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The Last Widow by Karin Slaughter

This is the ninth book in Karin Slaughter’s riveting Will Trent series, although it does work as a stand alone. I treated myself to The Last Widow during lockdown for Covid-19 when reading and writing were my escapes from the real world. The Blurb A mysterious kidnapping On a hot summer night, a scientist from …

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Marketing Matters by Wendy H. Jones

I enjoy the fiction books Wendy H. Jones has written. Her crime novels are amongst my favourite books and my granddaughter loves her children’s character Bertie the Buffalo, so I was amazed when this busy, talented author had time to produce a non-fiction book, Marketing Matters, designed to help other authors sell more books. The …

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In a House of Lies by Ian Rankin

It had been a long time since I had read a novel by Ian Rankin. Several of his books in the recent past had not grabbed me as much as his earlier books, but during lockdown I bought several novels by my favourite authors and In a House of Lies was one of those books. …

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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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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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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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Review of Hunter’s Blood by Lance Greenfield Mitchell

This is the second of Val Penny’s Hunter series that I have read. Although they can all be read as stand-alone stories, they are tied together by the continuity thread of the characters who reveal more of themselves as you read on. Once again, I struggled to keep up with the relationships between the characters …

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The Circle-A Killings by Sean Heary

I am thrilled to be included in the blog tour for The Circle-A Killings by Sean Heary @Sean_Heary run by the wonderful Kelly Lacey of #LoveBookTours @lovebooksgroup #lovebookstours This is such an exciting time for any author, it is lovely to get involved and I am delighted that Sean took time to grant me an interview …

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A Place of Reckoning by J. F.Burgess

It is lovely to be involved with author JF Burgess and Love Book Tours for the launch of the second Detective Tom Blake novel, A Place of Reckoning. Blurb Three women. Two bodies. One deadly secret. Pottery tycoon Charles Lancaster knows who kidnapped his wife. He’s sure it was the brutally dangerous ex bare-knuckle fighter, …

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The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton

I was given this book for Christmas by my daughter. It is one of her favourites and I was charged with reading and reviewing it. I have to admit that when I started The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle I found it really hard going and could not understand its appeal. The story is set …

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