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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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When the Clyde Ran Red by Maggie Craig

When the Clyde Ran Red by Maggie Craig was the most recent book set for our local book group. It is a social and political history of the town of Clydebank, the city of Glasgow and their surrounding areas. The author covers a wide expanse of Clydeside’s social history from the end of the nineteenth …

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The Good Daughter by Karin Slaughter

I have read several books by Karin Slaughter and enjoyed them so I was looking forward to The Good Daughter coming to the top of my TBR list. The book is a stand alone rather than being part of a series. It took me a while to get into the minds of the characters and …

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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,┬áScott 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 reviewed 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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