Book Review: A Very British Murder by Dr Lucy Worsley

Rated: 5 stars This brilliantly crafted non-fiction look at the British obsession with murder is not only fascinating in its own right but also perfect if you’re a crime writer who fancies learning some of the history of your genre, providing as it does an excellent feel for the public perception of crime and crime … Continue reading Book Review: A Very British Murder by Dr Lucy Worsley

Book Review: London Falling

London Falling by Paul Cornell My rating: 5 of 5 stars I started reading this book and put it aside after the first 30 pages because I was struggling to work out what was going on, wasn’t sure I liked any of the characters and … I just didn't feel like it was going to work … Continue reading Book Review: London Falling

Book Review: Feral

Feral: Rewilding the Land, the Sea and Human Life by George Monbiot My rating: 5 of 5 stars This is one of the most eye opening books I’ve read this year, on any topic. The idea of Re-Wilding isn’t new but the word have come to mean so many different things to so many different … Continue reading Book Review: Feral

Book Review: The Wolf Wilder

The Wolf Wilder by Katherine Rundell My rating: 5 of 5 stars It may be billed as a children's book but writing like this transcends age. I completely lost myself in the story and the lyrical writing and, having inhaled it all in one sitting, I'm now reading it again trying to work out how … Continue reading Book Review: The Wolf Wilder

“A Murmuring of Bees” makes a Publishing First for me!

Yes, that's right, I can now officially put Published in front of Authoress in my bio (well I could if I had room) because my Sherlock Holmes and Dr John Watson short story Tales from the Riverbank has been published in the anthology A Murmuring of Bees, the latest offering from Improbable Press.  Look at how lovely it … Continue reading “A Murmuring of Bees” makes a Publishing First for me!

Book Review: Magnus Chase and the Sword of Summer

Magnus Chase and the Sword of Summer (Book 1) by Rick Riordan My rating: 4 of 5 stars Having done the Greek Gods and the Egyptian Gods, Rick Riordan has now turned his attention to Norse Gods. The pattern is pretty much the same as with Percy Jackson - loner teen boy who doesn't know … Continue reading Book Review: Magnus Chase and the Sword of Summer

Book Review: No Better Place

No Better Place by Alistair Duncan My rating: 5 of 5 stars "No Better Place" is Alistair Duncan’s third book that charts a section of the life of Sherlock Holmes creator Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and covering the twenty three years before Sir Arthur’s death in 1930. You do not need to have read the … Continue reading Book Review: No Better Place

Book Review: A Pride of Poppies

A Pride of Poppies by Julie Bozza My rating: 4 of 5 stars Quite often the blurb for a book exaggerates, or offers a promise that the words inside simply do not deliver. I am pleased to say that, in the case of A Pride of Poppies, the stories within do much, much more. Each … Continue reading Book Review: A Pride of Poppies

Book Review: Callsign Hades

Callsign Hades by Patrick Bury My rating: 5 of 5 stars This book is the very powerful, and at times uncomfortable, story of Patrick Bury’s journey through officer training at Sandhurst, into the Royal Irish Regiment and then out to Afghanistan in 2008 in command of 7 Platoon, Ranger Company, who were stationed in F.O.B … Continue reading Book Review: Callsign Hades