Shrines of Gaiety by Kate Atkinson @DoubledayUK

Source: Review copyPublication: 28 September 2020 from DoubledayPP: 448ISBN-13: 978-0857526557 My thanks to Doubeday for an advance copy for review 1926, and in a country still recovering from the Great War, London has become the focus for a delirious new nightlife. In the clubs of Soho, peers of the realm rub shoulders with starlets, foreignContinue reading “Shrines of Gaiety by Kate Atkinson @DoubledayUK”

An Honourable Thief by Douglas Skelton (Company of Rogues #1) @DouglasSkelton1 @canelo_co

Source: Review copyPublication: 22 September 2022 from Canelo AdventurePP: 304ISBN-13: ‎ 978-1804360156 My thanks to Canelo for an advance copy for review 1715. Jonas Flynt, ex-soldier and reluctant member of the Company of Rogues, a shady intelligence group run by ruthless spymaster Nathaniel Charters, is ordered to recover a missing document. Its contents could proveContinue reading “An Honourable Thief by Douglas Skelton (Company of Rogues #1) @DouglasSkelton1 @canelo_co”

The Bleeding by Johana Gustawsson trs by David Warriner  @JoGustawsson @givemeawave @OrendaBooks

Source: Review copyPublication: 15 September 2022 from Orenda BooksPP: 300ISBN-13: ‎ 978-1914585265 My thanks to Orenda Books for an advance copy for review Three women Three eras One extraordinary mystery… 1899, Belle Époque Paris. Lucienne’s two daughters are believed dead when her mansion burns to the ground, but she is certain that her girls areContinue reading “The Bleeding by Johana Gustawsson trs by David Warriner  @JoGustawsson @givemeawave @OrendaBooks”

The Marriage Portrait by Maggie O’Farrell @TinderPress @PublicityBooks

Source: Review copyPublication: 30 August 2022 from Tinder PressPP: 448ISBN-13: 978-1472223845 My thanks to Tinder Press for an advance copy for review ‘Someone swore that, as a little girl, he once saw you touch a tiger. And that the tiger didn’t harm you, it let you stroke it. It was always said that you hadContinue reading “The Marriage Portrait by Maggie O’Farrell @TinderPress @PublicityBooks”

The Manhattan Girls by Gill Paul @GillPaulAUTHOR @WmMorrowBks @AvonBooksUK

Source: Competition prizePublication: 18 August 2022 from AvonPP: 400ISBN-13: 978-0008530945 My thanks to Gill Paul for the opportunity to read this book in advance of publication NEW YORK CITY, 1921 An impossible dream. The war is over, the twenties are roaring, but in the depths of the city that never sleeps, Dorothy Parker is strugglingContinue reading “The Manhattan Girls by Gill Paul @GillPaulAUTHOR @WmMorrowBks @AvonBooksUK”

The Lost Man of Bombay (Malabar House #3) by Vaseem Khan  @VaseemKhanUK  @HodderBooks  @HodderPublicity

Source: Review copyPublication: 18 August 2022 from Hodder & StoughtonPP: 384ISBN-13: ‎ 978-1529341102 My thanks to Hodder & Stoughton for an advance copy for review Bombay, 1950 When the body of a white man is found frozen in the Himalayan foothills near Dehra Dun, he is christened the Ice Man by the national media. WhoContinue reading “The Lost Man of Bombay (Malabar House #3) by Vaseem Khan  @VaseemKhanUK  @HodderBooks  @HodderPublicity”

The Darkest Sin by D.V. Bishop (Cesare Aldo #2) @davidbishop @panmacmillan @PipsMcE

Source: Review copyPublication: 3rd March 2022 from MacmillanPP: 432ISBN-13: ‎ 978-1529038828 My thanks to MacMillan and Philippa McEwan for an advance copy for review Florence. Spring, 1537. When Cesare Aldo investigates a report of intruders at a convent in the Renaissance city’s northern quarter, he enters a community divided by bitter rivalries and harbouring darkContinue reading “The Darkest Sin by D.V. Bishop (Cesare Aldo #2) @davidbishop @panmacmillan @PipsMcE”

The Shadows of Men by Abir Mukherjee  (Wyndham & Banerjee #5) @radiomukhers @VintageBooks @DeadGoodBooks @HarvillSecker #TheShadowsOfMen @vintagebooks @AnnaLRedman

Source: Review copyPublication: 11 November 2021 from Vintage BooksPP: 352ISBN-13: 978-1787300590 My thanks to Abir Mukherjee and Vintage Books for an advance copy for review Calcutta, 1923. When a Hindu theologian is found murdered in his home, the city is on the brink of all-out religious war. Can officers of the Imperial Police Force, CaptainContinue reading “The Shadows of Men by Abir Mukherjee  (Wyndham & Banerjee #5) @radiomukhers @VintageBooks @DeadGoodBooks @HarvillSecker #TheShadowsOfMen @vintagebooks @AnnaLRedman”

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