Monthly Archives: December, 2018

Need You Dead by Peter James

It had been a long time since I had read a novel by Peter James, not for any particular reason, just because I was reading so many other good books. So I treated myself to Need You Dead. This is the 13th book in the Roy Grace books, this is a series that is so …

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Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray

Every now and again I leave the world of modern writers and revert to the classics I feel I should read. So it was with Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackery the book that tells the story of two women whose characters are completely different, but whose lives intertwine. The first of the women, Becky …

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Murder Served Cold by Paula Williams

I chose Murder Served Cold when I was brousing Amazon because I just loved the title! This is the debut cosy crime novel written by Paula Williams and published by Crooked Cat Books. The story is set in the little village of Much Winchmoor. Kat Latcham returns home after a disasterous love affair goes wrong. …

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Streets of Darkness by A. A. Dhand

I first met Amit Dhand after he had been a speaker at Swanwick Writers’ Summer School last year and I bought his debut novel Streets of Darkness. I almost didn’t go to his talk because I had had a busy day and was quite tired and he was an author I had never heard of. …

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The Long, Winding and Undulating Writing Road by guest author Miriam Drori

I am delighted to be joined on the blog today by my friend and fellow author, Miriam Drori who discusses her journey to becoming a best-selling author. Over to you Miriam. For me, the road to becoming a writer is also the road to writing my latest book, which is actually my first book. Let …

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Me and my Writing by guest author Sue Barnard

Sue Barnard is a most talented writer, poet and editor, so I am honoured that she has taken time out of her busy schedule to visit my blog and write about her writing career. Over to you, Sue. For someone whose main passion is writing, I suppose it’s strange to recollect that in the early …

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Start by guest author Graham Morgan MBE

It is a pleasure to have Graham Morgan visit my blog today. He and his publishers, Fledgling Press have agreed to share an excerpt from his new biography, Start, as part of a Love Books Group Tour.  This biography does not gloss over or glamorise mental illness, instead Graham Morgan highlights that people can, and …

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Titus Oates – 17th Century Psychopath? by guest author Kate Braithwaite

I am happy to introduce you to my fellow author Kate Braithwaite. Kate is a Britiash author living in the USA who writes gripping historical crime fiction.  I’m imagining that readers of Val Penny love excellent crime fiction andso although I’m a historical novelist, it seemed like a good ideato focus on the criminal side …

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A Fresh Start by guest author Andrew Roberts

My friend and fellow writer ans Swanwicker, Andrew Roberts, has made time to vist the blog to share the remarkably brave changes he has made to his life to advance his writing career. 2018 has been an interesting year for me, with some major changes to my life; I left a full-time accountsjob, paving the …

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Silk Road by Mark Leggatt

I am so pleased to be taking part in the Blog Tour run by Love Book Group Tours for the new novel Silk Road by Mark Leggatt. The Blurb Ex-CIA technician Connor Montrose tracks two suspected terrorists to a deserted mountain village in Tuscany, where he witnesses an attack on a US Air Force troop …

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