Melting in the Middle by Andy Howden

For Stephen Carreras, life is in turmoil. His career with Britain’s worst chocolate company is heading for the rocks when it’s taken over by US confectionery giant Schmaltz. He’s just turned forty, he’s messed up on marriage and is struggling to keep a toehold in the lives of his monosyllabic teenage children. Then he meets… Continue reading Melting in the Middle by Andy Howden

Eleven Days in June by R. P. Gibson Colley

Eleven Days in June (The Little Leaf Series, 1) Devon, 1985. Dan is 20, lives in a sleepy village and works in a small DIY shop. He likes numbers and hero worships Lord Nelson. But he finds ordinary people difficult to understand and he’s certainly never kissed a girl. His mother mocks him, and he… Continue reading Eleven Days in June by R. P. Gibson Colley

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!

When’s the Wedding? by Olivia Spring

When’s the Wedding? Dreaming of saying ‘I do’…   She’s found the perfect man. Will she get her perfect proposal?   Dog hotel marketing manager Alex has always dreamed of having a fairy-tale proposal: the glorious sunset, iconic backdrop and rose petals – the whole shebang. She’s found her Mr Right, and life with sexy… Continue reading When’s the Wedding? by Olivia Spring

The Mystery Shopper and the Hot Tub by Helen Field

Synopsis A genuinely very funny and irreverent debut novel about life, love, sex, double lives, mystery shopping and hot tubs. Brooke’s a gorgeous young mum who lives in Essex. Her favourite things in life are her baby, her husband, Chardonnay, hot tubs and OK! magazine. All that’s missing from her life is the hot tub.… Continue reading The Mystery Shopper and the Hot Tub by Helen Field

Lost in Translation by Audrey Davis

Synopsis Charlotte Egerton and family are off to Switzerland, after husband Dom bags a big-time job promotion. But Charlotte isn’t exactly yodelling with delight at the prospect. Not since a chance discovery cast a shadow over her ten-year marriage. And navigating twisty Swiss roads and getting to grips with French only adds to her woes…… Continue reading Lost in Translation by Audrey Davis

Publication day promo: Just for Christmas by Emily Harvale

Just for Christmas Could this be true love? Or is it just for Christmas? Finding an abandoned dog beside the road isn’t the Christmas surprise interior designer, Molly Ford is hoping for. But when the local vet can’t find a space for the bedraggled dog, Molly makes a rash decision. The problem is, she’s spending… Continue reading Publication day promo: Just for Christmas by Emily Harvale

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

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