Month: July 2021

‘Dead Ground’ by M.W. Craven | @MWCravenUK @LittleBrownUK | #20BooksofSummer

Author : M.W. CravenTitle : Dead GroundSeries : Washington Poe #4Pages : 425Publisher : Constable / Little Brown UKPublication date : June 3, 2021 Detective Sergeant Washington Poe is in court, fighting eviction from his beloved and isolated croft, when he is summoned to a backstreet brothel in Carlisle where a man has been beaten…

“This story saved my life” – Chris Whitaker wins Theakston Old Peculiar Crime Novel of the Year with ‘We Begin at the End’ | #TheakstonAward | @HarrogateFest @midaspr

Brian McGilloway recognised with Highly Commended award. Ian Rankin and Mark Billingham rewarded for their outstanding contribution to crime fiction. Chris Whitaker said: ‘I began writing this book as a form of therapy after being mugged and stabbed. Without doubt this story saved my life, so to win this award feels like the most wonderful, dreamlike…

‘The Beresford’ by Will Carver | @will_carver @OrendaBooks @RandomThingsTours | #blogtour #extract

Thrilled to welcome you all to my stop on the blog tour for The Beresford by Will Carver. Today, I am sharing an extract with you but first, let’s see what Will’s latest offering is all about. Author : Will CarverTitle : The BeresfordPages : 276Publisher : Orenda BooksPublication date : July 22, 2021 There’s…

‘The C Word : For some, lockdown has been murder’ compiled by Spellbound Books | @SpellBoundBks @zooloo2008 | #blogtour #TheCWord

It’s a pleasure to host one of the stops on the blog tour for The C Word anthology today! Thanks to Zoé for the invitation to join and to the publisher for the review copy. Author : VariousTitle : The C WordPages : 278Publisher : Spezllbound BooksPublication date : December, 2020 So, what do writers…

‘The Murder Box’ by Olivia Kiernan | @LivKiernan @riverrunbooks @QuercusBooks | #20BooksofSummer

Author : Olivia KiernanTitle : The Murder BoxSeries : Frankie Sheehan #4Pages : 340Publisher : Riverrun / QuercusPublication date : July 22, 2021 At first, Detective Chief Superintendent Frankie Sheehan believes the murder mystery game sent to her office is a birthday gift from one of her colleagues. But when Frankie studies the game’s contents,…

Fashionably Late : June Wrap-Up

If we could all just ignore how late this wrap-up is, that’d be great. June was full of football, books, a Lego typewriter and Millie of course. I’ll have an update about her next month because if I don’t post this wrap-up today, it’ll never get posted. So for now, on to the books! |…

THEAKSTON OLD PECULIER CRIME WRITING FESTIVAL 2021 ANNOUNCES FULL PROGRAMME | #Theakstoncrime | @HarrogateFest @midaspr

22-25 JULY 2021 | OLD SWAN HOTEL, HARROGATE Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival – the world’s largest and most prestigious celebration of crime fiction – has revealed its full programme bursting with unmissable talks and panel discussions featuring the hottest stars of crime fiction, curated by Festival Programming Chair Ian Rankin OBE. Tickets are available at https://harrogateinternationalfestivals.com/ Taking…