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Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens

I rarely re-read books but, occasionally, it is comforting to re-read an old favourite. I recall, as a child, being given a particularly beautifully bound copy of Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens one Christmas. I have no idea what ever happened to that copy of the book but it was a joy to pick up …

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Implant by guest author Ray Clark

I am delighted to welcome Ray Clark to the blog today. His new book, Implant, is a must read for the summer. As a special treat, Ray entices us in today with an excerpt from the book! Over to you, Ray: Bramfield, near Leeds, a sleepy little market town nestled on the borders of West …

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When the Music’s Over by Peter Robinson

It had been far too long since I had read a Peter Robinson novel so I treated myself to the 23rd DCI Banks novel, When the Music’s Over. It is marvellous. In When the Music’s Over Alan Banks has been promoted to Superintendent and is senior investigating officer in two important cases. The first is …

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Absent by Emma Salisbury

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Hunter’s Chase by Val Penny by guest author Susan Roebuck

I have a new hero: Detective Inspect Hunter Wilson – tough when he needs to be but with a soft centre. Move over all you crime writers, there’s a new girl in town : Val Penny . She’s penned a crime thriller that is so well plotted with a myriad of believable characters that the …

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The Cocktail Bar by Isabella May reviewed by guest author Sue Roebuck

The Cocktail Bar comes fast on the heels of Oh! What a Pavlova. Although it’s not a sequel, it does continue the author’s unique – and soon-to-be very popular (you mark my words) writing voice which is like a breath of fresh air. I think Ms May enjoys writing so much that her enthusiasm shines …

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The Girl in the Gallery by Alice Castle

When I was on holiday last year I read Death in Dulwich by Alice Castle. I thoroughly enjoyed it and reviewed the book here: https://bookreviewstoday.info/2017/10… . So I was delighted, when I was browsing Amazon recently, that the site suggested I might be interested in the author’s new book The Girl in the Gallery. Amazon, for once, …

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After the Fall by Charity Norman

This book was the first story I had ever read that was set in New Zealand. It is the book that was book of the month in my book club. After the Fall is a psychological thriller by Charity Norman. The author was born in Uganda and brought up in successive draughty vicarages in Yorkshire and …

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Book Clubs in Cocktail Bars by guest author Isabella May

I am delighted to be joined by my friend and fellow author, Isabella May. She is going to talk about cocktail bar trends, book clubs and her new book, The Cocktail Bar. Can Literary Musings and Mojitos really mix? Thank you so much, Val for inviting me to appear on your blog today. It’s lovely …

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Val Penny on Writing

I am delighted to be with my friend Nina Romano on her blog today. We share a love of reading and writing: this is a powerful link. I believe that to be a good writer you must first develop a love of reading and stories and telling stories. I remember when my younger sister and …

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