Angel of the Lost Treasure by Marie Laval

Angel Of The Lost Treasure An ancient secret hidden within a mother’s song … When young widow, Marie-Ange Norton is invited to Beauregard in France by the mysterious Monsieur Malleval to collect an inheritance, she has no choice but to accept. But when she embarks on the voyage with her fiery-tempered travelling companion Capitaine Hugo… Continue reading Angel of the Lost Treasure by Marie Laval

The Mirror Dance by Catriona McPherson

Synopsis Something sinister is afoot in the streets of Dundee, when a puppeteer is found murdered behind his striped Punch and Judy stand, as children sit cross-legged drinking ginger beer. At once, Dandy Gilver’s semmingly-innocuous investigation into plagiarism takes a darker turn. The gruesome death seems to be inextricably bound to the gloomy offices of… Continue reading The Mirror Dance by Catriona McPherson

Two Nosey Parker Cosy Mysteries by Fiona Leitch: brilliant!

Murder on the Menu The first book in a NEW cosy mystery series! Still spinning from the hustle and bustle of city life, Jodie ‘Nosey’ Parker is glad to be back in the Cornish village she calls home. Having quit the Met Police in search of something less dangerous, the change of pace means she… Continue reading Two Nosey Parker Cosy Mysteries by Fiona Leitch: brilliant!

Quickie review: Murder in the Christmas Tree Lot by Judith Gonda

Blurb Landscape architect Tory Benning returns in a holiday mystery tied up with a bow! Still struggling with the death of her husband, Tory Benning is doing her best to get into the festive spirit of the holiday season, but when her landscaping company’s email is hacked and there’s a break-in at the office, it’s… Continue reading Quickie review: Murder in the Christmas Tree Lot by Judith Gonda

Murder at the Gorge by Frances Evesham

Synopsis When the Exham-on-Sea residents are targeted by anonymous emails containing apparently harmless nursery rhymes, no one knows whether to laugh or shudder until an unexplained death touches the town. Libby Forest, baker, chocolatier and Exham’s very own resident private investigator, alongside her partner Max Ramshore, set out to solve the puzzle before more people… Continue reading Murder at the Gorge by Frances Evesham

Quickie review: The Unexpected Mrs Pollifax by Dorothy Gilman

Synopsis Mrs. Virgil (Emily) Pollifax of New Brunswick, New Jersey, was a widow with grown children. She was tired of attending her Garden Club meetings. She wanted to do something good for her country. So, naturally, she became a CIA agent. This time, the assignment sounds as tasty as a taco. A quick trip to… Continue reading Quickie review: The Unexpected Mrs Pollifax by Dorothy Gilman

The Beach Party Mystery by Peter Bartram

Synopsis Brighton is about to host its most exciting beach party ever – with the world’s biggest name in rock music headlining the show. It seems a world away from the work of Evening Chronicle crime reporter Colin Crampton. But that’s before fraudster Claude Winterbottom is beaten to death. As Colin investigates the crime, he… Continue reading The Beach Party Mystery by Peter Bartram

Betrayal by Lilja Sigurdardóttir

Synopsis Burned out and traumatised by her horrifying experiences around the world, aid worker Úrsula has returned to Iceland. Unable to settle, she accepts a high-profile government role in which she hopes to make a difference again. But on her first day in the post, Úrsula promises to help a mother seeking justice for her… Continue reading Betrayal by Lilja Sigurdardóttir

The Creak on the Stairs by Eva Björg Ægisdottir

Synopsis The first in the electrifying new Forbidden Iceland series, The Creak on the Stairs is an exquisitely written, claustrophobic and chillingly atmospheric debut thriller by one of Iceland’s most exciting new talents When a body of a woman is discovered at a lighthouse in the Icelandic town of Akranes, it soon becomes clear that… Continue reading The Creak on the Stairs by Eva Björg Ægisdottir