NEW BLOOD 2020 : Val McDermid tips crime fiction’s rising stars | @HarrogateFest @midaspr

Harrogate, Thursday 18 June 2020: The undisputed ‘Queen of Crime’ Val McDermid has unveiled the hotly tipped ‘New Blood’ authors for 2020, showcasing the year’s best breakout crime writing talent: –          Deepa Anappara – Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line (Chatto & Windus) –          Elizabeth Kay – Seven Lies (Sphere) –          Jessica Moor – Keeper (Penguin) –          Trevor Wood – The Man on the Street (Quercus) Since 2004, the best-selling Scottish […]

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Shortlist unveiled for Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year – Vote for the final winner! | #TheakstonAward

THEAKSTON OLD PECULIER CRIME NOVEL OF THE YEAR 2020: INTERNATIONAL SHORTLIST REVEALED FOR CRIME WRITING’S PREMIERE PRIZE You can cast your vote here: harrogatetheakstoncrimeaward.com Harrogate, Tuesday 9 June 2020: The shortlist for the 16th Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year has been announced, taking the reader on an international crime spree from New York to […]

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Theakston Old Peculiar Crime Novel of the Year : Longlist Revealed | @HarrogateFest @midaspr | #TheakstonAward

THEAKSTON OLD PECULIER CRIME NOVEL OF THE YEAR 2020 LONGLIST REVEALED FOR UK’S MOST PRESTIGIOUS CRIME WRITING PRIZE Harrogate, 7 May 2020: Today, the longlist of the UK and Ireland’s most prestigious crime novel award is unveiled with literary legends and dynamic debuts in contention for the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year… […]

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Some of my most anticipated books of 2019

At the end of last year, I mentioned doing a post focusing on some of my most anticipated releases for the new year. Since then, it seems everyone and their dog has done a post like that so obviously my idea wasn’t as original as I thought it was. Anyway, I decided to share this […]

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Mid-Year Freak Out Book Tag

I was nominated by Nicola and Tina. Many thanks to you both, lovelies!  If you don’t know who they are, you should totally go over and follow their blogs! I don’t even want to stop and think about the fact that the end of June is near already. And I have a sneaky suspicion that […]

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Book Hoarding : What’s been on my backlist the longest?

Today, I am jumping on the beating-the-backlist-challenge bandwagon, following the example set by Sam at Clues and Reviews and Chelsea over at The Suspense is Thrilling Me. I didn’t use to be a hoarder. Every week, I would decide what to read and buy those books. Done. (Not so anymore.) So not only did I […]

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Rapid Fire Book Tag

I was tagged by the ever lovely Inge at The Belgian Reviewer so without any further ado, let’s get to it! Ebooks or physical books? Both, please and thank you. Although I read ebooks more since I order physical books from the UK and I’m an awfully impatient lady. Paperback or hardback? Also both? Hardbacks are […]

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This Week in Books – March 15

Hosted by Lipsyy Lost & 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. Previously : I finished reading Bad Little Girl by Frances Vick. Little Lorna Bell is from a notorious family on a rundown estate. Everyone thinks she’s […]

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Welcome

I’ve been reading for as long as I can remember with a gap of a few years when adult life got in the way. But it wasn’t until I joined goodreads that my love for reading returned in full force. It’s really due to joining that site and following like-minded people that the urge to […]

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