Review: The Quickening, by Rhiannon Ward

Feminist gothic fiction set between the late 19th century and the early 20th century – an era of burgeoning spiritualism and the suffragette movement – that couldn’t be more relevant today. England, 1925. Louisa Drew lost her husband in the First World War and her six-year-old twin sons in the Spanish Flu epidemic of 1918.Continue reading “Review: The Quickening, by Rhiannon Ward”

Review: The CWA Vintage Crime Anthology, Edited by Martin Edwards

Publication date: Aug 2020 Fiction: FICTION / Thrillers / CrimeProduct format: PaperbackPrice: £9.95; $14.95ISBN: 978-1-78758-547-8 Series: Fiction Without FrontiersImprint: FLAME TREE PRESSDistribution: Marston Book Services Available in HARDBACK, PAPERBACK andEBOOK editions Vintage Crimes will be a CWA anthology with a difference, celebratingmembers’ work over the years. The book will gather stories from the mid-1950s untilContinue reading “Review: The CWA Vintage Crime Anthology, Edited by Martin Edwards”

Review: The Big Chill, by Doug Johnstone

Haunted by their past, the Skelf women are hoping for a quieter life. But running both a funeral directors’ and a private investigation business means trouble is never far away, and when a car crashes into the open grave at a funeral Dorothy is conducting, she can’t help looking into the dead driver’s shadowy life.Continue reading “Review: The Big Chill, by Doug Johnstone”

Review: Phoenix Extravagant, by Yoon Ha Lee

Dragons. Art. Revolution. Gyen Jebi isn’t a fighter or a subversive. They just want to paint. One day they’re jobless and desperate; the next, Jebi finds themself recruited by the Ministry of Armor to paint the mystical sigils that animate the occupying government’s automaton soldiers. But when Jebi discovers the depths of the Razanei government’s horrifyingContinue reading “Review: Phoenix Extravagant, by Yoon Ha Lee”

Review: Anna, by Laura Guthrie

Every cloud has a silver lining… doesn’t it? Anna is thirteen years old, lives in London with her father, and has Asperger’s syndrome.  When her father dies, she moves to Scotland to live with her estranged, reclusive mother.  With little support to help her  t in, she must use every coping strategy her father taughtContinue reading “Review: Anna, by Laura Guthrie”

Review: Red Noise, by John P Murphy

Hardcover Goldsboro Exclusive Edition Published May 14th 2020 by Angry Robot Price: £26.99 Caught up in a space station turf war between gangs and corrupt law, a lone asteroid miner decides to take them all down. When an asteroid miner comes to Station 35 looking to sell her cargo and get back to the solitudeContinue reading “Review: Red Noise, by John P Murphy”

Children’s Book Review: The Pirate and R, by Daniele Forni

Summary: The Pirate and R is a simple introduction to the statistical software R, specifically aimed at future data scientists. Got to http://www.thelittledatascientist.co.uk for more codes to use and to stay up to date regarding future publications. Information about the Book Title: The Pirate and R Author: Daniele Forni Genre: Picture Book Publication Date: 2ndContinue reading “Children’s Book Review: The Pirate and R, by Daniele Forni”

Review: These Lost & Broken Things, by Helen Fields

Blurb Maiden-Mother-Murderer How dangerous is a woman with nothing left to lose? The year is 1905. London is a playground for the rich and a death trap for the poor. When Sofia Logan’s husband dies unexpectedly, leaving her penniless with two young children, she knows she will do anything to keep them from the workhouse.Continue reading “Review: These Lost & Broken Things, by Helen Fields”

Review: Black Blood, by Jane Eddie

Paperback: 300 pages Publisher: Book Guild Publishing Ltd (5 Dec. 2019) Language: English ISBN-10: 1913208060 ISBN-13: 978-1913208066 Amazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Black-Blood-Jane-Eddie/dp/1913208060 BLURB Danni was a trainee corporate lawyer before she was forced to flee her life in London. Having escaped a controlling and abusive partner, she now finds herself hiding from another predator – her employer. Post-Brexit, the U.K. oil industry isContinue reading “Review: Black Blood, by Jane Eddie”

Review: Goldilocks, by Laura Lam

I treat myself to a book subscription, the SFF Fellowship from Goldsboro Books. Goldilocks, by Laura Lam was the April book. It arrived yesterday. I was a bit distracted by a crochet project yesterday afternoon and this morning, but once I got myself organised, I sat down and read my new book. The Earth isContinue reading “Review: Goldilocks, by Laura Lam”