February 2022

Just as we finally manage to shed the coughs and colds which plagued us since Christmas, the weather decided to turn it’s attention our way. Far luckier than most, we suffered little damage to our home and garden and my heart goes out to all those who were flooded, lost power and have a long way back to rectify things. It’s been a quiet few … Continue reading February 2022

The Killing Crew by Murray Bailey #BookReview #AshCarterNearEast2 #BlogTour #HeritageBooks #5*

Ash Carter and Bill Wolfe are in Israel hunting a group of British Army deserters known as the Killing Crew. Some people think they were a myth, others believe they were the most hated of British soldiers. In the newly formed state that’s at war with the Arab nations, hated by Jews and despised by Arabs, the two SIB officers think they face an uncomfortable … Continue reading The Killing Crew by Murray Bailey #BookReview #AshCarterNearEast2 #BlogTour #HeritageBooks #5*

No Grater Crime by Maddie Day #BookReview #CountryStoreMystery9 #KensingtonCozies #5*

Robbie Jordan’s Pans ’N Pancakes boasts delicious eats and the best vintage cookware finds in South Lick, Indiana. And now, for a limited time, there’s a new special featured on the menu—murder! Ever since meeting the wary owners of an antique shop opening across the street, Robbie has been scrambling to manage weird incidences plaguing her café and country store. Pricey items vanish from shelves … Continue reading No Grater Crime by Maddie Day #BookReview #CountryStoreMystery9 #KensingtonCozies #5*

The Blood Tide by Neil Lancaster #BookReview #DSMaxCraigie2 #HQDigital #NetGalley #5*

You get away with murder. In a remote sea loch on the west coast of Scotland, a fisherman vanishes without trace. His remains are never found.  You make people disappear. A young man jumps from a bridge in Glasgow and falls to his death in the water below. DS Max Craigie uncovers evidence that links both victims. But if he can’t find out what cost … Continue reading The Blood Tide by Neil Lancaster #BookReview #DSMaxCraigie2 #HQDigital #NetGalley #5*

What His Wife Knew by Jo Jakeman #BookReview #RandomHouse #NetGalley #

SORRY The only word scribbled on a note from Beth’s husband before he disappeared. The police believe that Oscar took his own life and this last apology was his way of saying goodbye to his wife. But Beth knows there is more to the story. As disturbing secrets about his life emerge, and the lies of those closest to her begin to unravel, she realises … Continue reading What His Wife Knew by Jo Jakeman #BookReview #RandomHouse #NetGalley #

Cyprus Kiss by Murray Bailey #BookReview #AshCarterNearEast1 #HeritageBooks #5*

Help Me!  Those were the words on the back of a woman’s photograph. And yet she vanished six months ago. It’s 1948 and military investigator Ash Carter has arrived in Cyprus. A gang has been operating for two years, leaving a mark known to police as the kiss of death. Is this something to do with them? And why ask him for help? After a … Continue reading Cyprus Kiss by Murray Bailey #BookReview #AshCarterNearEast1 #HeritageBooks #5*

West Country Murder by Derek Thompson #BookReview #DetectiveCraigWild2 #JoffeBooks #5*

THE WEST COUNTRY CAN BE WILD. A literary festival. A dead body. No fingerprints. At first PC Marnie Olsen thinks the man in the car is asleep. But the lack of movement and strange tilt of the head are a dead giveaway. The only clue is a book signed by local author Juliette Kimani, who is holding court at the Wiltshire literary festival. This could be a … Continue reading West Country Murder by Derek Thompson #BookReview #DetectiveCraigWild2 #JoffeBooks #5*

This Much is True by Miriam Margoyles #BookReview #JohnMurrayPress #4*

BAFTA-winning actor, voice of everything from Monkey to the Cadbury’s Caramel Rabbit, creator of a myriad of unforgettable characters from Lady Whiteadder to Professor Sprout, MIRIAM MARGOLYES, OBE, is the nation’s favourite (and naughtiest) treasure. Now, at the age of 80, she has finally decided to tell her extraordinary life story – and it’s well worth the wait. Find out how being conceived in an air-raid gave … Continue reading This Much is True by Miriam Margoyles #BookReview #JohnMurrayPress #4*

The Lake House by Kate Watterson #BookReview #DetectiveChrisBailey1 #JoffeBooks #5*

Two missing women.One unidentified victim.A witness who may have seen too much. Lauren Mathews, while lounging on the shore, sees a man lugging something heavy into a boat the morning after she and her friends hear a strange cry ring out across the lake in the dead of night. Detective Chris Bailey is stumped. He’s trying to solve the mystery of a drowning with an … Continue reading The Lake House by Kate Watterson #BookReview #DetectiveChrisBailey1 #JoffeBooks #5*

Romance at the Sweet Shop of Second Chances by Hannah Lynn #BookReview #HollyBerrySweetShop2 #IndieAuthor #4.5*

While Holly Berry may have finally purchased ‘Just One More’ and landed a date with one of Bourton-on-the-Water’s most eligible bachelors it is far from plain sailing. A face from the past threatens to torpedo Holly’s fledgling relationship before it even gets going. Will everything go according to plan? Or is Holly’s dream life at risk of turning sour? The Holly Berry Sweet Shop series The Sweet … Continue reading Romance at the Sweet Shop of Second Chances by Hannah Lynn #BookReview #HollyBerrySweetShop2 #IndieAuthor #4.5*