Mystery

A Necessary Murder by M J Tjia, Review: Red herrings galore

A Necessary Murder by M J Tjia, Review: Red herrings galore

A Necessary Murder is the second title in M J Tjia’s Heloise Chancey Mystery Series. A Necessary Murder Synopsis Stoke Newington, 1863: Little Margaret Lovejoy is found brutally murdered in the outhouse of her family’s estate. A few days later, another…

A Perfect Square, Isobel Blackthorn’s inspiration

A Perfect Square, Isobel Blackthorn’s inspiration

Today author Isobel Blackthorn shares with us the inspiration for her novel A Perfect Square. PLUS, to celebrate the re-release of this novel we have 2 ebook copies for worldwide giveaway. Inspired By My Daughter The inspiration for A Perfect Square came directly…

Bridge of Clay, Review: Markus Zusak’s beguiling narrative

Bridge of Clay, Review: Markus Zusak’s beguiling narrative

Bridge of Clay by Markus Zusak is masterful in its capacity to move readers. An epic tale of normal people swimming against the flood of life. Read my full review. Bridge of Clay Synopsis Long-listed for Indie Book Awards Fiction 2019 Let…

Peter Bartram’s Crampton of the Chronicle novels

Peter Bartram’s Crampton of the Chronicle novels

Today we welcome author Peter Bartram to share how his long-running character Colin Crampton and his ‘Crampton of the Chronicle’ Mysteries came about. PLUS, to celebrate the release of his latest novel The Mother’s Day Mystery (the 10th featuring Colin Crampton), Peter…

Eilidh McGinness on how THE CYPHER BUREAU all began

Eilidh McGinness on how THE CYPHER BUREAU all began

Today we welcome author Eilidh McGinness to discuss how she came to write her new historical fiction novel The Cypher Bureau. PLUS, to celebrate The Cypher Bureau‘s release Eilidh has very generously offered 2 paperback copies for worldwide giveaway. The Cypher…

Early Riser by Jasper Fforde, Review: Topical dystopian flair

Early Riser by Jasper Fforde, Review: Topical dystopian flair

Early Riser, Jasper Fforde’s latest standalone novel, is a clever zany adventure. But it took me a while to find my reading groove in the first-person narrative and Fforde’s peculiar alternate world. Early Riser Synopsis Imagine a world where all humans must…

THE LATE BLOOMER author Mark Falkin, Q&A

THE LATE BLOOMER author Mark Falkin, Q&A

Today we welcome author Mark Falkin to discuss his new postapocalyptic horror The Late Bloomer thanks to Rare Bird Books and California Coldblood Books. For context or indirect comparison, imagine The Stand told with the intimacy of Thirteen Reasons Why. PLUS, to celebrate the…

AUGUST FALLING by Les Zig, Review: Sharp-witted narrative

AUGUST FALLING by Les Zig, Review: Sharp-witted narrative

Les Zig’s August Falling isn’t a love story, but one about acceptance, choices, and finding a way to be ourselves. August Falling Synopsis: The past. Sometimes we can’t escape it. After a bad relationship, August is trying to piece his life…

The Long Drop by Denise Mina, Review: Unnerving psychology

The Long Drop by Denise Mina, Review: Unnerving psychology

The Long Drop is a stand-alone true-crime thriller from the acclaimed author of the Alex Morrow novels, Denise Mina, that I highly recommend in audio. The Long Drop Synopsis: William Watt wants answers about his family’s murder. Peter Manuel has them. But…

LITERATURE ® by Guillermo Stitch, Book Review

LITERATURE ® by Guillermo Stitch, Book Review

Literature ® is the fiction debut of Guillermo Stitch. Literature Synopsis: We don’t know exactly when Literature ® takes place and we don’t know exactly where. All we know is that Philip Marlowe would fit right in. We don’t get Marlowe though. We…