Category: murder

Orca by Mariëtte Whitcomb

If you prey on the innocent, I’m coming for you. War didn’t change me… Four months as the enemy’s captive did. I returned home broken, scarred, the call to combat echoing in my soul. Haunted by the deaths of my squad, a darkness festers inside me, set on vengeance. #OrcaTheNovel #FinleySeries #MarietteWhitcomb Instagram @mariettewhitcomb @damppebbles #damppebblesblogtours Facebook @damppebblesblogtours  Seven little girls died at the hands of … Read More Orca by Mariëtte Whitcomb

The Sanatorium by Sarah Pearse

Half-hidden by forest and overshadowed by threatening peaks, Le Sommet has always been a sinister place. Once a sanatorium treating tuberculosis patients, it was abandoned years ago and had fallen into disrepair. Long plagued by troubling rumours, it has recently been renovated into a lavish hotel. An imposing, isolated getaway spot high up in the Swiss Alps is the last place detective Elin Warner … Read More The Sanatorium by Sarah Pearse

Sign of Evil (Shannon Ames, #3) by TJ Brearton

They came looking for pleasure. They found only pain. A serial killer is targeting clients of local sex workers. The victims, all male, are either burned alive or beaten to death.   Suited for deep cover work because she is single, without family ties, Shannon is young enough to pass herself off as a working girl. More importantly, she is smart, energetic, and determined – her … Read More Sign of Evil (Shannon Ames, #3) by TJ Brearton

The Devil’s Mark (DI Graves #3) by W.D. Jackson-Smart

Bloody remains. Multiple victims. Ritual sacrifice? When a blood-stained effigy of body parts is found in a central London park, D.I Daniel Graves must set about trying to discover what it could mean and find the person responsible. Symbols at the crime scene suggest the occult. Who would leave a murder victim in such a way, and why? #TheDevilsMark @wdejackson @PantherPubs @damppebbles  As Graves … Read More The Devil’s Mark (DI Graves #3) by W.D. Jackson-Smart

My Best Friend’s Murder by Polly Phillips

There are so many ways to kill a friendship . . . You’re lying, sprawled at the bottom of the stairs, legs bent, arms wide. And while this could be a tragic accident, if anyone’s got a motive to hurt you, it’s me. Bec and Izzy have been best friends their whole lives. They have been through a lot together – from the death … Read More My Best Friend’s Murder by Polly Phillips

Silent Graves by Sally Rigby

Nothing remains buried forever… When the bodies of two teenage girls are discovered on a building site, DCI Whitney Walker knows she’s on the hunt for a killer. The problem is the murders happened forty years ago and this is her first case with the new team. What makes it even tougher is that with budgetary restrictions in place, she only has two weeks … Read More Silent Graves by Sally Rigby

The Dark Room by Sam Blake

Hare’s Landing, West Cork. A house full of mystery… Rachel Lambert leaves London afraid for her personal safety and determined to uncover the truth behind the sudden death of a homeless man with links to a country house hotel called Hare’s Landing. #TheDarkRoom @samblakebooks @corvusbooks #RandomThingsTours @annecater @RandomTTours New York-based crime reporter Caroline Kelly’s career is threatened by a lawsuit and she needs some thinking space … Read More The Dark Room by Sam Blake

The Art of Dying by Ambrose Parry

A gripping historical novel of medicine & murder from bestselling author Chris Brookmyre and consultant anaesthetist Dr Marisa Haetzman, set in nineteenth-century Edinburgh Edinburgh, 1849. Hordes of patients are dying all across the city, with doctors finding their remedies powerless. And a campaign seeks to paint Dr James Simpson, pioneer of medical chloroform, as a murderer. #TheArtofDying @ambroseparry @cbrookmyre @blackthornbks @canongatebooks #RandomThingsTours @annecater @RandomTTours Determined to … Read More The Art of Dying by Ambrose Parry

The Coffinmaker’s Garden by Stuart MacBride

A village on the edge…As a massive storm batters the Scottish coast, Gordon Smith’s home is falling into the North Sea. But the crumbling headland has revealed what he’s got buried in his garden: human remains. A house full of secrets…With the storm still raging, it’s too dangerous to retrieve the bodies and waves are devouring the evidence. Which means no one knows how … Read More The Coffinmaker’s Garden by Stuart MacBride

Winterkill by by Ragnar Jónasson translated by David Warriner

Easter weekend is approaching, and snow is gently falling in Siglufjörður, the northernmost town in Iceland, as crowds of tourists arrive to visit the majestic ski slopes. @ragnarjo #Winterkill #DarkIceland @OrendaBooks #RandomThingsTours @annecater @RandomTTours Ari Thór Arason is now a police inspector, but he’s separated from his girlfriend, who lives in Sweden with their three-year-old son. A family reunion is planned for the holiday, but a … Read More Winterkill by by Ragnar Jónasson translated by David Warriner

2020 – A Year in Books

Here is a round-up of my favourite books of 2020. Being furloughed during the first lock-down, I got used to reading far more books than in previous years and it also saw the beginning of my new ‘career’ taking part in blog tours. The following are not just from those blog tours, but also NetGalley and Pigeonhole reads. I hope 2021 has as many … Read More 2020 – A Year in Books

My 8 favourite books of 2020 second half

Earlier this year I published my Top 8 books of the first half of 2020. These are my Top 8 books of the second half of the year. There are so many more, but I have tried to cut it down. Her Last Words by Kim Kelly There is something very personal about Her Last Words. It feels as though the author has lived it … Read More My 8 favourite books of 2020 second half