The Awful Truth About The Herbert Quarry Affair by Marco Ocram

The Awful Truth About The Herbert Quarry Affair With a jangle of keys, a door opened. Herbert clanked in, his arms locked to his sides, his ankles shackled, his face a Hannibal Lecter mask. He was overjoyed to see me. “Marco, I’m jailed day and night with murderous thugs who can’t tell Schiller from Shakespeare.… Continue reading The Awful Truth About The Herbert Quarry Affair by Marco Ocram

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!

The Silver Rose Dating Agency by Angelena Boden

The Silver Rose Dating Agency When lonely widow Kitty Merriweather moves to Derbyshire’s Hope Valley, she joins the Silver Rose online dating site because it offers a safe place for the over sixties to find romance. There, she meets the enigmatic Harvey, a scientist working on a conservation project in Bali who promises her “hot… Continue reading The Silver Rose Dating Agency by Angelena Boden

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

Excerpt from ‘Dead in Tune: A Christmas cosy mystery’ by Stephanie Dagg

Chapter 1 “That was fun,” smiled Martha, climbing into the passenger seat of the bright red BMW X4. “Wasn’t it just,” agreed driver Lottie, starting the engine. “Not keen on the French carols, though.” Martha shot her an astonished glance. “But, apart from ‘Nouvel Né’, which is absolutely lovely with that haunting tune, the only… Continue reading Excerpt from ‘Dead in Tune: A Christmas cosy mystery’ by Stephanie Dagg