Christmas at Ladywell by Nicola Slade: charming and mysterious

  A time for spilling secrets… Having refurbished her inherited house and upcycled her whole life in the process, Freya – now happily married to Patrick, and with a small child – has to transform her tiny stone barn into a romantic hideaway for a mystery guest who is also looking for change. With Christmas… Continue reading Christmas at Ladywell by Nicola Slade: charming and mysterious

Christmas Secrets at Villa Limoncello by Daisy James

Escape to Villa Limoncello… where dreams come true in the most unexpected ways. With Christmas around the corner, Izzie Jenkins is ready to kickstart the new ‘Snowflakes and Christmas Cakes’ course at Villa Limoncello with chef and business partner, Luca Castelotti. However, secrets are stirring with their latest guests and when nasty accidents keep befalling the group it… Continue reading Christmas Secrets at Villa Limoncello by Daisy James

Murder in Capital Letters by Peter Bartram: lively and humorous 1960s mystery

Synopsis SHOT TWICE! Brighton antiques dealer Freddie Hollingbourne-Smith is murdered in his workshop – and crime reporter Colin Crampton is first on the scene. TOO MANY SUSPECTS: Colin discovers plenty had reason to kill Freddie… like thwarted beauty queen Julie Appleyard, his jilted mistress… snooty toff Sir Tunnicliffe Hogg, his persecuted neighbour… devious hard-man Harry… Continue reading Murder in Capital Letters by Peter Bartram: lively and humorous 1960s mystery

Palm Trees in the Pyrenees by Elly Grant: complex, compelling – and what an ending!

Palm Trees in the Pyrenees A rookie cop, a dash of mysterious death, and a heap of suspicion – as the heat rises, lethal tensions boil over in the Pyrenees. Unappreciated, unnoticed, and passed over for promotion, thirty-year-old Danielle’s fledgling career in law enforcement is going nowhere – until the unexpected death of a hated… Continue reading Palm Trees in the Pyrenees by Elly Grant: complex, compelling – and what an ending!

Children of Sinai by Shelley Clarke: thoughtful, different and exciting

Children of Sinai How would you feel if you got caught up in a secret so vast it threatened everything the world had come to believe? That’s what happened to John Milburn, computer science lecturer, orphan, husband and father, who lived an ordinary life in Haverhill, Suffolk, England. That is, until the dreams started… From… Continue reading Children of Sinai by Shelley Clarke: thoughtful, different and exciting

The Stationmaster’s Daughter by Kathleen McGurl: a total pleasure to read

Synopsis As the last train leaves, will life ever be the same? Dorset 1935: Stationmaster Ted has never cared much for romance. Occupied with ensuring England’s most beautiful railway runs on time, love has always felt like a comparatively trivial matter. Yet when he meets Annie Galbraith on the 8.42 train to Lynford, he can’t… Continue reading The Stationmaster’s Daughter by Kathleen McGurl: a total pleasure to read

The Kompromat Kill by Michael Jenkins: an energetic and exciting novel

Synopsis They were preparing for decades – now it’s time to take them down. When a British Diplomat is kidnapped in the heart of London, followed by a brutal double-assassination in Chelsea, MI5 braces for the threat of deep sleeper cells coming alive. Hiding overseas with a price on his head, Sean Richardson is tasked… Continue reading The Kompromat Kill by Michael Jenkins: an energetic and exciting novel

Smile of the Stowaway by Tony Bassett: edgy and exciting

Smile Of The Stowaway A married couple, a stranger from far away and a murder that rocks their lives. Desperate to reach England, a bedraggled immigrant clings precariously beneath a couple’s motor home as they cross the Channel. Once holidaymakers Bob and Anne overcome their shock at his discovery and their initial reservations, they welcome… Continue reading Smile of the Stowaway by Tony Bassett: edgy and exciting

Testament by Alis Hawkins

Synopsis What secrets lie hidden in the Medieval college of Kineton and Dacre…? Salster, 1385 Master mason Simon of Kineton is building his magnum opus: a great college to rival any in England. But the Bishop of Salster, hostile to free education, is determined to sabotage Simon’s project. When rumours spread that the mason’s son… Continue reading Testament by Alis Hawkins