May God Forgive by Alan Parks @AlanJParks @BloodyScotland @CanongateBooks @Brownlee_Donald

Four books have been shortlisted for the McIlvanney Prize for Scottish Crime Novel of the Year in Bloody Scotland’s 10th Anniversary year. They are: Liam McIlvanney – The Heretic (HarperCollins)Alan Parks – May God Forgive (Canongate)Ambrose Parry – A Corruption of Blood (Canongate)Louise Welsh – The Second Cut (Canongate) I have read all four ofContinue reading “May God Forgive by Alan Parks @AlanJParks @BloodyScotland @CanongateBooks @Brownlee_Donald”

Sometimes People Die by Simon Stephenson @TheSimonBot @BoroughPress @MidasPR

Source: Review copyPublication: 1st September from The Borough PressPP: 350ISBN-13: 978-0008547622 My thanks to The Borough Press and Midas PR for an advance copy for review The year is 1999. Returning to practice after a suspension for stealing opioids, a young Scottish doctor takes the only job he can find: a post as a seniorContinue reading “Sometimes People Die by Simon Stephenson @TheSimonBot @BoroughPress @MidasPR”

The Daves Next Door by Will Carver @will_carver @OrendaBooks @RandomTTours

Source: Review copyPublication: 21 July 2022 from Orenda BooksPP: 276ISBN-13: 978-1914585180 My thanks to Orenda Books for an advance copy for review A disillusioned nurse suddenly learns how to care. An injured young sportsman wakes up find that he can see only in black and white. A desperate old widower takes too many pills andContinue reading “The Daves Next Door by Will Carver @will_carver @OrendaBooks @RandomTTours”

Night Shadows (Forbidden Iceland #3) by Eva Björg Ægisdóttir trs Victoria Cribb @evaaegisdottir @OrendaBooks @RandomTTours

Source: Review copyPublication: 21 July 2022 from Orenda BooksPP: 276ISBN-13: 978-1914585203 My thanks to Orenda Books for an advance copy for review The small community of Akranes is devastated when a young man dies in a mysterious house fire, and when Detective Elma and her colleagues from West Iceland CID discover the fire was arson,Continue reading “Night Shadows (Forbidden Iceland #3) by Eva Björg Ægisdóttir trs Victoria Cribb @evaaegisdottir @OrendaBooks @RandomTTours”

The Eye of the Beholder by Margie Orford @MargieOrford @canongatebooks @RandomTTours

Source: Review copyPublication: 7 July 2022 from CanongatePP: 320ISBN-13: 978-1838856809 My thanks to Canongate and Random Things Tours for an advance copy for review When danger lies in the eye of the beholder, what happens when you reject its pull? Cora carries secrets her daughter can’t know. Freya is frightened by what her mother leavesContinue reading “The Eye of the Beholder by Margie Orford @MargieOrford @canongatebooks @RandomTTours”

Bad for Good by Graham Bartlett @gbpoliceadvisor @allisonandbusby @RichardsonHelen

Source: Review copyPublication: 23 June 2022 from Allison and BusbyPP: 320ISBN-13: ‎ 978-0749028428 My thanks to Helen Richardson and Allison and Busby for an advance copy for review How far would you go? The murder of a promising footballer, son of Brighton’s highest-ranking police officer, means Detective Superintendent Jo Howe has a complicated and sensitiveContinue reading “Bad for Good by Graham Bartlett @gbpoliceadvisor @allisonandbusby @RichardsonHelen”

The Siege by John Sutherland  @policecommander @orionbooks @orion_crime @Tr4cyF3nt0n

Source: Review copyPublication: 23 June 2022 from OrionPP: 368ISBN-13: 978-1398707566 My thanks to Orion and Compulsive Readers for an early copy for review. Nine hostages. Ten hours. One chance to save them all. Lee James Connor has found his purpose in life: to follow the teachings of far-right extremist leader, Nicholas Farmer. So when hisContinue reading “The Siege by John Sutherland  @policecommander @orionbooks @orion_crime @Tr4cyF3nt0n”

Dead in the Water by Mark Ellis @MarkEllis15 @AccentPress @midaspr

Source: Review copyPublication: 19 May 2022 from Headline AccentPP: 384ISBN-13: 978-1786159885 Summer, 1942.The Second World War rages on but Britain now faces the Nazi threat with America at its side. In a bombed-out London swarming with gangsters and spies, DCI Frank Merlin continues his battle against rampant wartime crime. A mangled body is found inContinue reading “Dead in the Water by Mark Ellis @MarkEllis15 @AccentPress @midaspr”

The Dark by Sharon Bolton (Lacey Flint #5)  @AuthorSJBolton  @orion_crime @orionbooks @Tr4cyF3nt0n

Source: Review copyPublication: 26 May 2022 from OrionPP: 464ISBN-13: 978-1409198345 My thanks to Orion and Compulsive Readers for the opportunity to read and review. When a baby is snatched from its pram and cast into the river Thames, off-duty police officer Lacey Flint is there to prevent disaster. But who would want to hurt aContinue reading “The Dark by Sharon Bolton (Lacey Flint #5)  @AuthorSJBolton  @orion_crime @orionbooks @Tr4cyF3nt0n”

The Murder Rule by Dervla McTiernan @fictionpubteam @RandomTTours

Source: Review copyPublication: 12 May 2022 from Harper CollinsPP: 304ISBN-13: ‎ 978-0008407971 My thanks to Harper Collins and Random Things Tours for an advance copy for review No one is innocent in this story. First Rule: Make them like you. Second Rule: Make them need you. Third Rule: Make them pay. They think I’m aContinue reading “The Murder Rule by Dervla McTiernan @fictionpubteam @RandomTTours”

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