A lesson in love and murder – Rachel McMillan

This book was received as an ARC via NetGalley in exchange of an honest review The moment I saw the cover of this book I knew I just had to read it. The beautiful almost maroonish-brown background with the beautiful calligraphy and vintage motifs was something I absolutely adored. Also, it proclaimed the novel’s genre pretty clearly, I thought, in an extremely subtle and stylish … Continue reading A lesson in love and murder – Rachel McMillan

Nothing short of dying – Erik Storey

Many thanks to Net Galley for providing an ARC in exchange of a fair review Cyde Barr had three older sisters and a pair of dysfunctional parents as a child. By the time his parents decided to separate and his mother started bringing her new ‘friends’ home, Clyde and his sister Jen were the only two siblings still staying with her. Dealing with the various … Continue reading Nothing short of dying – Erik Storey

Ink and Bone – Lisa Unger

This book was received through NetGalley in exchange of a fair review First off, this psychological/ psychic novel shares it title with a book published only a year ago by Rachel Caine – different genres, but still I wish it were not so since the one that comes out second will have to fend off unwarranted speculations. Unwarranted because anyone who reads Lisa’s book will … Continue reading Ink and Bone – Lisa Unger

In the Clearing – Robert Dugoni

Received an ARC from Thomas and Mercer through NetGalley in exchange of an honest review This is the third in the Detective Tracy Crosswhite series and the second book by Robert Dugoni that I have read (The Jury Master being the first and which I loved). Tracy has a penchant for solving cold cases since she can empathize with the families of the victims who … Continue reading In the Clearing – Robert Dugoni

Sherlock’s Demon – Simon Clark

This title was sent to me by Endeavour Press through NetGalley in exchange of an honest review Finding new publishers obviously means finding never before read authors and new genres. It is always a gamble and one that a true bibliophile must never baulk from. Simon Clark appears to be a well-loved author in the horror genre. Considering that I loathe anything scary, picking up … Continue reading Sherlock’s Demon – Simon Clark

Black Mail – Neville Steed

This book was received through the kind offices of NetGalley and Endeavour Press in exchange of an honest review In the second and final installment in the John Black series, John is presented with that most frustrating of crimes – blackmail. John’s girlfriend/almost fiancé, Tracy, is off on a boating holiday with some family friends and he is left to solve this mystery pretty much … Continue reading Black Mail – Neville Steed

The Dragon Round – Stephen S. Powers

ARC provided by NetGalley in exchange of an honest review This is one of those books about which I cannot quite make up my mind. While I did not love some parts, it cannot be written off that easily either. It has several points in its favour and several that are not. First of all, dragons! Major score. Usually very little is then required to … Continue reading The Dragon Round – Stephen S. Powers

Three Weeks to Wed – Ella Quinn

ARC provided by NetGalley in exchange of an honest review This is the story of Lady Grace Carpenter and her tortured love affair with the Earl of Worthington. So, when she first came out, Grace had a crush on the debonair Earl who, unfortunately, like most young men was not interested in women-the marrying kind that is. Now, after so many years when she bumps … Continue reading Three Weeks to Wed – Ella Quinn