Tag: murder mystery

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

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

In a Deep Dark Wood by Tina Pritchard

What she saw in the wood would change her life forever. Walking in the wood one day, Fran witnesses the horrifying murder of local teen, Tyler. She tells the police exactly what she saw, but their investigation doesn’t seem to make much headway. #InaDeepDarkWood #TinaPritchard @inkubatorbooks @damppebbles #damppebblesblogtours Facebook @damppebblesblogtours  Fran tries to settle back into a normal life, but is tormented by guilt – was there … Read More In a Deep Dark Wood by Tina Pritchard

The Whisper Man by Alex North

In this dark, suspenseful thriller, Alex North weaves a multi-generational tale of a father and son caught in the crosshairs of an investigation to catch a serial killer preying on a small town. After the sudden death of his wife, Tom Kennedy believes a fresh start will help him and his young son Jake heal. A new beginning, a new house, a new town: … Read More The Whisper Man by Alex North

The Kindness of Psychopaths by Alan Gorevan

How far would you go for those you love? When Valentina López Vázquez vanishes from her home one morning, it’s obvious that she was taken by force. What happened to her next is not so obvious. #TheKindnessofPsychopaths @AlanGorevan @damppebbles #damppebblesblogtours Facebook @damppebblesblogtours  The disappearance forces two men on a gruelling search for the truth: Barry Wall, Valentina’s frantic husband, and Joe Byrne, the nihilistic detective in charge … Read More The Kindness of Psychopaths by Alan Gorevan

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

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

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 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