Author Archive: Val Penny

A Place of Reckoning by J. F.Burgess

It is lovely to be involved with author JF Burgess and Love Book Tours for the launch of the second Detective Tom Blake novel, A Place of Reckoning. Blurb Three women. Two bodies. One deadly secret. Pottery tycoon Charles Lancaster knows who kidnapped his wife. He’s sure it was the brutally dangerous ex bare-knuckle fighter, …

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The Gossips’ Choice by Sara Read

I am thrilled to be included in the launch of the new book by Sara Read, The Gossips’ Choice. Love Book Tours Group has put together an excellent tour and it is a privilege to take part. Blurb “Call The Midwife for the 17th Century”  Lucie Smith is a respected midwife who is married to …

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Ben In The World by Doris Lessing

A few weeks ago, the first book in this series, The Fifth Child by Doris Lessing, was book of the month at our book group. One of our members had read this sequel to Ben’s story and so a few of us decided to read Ben in the World too. It is a very short …

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City of Sinners by A.A.Dhand

Amit Dhand is an author I discovered a couple of years ago when he spoke at Swanwick Writers’ Summer School. He writes very dark, violent crime novels set in Bradford, England. He also weaves in very interesting personal back stories for his characters. City of Sinners is the third book in his Harry Virdee series. …

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The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton

I was given this book for Christmas by my daughter. It is one of her favourites and I was charged with reading and reviewing it. I have to admit that when I started The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle I found it really hard going and could not understand its appeal. The story is set …

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Identity Thief by Alex Bryant

I am thrilled to have been asked to support the launch of the new book by Alex Bryant, Identity Thief. Love Book Groups have organised a great tour that you can follow. The Blurb A shape-shifting sorcerer called Cuttlefish unleashes a terrifying wave of magical carnage across London. A strange family known as the River …

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Hybrids by Jennie Dorny

I am delighted to be involved in the blog tour for Jenny Dorny’s new novel Hybrids. Many thanks to the author @jenniedornyauthor and Kelly Lacey of @LoveBooksGroup for including me. Blurb She sought refuge on an ocean-covered planet. She didn’t learn its codes until too late. Now she must leave to survive. Theo’s dreams of exploring …

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Murder in the Dark by Betsy Reavley

I have just finished Murder in the Dark by one of my favourite authors, Betsy Reavley. The story is set in and around Cambridge, England and I did enjoy the descriptions and nods to the area, as well as the tense plot. The story begins when Tilly Edgely arrives to open up the bookshop where …

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Death in Vermillion by Barbara Elle

Exciting Times! Thank you to Love Book Tours for bringing this to my attention. – A fab cover reveal for the new novel, Death in Vermillion (Cape Mysteries Book 1) by Barbara Elle. It sounds a really exciting read, and isn’t it a marvelous cover? Blurb  A psychological thriller about murder among friends and enemies.  Who …

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Heathcliff by Sue Barnard

Sue Barnard is always a safe pair of hands as an editor and an author. So, when I noticed her book, Heathcliff in my TBR pile, I shuffled the pile to get to it faster. To be honest, writing a spin-off novel about a character that appears in a classic novel is not simple. In …

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