Rapid Fire Book Tag

Thank you to the lovely Lorraine over at The Book Review Cafe for tagging me for the Rapid Fire Book Tag! I’ve had to find a time to do this when I have no time in order to keep to the concept of ‘rapid’ so here goes…

eBooks or physical books?

Both but eBooks are easier in bed, especially with a paperwhite 🙂

Paperback or hardback?

Hardback for collecting, paperback for reading.

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Review: Dead Simple Crime Anthology (Quick Reads)

dsThe Official Book Blurb

A woman reports a crime to the police, with unexpected results

The grieving widow who finds that she’s about to lose more than just her husband

When a man attempts the perfect murder, it’s not quite as easy as he thinks

Two men in prison play a deadly game of Scrabble

A young woman tries to trick an old man and gets more than she bargained for

Sometimes crimes are solved in ways you can’t explain

A murderer about to be hanged finds that’s not the worst thing that can happen

You never know who’s going to turn up at your door

Original stories from Mark Billingham, Clare Mackintosh, James Oswald, Jane Casey, Angela Marsons, Harry Bingham, Antonia Hodgson and CL Taylor – specially written for Quick Reads. Continue reading “Review: Dead Simple Crime Anthology (Quick Reads)”

My Bookish Night Out: The @OrendaBooks Roadshow with @mgriffiths163

So Tuesday I decided to cash in a little annual leave and took the afternoon off to head off to Liverpool with my sister. Our destination? Waterstones at Liverpool One and the Orenda Books International Crime Fiction Roadshow.


Now, if you’re a follower of the blog (poor folks) you’ll probably have an inkling that I’m somewhat of a fan of Orenda Books’ authors. I’ve got to be honest; I haven’t read a duff book yet that Karen has backed and released. I was absolutely thrilled to see that she was going on tour with some of her crack team of writers, many of whom I’d already read and reviewed. Like – well 7.5 out of the 8 if I’m being honest, and it was only 0.5 of one because I have started the book but haven’t quite finished it yet. Continue reading “My Bookish Night Out: The @OrendaBooks Roadshow with @mgriffiths163”