This Week in Books (15th March, 2023)

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. 


At first glance, Jellicoe Close seems to be a perfect suburban street – well-kept houses with pristine lawns, neighbours chatting over garden fences, children playing together.

But there are dark secrets behind the neat front doors, hidden dangers that include a ruthless criminal who will stop at nothing.

It’s up to DS Maeve Kerrigan and DI Josh Derwent to uncover the truth. Posing as a couple, they move into the Close, blurring the lines between professional and personal as never before.

And while Maeve and Josh try to gather the evidence they need, they have no idea of the danger they face – because someone in Jellicoe Close has murder on their mind.

[I love this series so much, and this is another fabulous addition!]


Retired schoolteachers Liz, Pat and Thelma never expected they would be caught up in a crime even once in their lives, let alone twice.

But when poison pen letters start landing on the doorsteps of friends and neighbours in their Yorkshire village, old secrets come to light.

With the potential for deadly consequences.

It won’t be long until the three friends are out on a case yet again…

[No, your eyes aren’t deceiving you. This is indeed cosy crime. I really enjoyed the first one in this series and I couldn’t wait to hang out with these ladies again.]


Sally Diamond cannot understand why what she did was so strange. She was only doing what her father told her to do, to put him out with the rubbish when he died.

Now Sally is the centre of attention, not only from the hungry media and worried police, but also a sinister voice from a past she has no memory of. As she begins to discover the horrors of her childhood, recluse Sally steps into the world for the first time, making new friends, finding independence, and learning that people don’t always mean what they say.

But when messages start arriving from a stranger who knows far more about her past than she knows herself, Sally’s life will be thrown into chaos once again.

[I’ve heard so many good things about this one that I can’t wait to get started!]

That’s what I’m reading this week? What about you? Do let me know and I wish you lots of happy reading! xx

  12 comments for “This Week in Books (15th March, 2023)

  1. March 15, 2023 at 8:33 am

    I totally enjoyed The Close too. A great read. Sally is on my radar!

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    • March 16, 2023 at 8:40 am

      Such a fabulous series by Jane Casey. And I don’t even like the whole “will they, won’t they” thing. 😄

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  2. March 15, 2023 at 11:40 am

    Cosy crime get you! 😂


  3. March 15, 2023 at 12:29 pm

    I’ve pre ordered A Pen Dipped in Poison, I really enjoyed the first one too. Hope this one’s as good!

    Liked by 1 person

    • March 16, 2023 at 8:39 am

      I remember that! I hope we both enjoy this one as well. I haven’t started it yet. Strange Sally Diamond was calling to me way too loudly 😳.

      Liked by 1 person

      • March 16, 2023 at 3:48 pm

        I hope we do too! Go with the flow 😉


  4. Jo
    March 15, 2023 at 7:49 pm

    Intrigued by Strange Sally Diamond… I’ve not done a TWiB post as things haven’t moved on a great deal since this time last week… 😬

    Liked by 1 person

    • March 16, 2023 at 8:38 am

      Oops, one of those weeks, huh? Hope the upcoming week is a better one for you!

      I started Strange Sally Diamond already because I couldn’t wait. It’s indeed very strange so far 😄.

      Liked by 1 person

      • Jo
        March 17, 2023 at 11:44 am

        Yeah… I’ve made better progress in the last couple of days at least.

        👀 Can’t wait for your review…

        Liked by 1 person

  5. March 15, 2023 at 11:45 pm

    Glad to hear the new Maeve is a goodie! But then I expected nothing less! Hoping to get to it soon but I seem to be getting further behind every day…

    Liked by 1 person

  6. March 16, 2023 at 9:11 pm

    A Pen Dipped In Poison sounds SO good!

    Liked by 1 person

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