The Postscript Murders and The Night Hawks

The Postscript Murders and The Night Hawks

I real enjoy Elly Griffith’s crime fiction (see my blogs on the Ruth Galloway series, The Lantern Men and The Stranger Diaries), so I was delighted…

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January detective fiction

January detective fiction

With the prospect of another long lockdown ahead, it seemed entirely justifiable to spend January revelling in detective fiction that I had been given for…

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Troubled Blood

Troubled Blood

One of the 13 books given to me as Christmas presents this year was the latest in the Cormoran Strike crime fiction series – Troubled Blood…

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My Sister, The Serial Killer

My Sister, The Serial Killer

I spent a lovely bank holiday in Salcombe last weekend and took the opportunity to read the fabulous ‘My Sister, The Serial Killer‘ by Oyinkan…

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August escapism

August escapism

I heard Marian Keyes talking about her new book Grown Ups on one of my favourite podcasts and she was so fantastic that I put…

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Cornwall's North Atlantic coast

Cornwall’s North Atlantic coast

I was lucky enough to have ten days in Cornwall walking 100 miles of the wild North Atlantic coast from Padstow to Penzance in late…

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Coming out of lockdown

Coming out of lockdown

As lockdown began to ease my desire to read returned and I dove into three escapist thrillers. The first was A Perfect Spy by John…

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Cape Town reading

Cape Town reading

On the flight to Cape Town on a two week holiday in March I read Westwind, by one of my favourite authors, Ian Rankin (see…

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The Lantern Men

The Lantern Men

I’d forgotten I’d pre-ordered The Lantern Men by Elly Griffiths, the latest in the Ruth Galloway series (see my blogs on Ruth Galloway and The Stranger Diaries), so it…

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Still Life

Still Life

One of my first books of the New Year was Still Life by Louise Penny, a crime fiction novel from a writer I hadn’t tried…

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