Panenka by Ronan Hession – review

Published by Bluemoose Books Publication date – 20 May 2021 Source – review copy “His name was Joseph, but for years they had called him Panenka, a name that was his sadness and his story.” Panenka has spent 25 years living with the disastrous mistakes of his past, which have made him an exile in…

Life is much stranger than Fiction by Julie Anderson – guest post

Julie Anderson is the author of Plague. Her latest novel, Oracle, was published by Claret Press on 5 May 2021. Julie kindly wrote a guest post about about how life is much stranger than fiction. What happens when the first seems to mimic the second? I’m currently writing a series of crime mysteries centred on…

Marion Lane and the Midnight Murder by T. A. Willberg – review

Published by Trapeze Publication date – 13 May 2021 Source – review copy London, 1958: Elaborately disguised and hidden deep beneath the city’s streets lies the world of Miss Brickett’s, a secret detective agency. From traversing deceptive escape rooms full of baited traps and hidden dangers, to engineering almost magical mechanical gadgets, apprentice detectives at…

John Gwynne – Q&A

John Gwynne is the author of The Faithful and the Fallen series, which included the novel Malice and the Of Blood and Bone series which included A Time of Dread.  His latest novel, The Shadow of the Gods is published on 6 May 2021. John kindly answered a few of my questions. 1. Tell us…

Balancing the Books – April 2021

Well May has arrived already. The year that threatened to drag appears to have speeded up. I found myself back in my natural environment last month. That’s right, the first none food shop I found myself in was a bookshop. Books were bought, shelfies were taken. It was glorious. April also saw me chair my…

S E Moorhead – Q&A

S. E. Moorhead is the author of Witness X which was published by Trapeze on 6 February 2020. She kindly answered a few of my questions. 1. Tell us a little about Witness X. Fourteen years ago, the police caged a notorious serial killer who ritually murdered two women every February. One of the victims…