Author: LJ Ross
Category: Crime Fiction, Police Procedural, Book Review
When an old man is burned alive in a sleepy ex-mining village, Detective Chief Inspector Ryan is called in to investigate. He soon discovers that, beneath the facade of a close-knit community, the burn from decades-old betrayal still smoulders. When everyone had a motive, can he unravel the secrets of the past before the killer strikes again?
Opening with a prologue set during the Miner’s strike in 1984, the location is the village of Penshaw, in County Durham. A terrible time for the country which resulted in the closure of mines and collieries, deaths, imprisonment and long held grievances.
Today I have the pleasure of shining the spotlight on Jeff Richards and his soon to be released novel, Lady Killer, courtesy of Emily Keough at Mindbuck Media Book Publicity.
About the Book
We’ve had a lovely week in Northumberland with friends. A visit to Barter Books is a must for me and, even though the others aren’t bookish, they were impressed. Having said that they didn’t want to stay and browse too long so I only added four books to my reading pile. I could spend a whole day and a fortune in there.
Today I have an extract to share from Chapter 4 of The Jeweller for my stop on the blog tour, courtesy of Julia Forster. The book was written by Caryl Lewis, published by Honno Welsh Women’s Press on 19 September 2019, and translated by Gwen Davies.
Before we get to the extract, here’s what the book is about…
“A moving, quirky, and gorgeously written meditation on the haunting afterlife of the objects we leave behind. There is a lapidary beauty hidden in almost every sentence.” Tristan Hughes
Today I’m delighted to be shining the spotlight on Henry, the cute Border Terrier, for my stop on the blog tour, courtesy of Rachel’s Random Resources.
Here’s what the book is about…
Listening to the latest Elvis Cole/Joe Pike novel a couple of weeks ago made me want to revisit two of my favourites—The Sentry and Taken—which I listened to in 2014.
My Thoughts on The Sentry
I love the relationship between these two and the ongoing character development. Elvis, a licensed private investigator, sensitive and always wise cracking, and Joe, inscrutable and tough but with great depth and strong morals, making him a very likeable, and multi layered character. Given his background of ex marine, ex cop and ex mercenary, you wouldn’t necessarily expect him to be a vegetarian who practices yoga and meditation.
One of the outings to keep a seven year old occupied during the summer holiday was a visit to a Nature World attraction. He wanted to see the bugs but did enjoy the butterflies. There were many species, this is just a small selection that I managed to photograph. It wasn’t easy to try to name them via Google and if I have any wrong please feel free to say so.
Published: September 2019 by Zaffre
Category: Dual Timeline, Paranormal, Drama, Book Review
1976. Loo and her sister Bee live in a run-down cottage in the middle of nowhere, with their artistic parents and wild siblings. Their mother, Cathy, had hoped to escape to a simpler life; instead the family find themselves isolated and shunned by their neighbours. At the height of the stifling summer, unexplained noises and occurrences in the house begin to disturb the family, until they intrude on every waking moment . . .
Loo, now Lucy, is called back to her childhood home. A group of strangers are looking to discover the truth about the house and the people who lived there. But is Lucy ready to confront what really happened all those years ago?