Ask Me No Questions – Shelley Noble

This book was requested from NetGalley in exchange of an honest review Genre : Historical Fiction, Mystery Book Cover : 4 **** Rating : 3.5 *** Dowager Countess Dunbridge, on a mission to start a whole new life for herself, disembarks off a ship on the American shores to be greeted with a bloodied corpse instead of the more conventional flowers and welcome band. Most … Continue reading Ask Me No Questions – Shelley Noble

The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle – Stuart Turton

As far as intriguing titles go, this one was right up there in this year’s top ten list for me. This book falls under the mystery / crime fiction / historical genre which is like a ‘having your cake and eating it too’ scenario for a reader like me. I am sure that the minimalist cover coupled by this strange name was enough to lure … Continue reading The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle – Stuart Turton

Illusion – Stephanie Elmas

This book was requested from NetGalley and Endeavour Media in exchange of a fair review Genre : Historical Fiction/ Gothic tale Rating : 3*** Book Cover : 4**** As the case with most books with me, the first thing that caught my eye for this particular one was the book cover. Done in gorgeous peacock blue background with a chain hung with some interesting looking … Continue reading Illusion – Stephanie Elmas

The White Cottage Mystery – Margery Allingham

This book was requested from NetGalley in exchange of an honest review  The  very name White Cottage Mystery invokes an image of beautiful rural England, redolent with butlers and housekeepers flitting around huge Victorian mansions. While this book is set a little towards the fag end of that era, it still manages to remain true to the atmosphere of a true British mystery with its … Continue reading The White Cottage Mystery – Margery Allingham

Party girls die in pearls – Plum Sykes

Many thanks to Bloomsbury India for sending me this copy in exchange of an honest review First day at college. Can anything ever recreate that excitement of stepping onto a campus, wearing your most fashionable togs, and looking forward to all the real and imaginary experiences you believe will surely come your way here? Ah! The naivety and optimism of youth. When that college is … Continue reading Party girls die in pearls – Plum Sykes

The Quiche of Death ( An Agatha Raisin Mystery) – M.C. Beaton

Let’s begin with ‘what is a quiche?’ A quiche is a savoury, open-faced pastry crust with a filling of savoury custard with cheese, meat, fish or vegetables. Easy to slip in a little something to get someone out of the way. Agatha Raisin is a middle – aged PR consultant, who decides to retire early to a small village called Carsely, in Cotswold. She is one … Continue reading The Quiche of Death ( An Agatha Raisin Mystery) – M.C. Beaton