#ThrowbackThursday ~ Dead Woman Walking by Sharon Bolton #CrimeFiction #Suspense

Published in April 2017 Dead Woman Walking was my first book by Sharon Bolton. 

My Thoughts

Thirteen passengers in a hot air balloon glide over the Northumberland National Park. Unlucky, you might think. And you’d be right. Jessica Lane had booked the flight as a surprise for her sister, Isabel’s 40th birthday.

Continue reading

#ThrowbackThursday ~ The Obsession by Nora Roberts #RomanticSuspense #CrimeFiction

The Obsession is a stand alone novel by the very prolific Nora Roberts, first published in 2016. 

My Thoughts

Naomi Bowes’ life changed irrevocably when, at almost twelve years old, she found out the truth about her father. It was hot that summer and Naomi woke in the sticky heat of the night. As she knelt with her arms resting on the window sill out, gazing into the dark, she saw her father heading off into the woods. Wondering if he was going to the creek to cool off, Naomi decided to follow him. He wasn’t going to the creek and when he disappeared into an old root cellar Naomi thought maybe he hidden her birthday present down there. But she discovers something no-one, and especially not a child should have to witness.

Continue reading

#MiniBlogBlitz #Extract ~ Into The Void by Christina O’Reilly #CrimeFiction @rararesources

Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Into The Void, courtesy of Rachel’s Random Resources.

I have an extract for you today, but first let’s see what the book is about.

Continue reading

A Perfect Storm: A Sgt. Windflower Mystery by Mike Martin #CosyMystery #CrimeFiction @mike54martin

Author: Mike Martin

Published: September 2020 by Ottawa Press and Publishing

Category: Cozy Mystery, Crime Fiction, Book Review

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Sgt. Windflower is back, untangling another swirling mystery, this one bringing the meth crisis and biker gangs to the quiet Newfoundland town of Grand Bank, feeling the sting of their deadly tentacles reaching all the way from the United States. He’s working with his familiar crew of RCMP characters — but wait, are some of the faces changing? There are new challenges for Jones, an unknown side of Smithson reveals itself, and what ever happened to Tizzard? In the midst of putting the pieces of the puzzle together, Windflower and his beloved Sheila also find themselves navigating sorrows and surprises on the family front.

Changes are afoot in the quiet town of Grand Bank on the Newfoundland coast. Eddie Tizzard has left the RCMP and is in Las Vegas training to be a private detective. That was the idea anyway, until he found himself on the wrong side of the law, held as a suspect in a holding cell. After returning to his hotel he had found a large amount of money spread around the room and bloodstains on the bed, not to mention a body in the bathroom. Unfortunately for Eddie, it seemed the dead man had a connection to Grand Bank and the FBI were involved.

Continue reading

#Interview with @KJMcGillickAuth #author of Spider Hunting #CrimeFiction @rararesources #TuesdayBookBlog

For my stop on the mini blog blitz for Spider Hunting, organised by Rachel’s Random Resources, I’m delighted to share an interview with the author, K.J. McGillick 

Can you, for those who don’t know you already, tell us something about yourself and how you became an author? 

I am now on my third life career. Upon graduation from the University of Miami, I entered the field of nursing where I practiced in a hospital setting and eventually taught nursing to college students. 

Continue reading

Fifty Fifty by Steve Cavanagh (Eddie Flynn book 5) #Legal #Thriller #CrimeFiction #TuesdayBookBlog

Author: Steve Cavanagh

Published: September 2020 by Orion

Category: Legal Thriller, Crime Fiction, Book Review

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Two sisters on trial for murder. Both accuse each other.
Who do YOU believe?

Alexandra Avellino has just found her father’s mutilated body, and needs the police right away. She believes her sister killed him, and that she is still in the house with a knife.

Sofia Avellino has just found her father’s mutilated body and needs the police right away. She believes her sister, Alexandra did it, and that she is still in the house, locked in the bathroom.

I’ve read and enjoyed the books in this series, more so with each one. Eddie Flynn is an endearing protagonist, a mixture of common sense, personal ethics and sensitivity, as well as being an attorney who only takes on clients he believes in.

Continue reading

The Darkest Evening (Vera Stanhope #9) by @AnnCleeves #CrimeFiction set in Northumberland #FridayReads

Author: Ann Cleeves

Published: September 2020 by Macmillan

Category: Police Procedural, Crime Fiction, Book Review

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

On the first snowy night of winter, Detective Inspector Vera Stanhope sets off for her home in the hills. Though the road is familiar, she misses a turning and soon becomes lost and disorientated. A car has skidded off the narrow road in front of her, its door left open, and she stops to help. There is no driver to be seen, so Vera assumes that the owner has gone to find help. But a cry calls her back: a toddler is strapped in the back seat.

Set in the beautiful and atmospheric county of Northumberland, The Darkest Evening is the ninth outing for Detective Inspector Vera Stanhope.

Continue reading

Killing Rock (A Sullivan and Broderick Murder Mystery Book 3) by @RobertDaws ~ #CrimeFiction Set in Gibraltar @HobeckBooks #TuesdayBookBlog

Author: Robert Daws

Published: July 2020 by Hobeck Books

Category: Crime Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Book Review

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

A wealthy family massacred. Unidentified mummified remains. Is there a connection?

Gibraltar is shaken by echoes from its history once again as a serial killer stalks the Rock.

Detectives Tamara Sullivan and Gus Broderick face the most dangerous and elusive murder investigation of their lives, and for Sullivan, it’s about to become all too personal.

Can their relationship endure this latest peril, and will the Rock ever escape its ghosts?

Killing Rock, book three in the series featuring Detective Sergeant Tamara Sullivan and Chief Inspector Gus Broderick, begins in 2005 as a woman, scared for her life, attempts to flee Spain for Gibraltar.

Continue reading

#ThrowbackThursday ~ The Lies Within (DI Will Jackman #3) by Jane Isaac #CrimeFiction

The Lies Within was published in May 2017 and is the third book in the excellent Will Jackman series, set in Stratford upon Avon.

My Thoughts

Grace Daniels, mother and grandmother, is on trial for murder. The story begins on the first day with a forceful opening of the prosecution’s case. ‘Be under no illusions by her smart clothes, her kind face and eloquent manner… This woman is guilty of murder…’  I was hooked immediately, and having read and enjoyed the first two books in the series I was sure this would be another gripping instalment.

Continue reading

Grave’s End (DS Alexandra Cupidi #3) by William Shaw @william1shaw #CrimeFiction #TuesdayBookBlog

Author: William Shaw

Published: May 2020 by riverrun

Category: Crime, Suspense, Environmental, Book Review

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

A BIZARRE DISCOVERY

An unidentified cadaver is found in a freezer in an unoccupied luxury house. No-one seems to know or care who it is or who placed it there. When DS Alexandra Cupidi is handed the case, she can have no idea it will lead her to a series of murderous cover-ups and buried secrets. Namely the discovery of the skeleton of public-school boy, Trevor Grey, beneath a housing development.

Grave’s End begins with a unique viewpoint—that of an old badger. In fact, a small but significant thread throughout the story is about the badger and how he survives. Due to the proposed development of a site for housing the badgers’ habitat is declining and, along with this disruption, they have to contend with the increasing lack of food, plus other dangers posed by humans. As the diggers cause the badgers’ tunnels to collapse, more are dug out, which is how human bones were unearthed.

Continue reading