How the Dead Speak by Val McDermid @valmcdermid @LittleBrownUK @laurasherlock21

Source: Review copy Publication: 22ND August 2019 from Little, Brown PP: 416 ISBN-13: 978-1408712252 ‘We are all creatures of habit. Even murderers . . .’ When human remains are discovered in the grounds of an old convent, it quickly becomes clear that someone has been using the site as their personal burial ground. But withContinue reading “How the Dead Speak by Val McDermid @valmcdermid @LittleBrownUK @laurasherlock21”

A Place to Lie by Rebecca Griffiths @rebeccagriffit7 @BooksSphere @AnneCater @MillieSeaward #APlacetoLie

Source: Review copyPublication: 22 August 2019 2019 from SpherePP: 400ISBN-13: 978-0751562019 In a dark, dark wood In Summer 1990, Caroline and Joanna are sent to stay with their great aunt, Dora, to spend their holidays in a sunlit village near the Forest of Dean. The countryside is a welcome change from the trauma they knowContinue reading “A Place to Lie by Rebecca Griffiths @rebeccagriffit7 @BooksSphere @AnneCater @MillieSeaward #APlacetoLie”

Here to Stay by Mark Edwards @MrEdwards @AmazonPub @midaspr #HeretoStay

Source: Review copyPublication: 1st September 2019 from Thomas and MercerPP: 380ISBN-13: 978-1542006613 A beautiful home. A loving wife. And in-laws to die for. Gemma Robinson comes into Elliot’s life like a whirlwind, and they marry and settle into his home. When she asks him if her parents can come to stay for a couple ofContinue reading “Here to Stay by Mark Edwards @MrEdwards @AmazonPub @midaspr #HeretoStay”

Platform Seven by Louise Doughty @DoughtyLouise @FaberBooks #PlatformSeven

Source: Review copy, NetgalleyPublication: 22 August 2019 from Faber&FaberPP: 448ISBN-13:978-0571321940 Platform Seven at 4am: Peterborough Railway Station is deserted. The man crossing the covered walkway on this freezing November morning is confident he’s alone. As he sits on the metal bench at the far end of the platform it is clear his choice is strategicContinue reading “Platform Seven by Louise Doughty @DoughtyLouise @FaberBooks #PlatformSeven”

The Alphabet Murders by Lars Schütz @LarsErikSchuetz @ZaffreBooks @Tr4cyF3nt0n #TheAlphabetMurders

Source: Review copyPublication: 22 August 2019 from ManillaPP: 400ISBN-13: 978-1785768637 FOR THIS KILLER, IT’S A GAME OF A B CWhen the body of a man is found brutally murdered in a wildlife park and tattooed with a letter A, criminal profilers Jan Grall and Rabea Wyler are thrown into a deadly game of cat andContinue reading “The Alphabet Murders by Lars Schütz @LarsErikSchuetz @ZaffreBooks @Tr4cyF3nt0n #TheAlphabetMurders”

The Runaway Daughter by Joanna Rees (A Stitch in Time #1) @joannareesbooks @EllisKeene @PanMacmillan @CBGBooks

Source: Review copyPublication: 22 August from Pan MacMillanPP: 496ISBN-13: 978-1447266709 It’s 1926 and Anna Darton is on the run from a terrible crime she was forced into committing. Alone and scared in London, salvation comes in the form of Nancy, a sassy American dancer at the notorious nightclub, the Zip. Re-inventing herself as Vita Casey,Continue reading “The Runaway Daughter by Joanna Rees (A Stitch in Time #1) @joannareesbooks @EllisKeene @PanMacmillan @CBGBooks”

Control by Hugh Montgomery @ZaffreBooks @hugh_montgomery @Tr4cyF3nt0n #Control

Source: Review copyPublication: 8th August 2019 from Zaffre BooksPP: 416ISBN-13: 978-1785767432 Renowned surgeon Michael Trenchard locks his office door and prepares for a relaxing evening. But what follows is a living nightmare when later he is discovered in a locked-in coma, the victim of an auto-erotic asphyxiation. It is left to Doctor Kash Devan, Trenchard’sContinue reading “Control by Hugh Montgomery @ZaffreBooks @hugh_montgomery @Tr4cyF3nt0n #Control”

REVEALED: BLOODY SCOTLAND ‘CRIME IN THE SPOTLIGHT’ WRITERS APPEARING WITH SOME OF THE BIGGEST NAMES AT THE 2019 FESTIVAL @BloodyScotland @Brownlee_Donald

Bloody Scotland will again be supporting new writers by pairing established authors with ‘support’ acts just starting out on their crime writing career. Graeme Macrae Burnet, author of His Bloody Project was famously ‘In the Spotlight’ as a support act for Ian Rankin before it was shortlisted for the Man Booker and the initiative hasContinue reading “REVEALED: BLOODY SCOTLAND ‘CRIME IN THE SPOTLIGHT’ WRITERS APPEARING WITH SOME OF THE BIGGEST NAMES AT THE 2019 FESTIVAL @BloodyScotland @Brownlee_Donald”

Edinburgh International Book Festival. Live and Deadly Blog #3. Sam Bourne aka Jonathan Freedland @EdBookFest

Sam Bourne, or as he is known in real life, Guardian journalist Jonathan Freedland was interviewed by his long term friend Alan Little who began by asking him what the difference is between Jonathan Freedland and Sam Bourne? Jonathan answered by saying that when he is writing as a journalist he can take an ideaContinue reading “Edinburgh International Book Festival. Live and Deadly Blog #3. Sam Bourne aka Jonathan Freedland @EdBookFest”

What is Home? Chaired by Val McDermid with Robin Robertson, Linda Grant and Leila Abouela. @EdBookFest

The Edinburgh International Book Festival theme for 2019 is ‘We Need New Stories’. As part of that strand, there have been sessions on Homelessness, and I had the enormous privilege of attending two of those which have been both profound and educational in the broadest sense. The first of these, chaired by Val McDermid, sawContinue reading “What is Home? Chaired by Val McDermid with Robin Robertson, Linda Grant and Leila Abouela. @EdBookFest”

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