Publication Day Review: ‘The Lost Shrine’, by Nicola Ford

With bonus review: ‘The Hidden Bones’, by Nicola Ford Late last year I bothered Allison & Busby for review copies of some of there books, and I’ve been trying to work out how to fit them into the blog ever since. Well, today is publication day for The Lost Shrine, thus I have decided toContinue reading “Publication Day Review: ‘The Lost Shrine’, by Nicola Ford”

Autistics and the arts

I have a new book, called Naming Adult Autism: Culture, Science, Identity by James McGrath, (book review coming at some point) who is a Senior Lecturer at Leeds Beckett University. In the opening chapter he makes the very good point that, despite the efforts of Simon Baron-Cohen and his AQ test (2001) to make itContinue reading “Autistics and the arts”

Theakston’s Old Peculiar Crime Novel of the Year Award Shortlist Announced

This morning on the festival website. The short list has some fabulous books, none of which I’ve read yet, unfortunately. Belinda Bauer – Snap Steve Cavanagh – Thirteen Mick Herron – London Rules Val McDermid – Broken Ground Liam McIlvanney – The Quaker Khurrum Rahman – East of Hounslow I did start reading Thirteen but it was a netgalley downloadContinue reading “Theakston’s Old Peculiar Crime Novel of the Year Award Shortlist Announced”

Review: ‘Blood List’, by Ali Carter

BLURB Think the Lake District is a lovely place to visit? Think again. A Psychological & Chilling Thriller set in and around the fictional town of Kirkdale in Cumbria. One by one the young women of Kirkdale are being found grotesquely murdered, with no clues as to why. Lying between the great lake Kirkwater andContinue reading “Review: ‘Blood List’, by Ali Carter”

Book Spotlight and Extract: ‘Wolves At Our Door’, by Soren Paul Petrek

Summary: The Allies and the Nazis are in a deadly race to develop the ultimate weapon while supersonic V-2 rockets rain down on London.  Madeleine Toche and Berthold Hartmann, the German super assassin who taught her to kill, search for the secret factory where Werner von Braun and his Gestapos masters use slave labor toContinue reading “Book Spotlight and Extract: ‘Wolves At Our Door’, by Soren Paul Petrek”

Review: ‘White Gold’, by David Barker

Blurb VENGEANCE ALWAYS HAS A PRICE Sim Atkins, Overseas Division agent, returns to Earth, having saved the Moon base from a deadly terrorist plot (see Rose Gold). All Sim can think about is finding the criminals responsible. But his fury and lust for revenge are put on hold when a nuclear warhead is stolen byContinue reading “Review: ‘White Gold’, by David Barker”

Extract Post: ‘Retriever Of Souls’, by Lorraine Mace

Retriever of Souls Brought up believing that sex is the devil’s work, a killer only finds release once he has saved his victim’s souls. Abiding by his vision, he marks them as his. A gift to guide his chosen ones on the rightful path to redemption. Detective Inspector Paolo Sterling is out to stop him,Continue reading “Extract Post: ‘Retriever Of Souls’, by Lorraine Mace”