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Review: 1989 by Val McDermid

Book release date: 18 August 2022 Book blurb: There’s nothing like a killer story . . . The world is changing, and Allie Burns is still on the front line, covering the stories that count. Although Allie is no longer an investigative journalist, her instincts are sharper than ever. When she discovers a lead aboutContinue reading “Review: 1989 by Val McDermid”

Review: Marple by various authors

Book release date: 15 September 2022 Book blurb: A brand new collection of short stories featuring the Queen of Crime’s legendary detective Jane Marple, penned by twelve remarkable bestselling and acclaimed authors. This collection of twelve original short stories, all featuring Jane Marple, will introduce the character to a whole new generation. Each author reimaginesContinue reading “Review: Marple by various authors”

Review: The Cliff House by Chris Brookmyre

Book release date: 28 July 2022 Book blurb: One hen weekend, seven secrets… but only one worth killing for Jen’s hen party is going to be out of control… She’s rented a luxury getaway on its own private island. The helicopter won’t be back for seventy-two hours. They are alone. They think. As well asContinue reading “Review: The Cliff House by Chris Brookmyre”

Review: Black is the Colour by Seamus Connolly

Book release date: 27 April 2022 Book blurb: It has been almost three decades since the brutal murder of a young father took place on the streets of Glasgow. Fleeing the country as a child Cal Lynch returns to Scotland a man, a lawyer, determined to exact vengeance on the gangster who killed his fatherContinue reading “Review: Black is the Colour by Seamus Connolly”

Review: The Binding Room by Nadine Matheson

Book release date: 7 July 2022 Book blurb: In this room, no one can hear you scream… The Serial Crimes Unit are called in to investigate when a local pastor is found stabbed to death. As DI Henley assesses the crime scene, she discovers a hidden door that conceals a room set up for tortureContinue reading “Review: The Binding Room by Nadine Matheson”

Review: Truly Darkly Deeply by Victoria Selman

Book release date: 7 July 2022 Book blurb: Twelve-year-old Sophie and her mother, Amelia-Rose, move to London from Massachusetts where they meet the charismatic Matty Melgren, who quickly becomes an intrinsic part of their lives. But as the relationship between the two adults fractures, a serial killer begins targeting young women with a striking resemblanceContinue reading “Review: Truly Darkly Deeply by Victoria Selman”

Review: The Murder Book by Mark Billingham

Book release date: 9 June 2022 Book blurb: Tom Thorne has it all. In Nicola Tanner and Phil Hendricks, Thorne has good friends by his side. He finally has a love life worth a damn and is happy in the job to which he has devoted his life… He has everything to lose. Hunting theContinue reading “Review: The Murder Book by Mark Billingham”

Review: The Game by Scott Kershaw

Book release date: 12 May 2022 Book blurb: Across the globe, five strangers receive a horrifying message from an unknown number. THE PERSON YOU LOVE MOST IS IN DANGER. To save them, each must play The Game – a sinister unknown entity that has a single rule: there can only be one winner. IF YOUContinue reading “Review: The Game by Scott Kershaw”

Review: No Less the Devil by Stuart MacBride

Book release date: 28 April 2022 Book blurb: It’s been seventeen months since the Bloodsmith butchered his first victim and Operation Maypole is still no nearer to catching him. The media is whipping up a storm, the top brass are demanding results, but the investigation is sinking fast. Now isn’t the time to get distractedContinue reading “Review: No Less the Devil by Stuart MacBride”

Review: Anatomy of a Scandal by Sarah Vaughan

Book release date: 11 January 2018 Book blurb: A high-profile marriage thrust into the spotlight. A prosecutor who believes justice has been a long time coming. A scandal that will rock Westminster. And the women caught at the heart of it. My thoughts