The Way It Is Now by Garry Disher – review

Published by Viper Books Publication date – 4 August 2022 Source – review copy WHO SHALL INHERIT THE SINS OF THE FATHER? Twenty years ago, Charlie Deravin’s mother went missing, believed murdered. Her body has never been found, and his father has lived under a cloud of suspicion ever since. Now Charlie has returned to…

A Woman’s World by Marina Amaral and Dan Jones – review

Published by Head of Zeus Publication date – 4 August 2022 Source – review copy The third volume in the much-admired The Colour of Time series. A Woman’s World, 1850–1960 explores the many roles – domestic, social, cultural and professional – played by women across the world before second-wave feminism took hold. Using Marina Amaral’s colourized images and…

Andrew James Greig – Q&A

The Devil’s Cut by Andrew James Greig was published by Fledgling Press on 28 October 2021. Andrew kindly answered a few of my questions. 1. Tell us a little about The Devil’s Cut. When a distillery owner’s body is discovered on top of a remote Scottish mountain, forensics confirm that he died of natural causes….

Balancing the Books – July 2022

So we are already past the half way point of the year but we have reached the month that seems to last for six months, at least in this house it does. That’s right, it’s the school holidays. Last month saw me attend the Theakston’s Crime Writing Festival at Harrogate. The event ran from Thursday…