The Custard Corpses, a delicious 1940s mystery by M J Porter

Birmingham, England, 1943. While the whine of the air raid sirens might no longer be rousing him from bed every night, a two-decade-old unsolved murder case will ensure that Chief Inspector Mason of Erdington Police Station is about to suffer more sleepless nights. Young Robert McFarlane’s body was found outside the local church hall on… Continue reading The Custard Corpses, a delicious 1940s mystery by M J Porter

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

Victorine by Drema Drudge

Drema Drudge on Tour March 17-April 13 with   Victorine (literary/historical fiction) Release date: March 17, 2020 at Fleur-de-Lis Press 362 pages Goodreads   Buy It Here Amazon *** SYNOPSIS ‘Victorine, Drema Drudge’s debut novel, features Victorine Meurent, a forgotten, accomplished painter who posed nude for Edouard Manet’s most famous, controversial paintings such as Olympia… Continue reading Victorine by Drema Drudge

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

L’Origine by Lilianne Milgrom: fascinating and multi-faceted

Lilianne Milgrom on Tour January 18-29 with   L’Origine: The Secret Life Of The World’s Most Erotic Masterpiece (historical fiction) Release date: July 28, 2020 at Little French Girl Press 255 pages 2020 Indie B.R.A.G. Medallion Award *** Buy It Here Amazon | Bookshop *** See the book on Goodreads SYNOPSIS ‘L’Origine‘ traces the extraordinary,… Continue reading L’Origine by Lilianne Milgrom: fascinating and multi-faceted

The Deptford Girls by Patricia A McBride: gripping wartime atmosphere

A country at war. Friends in trouble. A fascist traitor. Stepping up can only lead Lily to danger. Rescuing friends or spotting spies; Private Lily Baker always gets involved. While London burns she looks out for workmates and girlfriends but also uncovers a web of deception at the Depot where she works. When the ruthless… Continue reading The Deptford Girls by Patricia A McBride: gripping wartime atmosphere

Minnie’s Orphans by Lindsey Hutchinson: brings history to life

Minnie’s Orphans Let bestselling author Lindsey Hutchinson transport you back in time to Marshall’s Children’s Home, for this heart-warming tale from the Black Country. The Fitch children are finally safe, after they and their friends were rescued from the grim orphanage Reed House by Minnie and Billy Marshall. Their children’s home Marshall’s is full of… Continue reading Minnie’s Orphans by Lindsey Hutchinson: brings history to life

The Merry Month of Murder by Nicola Slade: joyous

The Merry Month of Murder It was teatime on Tuesday, and nobody had died yet… May 1918 In a world where the men are at war and the women keep the home fires burning, Christabel Fyttleton is faced with domestic crises involving lodgers, rationing, maypole dancers and Kaiser Bill (don’t ask!) – as well as… Continue reading The Merry Month of Murder by Nicola Slade: joyous

Longhand by Andy Hamilton

Synopsis The new novel from comedy legend Andy Hamilton, whose writing credits include Outnumbered and Drop the Dead Donkey Longhand reimagines the life of immortal Greek hero Heracles, who is currently residing in contemporary Scotland with his girlfriend Bess Written entirely in Andy’s own longhand, complete with crossings out and edits Malcolm George Galbraith is… Continue reading Longhand by Andy Hamilton