Wednesday 15th August 2018 Olga Wojtas and ES Thomson. Chaired by Sally Magnusson. @OlgaWojtas @es_thomson @sallymag1 @edbookfest #edbookfest

Going to this session was a must, not least for the opportunity to hear Olga read from Miss Blaine’s Prefect and the Golden Samovar. If you have read my review, you’ll know that it is a hugely funny book and Olga’s reading of it is one of those moments you just should not miss. IContinue reading “Wednesday 15th August 2018 Olga Wojtas and ES Thomson. Chaired by Sally Magnusson. @OlgaWojtas @es_thomson @sallymag1 @edbookfest #edbookfest”

Wednesday 15 August 2018 Joanna Cannon and Jess Kidd chaired by Jenny Brown @JoannaCannon @JessKiddHerself @AgentJenny @EdBookFest #edbookfest

  I’d heard so much about Three Things About Elsie hat getting to a panel session with her was a must and she was brilliantly paired with Jess Kidd, author of The Hoarder. For both authors, these are their second books and both books share common themes of ageing, and memory loss, both use humour andContinue reading “Wednesday 15 August 2018 Joanna Cannon and Jess Kidd chaired by Jenny Brown @JoannaCannon @JessKiddHerself @AgentJenny @EdBookFest #edbookfest”

Tuesday 14 August. Denise Mina and Liam McIlvanney chaired by Stuart Kelly. @DameDeniseMina @LiamMcIlvanney @EdBookFest #edbookfest

The last session of Tuesday was at 20.45.i was in 2 minds about going to this one as I am really fortunate in having heard both authors a number off times recently. But The Long Drop and The Quaker (links are to my reviews) are both books that have been outstanding and immediately shot toContinue reading “Tuesday 14 August. Denise Mina and Liam McIlvanney chaired by Stuart Kelly. @DameDeniseMina @LiamMcIlvanney @EdBookFest #edbookfest”

Edinburgh Book Festival 14th August 2018 Louis de Bernières @EdBookFest

My first session today was Hannah Beckerman talking to acclaimed novelist Louis de Bernières. In Edinburgh to discuss his latest novel, So Much Life Left Over, the second book in a trilogy that he has been planning and thinking about since the mid 1990’s. The first book in the trilogy (though Bernières says he hasContinue reading “Edinburgh Book Festival 14th August 2018 Louis de Bernières @EdBookFest”

Edinburgh International Book Festival 13 August 2018 @edbookfest @stellduffy @rosemcgowan #edbookfest

  My first day at the Edinburgh Book Festival. It was such a dreich day, but he welcome was warm and the place was buzzing as I arrived from Glasgow for my first event. After checking in and getting my blogger pass, it was off to the Spiegeltent for Stella Duffy, chaired by Creative Scotland’sContinue reading “Edinburgh International Book Festival 13 August 2018 @edbookfest @stellduffy @rosemcgowan #edbookfest”

Broken Ground by Val McDermid (Karen Pirie #5) @valmcdermid @littlebrownuk

    Source: Purchased copy Publication: 23 August 2018 from Little Brown Pp: 422 ISBN-13: 978-1408709351   Somebody has been here before us. And he’s still here . . .’ When a body is discovered in the remote depths of the Highlands, DCI Karen Pirie finds herself in the right place at the right time.Continue reading “Broken Ground by Val McDermid (Karen Pirie #5) @valmcdermid @littlebrownuk”

Sins of the Dead by Lin Anderson (Rhona MacLeod#13) @Lin_Anderson @panmacmillan @ChablisPoulet

  Source: Review copy Publication: 9th August 2018 from Pan McMillan Pp: 480 ISBN-13: 978-1509866199   While illegally street racing in the underground tunnels of Glasgow, four Harley-Davidson riders make a horrifying discovery: a dead man left in the darkness, hands together on his chest as if peacefully laid to rest. The cause of deathContinue reading “Sins of the Dead by Lin Anderson (Rhona MacLeod#13) @Lin_Anderson @panmacmillan @ChablisPoulet”

Pieces of Her by Karin Slaughter @fictionpubteam @SlaughterKarin @WmMorrowBooks #PiecesofHer

    Source: Edelweiss+ Publication: 9th August 2018 from Harper Collins (UK) and 21 August 2018 from William Morrow(US) Pp: 480 ISBN-13: 978-0062430274 You’ve known her your whole life… Andrea Oliver knows everything about her mother Laura. She knows she’s always lived in the small town of Belle Isle; she knows she’s a pillar ofContinue reading “Pieces of Her by Karin Slaughter @fictionpubteam @SlaughterKarin @WmMorrowBooks #PiecesofHer”

The Liar’s Room by Simon Lelic @HannahLudbrook @Simon_Lelic @PenguinUKBooks

Source: Review copy Publication: 9TH August 2018 from Penguin Pp: 352 ISBN-13: 978-0241296561 Susanna Fenton has a secret. Fourteen years ago she left her identity behind, reinventing herself as a counsellor and starting a new life. It was the only way to keep her daughter safe. But everything changes when Adam Geraghty walks into herContinue reading “The Liar’s Room by Simon Lelic @HannahLudbrook @Simon_Lelic @PenguinUKBooks”

Sour Fruit by Eli Allison @AnneCater @EliAllison3 @Unbounders #SourFruit #repost #Guestpost #shortstory

Source: Review copy Publication: 16th August 2018 from Unbound Digital Pp: 288 ISBN-13: 978-1912618026 Onion is snatched. Which is proper shit because she still had nearly twenty quid left on her Angry Slut Teen Clothing gift card and now she was never going to get those flamingo-pink leather chaps she’d been eyeing up. She wakesContinue reading “Sour Fruit by Eli Allison @AnneCater @EliAllison3 @Unbounders #SourFruit #repost #Guestpost #shortstory”

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