Author Archive: Val Penny

The Cold Cold Sea by Linda Huber

I have always enjoyed books by Linda Huber and I had had The Cold, Cold Sea in my TBR pile for far too long. I suppose lockdown had to be good for something, I made a dent into the bundle! The Blurb Maggie stared across the beach. The tide was coming in. But where was …

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Hunter’s Secret on Jess Bookish Life Blog

I am thrilled to share a fine review of Hunter’s Secret that appears on the brilliant blog, Jess Bookish Life Read the review there or below. It is part of the blog tour arranged by Rachel’s Random Resources. This is the fifth book in The Edinburgh Crime Mysteries Series and if you are reading this …

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The End of the Road by Anna Legat

I am overjoyed to be included in the blog tour arranged by Love Books Tours @lovebooksgroup #lovebookstours for The End of the Road by Anna Legat @LegatWriter and published by @ darkstrokedark an imprint of Crooked Cat Books @crookedcatbooks. This new novel is an exciting work from a talented author. The Blurb The fight for …

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Under Your Skin by Rose McClelland

I recently made a journey to London by train. I was meant to have my husband’s company, but he was unwell and not able to travel, so I took Rose McClelland’s new novel, Under Your Skin with me. I had read Rose’s earlier novel The Year of no Rules a while back and really enjoyed …

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An Interview with Maggie Cobbett

I am thrilled to welcome author and fellow Swanwicker, Maggie Cobbett who hales from the North of England. Thank you for coming to talk to me today, Maggie. I was born and raised in Leeds but I ventured across the Pennines to study at the University of Manchester and spent the next few decades teaching …

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Rough and Deadly by Paula Williams

I have just finished the second in Paula Williams series of novels set in Much Winchmoor, Rough and Deadly. Having said that, the book works perfectly well as a stand-alone. I have read and enjoyed the first book in the series, Murder Served Cold and it was fun to be re-united with Kat Latcham, her …

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Interview with Andrew Marsh

I am pleased to be joined on the blog today by author and fellow Swanwicker, Andrew Marsh. Thank you for joining me today, Andrew. I appreciate your time.  1 Please tell my readers a little about yourself? I am 56 and have retired from a career as a geologist and now write novels in a …

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The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton

I was given The Luminaries by someone very dear to me as they were keen to share their favourite book. This was a delightful gesture and I was thrilled to receive such a noted work. I am usually slightly wary of reading prize winning novels, and The Luminaries is a Man Booker prize winner, but …

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An Interview with Patricia M. Osborne

It is a great pleasure to be joined today by my friend and fellow author, Patricia M, Osborne. I first met Patricia at Swanwick Writers’ Summer School and she writes the most gripping and engaging family sagas. It will be most interesting to hear all about her writing. Thank you for inviting me, Val.  1 …

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An Interview with Joy Wood

I am so happy that my friend and fellow author, Joy Wood has stopped by today to discuss her reading, her writing and her books. Over to you Joy. 1 Please tell my readers a little about yourself? I have been a nurse for most of my life until my retirement. I’m passionate about the …

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