There’s Been A Little Incident by Alice Ryan – review

Published by Head of Zeus Publication date – 15 September 2022 Source – review copy Molly Black has disappeared. She’s been flighty since her parents died, but this time – or so says her hastily written note – she’s gone for good. That’s why the whole Black clan – from Granny perched on the printer…

Diary of a Tuscan Bookshop by Alba Donati, translated by Elena Pala

Published by W&N Publication date – 3 November 2022 Source – review copy ‘Romano, I’d like to open a bookshop where I live.’ ‘Right. How many people are we talking about?’ ‘A hundred and eighty.’ ‘Right, so if a hundred and eighty thousand people live there, then . . .’ ‘No, not hundred and eighty…

Lynne Milford – Q&A

Lynne Milford’s novel,  A Killer Christmas, was published by Readthrough Press on 15 November 2021. Lynne kindly answered a few of my questions. 1. Tell us a little about A Killer Christmas. It’s a seasonal special, part of the Allensbury Mysteries series, and is set in the local department store, Fenleys. The action starts at…

Balancing the Books – October 2022

I like October. The weather tends to be mild (for the moment anyway), and there is the hint of something in the air. The leaves turn and fall, the clocks go back and there’s a sense of settling, of gently, predictable, welcome change. We have a birthday to celebrate, half term to survive and of…