Category Archives: Crime Writing

Review: Resthaven, by Erik Therme

The last thing Kaylee wants to do is participate in a childish scavenger hunt – especially inside the abandoned retirement home on the edge of town. When she finds a bruised, deaf boy hiding inside one of the rooms, she … Continue reading

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Review: After He Died, by Michael J. Malone

You need to know who your husband really was… When Paula Gadd’s husband of almost thirty years dies, just days away from the seventh anniversary of their son, Christopher’s death, her world falls apart. Grieving and bereft, she is stunned … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Murder of Crows, by Ian Skewis

  I listened to this on audiobook through http://www.audiobook.com, read by the author himself. Here’s the blurb: The most violent thunderstorm in living memory occurs above a sleepy village on the West Coast of Scotland. A young couple take shelter … Continue reading

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Review: Don’t Make a Sound, by David Jackson

You can’t choose your family. Or can you? Meet the Bensons. They’re an ordinary couple. They wash their car, mow their lawn and pass the time of day with their neighbours. And they have a beautiful little girl called Daisy. … Continue reading

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Review: Devil’s Kitchen, by Stephen Puleston

How far would you go for the one you love? It is Inspector Ian Drake’s first murder case and he’s keen to do a good job and impress his superiors. When the body of man and a woman are found … Continue reading

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Theakston’s Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival – Harrogate!

This was my first Theakston’s Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival (known simply as ‘Harrogate’). And this small fact seemed to come as a surprise to nearly everyone who I mentioned it to, probably because I’m a familiar face at so … Continue reading

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Just Read… Come and Find Me, by Sarah Hilary

On the surface, Lara Chorley and Ruth Hull have nothing in common, other than their infatuation with Michael Vokey. Each is writing to a sadistic inmate, sharing her secrets, whispering her worst fears, craving his attention. DI Marnie Rome understands … Continue reading

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