A Will to Kill by R V Raman – review

Published by Pushkin Vertigo Publication date – Source – review copy MIST, MOUNTAINS, MURDER. Ageing millionaire Bhaskar Fernandez has invited his relatives to the remote, and possibly haunted, Greybrooke Manor, high up in the misty Nilgiris. He knows his guests expect to gain from his death, so he writes two conflicting wills. Which one of…

Heather Martin – Q&A

Heather Martin is the author of The Reacher Guy: The Authorised Biography of Lee Child, which was published by Constable on 21 October 2021. Heather kindly answered a few of my questions. 1. Tell us a little about The Reacher Guy. ‘The Reacher Guy’ is what I called my biography of Lee Child. I chose…

Reprint of the Year Award – second nomination

You may have seen as part of my review Murder by the Book that I’m taking part in the Reprint of the Year award hosted by Kate at Cross Examining Crime. The awards look at the vintage crime fiction republished during 2021. Nominations have to be works of fiction and reprinted this year, if it’s…

Bláithín O’Reilly Murphy – Q&A

Bláithín O’Reilly Murphy’s story, Sealed with a Christmas Kiss, was part of the collection More Than Mistletoe, published on 25 October 2021. Bláithín  kindly answered a few of my questions. 1. Tell us a little about More Than Mistletoe. More than Mistletoe is the debut Christmas anthology from The Christmas, of which I am 1/12….

Lulu Allison – Q&A and giveaway

Lulu Allison’s latest novel, Salt Lick, was published by Unbounders on 16 September 2021. Lulu kindly answered a few of my questions. 1. Tell us a little about Salt Lick. Salt Lick imagines an England further along the road we are on – not a dystopia, but further down the wrong road. Food importation becomes…

Murder by the Book – edited by Martin Edwards – review

Published by the British Library Publication date – 10 August 2021 Source – review copy A bookish puzzle threatens an eagerly awaited inheritance; a submission to a publisher recounts a murder that seems increasingly to be a work of nonfiction; an irate novelist puts a grisly end to the source of his writer’s block. There…

Poppy Alexander – Q&A

Poppy Alexander’s latest novel, The Twelve Days of Christmas, was published by Orion on 11 November 2021. Poppy kindly answered a few of my questions. 1. Tell us a little about The Twelve Days of Christmas. The book is a heartfelt, uplifting romantic story of new beginnings – with all kinds of love, friendships, community…

Jean Paetkau – Q&A

Jean Paetkau is the author of Rumpa and the Snufflewort, published on 3 July 2021. Jean kindly answered a few of my questions. 1. Tell us a little about Rumpa and the Snufflewort. Rumpa and the Snufflewort is a kids’ adventure book that I wrote with my two children (aged 9 and 12) during COVID…

The Christmas Murder Game by Alexandra Benedict – review

Published by Zaffre Publication date – 30 September 2021 Source – review copy Twelve clues. Twelve keys. Twelve days of Christmas. But who will survive until Twelfth Night? Lily Armitage never intended to return to Endgame House – the grand family home where her mother died twenty-one Christmases ago. Until she receives a letter from…

Miriam Halahmy – Q&A

Miriam Halahmy’s novels include Hidden, Always Here for You, Rip to the Rescue and The Emergency Zoo.  Her latest novel, Saving Hanno, was published by Otter-Barry Books on 14 January 2021. Miriam kindly answered a few of my questions. 1. Tell us a little about Saving Hanno. Nine year old Rudi lives with his sister,…