Category: fiction

On Guard by Cat on a Piano Productions / Theatrephonic

On GuardAnd so it was writ, the stairs shall be guarded. Tropical desert islands, tree houses, forts and sailing the high seas. Who wears the hat and who gets the spatula? And so it was writ, the stairs shall be guarded. The stairs must always be kept safe. Another cracker from Theatrephonic and I particularly love the Step Shanty. Written by Tilly LunkenDirected by … Read More On Guard by Cat on a Piano Productions / Theatrephonic

A Mirror Murder by Helen Hollick

Eighteen-year-old library assistant Jan Christopher’s life is to change on a rainy Friday evening in July 1971, when her legal guardian and uncle, DCI Toby Christopher, gives her a lift home after work. Driving the car, is her uncle’s new Detective Constable, Laurie Walker – and it is love at first sight for the young couple. #AMirrorMurder @HelenHollick @damppebbles #damppebblesblogtours Facebook @damppebblesblogtours  But romance is soon … Read More A Mirror Murder by Helen Hollick

The Girls Inside by NJ Mackay

Blue grew up in the Black House. In remotest Wales, Joseph Carillo recruited young, lonely women to join his community and adopt his erratic views. Blue’s mother was one of them. But when the Black House goes up in flames, Blue escapes to freedom and never stops running. Twenty years later, when Blue’s old dormmate commits suicide, Blue receives a strange call. She has … Read More The Girls Inside by NJ Mackay

Kill Shot by Sally Rigby

The game is over…..there’s nowhere to hide. When Lenchester’s most famous sportsman is shot dead, DCI Whitney Walker and her team are thrown into the world of snooker. She calls on forensic psychologist Dr Georgina Cavendish to assist, but the investigation takes them in a direction which has far-reaching, international ramifications. #KillShot #CavendishandWalker @SallyRigby4 #CavendishandWalker @damppebbles #damppebblesblogtours Facebook @damppebblesblogtours  Much to Whitney’s annoyance, a member of … Read More Kill Shot by Sally Rigby

Books on the Hill Kickstarter Project

Making exciting good quality fiction accessible to a minority group currently not provided for by today’s UK traditional mass book market and providing a new tool for booksellers to use in their drive to increase diversity and inclusion.  For more information click here. Who Are We Working With “We, Books On The Hill, have been so fortunate that many great authors have agreed to … Read More Books on the Hill Kickstarter Project

The Legacy by Caroline Bond

A death in the family rarely brings out the best in people – even the deceased. Jonathan Coulter planned for his death meticulously, leaving nothing to chance. His will states that his three adult children must decide between them how to dispose of his estate. If they cannot come together over their inheritance, then they risk losing it. But Liv, Noah and Chloe never … Read More The Legacy by Caroline Bond

My Top 8 Books of 2021 so far

Here are my favourite eight books of the first quarter of 2021. Last year I chose eight books in the first half but I already have eight so I’m going to break with tradition. Lost Property by Helen Paris Each year I wait for that one book that grabs me by the heart and won’t let go. It’s only just February and I have … Read More My Top 8 Books of 2021 so far

The Republic of Love by Carol Shields

With a foreword by Margaret Atwood A celebration of love in its many guises, The Republic of Love recounts the heartfelt tale of two of life’s unlucky lovers: Fay, a folklorist whose passion for mermaids has kept her from focusing on any one man; and, right across the street, Tom, a popular radio talk-show host who’s been through three marriages and divorces in his … Read More The Republic of Love by Carol Shields

The Last House on Needless Street by Catriona Ward

This is the story of a serial killer. A stolen child. Revenge. Death. And an ordinary house at the end of an ordinary street. All these things are true. And yet they are all lies… You think you know what’s inside the last house on Needless Street. You think you’ve read this story before. That’s where you’re wrong. In the dark forest at the … Read More The Last House on Needless Street by Catriona Ward

The Box by Cat on a Piano Productions / Theatrephonic

Simon’s new job is not what it seem. Simon can’t stand working with Jackie. And now she’s been promoted and he’ll have to work even closer with her, it’s time for him to find a new job. Which doesn’t take long. But who is the mysterious man he’s working for? And why does Simon start speaking in a peculiar language every now and then? … Read More The Box by Cat on a Piano Productions / Theatrephonic

Manipulated Lives by HA Leuschel

Five compelling true-to-life stories each highlighting a narcissist’s manipulative mind games. Narcissists are everywhere. They can be witty, charming and highly charismatic. Anyone can be their target. #ManipulatedLives @HALeuschel @damppebbles #damppebblesblogtours Facebook @damppebblesblogtours  At first their devious, calculating mind games can be hard to spot because they are masters of disguise, but then they revert to their true self of being controlling and angry in private. … Read More Manipulated Lives by HA Leuschel

The Silent Friend by Diane Jeffrey

Tragedy brought them together. The truth will tear them apart. It’s supposed to be Laura’s dream holiday: a trip to France with a group of friends to see their favourite band play live. But the holiday quickly turns to disaster, and Laura is left haunted by terrifying images from the worst night of her life. #TheSilentFriend @dianefjeffrey @HQstories @damppebbles #damppebblesblogtours Facebook @damppebblesblogtours  When Laura finds an … Read More The Silent Friend by Diane Jeffrey