My Books of the Year 2021

It’s hard, of course, to pick just ten, so I’m going to cheat slightly and give you 16 books and 4 audiobooks in the order in which I read them: The Last Thing to Burn by Will Dean This book is a triumph. Beautifully written with depth, power and an intense, emotional engagement it searsContinue reading “My Books of the Year 2021”

Bitter Flowers by Gunnar Staalesen trs Don Bartlett @OrendaBooks

Source: Review copy:Publication: ebook out now; p/back 20 jan 2022PP: 276ISBN-13: 978-1913193089 Fresh from rehab, Norwegian PI Varg Veum faces his most complex investigation yet, when a man is found drowned, a young woman disappears, and the case of a missing child is revived. The classic Nordic Noir series continues… PI Varg Veum has returnedContinue reading “Bitter Flowers by Gunnar Staalesen trs Don Bartlett @OrendaBooks”

Opal Country by Chris Hammer @hammerNow @WildfireBks @Bookywookydooda

Source: Purchased audible copyPublication: 28 September 2021 from Wildfire; Hardback  6 Jan 2022Narration: Lockie ChapmanListening Time: 14 hrs 37 minsASIN : B09DZ2PG3C Opals… In the desolate outback town of Finnigans Gap, police struggle to maintain law and order. Thieves pillage opal mines, religious fanatics recruit vulnerable youngsters and billionaires do as they please. Bodies… ThenContinue reading “Opal Country by Chris Hammer @hammerNow @WildfireBks @Bookywookydooda”

COVER REVEAL: KEEP HER SWEET by Helen Fitzgerald @FitzHelen @OrendaBooks

Publication Date : All formats – May 2022 Publisher : Orenda Books I am absolutely thrilled to bring you news of the brand new Helen Fitzgerald novel, Keep Her Sweet. Helen’s books are never less than enthralling, with vivid, authentic characters, laced with dark humour, thought provoking situations and stunning plotting. So what’s Keep HerContinue reading “COVER REVEAL: KEEP HER SWEET by Helen Fitzgerald @FitzHelen @OrendaBooks”

Darkness Falls (Kate Marshall #3) by Robert Bryndza   @RobertBryndza @BooksSphere @TheCrimeVault

Source: Review copyPublication: 7 December 2021 from SpherePP: 368ISBN-13: ‎ 978-0751572780 Kate Marshall’s detective agency takes off when she and her partner Tristan are hired to investigate a cold case from over a decade ago. Twelve years previously, a determined young journalist called Joanna Duncan exposed a political scandal that had major repercussions. In theContinue reading “Darkness Falls (Kate Marshall #3) by Robert Bryndza   @RobertBryndza @BooksSphere @TheCrimeVault”

A Toast to the Old Stones by Denzil Meyrick @lochlomonden @PolygonBooks

Source: Review copyPublication: 4 November 2021PP: 144ISBN-13: 978-1846975943 My thanks to Polygon and Denzil Meyrick for an advance copy for review It’s 1968, and the fishermen of Kinloch are preparing to celebrate the old New Year on the twelfth of January. The annual pilgrimage to the Auld Stones is a tradition that goes back beyondContinue reading “A Toast to the Old Stones by Denzil Meyrick @lochlomonden @PolygonBooks”

Past Life by David Mark  (DS McAvoy #9) @davidmarkwriter @severnhouse

Source: Review copyPublication: 30 September 2021 (h/back) 1 Nov 2021 EbookPP: 249ISBN-13: 978-0727890924 My thanks to Severn House for a review copy DS Aector McAvoy must face the dark, disturbing secrets of his past if he’s to keep his family safe. The clairvoyant is found with her tongue crudely carved out, a shard of blueContinue reading “Past Life by David Mark  (DS McAvoy #9) @davidmarkwriter @severnhouse”

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