. These women have spent weeks or even years waiting for the men they’re running from to catch up with them. They know immediately: This was … Read More The Keeper by Jessica Moor

Rough Country by by T.J. Brearton

A young girl murdered. A town with a dark secret. A young girl, Kasey, is murdered in the woods of northern New York, a strange symbol carved into her stomach. Investigator Reed Raleigh, Major Crimes, is tasked with finding the killer. #RoughCountry #TJBrearton @inkubatorbooks @damppebbles #damppebblesblogtours Facebook @damppebblesblogtours  Reed has his own troubles. He’s in therapy, divorced, estranged from his son. But he desperately needs to … Read More Rough Country by by T.J. Brearton

Swimming in the Dark by Tomasz Jedrowski

Set in early 1980s Poland against the violent decline of communism, a tender and passionate story of first love between two young men who eventually find themselves on opposite sides of the political divide. #SwimmingintheDark #debutauthors @BloomsburyBooks When university student Ludwik meets Janusz at a summer agricultural camp, he is fascinated yet wary of this handsome, carefree stranger. But a chance meeting by the river … Read More Swimming in the Dark by Tomasz Jedrowski

The Stairwell by Dean Bryant

Frightful visions. An unknown manipulator. A force from beyond reason. Brandon Chapman arrives home to a horrific scene. His wife, Stephanie, is exhibiting behaviour that he can only describe as that of someone possessed – yet he doesn’t even believe in the supernatural. He soon realises that it was nothing other than a frightful, haunting vision. @DeanBryantBooks #TheStairwell @Darkstrokedark @damppebbles #damppebblesblogtours Facebook @damppebblesblogtours  After discovering a … Read More The Stairwell by Dean Bryant