2016 Spotlight: Why Did You Lie by Yrsa Sigurdardottir

Publication Date: 11th August 2016 from Hodder and Staughton (Translated from the Icelandic by Victoria Cribb) Source: Review copy A journalist on the track of an old case attempts suicide. An ordinary couple return from a house swap in the states to find their home in disarray and their guests… Continue reading

Stasi Child by David Young. A late late review….

Publication Date: Available Now from Twenty7 Source: Review copy. And purchased copy. When Oberleutnant Karin Müller is called to investigate a teenage girl’s body at the foot of the wall, she imagines she’s seen it all before. But when she arrives she realises this is a death like no other:… Continue reading

2016 Spotlight: Die of Shame Mark Billingham

Publication Date: Available Now (UK) from Little Brown 7th June (US) from Grove Atlantic. Sources: Netgalley (Grove) Purchased copy (Hardback) Every Monday evening, six people gather in a smart North London house to talk about addiction. There they share their deepest secrets: stories of lies, regret, and above all, shame.… Continue reading

2016 Spotlight: The Girls by Emma Cline

Publication Date: 2nd June from Randomhouse Uk, Vintage publishing. Source: Netgalley Evie Boyd is desperate to be noticed. In the summer of 1969, empty days stretch out under the California sun. The smell of honeysuckle thickens the air and the sidewalks radiate heat. Until she sees them. The snatch of… Continue reading

Top 10 Witches and Vampires in Literature with Marie Anne Cope.

Today I am pleased to welcome Marie Anne Cope to the blog talking about Witches and Vampires…. AUTHOR, MARIE ANNE COPE’S TOP 10 WITCHES AND VAMPIRES IN LITERATURE Witches and vampires, the subject of my debut novel Bonds, are a constant source of fear, fascination and wonder. Both have the… Continue reading

All Things Crimefest…My Highlights

So this last (long) weekend I attended Crimefest in Bristol and had the most bonkers and brilliant time. Alongside good blogging friend Christine (and with a killer question from Vicki and  Lisa often hanging out too)  I managed to interview a whole pile of my favourite authors and we went… Continue reading

Quantrill Talks: The Dead Can’t Talk – Hull and its Crime Writers.

To celebrate the release of “The Dead Can’t Talk” the lovely Nick Quantrill has been talking to various bloggers about various things. Today I’m delighted its my turn as he tells us all about Hull and its crime writers… Hull and its crime writers (by Nick Quantrill) When talking about… Continue reading

Don’t you Cry Mary Kubica – Blog Tour review.

Publication Date: 19th May from Mira UK Source: Netgalley In downtown Chicago, a young woman named Esther Vaughan disappears from her apartment without a trace. A haunting letter addressed to My Dearest is found among her possessions, leaving her friend and roommate Quinn Collins to wonder where Esther is and… Continue reading

Paul Cornell on Nostalgia Properties – Who Killed Sherlock Holmes blog tour.

Very happy to welcome Paul Cornell to the blog today as part of the “Who Killed Sherlock Holmes” blog tour. He’s talking about nostalgia properties and information on the entirely brilliant novel follows soon after. Thanks so much Paul! Nostalgia Properties – Paul Cornell. There’s one enormous reason why nostalgia… Continue reading