The Lion Tamer Who Lost by Louise Beech @LouiseWriter @OrendaBooks @AnneCater #Giveaway #TheLionTamerWhoLost

Source: Review Copy Publication: e-book 15 July from  Orenda Books PP: 300 ISBN-13:978-1912374298 Long ago, Andrew made a childhood wish, and kept it in a silver box. When it finally comes true, he wishes he hadn’t… Long ago, Ben made a promise and he had a dream: to travel to Africa to volunteer at aContinue reading “The Lion Tamer Who Lost by Louise Beech @LouiseWriter @OrendaBooks @AnneCater #Giveaway #TheLionTamerWhoLost”

Edinburgh International Book Festival 2018– a final round up @Edbookfest #EdBookFest

I can’t begin to tell you how rich and rewarding my Edinburgh Book Festival was. Although, in the spirit of this blog, I kept in the main to crime writing sessions, you’ll see that one or two of my other personal passions crept in. If you have ever thought about going to the Book Festival,Continue reading “Edinburgh International Book Festival 2018– a final round up @Edbookfest #EdBookFest”

The Way of All Flesh by Ambrose Parry @AmbroseParry @BeccaNice @Canongatebooks #TheWayofAllFlesh

  Source: Review Copy Publication: 30th August 2018 from Canongate Pp: 416 ISBN-13: 978-1786893789   Edinburgh, 1847. City of Medicine, Money, Murder. In the city’s Old Town a number of young women have been found dead, all having suffered similarly gruesome ends. Across the city in the New Town, medical student Will Raven is aboutContinue reading “The Way of All Flesh by Ambrose Parry @AmbroseParry @BeccaNice @Canongatebooks #TheWayofAllFlesh”

The Mystery of Three Quarters by Sophie Hannah @sophiehannahCB1 @HarperCollinsUK @fictionpubteam #TheMysteryofThreeQuarters @agathachristie

Source: Netgalley Publication: 23 August 2018 from Harper Collins Pp: 400 ISBN-13: 978-0008264451 The world’s most beloved detective, Hercule Poirot – the legendary star of Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express and most recently The Monogram Murders and Closed Casket—returns in a stylish, diabolically clever mystery set in 1930’s London. Returning home after lunchContinue reading “The Mystery of Three Quarters by Sophie Hannah @sophiehannahCB1 @HarperCollinsUK @fictionpubteam #TheMysteryofThreeQuarters @agathachristie”

Perfect Silence by Helen Fields (DI Callanach#4) @AvonBooks @Helen_Fields #PerfectSilence

Perfect Silence by Helen Fields Source: Netgalley Publication: 23 August 2018 from Avon Pp: 432 ISBN-13: 978-0008275174   When silence falls, who will hear their cries? The body of a young girl is found dumped on the roadside on the outskirts of Edinburgh. When pathologists examine the remains, they make a gruesome discovery: the silhouetteContinue reading “Perfect Silence by Helen Fields (DI Callanach#4) @AvonBooks @Helen_Fields #PerfectSilence”

Take Nothing With You by Patrick Gale @PNovelistGale @PublicityBooks #TakeNothingWithYou

Source: Review copy Publication: 21 August 2018 from Tinder Press Pp: 352 ISBN-13: 978-1472205339 1970s Weston-Super-Mare and ten-year-old oddball Eustace, an only child, has life transformed by his mother’s quixotic decision to sign him up for cello lessons. Music-making brings release for a boy who is discovering he is an emotional volcano. He laps upContinue reading “Take Nothing With You by Patrick Gale @PNovelistGale @PublicityBooks #TakeNothingWithYou”

Overkill by Vanda Symon @vandasymon @OrendaBooks @annecater #overkill #bookreview

Source: Review copy Publication:  6th September 2018 in paperback. Available now in e-book Pp: 272 ISBN-13: 978-1912374274 When the body of a young mother is found washed up on the banks of the Mataura River, a small rural community is rocked by her tragic suicide. But all is not what it seems. Sam Shephard, sole-chargeContinue reading “Overkill by Vanda Symon @vandasymon @OrendaBooks @annecater #overkill #bookreview”

Thursday 16 August 2018 Edinburgh International Book Festival. @EdinburghBookFest #EdBookFest

Thursday was another brilliant and eclectic day at the fabulously vibrant Edinburgh Book Festival.   I started my day with a panel session from Andrew Wilson and Nicola Upson. A brilliant pairing, because both writers do something really quite interesting with their crime fiction. Both are writers of what is usually called ‘Golden Age’ crimeContinue reading “Thursday 16 August 2018 Edinburgh International Book Festival. @EdinburghBookFest #EdBookFest”

Wednesday 15 August 2018 Edinburgh International Book Festival. Ian Rankin interviewed by Margie Orford @Edookfest @beathigh #edbookfest

Ian was primarily at the Edinburgh Book Festival to discuss his new book, In A House of Lies. From the reading he gave, we can see that Rebus has lost none of his wit, but his physical mettle is waning. Struggling with emphysema, as a result of COPD, he now finds stairs hard and looksContinue reading “Wednesday 15 August 2018 Edinburgh International Book Festival. Ian Rankin interviewed by Margie Orford @Edookfest @beathigh #edbookfest”

Edinburgh International Book Festival 13 August 2018 @edbookfest @stellduffy @rosemcgowan #edbookfest

  My first day at the Edinburgh Book Festival. It was such a dreich day, but he welcome was warm and the place was buzzing as I arrived from Glasgow for my first event. After checking in and getting my blogger pass, it was off to the Spiegeltent for Stella Duffy, chaired by Creative Scotland’sContinue reading “Edinburgh International Book Festival 13 August 2018 @edbookfest @stellduffy @rosemcgowan #edbookfest”

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