Stamp collecting is one of my favourite ways of finding space and tranquility in the clamour of everyday life. Lately I’ve been working on the Arabian Nights as a topic, partly because the stamps are lovely to look at, and partly because the history of the tales as a body of literature is fascinating.… Read the rest
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It’s got a selection of the month’s new crime fiction book releases, as well my current and next reads to inspire you. September sees the release of some amazing books, like The Dark Remains by William McIlvanney and Ian Rankin.… Read the rest
Welcome to this month’s round-up of crime fiction book releases and events.
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There’s plenty to keep us busy, and lots to get involved with. We feature Margaret Kirk‘s DI Lukas Mahler series on the front cover, with the latest book due out this month, and we’ve also selected Roses for the Dead by Chris McDonald as our top read.… Read the rest
This weekend sees the Reading Between the Lines online book festival, featuring a raft of superb crime writers. And it’s free!
I’ll be taking part on Sunday, along with Caro Ramsay and Mark J. Newman. Our session comes at the end of the programme, so join us and bring a beer (we’re certainly having one).… Read the rest
I’m a big fan of Marion Todd’s DI Clare Mackay series, which continues to go from strength to strength. In her fourth book, published today, the St Andrews based team are faced with a series of puzzling murders. As step by step they establish the links between the victims, we’re taken in and out of homes, offices and bars, through the town and along the coastline.… Read the rest
Welcome to the February round-up of crime fiction goodies. Download it here:
We might be in the middle of winter, not to mention in the midst of a pandemic, but there’s plenty to keep crime fiction fans busy and entertained.
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
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
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
Welcome to the November round-up of crime fiction goodies! As COVID restrictions begin to tighten, there’s plenty to keep crime fiction fans happy at home. November sees the release of some cracking new reads, and Book Week Scotland offers a host of online crime fiction events for us to take part in.… Read the rest