Hyde by Craig Russell @TheCraigRussell @BloodyScotland @Brownlee_Donald

It is my absolute pleasure to be showcasing Craig Russell’s Hyde as part of the blog tour for the Bloody Scotland McIlvanney Prize for Scottish Crime Book of the Year 2021. Tomorrow night we’ll find out who has won, and all this week bloggers have been showcasing the shortlisted books. You can check out theContinue reading “Hyde by Craig Russell @TheCraigRussell @BloodyScotland @Brownlee_Donald”

The Sweetness of Water by Nathan Harris @headlinepg @tinderpress

Source: Own copyPublication: 21 June 2021 from Tinder PressPP: 368ISBN-13: 978-1472274373 In the dying days of the American Civil War, newly freed brothers Landry and Prentiss find themselves cast into the world without a penny to their names. Forced to hide out in the woods near their former Georgia plantation, they’re soon discovered by theContinue reading “The Sweetness of Water by Nathan Harris @headlinepg @tinderpress”

Emily Noble’s Disgrace by Mary Paulson Ellis @mspaulsonellis @MantleBooks

Source: Review copyPublication: 19 August 2021 from MantlePP: 384ISBN-13: 978-1529036176 My thanks to Mantle for an early copy for review. The case is unexceptional, that is what I know. A house full of stuff left behind by a dead woman, abandoned at the last . . . When trauma cleaner Essie Pound makes a gruesomeContinue reading “Emily Noble’s Disgrace by Mary Paulson Ellis @mspaulsonellis @MantleBooks”

A Corruption of Blood by Ambrose Parry @AmbroseParry @Canongatebooks @Normantweets

Source: Review copyPublication: 19 August 2021 from Canongate BooksPP: 416ISBN-13: 978-1786899859 My thanks to Canongate for an early copy for review Edinburgh, 1850. This city will bleed you dry. Dr Will Raven is a man seldom shocked by human remains, but even he is disturbed by the contents of a package washed up at theContinue reading “A Corruption of Blood by Ambrose Parry @AmbroseParry @Canongatebooks @Normantweets”

Mrs England by Stacey Halls @stacey_halls @ZaffreBooks @Tr4cyF3nt0n

Source: Review copyPublication: 10 June 2021 from Manilla Press/Zaffre BooksPP: 400ISBN-13: 978-1838772864 My thanks to Tracy at Compulsive Readers and Zaffre Books for an opportunity to review West Yorkshire, 1904. When newly graduated nurse Ruby May takes a position looking after the children of Charles and Lilian England, a wealthy couple from a powerful dynastyContinue reading “Mrs England by Stacey Halls @stacey_halls @ZaffreBooks @Tr4cyF3nt0n”

The Dictionary of Lost Words by Pip Williams @ChattoBooks @vintagebooks @mia_qs

Source: Review copyPublication: 8 April 2021 from Chatto & WindusPP: 432ISBN-13: 978-1784743864 My thanks to the publisher for an advance copy for review In 1901, the word ‘bondmaid’ was discovered missing from the Oxford English Dictionary. This is the story of the girl who stole it. Motherless and irrepressibly curious, Esme spends her childhood inContinue reading “The Dictionary of Lost Words by Pip Williams @ChattoBooks @vintagebooks @mia_qs”

The Plague Letters by V.L. Valentine @valentinevikki @viperbooks

Source: Review copyPublication: 1st April 2021 from Viper BooksPP: 416ISBN-13: 978-1788164535 My thanks to the publisher for an advance copy for review WHO WOULD MURDER THE DYING… London, 1665. Hidden within the growing pile of corpses in his churchyard, Rector Symon Patrick discovers a victim of the pestilence unlike any he has seen before: aContinue reading “The Plague Letters by V.L. Valentine @valentinevikki @viperbooks”

Daughters of Night by Laura Shepherd Robinson @LauraSRobinson @MantleBooks

Source: Review copyPublication: 18 February 2021 from MantleNarrator: Lucy ScottLength: 15 hours and 29 minutesASIN No: B084Z2PHSV My thanks to the publisher for an early copy for review From the brothels and gin-shops of Covent Garden to the elegant townhouses of Mayfair, Laura Shepherd-Robinson’s Daughters of Night follows Caroline Corsham as she seeks justice forContinue reading “Daughters of Night by Laura Shepherd Robinson @LauraSRobinson @MantleBooks”

The Dressmaker of Paris by Georgia Kaufmann @GeorgiaKaufmann @JennyPlatt90 @HodderBooks

Source: Review copyPublication: 28 January 2021 from Hodder & StoughtonPP: 368ISBN-13: 978-1529336023 I need to tell you a story, ma chère. My story. Rosa Kusstatscher has built a global fashion empire upon her ability to find the perfect outfit for any occasion. But tonight, as she prepares for the most important meeting of her life,Continue reading “The Dressmaker of Paris by Georgia Kaufmann @GeorgiaKaufmann @JennyPlatt90 @HodderBooks”

The Devil and the Dark Water by Stuart Turton @Stu_Turton @BloomsburyRaven

Source: Review copyPublication: 1st October 2020 from Raven BooksPP: 576ISBN-13: 978-1408889640 It’s 1634 and Samuel Pipps, the world’s greatest detective, is being transported from the Dutch East Indies to Amsterdam, where he is facing trial and execution for a crime he may, or may not, have committed. Travelling with him is his loyal bodyguard, ArentContinue reading “The Devil and the Dark Water by Stuart Turton @Stu_Turton @BloomsburyRaven”

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