BANKING ON MURDER – The Parker Sisters Mysteries – Book 1 by J.D. WHITELAW

Thank you to Red Dog Press for including Ally’s Book Reviews in the blog tour. It’s been a delight to read this book – and I would go as far as to say it’s absolutely my favourite book of the year – read on to see why. Ally

The official blurb…

Martha Parker runs a small private detective agency in Glasgow with her two sisters, Helen and Geri.… Read the rest

SINS OF THE FATHER by SHARON BAIRDEN

The Official Blurb…….

Lucas Findlay thinks he has struck gold when he marries Rebecca, but she married him for one reason only – to destroy him.


Trauma runs deep
When her past comes back to haunt her, Rebecca begins to disconnect from herself and the world around her. As secrets are unearthed, she begins to fear for her sanity … and her life.Read the rest

Crime Feast December

Welcome to the December round-up of crime fiction goodies. Download it here:

This month you’re in for a real treat, with the release of Banking on Murder, the first in JD Whitelaw’s new Parker Sisters Mysteries series. Our review of Banking on Murder will appear in the Red Dog book blog tour on 12th December, but take our word for it – you are going to love this book!… Read the rest

A tortoise with attitude, and animals talking about crime fiction? What??

I was delighted when Angus Libraries invited me to put together a video for Book Week Scotland, and decided to do something a little bit different and (I hope) entertaining.

So, here is Crime Tails: losing the plot in lockdown, where our household pets, including celebrated tortoise Michelle, take part to give a more light-hearted look at crime fiction.… Read the rest

A Dead Perfect 5 ⭐️ read

Our review

The DC Maggie Jamieson series by Noelle Holten is fast becoming THE crime fiction binge read to get stuck into. 16th October sees the latest latest investigation, so make sure you get your hands on it. Perfect Dead gives us a glimpse of a particularly gruesome set of murders, and takes us into the mind of the killer as well as giving us a hair raising ride while he closes in on Maggie’s friend Kate.… Read the rest

Crime Scene September Newsletter

Welcome to the round-up of September’s crime fiction goodies. August saw the end of an era, with the last of VNATB (for now). We put the spotlight on the phenomenal Victoria Watson and Simon Bewick, who brought us the the virtual get together week after week during lockdown.

There’s plenty of new reading material to choose from, with the much anticipated bonanza of book releases.… Read the rest

It’s a 5 ⭐️read!

My review

Set for release on 24th August is the latest Inspector Jim Carruthers book from Tana Collins, In Deep Water. Having read an advance copy, I can say the series has gone from strength to strength, and this is by far my favourite one. There’s a particular depth to this fifth book, not only with the character development that’s grown with the series, but also in the brooding Isle of May – a mysterious and perfect setting for the story.… Read the rest