The Addiction Manifesto by J R Weaver – extract

The Addiction Manifesto by J R Weaver was published by Palmetto Publishing on 6 July 2021. Today I have a short extract to share with you. My story is filled with ugly memories of times when I tried to fight back but ended up in the same place. Addiction knows that all it had to…

Aline Templeton – Q&A

Aline Templeton’s books include Human Face, Carrion Comfort, Devil’s Garden and Cold in the Earth. Her latest novel, Old Sins, is published by Allison & Busby on 18 November. Aline kindly answered a few of my questions. 1. Tell us a little about Old Sins. In Old Sins, DCI Kelso Strang is taking his first…

The Gift by R A Williams – Giveaway

The Gift by R A Williams is published by White Fox on 18 November 2021. Today I have a copy of the book to give away. Here’s what it’s about. The North Atlantic, 14 April 1912. Amid the chaos of the sinking Titanic, a young Eleanor Annenberg meets the eyes of a stranger and is…

Stuart Atkinson – Q&A

Stuart Atkinson’s book A Ladybird Book: The Solar System was published by Ladybird on 5 August 2021. It was illustrated by Brave the Woods. Stuart kindly answered a few of my questions. 1. Tell us a little about The Solar System. “The Solar System” is a Ladybird book which is a beautifully illustrated guide to…

These Names Make Clues by E C R Lorac – review

Published by The British Library Publication date – 10 September 2021 Source – review copy Chief Inspector Macdonald has been invited to a treasure hunt party at the house of Graham Coombe, the celebrated publisher of Murder by Mesmerism. Despite a handful of misgivings, the inspector joins a guest list of novelists and thriller writers disguised…

Margaret Kirk – Q&A

Margaret Kirk is the author of Shadow Man and What Lies Buried. Her latest novel In the Blood, was published by Orion on 28 October 2021. Margaret kindly answered a few of my questions. 1. Tell us a little about In The Blood. Hi Janet, delighted to take part in From First Page to Last!…

To the Lake by Yana Vagner – extract

To the Lake by Yana Vagner was published by Swift Press on 4 November 2021. Today I have an extract to share. 2 PLANNING THE ESCAPE I’ve had this dream for as long as I can remember. Sometimes once a year, sometimes less often, but every time I begin to forget it, it comes back….

Toppling the TBR Pile – Little, Brown January to June 2022 titles

It’s getting to that time of year again. Publishers are starting to release their 2022 catalogues which means only one thing. Getting the metaphorical red pen out and circling everything you want like a child does with the Smyths Toys Christmas book. I’ve had a look at the bookish equivalents of the Christmas Radio Times…

C F Barrington – Q&A

C. F. Harrington’s novel, The Wolf Mile, was published by Head of Zeus on 6 May 2021. He kindly answered a few of my questions. 1. Tell us a little about The Wolf Mile. The Wolf Mile is the first book in the Pantheon series, which charts the rise of Tyler Maitland and Lana Cameron…

Just Haven’t Met You Yet by Sophie Cousens – extract

Sophie Cousens is the author of This Time Next Year. Her latest novel, Just Haven’t Met You Yet, is published by Cornerstone on 11 November 2021. Today I have an extract to share with you. I pour myself a strong gin and tonic and open the balcony window to look out at the cobbled square…