This mystery, originally published in 1944 and set in a military hospital during the Blitz, is a fun and fiendish puzzle with a soapy hospital drama feel!
Review: The Edinburgh Mystery and Other Tales of Scottish Crime
This collection of classic crime short stories with Scottish links is full of variety, and perfect to dip into for some atmospheric tales…
Review: Death of a Bookseller by Bernard J Farmer
The 100th instalment in the British Library’s Crime Classics series is a fantastically fun bookish romp of a mystery!
Review: Post After Post-Mortem by ECR Lorac
A really enjoyable murder mystery that strikes just the right balance between cosy and exciting!Continue reading “Review: Post After Post-Mortem by ECR Lorac”
Review: Murder After Christmas by Rupert Latimer
The week between Christmas and New Year seemed like the perfect time to review this festive classic crime novel!Continue reading “Review: Murder After Christmas by Rupert Latimer”
Review: Twelve Minutes to Midnight
Taking as its subject and inspiration the Victorian penny dreadful, Twelve Minutes to Midnight is unlike any middle grade I’ve read before!
Review: Sherlock Holmes and the Christmas Demon
Something you may not know about me is that I am a huge Sherlock Holmes nut. I fell in love with the original stories way back in primary school, and have read them so many times I know most of them by heart (remember Data in that one episode of Star Trek? Like that). I’ve also read so many follow-ups by other authors (fanfictions, expanded canon, whatever you want to call it), and I have to say that Sherlock Holmes and the Christmas Demon is one of the very best I’ve ever read.
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Review: The Last Smile in Sunder City
The term ‘most anticipated book of the year’ gets thrown around a lot in book blogging (I do it too, I know!) but I have genuinely been on the edge of my seat to read this since the announcement that it had been picked up – and it’s not even out until February 2020! The Last Smile in Sunder City is the debut novel by Luke Arnold, who just so happens to play my favourite character in one of my favourite shows, Black Sails (which you should totally watch). Great acting doesn’t necessarily mean great writing, so I was apprehensive, but wow, was this man blessed when they handed out creativity, because this book is absolutely PHENOMENAL.
Review: Clifftoppers – The Fire Bay Adventure
The Clifftoppers are back for their second exciting adventure!
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Review: Echo Murder
The sequel to Fallible Justice, one of my favourite books of last year (and always) – Echo Murder is even better than I’d hoped!