Murder in Tuscany by T A Williams

A remote retreat… Nestled high in the Tuscan hills lies Villa Volpone, home to renowned crime writer Jonah Moore and his creative writing course. It’s also the last place retired DCI Dan Armstrong expected to spend his retirement! Dan’s no writer, but maybe this break will help him to think about the next chapter in… Continue reading Murder in Tuscany by T A Williams

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Murder in the Library by Katie Gayle

Julia Bird’s picturesque Cotswolds life is everything she’d dreamed of. Until, that is, she discovers a dead body in the library… Julia Bird had imagined the quiet of rural life would be soothing after years in the city, but she finds she can’t just sit still.Determined to throw herself into village activities, she joins the library… Continue reading Murder in the Library by Katie Gayle

A Fatal Crossing by Tom Hindle

November 1924. The Endeavour sets sail to New York with 2,000 passengers – and a killer – on board . . When an elderly gentleman is found dead at the foot of a staircase, ship’s officer Timothy Birch is ready to declare it a tragic accident. But James Temple, a strong-minded Scotland Yard inspector, is certain there… Continue reading A Fatal Crossing by Tom Hindle

A Fatal Crossing by Tom Hindle

Thank you to Sarah Harwood of HarwoodPR.Com for this beautiful proof copy of debut novel A Fatal Crossing by Tom Hindle, published by Century, part of Penguin Random House to read and review. I’m sharing my non spoiler thoughts today. Synopsis: November 1924. The Endeavour sets sail to New York with 2,000 passengers – and a killer… Continue reading A Fatal Crossing by Tom Hindle

The Crystal Crypt by Fiona Veitch Smith

Thank you to Fern at Lion Hudson for the invitation to join the Literary Footsteps blog tour for the latest book, The Crystal Crypt, in the Poppy Denby Investigates series. I read and reviewed The Art Fiasco last year – see https://mentoringmumof2bookreviews.home.blog/2020/10/28/the-art-fiasco-by-fiona-veitch-smith/ for my review. Today we are stopping at the Police Station. Synopsis: But… Continue reading The Crystal Crypt by Fiona Veitch Smith

A Woman Made of Snow by Elisabeth Gifford

I’m sharing two historical fiction reviews today on my book blog for two excellent books on blog tours arranged by the lovely Anne Cater of Random Things Tours. The first book being reviewed is A Woman Made of Snow, the second book I’ve read by Elisabeth Gifford (her book The Lost Lights of St Kilda… Continue reading A Woman Made of Snow by Elisabeth Gifford

The Case of the Missing Firefly by Chris McDonald

I’m thrilled to be joining the Red Dog Press blog tour for the latest book in the Stonebridge Mysteries series by Chris McDonald, The Case of the Missing Firefly. Regular readers of my blog will know how much I enjoy reading this series (see my last review at https://mentoringmumof2bookreviews.home.blog/2021/06/10/meat-is-murder-by-chris-mcdonald-the-stonebridge-mysteries-3/). Thank you to Sean at Red… Continue reading The Case of the Missing Firefly by Chris McDonald

The Man on the Street by Trevor Wood

Thank you to Trevor Wood and The Motherload Book Club for a signed copy of this debut novel. Many apologies for the delay in reading and reviewing. Synopsis: It started with a splash. Jimmy, a homeless veteran grappling with PTSD, did his best to pretend he hadn’t heard it – the sound of something heavy… Continue reading The Man on the Street by Trevor Wood

The Man Who Died Twice by Richard Osman

Thank you to Ellie Hudson at Viking Books for the opportunity to read an early digital proof copy via NetGalley. Last year I loved reading the first book, The Thursday Murder Club, and my non spoiler review can be found at https://mentoringmumof2bookreviews.home.blog/2020/09/02/the-thursday-murder-club-by-richard-osman/. I’m sharing a mini review today for the book which will be published… Continue reading The Man Who Died Twice by Richard Osman

The Case of the Missing Firefly by Chris McDonald (Stonebridge Mysteries 4)

I’m thrilled to be taking part in the cover reveal for the latest book in the Stonebridge Mysteries series by Chris McDonald, The Case of the Missing Firefly. This novella will be published by Red Dog Press later this month. Synopsis: The notoriously hard-drinking, backstabbing Stonebridge Radio crew are having their Hallowe’en party on Winkle… Continue reading The Case of the Missing Firefly by Chris McDonald (Stonebridge Mysteries 4)