Newcastle Noir 2020 – Virtual Panels are forthcoming! @NewcastleNoir

I spend as much of my leisure time as I can afford, in normal circumstances, going to different book festivals, and mostly crime festivals at that. In their different ways they are all good, from the very special Bute Noir to the magnificent Bloody Scotland. I’ve been to Edinburgh Book Festival, Ullapool, Wigtown , CapitalContinue reading “Newcastle Noir 2020 – Virtual Panels are forthcoming! @NewcastleNoir”

I Am Dust by Louise Beech @LouiseWriter @OrendaBooks @AnneCater

Source: Review copyPublication: 16 April 2020 from Orenda BooksPP: 300ISBN-13: 978-1913193218 When iconic musical Dust is revived twenty years after the leading actress was murdered in her dressing room, a series of eerie events haunts the new cast… The Dean Wilson Theatre is believed to be haunted by a long-dead actress, singing her last song,Continue reading “I Am Dust by Louise Beech @LouiseWriter @OrendaBooks @AnneCater”

What’s Left of Me Is Yours by Stephanie Scott read by Hanako Footman #AudiobookReview @stephaniewscott @kate_moreton

Source: Review copyPublication: 21 April 2020 from Weidenfeld & NicolsonLength: 10 hours 57 minutesASIN: B082MMCV6S Within the Tokyo underworld there is an industry which exists to break up marriages. It is known today as ‘wakaresaseya’ – agents who, for a fee, can be hired by one spouse to seduce the other and provide grounds forContinue reading “What’s Left of Me Is Yours by Stephanie Scott read by Hanako Footman #AudiobookReview @stephaniewscott @kate_moreton”

The Last Crossing by Brian McGilloway @BrianMcGilloway @emily_glenister @DomePress

Source: Review copyPublication: 2nd April 2020 from Dome PressPP: 323ISBN-13: 978-1912534371 Tony, Hugh and Karen thought they’d seen the last of each other thirty years ago. Half a lifetime has passed and memories have been buried. But when they are asked to reunite – to lay ghosts to rest for the good of the futureContinue reading “The Last Crossing by Brian McGilloway @BrianMcGilloway @emily_glenister @DomePress”

You Will Be Safe Here by Damian Barr @Damian_Barr @BloomsburyBooks @AnneCater

Source: Review copyPublication:   2nd  April 2020 from BloomsburyPP: 352ISBN-13: 978-1408886052 A beautiful and heart-breaking story set in South Africa where two mothers – a century apart – must fight for their sons, unaware their fates are inextricably linked. Orange Free State, 1901. At the height of the Boer War, Sarah van der Watt and herContinue reading “You Will Be Safe Here by Damian Barr @Damian_Barr @BloomsburyBooks @AnneCater”

BLOODY SCOTLAND CONFIRMS THAT THE McILVANNEY PRIZE AND BLOODY SCOTLAND DEBUT PRIZE WILL GO AHEAD WITH NEW SPONSOR – THE GLENCAIRN GLASS

Longlist to be announced on Tuesday 23 June 2020 Finalists to be announced on Tuesday 1 September 2020 Winner to be to be announced on Friday 18 September 2020 As we wait to hear whether the Bloody Scotland Crime Writing Festival can go ahead (a decision is expected at the end of the month) there is good news around the annual prizes the FestivalContinue reading “BLOODY SCOTLAND CONFIRMS THAT THE McILVANNEY PRIZE AND BLOODY SCOTLAND DEBUT PRIZE WILL GO AHEAD WITH NEW SPONSOR – THE GLENCAIRN GLASS”

The Night Fire by Michael Connelly (Ballard and Bosch) @ConnellyBooks @OrionCrime #TheNightFire

Source: Review copy, NetgalleyPublication: Paperback published on 16 April 2020 from OrionPP: 560ISBN-13: 978-1409186069 A JUDGE MURDERED IN A CITY PARK Mickey Haller, the Lincoln Lawyer, defends the man accused. A HOMELESS PERSON BURNED ALIVE Detective Renée Ballard catches the case on the LAPD’s notorious graveyard shift. AN UNSOLVED HOMICIDE FROM A LIFETIME AGO HarryContinue reading “The Night Fire by Michael Connelly (Ballard and Bosch) @ConnellyBooks @OrionCrime #TheNightFire”

Sister by Kjell Ola Dahl trs Don Bartlett @ko_dahl @OrendaBooks @AnneCater #Sister

Source: Review copyPublication: 30th April 2020PP: 276ISBN-13: 978-1913193027 The Oslo Detectives are back in another slice of gripping, dark Nordic Noir, and their new colleague has more at stake than she’s prepared to reveal… Oslo detective Frølich searches for the mysterious sister of a young female asylum seeker, but when people start to die, everythingContinue reading “Sister by Kjell Ola Dahl trs Don Bartlett @ko_dahl @OrendaBooks @AnneCater #Sister”

Nowhere to Hide by Stephen Puleston narrated by Richard Elfyn Audiobook Review @stephenpuleston

Source: Review copy (TBC Audible Listeners)Release date: 6 March 2020Length : 10 hours and 4 minutesReader: Richard ElfynASIN: B085L98652 A murdered mother. A failing police force. A detective looking for justice… When drug addict Dawn Piper is found dead in her own home, her neighbors are far from surprised. Dawn’s habit led her to mixContinue reading “Nowhere to Hide by Stephen Puleston narrated by Richard Elfyn Audiobook Review @stephenpuleston”

The Silent Treatment by Abbie Greaves @abbiegreaves1 @arrowpublishing #TheSilentTreatment

Source: Review copyPublication: 2nd April 2020 from CenturyPP: 336ISBN-13: 978-1529123944 A lifetime of love. Six months of silence. One last chance. Frank hasn’t spoken to his wife Maggie for six months. For weeks they have lived under the same roof, slept in the same bed and eaten at the same table – all without words.Continue reading “The Silent Treatment by Abbie Greaves @abbiegreaves1 @arrowpublishing #TheSilentTreatment”

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