Tag: dark humour

The Rabbit Factor by Antti Tuomainen translated by David Hackston

Award-winning author Antti Tuomainen launches his first series with The Rabbit Factor, an energetic black comedy, currently being adapted for the screen by Amazon/Mandeville Films with Steve Carell to star, and Antti executive producing. What makes life perfect? Insurance mathematician Henri Koskinen knows the answer because he calculates everything down to the very last decimal. Until he is faced with the incalculable, after a … Read More The Rabbit Factor by Antti Tuomainen translated by David Hackston

My Top 8 Books of 2021 – part three

Here are my favourite eight books of the third quarter of 2021. So far this has been a good year for books if for nothing else, so it was a really difficult decision. The Beresford by Will Carver Firstly let me just say one thing – don’t get too attached to the characters, they may not be around long enough. Apart from Mrs May that … Read More My Top 8 Books of 2021 – part three

Afraid of the Shadows by various

STORIES THAT GO BUMP IN THE NIGHT Crime fighting duo, Tilly and Poe solve a mystery from inside a pantomime horse in an exclusive short by Gold Dagger winner, M.W. Craven. A psychopath takes Trick or Treating a step too far. And a woman’s dream of a quiet life is shattered by a knock on the door. Afraid Of The Shadows is a collection … Read More Afraid of the Shadows by various

The Late Train to Gypsy Hill by Alan Johnson

Gary Nelson has a routine for the commute to his rather dull job in the city. Each day, he watches as a woman on the train applies her make up in a ritual he now knows by heart. He’s never dared to strike up a conversation . . . but maybe one day. Then one evening, on the late train to Gipsy Hill, the … Read More The Late Train to Gypsy Hill by Alan Johnson

The Black Dress by Deborah Moggach

Pru is on her own. But then, so are plenty of other people. And while the loneliness can be overwhelming, surely she’ll find a party somewhere? Pru’s husband has walked out, leaving her alone to contemplate her future. She’s missing not so much him, but the life they once had – picnicking on the beach with small children, laughing together, nestling up like spoons … Read More The Black Dress by Deborah Moggach

Just the Place for a Snark by Cat on a Piano Productions / Theatrephonic

Welcome to the home of the world-famous Snark. If you are very lucky you may catch a glimpse, but it’s very rare that anyone gets to see it. But not to worry. There are lots of other things to see in this beautiful nature reserve – small animals, insects and beautiful plants and wild flowers. But don’t you go straying from the paths. The … Read More Just the Place for a Snark by Cat on a Piano Productions / Theatrephonic

The Beresford by Will Carver

Just outside the city – any city, every city – is a grand, spacious but affordable apartment building called The Beresford.There’s a routine at The Beresford. #WillCarver #TheBeresford @OrendaBooks @annecater @RandomTTours For Mrs May, every day’s the same: a cup of cold, black coffee in the morning, pruning roses, checking on her tenants, wine, prayer and an afternoon nap. She never leaves the building. Abe … Read More The Beresford by Will Carver

The Rule by David Jackson

When you break THE RULE, bad things happen. Daniel is looking forward to his birthday. He wants fish and chips, a chocolate caterpillar cake, and six comics starring his favourite superhero. Daniel will be twenty-three next week. And he has no idea that he’s about to kill a stranger. #TheRule @Author_Dave   @ViperBooks Daniel’s parents know that their beloved and vulnerable son will be taken away. … Read More The Rule by David Jackson

Darke Matter by Rick Gekoski

James Darke is dreading the first family Christmas without his wife Suzy. Engulfed by grief, his grudging preparations are interrupted by a persistent knock at the door. Questions about the circumstances of his wife’s death force him to confront the outside world and what really happened to her. #DarkeMatter @RGekoski @LittleBrownUK #RandomThingsTours @annecater @RandomTTours Isolated, angry and diminished, James soon faces a crisis both legal and … Read More Darke Matter by Rick Gekoski

Comeback by Chris Limb

Genie has everything – a BRIT award, a singing career, the attention of the press and Oliver Fox, a pretty boy who looks good on her arm. Until he dies. #Comeback @catmachine @unbounders @damppebbles #damppebblesblogtours Facebook @damppebblesblogtours  His death brings Genie’s long buried feelings bubbling to the surface. Her grief over the death of her lover Wendi who introduced her to this world. Her self doubt … Read More Comeback by Chris Limb

Call Me Mummy by Tina Baker

THIS MOTHER’S DAY YOU WILL CALL HER MUMMY Glamorous, beautiful Mummy has everything a woman could want… except for a daughter of her very own. So when she sees Kim – heavily pregnant, glued to her phone and ignoring her eldest child in a busy shop – she does what anyone would do. She takes her. But little foul-mouthed Tonya is not the daughter … Read More Call Me Mummy by Tina Baker

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