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Nothing Important Happened Today by Will Carver

This is actually the first Will Carver novel I’ve read and it’s a brilliant book. But as other reviewers have observed this is a very hard book ...
Nothing Important Happened Today by Will Carver

Keep Clear by Tom Cutler

I wish that I had been able to read this book before I retired from work. I briefly worked with a guy who had autism. After a while his demeanour ...
Keep Clear by Tom Cutler

Violet by SJI Holliday

This novel opens with Violet in Beijing. She’s been travelling the world – it’s not clear for how long – and has recently split from her ...
Violet by SJI Holliday

God’s Children by Mabli Roberts

Most people will never have heard of Kate Marsden, a 19th century nurse. Even in her lifetime she was a controversial character. She believed that ...
God’s Children by Mabli Roberts

Now You See Them by Elly Griffiths

Now You See Them – A trip back into the swinging sixties It is Brighton, 1963, Edgar Stephens is now married and been promoted to the position of ...
Now You See Them by Elly Griffiths

The Lingering by SJI Holliday

Jack and Ali are looking for a fresh start and so move to Rosalind House, a commune on the site of an old Victorian asylum deep in the fens on the ...
The Lingering by SJI Holliday

Die Once–Die Twice: More Unpublished Stories of Gil Brewer

This is the second collection of previously unpublished short stories by Gil Brewer from Stark House Press, following Death is a Private Eye in, ...
Die Once–Die Twice: More Unpublished Stories of Gil Brewer

Love That Moves The Sun by Linda Cardillo

In this, her first historical novel, Cardillo presents the 16th century Vittoria, Marchesa de Pescara and wife of Ferrante Francesco d’Avalos, a ...
Love That Moves The Sun by Linda Cardillo

The Wronged Daughter by Mary Wood

Here we are again with another fabulous read from the pen of Mary Wood. The Wronged Daughter is the third in a series of books. Each can be read as ...
The Wronged Daughter by Mary Wood

Pulpit Penitence: A Wet Saturday Night With Salley Vickers

There is nothing better to warm yourself up at a book launch in an unheated Congregational Chapel in East Sussex than hearing heartening words from ...
Pulpit Penitence: A Wet Saturday Night With Salley Vickers

Alibi for a Dead Man by Wilson Toney

Alibi for a Dead Man is a paean to the pulp fiction noir genre, not just feeding on a love of the classic stories but also the stuff that has ...
Alibi for a Dead Man by Wilson Toney

The Light in the Hallway by Amanda Prowse

What an absolutely wonderful book. It’s so beautifully constructed so that each strand is interlinked and full of meaning. I loved it so much. ...
The Light in the Hallway by Amanda Prowse

The Sussex Downs Murder by John Bude

The decision by the British Library to reprint some Crime Classics from the Golden Age has been incredibly popular. They are beautifully presented ...
The Sussex Downs Murder by John Bude

Miss Austen by Gill Hornby

Most readers will have heard of Jane Austen, some will have read and admired her novels. Others will have read about aspects of her life – there, ...
Miss Austen by Gill Hornby

My Old Man’s Badge by Ferguson Findley

“A doorman wearing a uniform that would have shamed a five-star admiral in the Balkan Navy opened the taxi door…” This decent noirish pulp ...
My Old Man’s Badge by Ferguson Findley

Submerged on the Surface by Richard N. Lutjens Jr

The plight of Berlin’s Jewish population during World War II, the people who managed to evade the transports to the camps, is a lesser known ...
Submerged on the Surface by Richard N. Lutjens Jr
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