‘The Stoning’ by Peter Papathanasiou

Author : Peter PapathanasiouTitle : The StoningPages : 350Publisher : Maclehose / QuercusPublication date : October 7, 2021 A small town in outback Australia wakes to a crime of medieval savagery. A local schoolteacher is found taped to a tree and stoned to death. Suspicion instantly falls on the refugees at the new detention centre…

‘Bad Apples’ by Will Dean | @willrdean @PointBlankCrime @margotbookpr | #TeamTuva #recommended

Author : Will DeanTitle : Bad ApplesSeries : Tuva Moodyson #4Pages : 430Publisher : Point BlankPublication date : October 7, 2021 It only takes one… A murder A resident of small-town Visberg is found decapitated A festival A cultish hilltop community ‘celebrates’ Pan Night after the apple harvest A race against time As Visberg closes…

Celebrating #Orentober : ‘Death Deserved’ and ‘Smoke Screen’ by Thomas Enger & Jørn Lier Horst (trs Anne Bruce) | @OrendaBooks

As always October has completely snuck up on me and I am woefully unprepared for the Orentober celebrations. For those of you who don’t know what that is, Orentober was created by Kelly and Danielle who will shine a spotlight on their favourite publisher Orenda Books during the entire month of October. Obviously, the more…

September Wrap-Up

Hello, hi! Still alive! Sorry to disappoint you 😉 Time to say goodbye to September. A long, long, really long month. Did I mention long? A month not spent in my beloved Tuscany but at home where Summer was extremely hormonal and there was no peace or quiet to be found. A whole month, THIRTY…

‘This Week in Books’ (8th September, 2021)

Hosted by Lipsy Lost and Found, my Wednesday post gives you a taste of what I’m reading this week. A similar meme is run by Taking on a World of Words. 1905. A year after ‘the affair’ in Dinas Powys, Thomas Bexley has become a drunkard and recluse, haunted by terrible visions of the dead. But when…

August Wrap-Up

I can’t for the life of me understand how September has already arrived. Summer is over and it feels like we didn’t have one at all. It’s been rather chilly and miserable, feeling more like Autumn than anything else. September is normally my favourite month of the year. Not so much this time around and…

‘Five Minds’ by Guy Morpuss | @ViperBooks | #20BooksofSummer

Author : Guy MorpussTitle : Five MidnsPages :Publisher : Viper BooksPublication date : September 2, 2021 The Earth’s growing population has finally been controlled. Lifespans are limited to eighty years, except for those who make an extreme choice: to become a commune. Five minds sharing one body, living for four hours at a time. But…