Category Archives: Book Reviews

Antiques and Alibis by Wendy H. Jones

Antiques and Alibis by Wendy Jones was in the middle of my TBR pile. Therefore, I was delighted when she and her publishers, Scott and Lawson, arranged a blog tour with Love Books Group Tour and I had an excuse to move this new novel to the top of the list. My favourite genres of books …

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Homocide in Herne Hill by Alice Castle

Homocide in Herne Hill is the fourth book in the series written by the English author Alice Castle. I very much enjoy this series of books and find the heroine, single Mum Beth Haldane most engaging. The author has a fine eye for observing people, noting their idiosyncrasies and reproducing them in her books. In …

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Redneck’s Revenge by Joan Livingston

I read and enjoyed Joan Livingston’s debut novel, Chasing the Case, at the end of last year. That book is reveiwed here: https://bookreviewstoday.info/2018/05/30/chasing-the-case-by-joan-livingston/. So, when I noticed that there was a sequel to that, I was keen to read that too and I was not disappointed. Although Chasing the Case and Redneck’s Revenge are the first …

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Calamity in Camberwell by Alice Castle

Calamity in Camberwell is the third in Alice Castle’s best selling London Murder Mystery series. I have read the first two novels in the series and really enjoyed them, so I was waiting for this book to come out so that I could take it on holiday. The author has created a delightful heroine in …

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Far From True by Linwood Barclay

I do enjoy books by the Canadian author Linwood Barclay. I like his subtle humour, the developement of his characters and the little town of Promise Falls that he has created. This novel comprises the second in his Promise Falls Trilogy. The Promise Falls Trilogy is populated with characters from his previous books. When I …

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My Husband’s Lies by Caroline England

I recently picked up a copy of My Husband’s Lies by Caroline England when I was at Swanwick Writers’ Summer School. The book was on my TBR list, so I was pleased to see it, but I had never ead anything by this author previously, so I did not know exactly waht to expect. I …

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Act of Vengeance by Michael Jecks

I first met Michael Jecks a few years ago when he was lecturing at Swanwick Writers’ Summer School and I am so glad I did! I have always enjoyed the Templar books, which start with The Last Templar, written by Michael Jecks. Act of Vengeance is a great modern spy thriller written by one of …

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Lemon Blossom by Nina Romano

Lemon Blossom is the second book in The Wayfarer Trilogy written by my friend and fellow author, Nina Romano. The first book is The Secret Language of Women, also reviewed on this site. I absolutely loved the the first book in this series and had been looking forward to reading Lemon Blossom too. It is …

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Bone Lines – Book Launch – by guest author Stephanie Bretherton

I am honoured to be involved in the launch of Bone Lines, the new novel, out today, by my friend and fellow author, Stephanie Bretherton. This acclaimed novel is certainly well worth reading. “Gracefully written… a brave and moving adventure of the imagination.” Lindsay Clarke, author of The Chymical Wedding  “A monument to the timelessness …

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The View from Castle Rock by Alice Munro

The View from Castle Rock was book of the month in my book group recently. It is a book of short stories by the Canadian author Alice Munro, which was published in 2006 by McClelland and Stewart. It is a collection of historical and autobiographical stories. Munro was recipient of the 2013 Nobel Prize in Literature. Munro …

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