BLOODY SCOTLAND McIlvanney Prize #blogtour @BloodyScotland @Brownlee_Donald @FrancineElena

I’m delighted to have the opportunity to showcase one of the authors who has been shortlisted for the Bloody Scotland McIlvanney Prize for Scottish Crime Novel of the Year 2020. I reviewed Francine Toon’s Pine at the start of the year and you can see my review here. The judges said of Pine: ‘an impressiveContinue reading “BLOODY SCOTLAND McIlvanney Prize #blogtour @BloodyScotland @Brownlee_Donald @FrancineElena”

Capital Crime Book Club – Unboxed! @CapitalCrime @LizzieCurle @David_Headley @adamhamdy

To say I was excited when I received my very first Capital Crime Book Club Subscription Box would be an understatement. You sign up for a box of 2 crime and thrillers to be delivered every month and Capital Crime selects what you’re going to get. They’d e-mailed a couple of days in advance toContinue reading “Capital Crime Book Club – Unboxed! @CapitalCrime @LizzieCurle @David_Headley @adamhamdy”

The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman @richardosman @EllieeHud @VikingBooksUK

Source: Review copyPublication: 3rd September 2020 from VikingPP: 400ISBN-13:  978-0241425442 My thanks to the publisher for an advance copy of this book for review purposes In a peaceful retirement village, four unlikely friends meet up once a week to investigate unsolved murders. But when a brutal killing takes place on their very doorstep, the ThursdayContinue reading “The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman @richardosman @EllieeHud @VikingBooksUK”

Truth Be Told by Kia Abdullah @KiaAbdullah @HQStories

Source: Review copyPublication 3rd September 2020 from HQPP: 384ISBN-13: 978-0008314729 My thanks to the publisher for the opportunity to read this novel in advance of publication ARE YOU READY TO START THIS CONVERSATION? Kamran Hadid feels invincible. He attends Hampton school, an elite all-boys boarding school in London, he comes from a wealthy family, andContinue reading “Truth Be Told by Kia Abdullah @KiaAbdullah @HQStories”

A TOMB WITH A VIEW The Stories and Glories of Graveyards by Peter Ross @PeterAlanRoss @headlinepg @Bookywookydooda

Source: Review copyPublication: 3rd September 2020 from HeadlinePP: 368ISBN-13: 978-1472267795 My thanks to the publisher for the opportunity to read this book in advance of publication Enter a grave new world of fascination and delight as award-winning writer Peter Ross uncovers the stories and glories of graveyards. Who are London’s outcast dead and why isContinue reading “A TOMB WITH A VIEW The Stories and Glories of Graveyards by Peter Ross @PeterAlanRoss @headlinepg @Bookywookydooda”

BLOODY SCOTLAND INTERNATIONAL CRIME WRITING FESTIVAL REVEALS FOUR FINALISTS FOR THE McILVANNEY PRIZE 2020

The annual McIlvanney judges lunch was a virtual Bank Holiday breakfast this year with Karen Robinson in London, Stuart Cosgrove in Glasgow and James Crawford in Edinburgh. All were impressed by the variety and diversity of the finalists, with titles of dark humour, historical research, ambitious and innovative writing which demonstrate the sheer range ofContinue reading “BLOODY SCOTLAND INTERNATIONAL CRIME WRITING FESTIVAL REVEALS FOUR FINALISTS FOR THE McILVANNEY PRIZE 2020”

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