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The Suspects by Katharine Johnson

Any regular readers of my blog will know that Katharine Johnson is one of my favourite authors. Her most recent novel, The Suspects, is certainly one of my favourite books of 2019. (The Secret was one of my favourite books of 2018 – Ms Johnson is such a fine writer.) The new book tells the …

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Murder Served Cold by Paula Williams

I chose Murder Served Cold when I was brousing Amazon because I just loved the title! This is the debut cosy crime novel written by Paula Williams and published by Crooked Cat Books. The story is set in the little village of Much Winchmoor. Kat Latcham returns home after a disasterous love affair goes wrong. …

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Bone Deep by guest author, Sandra Ireland

I am very excited that talented author, Sandra Ireland has agreed to share an extract from her new novel Bone Deep, on my blog today. It is an exciting story told by an original voice. Thank you for this incite into your book, Sandra. Bone Deep deals with question of what happens when you fall …

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Death in Dulwich by Alice Castle

I had not read any books by Alice Castle before, but as those who follow my blog will know, the crime and mystery genres are amongst my favourites, when her new novel, Death in Dulwich, was published by Crooked Cat Books and recommended to me, I decided to buy it to take on holiday with …

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The Water’s Lovely by Ruth Rendell

The most recent book of the month for my book group was The Water’s Lovely by Ruth Rendell. The author, Ruth Barbara Rendell, Baroness Rendell of Babergh, CBE, who also wrote under the pseudonym, Barbara Vine was an acclaimed English crime writer, known for her many psychological thrillers and murder mysteries and above all for Inspector Wexford. Although …

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The Balance of Guilt by Simon Hall

The Balance of Guilt is a brilliant title! This is also a well paced and clever crime novel by Simon Hall. I would expect no less! Another of Simon’s novels, The Dark Horizon is also reviewed on this site at https://bookreviewstoday.info/2016/06/03/the-dark-horizon-by-simon-hall/. In The Balance of Guilt TV reporter, Dan Gloves becomes embroiled in a mystery, notwithstanding that he …

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Elizabeth is Missing by Emma Healey

I had heard that the novel, Elizabeth is Missing by Emma Healey is a good book for book groups and, as I recently took over leading our local book group, so I decided to find out. The author, Emma Healey grew up in London where she completed her first degree in bookbinding and was the …

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The Ties That Bind by Erin Kelly

I met Erin Kelly for the first time last summer when I attended The Swanwick Writers’ Summer School at which she led an excellent course. I enjoyed the summer school and you can read my review about it at bookreviewstoday.info/2015/11/15/swanwick-writers-summer-school-2015/. Erin Kelly is a very impressive tutor. I like her style and her approach to writing, …

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The Price of Love by Peter Robinson

My older daughter gave me this this book as part of a Christmas present. I had not realised at first that The Price of Love is a book of short stories. Peter Robinson is an excellent writer and I do enjoy his novels. His short stories are probably less well known than his novels about DI …

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Murder in Palm Beach by Bob Brink

When Bob Brink asked me to review his debut novel, Murder in Palm Beach, I was unable to do so immediately due to other pressures on my time. That was a shame, bacause when I started the book, I really enjoyed it. Of course, anybody who reads this blog knows I espaecially enjoy murder mysteries. …

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