Shadows by Jackie McLean – Cover Reveal @JackieJamxx

A body washed up on Arbroath beach echoes a previous murder. Now a third woman is missing. For DI Donna and her new team, it’s personal.  When DI Donna Davenport is called out to investigate a body washed up on Arbroath beach, it looks like a routine murder inquiry. However, it doesn’t take long before itContinue reading “Shadows by Jackie McLean – Cover Reveal @JackieJamxx”

Tidelines Festival, Irvine #tidelines @tidelinesfest @orendabooks @michaeljmalone

In another lifetime, I used to be a regular visitor to the Harbour Arts Centre in Irvine, which then was home to the lovely Borderline Theatre Company. So it wasn’t hard to find my way back to this very pleasant space, located on the front of Irvine’s harbour. I found myself humming as I approached…Irvine,Continue reading “Tidelines Festival, Irvine #tidelines @tidelinesfest @orendabooks @michaeljmalone”

Grantown-on-Spey CrimeFest 2017 – The Wee Crimefest

When Bloody Scotland is over and your thoughts turn to where to get your next crime fix, where do you go? There are, of course lots of book festivals out there, and great new ones arriving every day, such as Noireland. But if you are looking for something that no other crime festival can giveContinue reading “Grantown-on-Spey CrimeFest 2017 – The Wee Crimefest”

The Devil’s Wedding Ring by Vidar Sundstøl translated by Tiina Nunnally

On Midsummer Eve in 1985, a young folklore researcher disappears from the village of Eidsborg in the Telemark region of Norway.  Exactly thirty years later, the student Cecilie Wiborg goes missing. She too had been researching the old, pagan rituals associated with the 13th-century Eidsborg stave church.  And then Knut Abrahamsen, a former police officerContinue reading “The Devil’s Wedding Ring by Vidar Sundstøl translated by Tiina Nunnally”

The Cost of Living by Rachel Ward @sandstonepress @cerisjones #blogtour #CostofLiving

  When a young woman is attacked walking home from her local supermarket, Bea Jordan, a smart but unfulfilled checkout girl, is determined to investigate. Colleagues and customers become suspects, secrets are uncovered. While fear stalks the town, Bea finds an unlikely ally in Ant, the seemingly gormless new trainee, but risks losing the peopleContinue reading “The Cost of Living by Rachel Ward @sandstonepress @cerisjones #blogtour #CostofLiving”

The Frozen Woman by Jon Michelet translated by Don Bartlett #blogtour @annecater @noexitpress #FrozenWomanBook

TWO TIME WINNER OF NORWAY S BEST CRIME NOVEL A FROZEN BODY. A MURDERED BIKER. A LAWYER WITH NOTHING LEFT TO LOSE. In the depths of the Norwegian winter, a woman s frozen corpse is discovered in the garden of a notorious ex-lawyer, Vilhelm Thygesen. She has been stabbed to death. A young biker, aContinue reading “The Frozen Woman by Jon Michelet translated by Don Bartlett #blogtour @annecater @noexitpress #FrozenWomanBook”

The Zealot’s Bones by D.M. Mark @kerryhood1 @davidmarkwriter @HodderBooks

  From Hell, Hull and Halifax, may the Good Lord deliver us. In 1849, Hull is a city forgotten and abandoned; in the grip of a cholera outbreak that sees its poorest citizens cut down by the cartload. Into this world of flame and grief comes Meshach Stone, a former soldier, lost upon his way.Continue reading “The Zealot’s Bones by D.M. Mark @kerryhood1 @davidmarkwriter @HodderBooks”

Cold Blood (Detective Erika Foster 5) by Robert Bryndza @bookouture

She fell in love with a killer, now she’s one too. The suitcase was badly rusted, and took Erika several attempts, but it yielded and sagged open as she unzipped it. Nothing could prepare her for what she would find inside… When a battered suitcase containing the dismembered body of a young man washes upContinue reading “Cold Blood (Detective Erika Foster 5) by Robert Bryndza @bookouture”

Bloody Scotland Saturday night and Sunday #bloodyscotland @bloodyscotland @laurafjones

This blogpost is little later than planned but I blame the sheer frenetic pace of the wonderful Bloody Scotland festival for zapping all my energy. I had the best time ever. Terrific panels, cabaret to wonder at and great chums and chats. I’ve already booked for next year. First to Saturday night. I was luckyContinue reading “Bloody Scotland Saturday night and Sunday #bloodyscotland @bloodyscotland @laurafjones”

Bloody Scotland Sat 9th September

Well, gentle reader, it is just as well there was a slower start to the first full day of the festival. Following the inspirational Gala evening with its emotional torchlight procession to the Albert Halls for the celebration of 30 years of Rebus, I headed of to the Never Mind the Buzzcops quiz, ably comperedContinue reading “Bloody Scotland Sat 9th September”

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