Review: ‘Christmas is Murder’ -Short stories by Val McDermid

A short and snappy review for a short and snappy 2-story collection of festive murder by the Queen of Crime, Val McDermid. In 'A Traditional Christmas' the festive period is turned on it's head when the estate owner is found dead in the snow outside of his house. There had been some decidedly un-Christmas like …

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My latest pre-crimbo book post. Much bouncing ensues

So... Who says the post sucks at Christmas. Two very lovely packages delivered this morning. 'Rupture' by Ragnar Jonasson and my book bundle which I won in Orenda Books lead up to Rupture  release day competition. Happy happy joys. Met the guys behind the Michael Stanley books at Crime Fest last May and I can't …

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The #Bookvent Calendar – Day 23

(Image copyright: Mahony/Shutterstock) #Bookvent - Celebrating my favourite reads of 2016. Now behind #bookvent door 23 is another CrimeFest panellist I heard speak back in May, only I didn't realise that until well after reading the book. I knew it sounded familiar, that the author looked familiar, but it is only when looking through this …

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Guest Review – ‘The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year’ by Joanna Bolouri

Another Christmas guest review by my big sis, Mandie (@mgriffiths163). This time she reviewed 'The Most Wonderful Time of the Year' by Joanna Bolouri. Here's what she thought.  The Official Book Blurb Thirty-eight year old Emily has a satisfying job, fab friends, an amazing car and, most importantly, a wonderful flat, exactly 411 miles away …

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