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”

The Innocent Dead by Lin Anderson (Rhona MacLeod #15) @Lin_Anderson @panmacmillan

Source: Review copyPublication: 6th August 2020 from MacMillanPP: 416ISBN-13: 978-1529033649 My thanks to the publisher for a review copy of this book Mary McIntyre’s disappearance tore the local community apart, inflicting wounds that still prove raw for those who knew her. So when the present-day discovery of a child’s remains are found in a peatContinue reading “The Innocent Dead by Lin Anderson (Rhona MacLeod #15) @Lin_Anderson @panmacmillan”

The Diver and the Lover by Jeremy Vine @CoronetBooks @hodderbooks @JennyPlatt90

Source: Review copyPublication: 3 September 2020 from CoronetPP: 368ISBN-13: 978-1529308433 My thanks to the publisher for a review copy of this novel Soaked in sunlight, love and the mysteries surrounding a famous artist The Diver and the Lover is a novel inspired by true events. It is 1951 and sisters Ginny and Meredith have travelledContinue reading “The Diver and the Lover by Jeremy Vine @CoronetBooks @hodderbooks @JennyPlatt90”

Fifty Fifty by Steve Cavanagh @SSCav @OrionBooks @Orion_Crime

Source: Review copyPublication: 3rd September 2020 from OrionPP: 368ISBN-13: 978-1409185864 My thanks to the publishers, Orion, for a review copy of this book. Two sisters on trial for murder. They accuse each other. Who do YOU believe? ‘911 what’s your emergency?’ ‘My dad’s dead. My sister Sofia killed him. She’s still in the house. PleaseContinue reading “Fifty Fifty by Steve Cavanagh @SSCav @OrionBooks @Orion_Crime”

The Hit List by Holly Seddon @hollyseddon @alexxlayt @trapezebooks

Source: Review copyPublication: 28th August 2020 from TrapezeNarrators: Stephanie Racine, Damian Lynch, Chris Reilly, Tuppence Middleton, Perdita WeeksLength: 11 hours 13 minutesASIN:  B08BTXYS1X Congratulations, someone wants you dead. When Marianne’s husband, Greg, is knocked off his bike and killed on the way to work, she must unpick the life he left behind. Numb with grief,Continue reading “The Hit List by Holly Seddon @hollyseddon @alexxlayt @trapezebooks”

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