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Just Read… The Defence & The Plea, by Steve Cavanagh

Yes, that’s two books. The Defence is Steve Cavanagh’s debut legal thriller. The Plea is, well, his next one. I normally read and review books singly, but I’ve been quite busy with life, so am a bit behind and decided to review both … Continue reading

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Just read… Made to be Broken, by Rebecca Bradley

Well, not ‘just’. Two months ago, maybe? I’m a little behind. In fact, I didn’t actually read it at all. I listened on audiobook! Anyhoo… A rising death toll. A city in panic. A young mother is found dead in … Continue reading

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Just read… Behind Closed Doors, by Elizabeth Haynes

‘Just read’ is factually incorrect, as I’m behind with my book reviews. Really behind! But, in keeping with the book review blog post titles I use, I’ll stick with it. Well, I use the same when I actually listen to … Continue reading

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Just Read… The Death House, by Sarah Pinborough

My usual genres are crime fiction and thrillers. With a bit of Stephen King thrown in, of course. The Death House is not crime fiction, nor a thriller. It’s closer to a Stephen King, and in fact SK thinks this … Continue reading

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Just read… Before It’s Too Late, by Jane Isaac

Boy, I read a lot of good books on holiday, including this fab novel from Jane Isaac, who I interviewed on this blog a little while ago. This was the only physical book I took with me; the rest were … Continue reading

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Just read… Time of Death by Mark Billingham.

I always think of books by Mark Billingham as safe. Not safe as in unadventurous, but rather a safe bet if you’re looking for a well-written police procedural. I listened to an older Tom Throne book a few weeks ago … Continue reading

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Just read… Only The Brave by Mel Sherratt

If there’s something I like to do on holiday, it’s catch up with my reading. And I’m pleased that my latest trip was no exception, so expect a flurry of reviews. The first is for Mel Sherratt‘s Only The Brave. … Continue reading

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Author Interview – Jane Isaac

I am delighted to welcome Jane Isaac to the blog for this week’s author interview. I first met Jane last year at a local library event she was doing with Glyn Timmins, and, believe it or not, she only lives 3 … Continue reading

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A day at CrimeFest 2015

On Saturday 16th May, Jane Isaac and I set off early really early  to spend the day in Bristol at CrimeFest 2015. This was my first time. And it was great! Traffic was light, so the 140 miles or so … Continue reading

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Just read… Hidden by Emma Kavanagh

I have a confession to make. I’ve had Hidden on my Kindle for quite a few weeks, and due to being ill with the flu for about three of those weeks, plus a load of other (medical) dramas that regularly … Continue reading

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#ChipLitFest2015

The Chipping Norton Literary Festival is a four-day literary event of which I managed to attend half a day. As my wife had only had surgery a few days earlier, it was all I felt I could sneak off for. But … Continue reading

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Just read.. some Jack Reacher books.

I started reading Lee Child’s Jack Reacher novels quite late in the day. Early 2012, I think. And when I did, I was hooked and read the first 14 in about 6 weeks!  I then took a break. Not because I’d … Continue reading

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Just read… The Venus Trap by Louise Voss.

You may know Louise as one-half of the writing partnership she has with Mark Edwards, but she also writes on her own, with The Venus Trap being her fifth solo novel. The novel’s opener goes against popular writing advice of … Continue reading

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Crimewriters

I had a great evening on Tuesday, travelling down to London (well, technically Hampton, but anything inside of the M25 is London to a Midlander like me) with a mate to see two of our favourite authors: Meg Gardiner and Peter … Continue reading

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