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

Cover reveal: The Mystery of Montague House by Emma Davies

When Summer meets Wynter… With enough rooms to fill a Cluedo board several times over, Montague House has often been the subject of rumour and gossip. Tales of strange goings on, an owner who disappeared one day and was never seen again, not to mention the treasure that rumour has it lies at its heart…… Continue reading Cover reveal: The Mystery of Montague House by Emma Davies

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

‘THE ACCIDENTAL MEDIUM’ and ‘THE GIN PALACE’ by Tracy Whitwell

The Accidental Medium: synopsis   Tanz is a wine-soaked, potty-mouthed, once successful TV actress from Gateshead, whose career has shrivelled like an antique walnut. She is still grieving her friend Frank, who died in a car crash three years ago, and she has to find a normal job in London to fund her cocktail habit.… Continue reading ‘THE ACCIDENTAL MEDIUM’ and ‘THE GIN PALACE’ by Tracy Whitwell

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

Death Remembered (A Sleuthing Club Mystery: Book 1) by K E Coburn

Summer 1952 The sun is shining, the birds are singing, but Charity Nicholls is bored of her quiet life in a tiny English village where nothing ever happens. Other than her nagging, marriage-obsessed mother, all she has to fill the time are her dreams of becoming a writer, and the Sleuthing Club – the mystery-reading… Continue reading Death Remembered (A Sleuthing Club Mystery: Book 1) by K E Coburn