Category Archives: Crooked Cat Authors

Torn by Karen Moore

I had never read any works by Karen Moore, but I had heard a lot about her novel, Torn, and was keen to read it. The Blurb Like any mother, Hanna would do anything to protect her small daughter, Eva. When she discovers that her husband, Luciano, is not all he seems and their blissful …

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The Honest Lies by Elizabeth Lyvers

I had heard a great deal of chatter about The Honest Lies, Elizabeth Lyvers’ debut novel. Naturally, I wanted to read the book to form my own opinion and one thing I can tell you straight off: this does not read like a debut novel. The author tells the story in a most assured way. …

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Cultivating a Fuji, Edition 2 by Miriam Drori

I am delighted that bestselling author Miriam Drori has made time to stop by the blog today to tell me about writing a second edition of her novel Cultivating a Fuji. Thank you for your time, Miriam. The Extract “But… I can’t believe it. How can they send Martin?” Carol’s voice rose to a squeak …

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Tipping Point by Michelle Cook

I had had Tipping Point, the debut novel, by Michelle Cook in my To Be Read pile for a long time and had heard lots of good things about this novel. Eventually, I could bear it no longer and I shuffled my pile so that I could make up my own opinion. The Blurb Essie …

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Messandrierre by Angela Wren

Sometimes it is not a good idea to read books by people you know and like, because it can result in disappointment. It was for this reason that I had not picked up any novels by Angela Wren previously. Mistake – big mistake! The Blurb Sacrificing his job in investigation following an incident in Paris, …

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The Dark Chorus by Ashley Meggitt

Horror novels are not my natural ‘go to’ genre – but I do like a well written book. I had heard so many good things about The Dark Chorus by Ashley Meggitt that curiosity got the better of me and I decided to read it, to form my own opinion. I was not disappointed. The …

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Facade by Helen Matthews

Every now and again, I read a book of which I have no expectations. The title is ambiguous, the author is new to me and I am just curious to read a novel from my ‘To Be Read’ pile. Facade by Helen Mattews fell exactly into this category. The Blurb A drowned child. Estranged sisters. …

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Inside Voices by Sarah Davis

Some first novels feel like debut works and when Inside Voices by Sarah Davis was recommended to me, I approached it on that basis. I did the author and the book a disservice. Throughout Inside Voices Davis makes her own voice as an author crystal clear. It is a triumph of a novel, not just …

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Killing the Story by Joan Livingston

I have enjoyed each of the novels by Joan Livingston that I have read and Killing the Story, the fourth in her Isabel Long series of crime mysteries is no exception. The Blurb An accidental death that was no accident… For the record, Estelle Crane, the gutsy editor of The Observer newspaper, died after a …

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The Stairwell by Dean Bryant

It is always exciting to discover a fine novelist whose work you haven’t read before, and Dean Bryant has certainly written an exciting debut novel. The Stairwell was recently published by darkstroke, an imprint of Crooked Cat Books. The Blurb Frightful visions. An unknown manipulator. A force from beyond reason. Brandon Chapman arrives home to …

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