LoveMyRead book subscription – review

A few months ago I was asked by FMcM Associates if I would like to review the LoveMyRead subscription. Always on the look out for new book related services that could appeal to many people I snapped up the chance. I was lucky to receive a three month subscription which gave me plenty of chance…

The Other Half by Charlotte Vassell – review

Published by Faber Publication date – 19 January 2023 Source – review copy The night before Rupert’s 30th is a black tie dinner at the Kentish Town McDonald’s – catered with cocaine and Veuve Clicquot. The morning after His girlfriend Clemmie is found murdered on Hampstead Heath. All the party-goers have alibis. Naturally. This investigation…

The Mysterious Case of the Alperton Angels by Janice Hallett – review

Published by Viper Publication date – 19 January 2023 Source – review copy Everyone knows about the Alperton Angels: the cult who brainwashed a teenage girl into believing that her baby was the anti-Christ. When the girl came to her senses and called the police, the Angels committed suicide and mother and baby disappeared into…

Needless Alley by Natalie Marlow – review

Published by Baskerville Publication date – 19 January 2023 Source – review copy Birmingham, 1933. Private enquiry agent William Garrett, a man damaged by a dark childhood spent on Birmingham’s canals, specialises in facilitating divorces for the city’s male elite. With the help of his best friend – charming, out-of-work actor Ronnie Edgerton – William…

Green for Danger by Christianna Brand – review

Published by The British Library Publication date – 10 April 2022 Source – review copy It is 1942, and struggling up the hill to the new military hospital, Heron’s Park, Kent, postman Higgins has no idea that the sender of one of the seven letters of application he is delivering will turn out to be…

Stories for Christmas and the Festive Season by Various Authors – review

Published by The British Library Publication date – 27 October 2022 Source – review copy In the night the snow came. She awoke on Christmas morning in that unmistakable light, coming up from the earth and shining between her curtains. Celebrate Christmas through the creative minds of a host of authors, including Beryl Bainbridge, Maeve…

Post After Post-Mortem by E C R Lorac – review

Published by British Library Publication date – 10 February 2022 Source – review copy “Now tell us about your crime novel. Take my advice and don’t try to be intellectual over it. What the public likes is blood.” The Surrays and their five children form a prolific writing machine, with scores of treatises, reviews and…

Single in the Snow by Helen Whitaker – review

Published by Hodder & Stoughton Publication date – 17 November 2022 ebook and 29 December 2022 paperback Source – review copy Jen is turning thirty and has spent her entire life jumping from man to man. So, when her latest relationship ends in disaster, she decides she needs to stop pleasing others and focus on…

The Sanctuary by Emma Haughton – review

Published by Hodder & Stoughton Publication date – 24 November 2022 Source – review copy Zoey doesn’t remember anything about last night. But she knows something went badly wrong. For she is no longer in New York. She’s woken up in the desert, in a white building she doesn’t recognise, and she’s alone. When she discovers…