Lady Anne and the Menacing Mystic by Victoria Hamilton

Synopsis While in Bath preparing for her upcoming marriage to Lord Darkefell, Lady Anne learns of a profoundly accurate mystic working in town whose uncanny predictions have stunned the gullible and the sceptical alike. Certain there’s a harmless rational explanation for the medium’s supposed otherworldly abilities, Anne’s tolerance turns to defiance when the seer’s dark… Continue reading Lady Anne and the Menacing Mystic by Victoria Hamilton

An Implacable Woman by K T Findlay: a gritty black comedy

Synopsis If a tooth costs a tooth and an eye costs an eye When a man hits his wife, then it’s his turn to die Furious that the courts and police can’t prevent respected surgeon John Kirby from beating his wife, Sally Mellors steps in to save her. Permanently… But Grace Kirby isn’t the only… Continue reading An Implacable Woman by K T Findlay: a gritty black comedy

The Lazarus Charter by Tony Bassett: entertaining and edgy

Synopsis Bob Shaw is baffled to see a man in a brown coat at a bustling Underground station. Surely it can’t be his friend, the scientist Professor Morley? Morley perished weeks before in a blazing car. Is the man an impostor or did his friend fake his death? This fascinating and ingenious thriller tells of… Continue reading The Lazarus Charter by Tony Bassett: entertaining and edgy

Hattie Goes To Hollywood by Caroline James: a quacking good read!

Phew. Unforeseen technical problems put the Books Are Cool website out of action for a couple of days, but now we’re up and running again. Apologies to Caroline for running late with this review. Hattie Goes to Hollywood A Cumbrian Village… Three suicides… A red-hot summer… Join super-sleuth Hattie as tempers and temperatures rise in… Continue reading Hattie Goes To Hollywood by Caroline James: a quacking good read!