This Nowhere Place by Natasha Bell – review

Published by Michael Joseph Publication date – 18 March 2021 Source – review copy Ten years ago, Mo arrived at the white cliffs of Dover, befriended by teenagers Cali and Jude. They thought they’d save each other, yet within months their friendship would see two of them dead and the third scarred for life. Now…

Mrs Death Misses Death by Salena Godden – review

Published by Canongate Publication date – 28 January 2021 Source – review copy Mrs Death has had enough. She is exhausted from spending eternity doing her job and now she seeks someone to unburden her conscience to. Wolf Willeford, a troubled young writer, is well acquainted with death, but until now hadn’t met Death in…

The Last House on Needless Street by Catriona Walker – review

Published by Viper Books Publication date – 18 March 2021 Source – review copy This is the story of a murderer. A stolen child. Revenge. This is the story of Ted, who lives with his daughter Lauren and his cat Olivia in an ordinary house at the end of an ordinary street. All these things…

Murder’s a Swine by Nap Lombard – review

Published by The British Library Publication date – 10 February 2021 Source – review copy ‘“I should imagine this was murder, too, because it would be very difficult to build yourself into a heap of sandbags and then die…”’ In the blackout conditions of a wintry London night, amateur sleuth Agnes Kinghof and a young…

Third Girl by Agatha Christie – review

Published by Harper Collins Publication date – 24 September 2015 Source – own copy A perplexed girl thinks she might have killed someone… Three single girls shared the same London flat. The first worked as a secretary; the second was an artist; the third who came to Poirot for help, disappeared convinced she was a…

Transient Desires by Donna Leon – review

Published by William Heinemann Publication date – 4 March 2021 Source – review copy In his many years as a Commissario, Guido Brunetti has seen all manner of crime and known intuitively how to navigate the various pathways in his native Venice to discover the person responsible. Now, in the thirtieth novel in Donna Leon’s…

Serpentine by Jonathan Kellerman – review

Published by Century Publication date – 4 February 2021 Source – review copy Ellie Barker never knew her mother. When she was barely three years old, her mother was found with a bullet in her head inside a torched Cadillac, overturned on Mulholland Drive. No physical evidence, no witness and no apparent motive. Decades on,…

Lightseekers by Femi Kayode – review

Published by Bloomsbury Raven Publication date – 4 February 2021 Source – review copy When three young students are brutally murdered in a Nigerian university town, their killings – and their killers – are caught on social media. The world knows who murdered them; what no one knows is why. As the legal trial begins,…

Black Widows by Cate Quinn – review

Published by Orion Publication date – 4 February 2021 Source – review copy Blake’s dead. His wife killed him. The question is: which one? The only thing the three women had in common was their husband. And, as of this morning, that they’re each accused of his murder. Blake Nelson moved into a hidden stretch…

A Wedding in the Country by Katie Fforde – review

Published by Century Publication date – 18 February 2021 Source – review copy Lizzy has just arrived in London and is determined to make the best of her new life. Her mother may be keen that she should meet a Suitable Man and have a nice wedding in the country, but Lizzy is determined to…