Talking “The Cleaner” with Elisabeth Herrmann

Publication Date: Available Now from Bonnier/Manilla The Cleaner is an excellent thriller (review to follow) so I was very happy to get to ask Elisabeth Herrmann some questions about the novel, some fascinating stuff here – thanks so much Elisabeth! * Tell us a little about the background to “The… Continue reading

Bad Samaritan by Michael J Malone. Bang on crime fiction.

Publication Date: Available Now from Contraband Source: Purchased copy A helping hand? Or the grip of a murderer?A Glasgow student is found dead in a city-centre alley, kickstarting a trail of brutality that drives DI Ray McBain to the very edge, staring into the abyss… The victim’s family and friends… Continue reading

2016 Spotlight: A Tapping at my Door by David Jackson. Blog Tour.

Publication Date: 7th April from Zaffre Source: Review copy A woman at home in Liverpool is disturbed by a persistent tapping at her back door. She’s disturbed to discover the culprit is a raven, and tries to shoo it away. Which is when the killer strikes. DS Nathan Cody, still… Continue reading

New Release Spotlight: Cut by Marc Raabe

Publication Date: 24th March 2016 from Bonnier Source: Netgalley A boy is witness to a horrible crime. Decades later, his girlfriend is kidnapped by an insane serial killer. To save her, he must return to the events of the past. But how can he remember when forgetting was the only… Continue reading

2016 Spotlight: A Time of Torment by John Connolly.

Publication Date: 7th April from Hodder and Staughton Source: Review copy Jerome Burnel was once a hero. He intervened to prevent multiple killings and in doing so damned himself. His life was torn apart. He was imprisoned, brutalized. But in his final days, with the hunters circling, he tells his… Continue reading

2016 Spotlight: Hex – Thomas Olde Heuvelt. Break the Hex.

Publication Date: 28th April from Hodder  and Staughton Source: Review copy Translated by Nancy Forest-Flier Whoever is born here, is doomed to stay until death. Whoever comes to stay, never leaves. Welcome to Black Spring, the seemingly picturesque Hudson Valley town haunted by the Black Rock Witch, a seventeenth-century woman… Continue reading

Ordeal – Blog tour review.

Publication Date: Available Now from Sandstone Translated by Anne Bruce Source: Review Copy Frank Mandt died after a fall down his basement steps, the same basement that holds a locked safe bolted to the floor. His granddaughter, Sofie Lund, inherits the house but wants nothing to do with his money.… Continue reading

2016 Spotlight: When She Was Bad by Tammy Cohen

Publication Date: 21st April 2016 from Transworld Source: Netgalley YOU SEE THE PEOPLE YOU WORK WITH EVERY DAY. BUT WHAT CAN’T YOU SEE? Amira, Sarah, Paula, Ewan and Charlie have worked together for years – they know how each one likes their coffee, whose love life is a mess, whose… Continue reading

New Release Spotlight: What She Never Told Me by Kate McQuaile

Publication Date: Available Now from Quercus Source: Review Copy Louise Redmond left Ireland for London before she was twenty. Now, more than two decades later, her heart already breaking from a failing marriage, she is summoned home. Her mother is on her deathbed, and it is Louise’s last chance to… Continue reading

Independent Bookshops – the ones we love. With Nikki Owen.

Today’s Independent Bookshop is Stroud bookshop – Nikki Owen’s local, so she had a chat to the owner and tells us all about it. My local bookshop: Stroud Book Shop, Stroud, Gloucestershire Why I love it: I love our local bookstore because it reminds me why local bookshops are so… Continue reading