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Keep the Midnight Out by Alex Gray

Alex Gray is one of my ‘go to’ authors. I enjoy her DI William Lorimer series of crime novels very much over the years, so when I went to choose a book from my TBR pile recently, I chose Keep the Midnight Out. The story starts when Lorimer and his wife are on holiday. Lorimer …

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Girl Zero by AA Dhand

I first met Amit Dhand last year at Swnawick Writers’ Summer School and was delighted to see him return in August to run a short course there. He also took part in an evening event with fellow crime writers, Simon Hall, Sophie Hannah and poet Alison Chisholm. Last year, I read, and reviewed on this …

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I Am Death by Chris Carter

The last time I chose a book by Chris Carter, my local library was having a clear out and I chose to read An Evil Mind. It is reviewed on this site – https://bookreviewstoday.info/2017/10/11/an-evil-mind-by-chris-carter/ So it was with I Am Death. The library was selling old stock at vastly reduced prices and I purchased the book. I …

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Redneck’s Revenge by guest author Joan Livingston

I am delighted to be joined on the blog today by my friend and fellow crime writer Joan Livingston. Her first novel, Chasing the Case, featuring the protagonist Isabel Long is reviewed on this site at https://bookreviewstoday.info/2018/05/30/chasing-the-case-by-joan-livingston/. I enjoyed that book very much and am looking forward to reading Redneck’s Revenge. In the meantime, Joan kindly …

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Still Life by Louise Penny

I had never read anything by Canadian author, Louise Penny, and as we share a surname, I decided I should do so. Still Life is her first novel featuring her recurring character Arnaud Gamache, so it seemed as good a place to start as any. The novel was published by St. Martin’s Paperbacks on 1 …

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Night driver by guest author Marcelle Perks

Heavily pregnant Frannie is facing a crisis. An English woman living in Germany, her marriage is failing, her language skills are hopeless, and she feels like a fish out of water in a foreign country. In a positive effort to tackle her problems she learns to drive so she can cope when her baby is …

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Death of a Doxy by Chris Longmuir

It was when I was at a gathering of readers and writers and bloggers that I was lucky enough to win a copy of Death of a Doxy by Chris Longmuir. The author is a delightful lady and excellent company, so it was with a great deal of excitement that I began reading her novel. …

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Path to Success and HellCorp by guest author Jonathan Whitelaw

I am glad to have the author of the successful new novel, Hell Corp, Jonathan Whitelaw, visit my blog today to discuss the influences on his writing throughout his life. Reading and writing fiction has always been a daily part of my life. My mother tells a story every Christmas how she was encouraged by …

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Love Like Blood by Mark Billingham

I very much enjoy Mark Billingham novels. It is no surprise to me his series of novels featuring D.I. Tom Thorne has twice won him the Crime Novel Of The Year Award as well as the Sherlock Award for Best British Detective and been nominated for seven CWA Daggers. His debut novel, Sleepyhead was chosen by …

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Knots and Crosses by Ian Rankin

It is many years since I was first introduced to John Rebus, the detective created by Ian Rankin in his novels set in Edinburgh. It was just as long since I had first read Knots and Crosses the first of the series. It recently came up my back to read it again and, like all …

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