Category Archives: Crooked Cat Authors

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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An Interview with Kevin Carey

I am thrilled to have American author, Kevin Carey visit my blog today to talk about his writing journey and his new book, Murder in the Marsh, published by darkstroke. Thank you for your time, Kevin. Please tell my readers a little about yourself. I am the coordinator of creative writing at Salem State University …

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The Cry of the Lake by Charlie Tyler

I recently read the new novel by Charlie Tyler, The Cry of the Lake. This is a debut novel and I had heard great things about it, so I was excited to read it. The novel is set in and around Oxford and the description of some parts of the area are a delight. The …

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An Interview with Karla Forbes

What a pleasure it is to have fellow author Karla Forbes visit my blog today to discuss her writing journey. Karla’s new novel, Fallout, was published yesterday. Tell us about your interest in reading and writing. 1 Please tell my readers a little about yourself? I write under the pseudonym Karla Forbes and I recently …

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Burying Bad News by Paula Williams

I have enjoyed each of the novels by Paula Williams so, recently when I had a particularly stressful time to endure, I turned to one of my favourite authors for comfort. There’s nothing like murders in Much Winchmoor to cheer me up! The Blurb One severed head, two warring neighbours – and a cold-blooded killer …

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An Interview with Dean Bryant

I am thrilled to have author, Dean Bryant visit me today to talk about his writing journey. Thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to chat today Dean. 1 Please tell my readers a little about yourself? I’m 34 years old, living in London with my partner of ten years and our …

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