Tag: murder

A Tidy Ending by Joanna Cannon 

A NICE, NORMAL HOUSELinda has lived around here ever since she fled the dark events of her childhood in Wales. Now she sits in her kitchen, wondering if this is all there is – pushing the Hoover round and cooking fish fingers for tea is a far cry from the glamorous lifestyle she sees in the glossy catalogues coming through the door for the … Read More A Tidy Ending by Joanna Cannon 

The Safe House by Louise Mumford

“The house keeps us safe,” she says. “There’s nothing left for us outside.” Esther is safe in the house. For sixteen years, she and her mother have lived off the grid, protected from the dangers of the outside world. For sixteen years, Esther has never seen another single soul. Until today. Today there’s a man outside the house. A man who knows Esther’s name, … Read More The Safe House by Louise Mumford

The Fields (Riley Fisher #1) by Erin Young

A breakneck procedural that is beautifully written and masterfully crafted, Erin Young’s The Fields is a dynamite debut—crime fiction at its very finest. Some things don’t stay buried. It starts with a body—a young woman found dead in an Iowa cornfield, on one of the few family farms still managing to compete with the giants of Big Agriculture. When Sergeant Riley Fisher, newly promoted … Read More The Fields (Riley Fisher #1) by Erin Young

The Beach House by Beverley Jones

Published in paperback 21st April 2022! The perfect place to hide. Or so she thought . . . When Grace Jensen returns to her home in Lookout Beach one day, she finds a body in a pool of blood and a menacing gift left for her. The community of Lookout Beach is shocked by such a brutal intrusion in their close-knit neighbourhood – particularly … Read More The Beach House by Beverley Jones

Broken by Anna Legat

What if you lost the memory of who you are? What if you had to pick up the loose ends of life that wasn’t yours? What if you had to fight somebody else’s battles? What would YOU do ? Camilla’s life will never be the same after her beloved son Christopher is sent to prison. Father Joseph’s faith is sorely tested when a deranged … Read More Broken by Anna Legat

No Less The Devil by Stuart McBride

‘We are each our own devil, and we make this world our hell.’ It’s been seventeen months since the Bloodsmith butchered his first victim and Operation Maypole is still no nearer to catching him. The media is whipping up a storm, the top brass are demanding results, but the investigation is sinking fast. Now isn’t the time to get distracted with other cases, but … Read More No Less The Devil by Stuart McBride

Let’s Pretend by Laura Vaughan

When you fake it for a living, the truth is hard to find… Former child star Lily Thane is now a struggling thirty-something actress. Her old stage-school buddy, Adam Harker, is on the brink of making it big, but he needs an appropriate red-carpet companion to seal the deal, and Lily fits the bill. Soon after signing on the dotted line, Adam’s dark side … Read More Let’s Pretend by Laura Vaughan

My Top 8 Books of 2022 – part one

Here are my favourite eight books of the first quarter of 2022. So far I’ve read some good books.  Tapestry by Beth Duke “We’re all part of a tapestry bigger than any of us can imagine, weaving in and out and creating a glorious picture. All of us from the beginning of time.” What a lovely thought. My brother had his DNA done and assuming … Read More My Top 8 Books of 2022 – part one

The Lake Templeton Murders by HS Burnley

An edge-of-your seat murder mystery set in a forgotten, ocean-facing town on Vancouver Island! A body washes up on the shores of Lake Templeton, a small town on the coast of Vancouver Island. Sharon Reese, the victim, was a dedicated government employee. Everyone liked her, but no one knew much about her. Was she hiding something? Maybe a questionable past riddled with scandal. And did … Read More The Lake Templeton Murders by HS Burnley

Shaking Hands With The Devil by Bryan J Mason

‘WE ARE ON THIS CASE LIKE A BONER FIDO BLOODHOUND…AND MY MEN ARE BARKING AT THE LEASH’ In this darkly comic novel, Clifton Gentle is an ordinary man without much to distinguish him. Not much, that is, apart from being a serial killer who is leaving bits of his young male victims scattered around North London.  #ShakingHandsWithTheDevil @BryanJMason @Zooloo’s Book Tours @zooloo2008 #ZooloosBookTours #blogtour DCI Dave Hicks … Read More Shaking Hands With The Devil by Bryan J Mason

Dead Medieval Princess by Cat on a Piano Productions / Theatrephonic

Dead Medieval Princess – “she died 700 years ago!” Kate wants her essay to show how personal and political lives merged in Medieval Portugal. But she can’t find any information about a dead princess or that anyone tried to pursue justice. She was murdered by her husband who faced no repercussions. We move to today – at crimes motivated by misogyny. How can we … Read More Dead Medieval Princess by Cat on a Piano Productions / Theatrephonic

Reputation by Sarah Vaughan

The bestselling author of Anatomy of a Scandal—soon to be a Netflix series—returns with a new psychological thriller about a politician whose less-than-perfect personal life is thrust into the spotlight when a body is discovered in her home. As a politician, Emma has sacrificed a great deal for her career—including her marriage and her relationship with her daughter, Flora. A former teacher, the glare of … Read More Reputation by Sarah Vaughan