My Chronicle Book Box Review: Louise’s thoughts… I love to read something quirky and a bit different and that’s exactly what I discovered with this novel. The origin of the characters is in fact a Radio 4 show written by Lynne and she has now developed them into what she promises will be a series of Constable Twitten mysteries.
A My Chronicle Book Box review: A Different Kind of Evil by Andrew Wilson. This is perfect for all fans of Agatha Christie, classic who dunits and golden age mysteries. This book was included in our August 2018 Crime & Mystery book box. Read on for more detail… My Chronicle Book Box Review: Louise’s thoughts… […]
A classic whodunit from Tilly Bagshawe writing for the first time as MB Shaw. Iris Grey has taken a portrait commission away from home to escape her failing marriage but she finds herself surrounded by intrigue and deception when a dead body turns up: Drowned in the grounds of her subject’s home on Christmas day.
This is the debut novel of Lara Dearman and is a tense crime thriller set on Guernsey, the Channel Island on which Dearman and the book’s protagonist, grew up. Journalist Jennifer Dorey has returned to the island to regroup after a trauma but soon finds herself on the trail of a serial killer who has evaded capture for decades and in even greater danger.
The Confession is a new standalone novel from the hugely talented Jo Spain, best known for her Inspector Tom Reynolds mysteries. You are hooked from the shocking opening in which the murderer is revealed in the very first chapter and just have to read on to find out the story behind the murder.
The debut novel of writer and broadcaster TP Fielden is a cosy crime set on the Devonshire coast in the late 1950’s. Miss Dimont is a key reporter at The Riviera Express and first on the scene of a suspicious death. Film star Gerald Hennesey has not survived the train journey from London to the idyllic Temple Regis on the Devon coast.
So we have come to the end of the year and I have found myself reflecting on the top books of 2017. Here is my take on the top books of 2017: my favourite reads of the year that you may not come across elsewhere.
My review of Murder in the Manger by Debbie Young – get in the festive mood with this feel-good cosy mystery! I am loving this series which is set around the key events in the Cotswold village of Wendlebury Barrow’s annual calendar. This one is, of course, set in the run up to Christmas and the school nativity play in particular.
This is the ninth Kate Shackleton novel from Frances Brody and another triumph in my opinion. Clues and red herrings abound in this book set in 1927 in which Kate, a private enquiry agent, is drawn into investigating the mysterious death of a theatre performer.
This is the second Essex Witch Museum Mystery and a wonderful mixture of scepticism and the supernatural. In this book Rosie and the museum’s handsome curator Sam, have been asked to look into ghost sightings reported at La Fleur an upscale restaurant in the City of London.