Book musings

In praise of a floorplan… Inspired by The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle

Unless you've been hiding under a rock this week, you will know that The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton was published yesterday. I thought this book was INCREDIBLE and you can read my full review here. To mark this unique book's release, I am celebrating one of the aspects of it that I loved… Continue reading In praise of a floorplan… Inspired by The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle

Book musings · Book reviews

#imwayr It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? – 8 January 2018

I've only become aware of It's Monday! What Are You Reading? today and am delighted to share my contribution: #IMWAYR is a weekly place to share extra #booklove in the form of what you have read over the last week, what you are currently reading and what's coming next, hosted by Kathryn at Book Date. So… Continue reading #imwayr It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? – 8 January 2018

Book reviews

The Liar in the Library (Fethering Mystery 18) by Simon Brett

When an author event at the local library ends in murder, Jude finds herself a suspect in the waspishly witty new Fethering mystery. Having been booked to give a talk at Fethering Library, successful author Burton St Clair invites his old friend Jude to come along. Although they haven't met for twenty years, Jude is… Continue reading The Liar in the Library (Fethering Mystery 18) by Simon Brett

Miscellaneous musings

TV Crime Series Christmas Specials

These 'lost days' between Christmas and New Year have got me thinking that the second best thing to cosying up with a good Christmas crime book at this time of year, sprawled on the sofa in your pyjamas, eating chocolate and drinking your favourite tipple, is doing all of the above but watching a Christmas… Continue reading TV Crime Series Christmas Specials

Book reviews

The Midnight Peacock (The Sinclair’s Mysteries 4) by Katherine Woodfine

You are cordially invited to Sinclair's Midnight Peacock Ball! The festive season has come to Sinclair's and Sophie and Lil are spending the holidays at snowy Winter Hall. But it turns out that this is no ordinary house party ...As sinister secrets come to light, our intrepid heroines find themselves faced with a more baffling… Continue reading The Midnight Peacock (The Sinclair’s Mysteries 4) by Katherine Woodfine

Book reviews

Cherringham – Death on a Moonlit Night (Cherringham: Mystery Shorts Book 26) by Matthew Costello & Neil Richards

When the boss of the big local DIY outlet is murdered on a moonlit night, all the evidence points to the store's junior manager. And when police retrieve the murder weapon from the Thames, the manager goes on the run. But Jack and Sarah are not at all sure of his guilt. Can they uncover… Continue reading Cherringham – Death on a Moonlit Night (Cherringham: Mystery Shorts Book 26) by Matthew Costello & Neil Richards

Book reviews

Dead in the Water (The Cherringham Novels 1) by Matthew Costello & Neil Richards

Dead in the Water by Matthew Costello My rating: 2 of 5 stars I really enjoyed a number of the early Cherringham short stories but eventually started to find them a bit formulaic. I was intrigued to see there was a novel-length story available and keen to see if that reinvigorated the series a bit.I… Continue reading Dead in the Water (The Cherringham Novels 1) by Matthew Costello & Neil Richards