Blog Tour: The Awful Truth About the Herbert Quarry Affair – Marco Ocram

*I received a free copy of this book with thanks to the author and Rachel Gilbey at Rachel’s Random Resources blog tours. The decision to review and my opinions are my own.* Blurb: With a jangle of keys, a door opened. Herbert clanked in, his arms locked to his sides, his ankles shackled, his face a Hannibal Lecter mask. He … Continue reading Blog Tour: The Awful Truth About the Herbert Quarry Affair – Marco Ocram

Blog Tour: Death on the Lake – Jo Allen

*I received a free copy of this book with thanks to the author and Rachel Gilbey at Rachel’s Random Resources blog tours. The decision to review and my opinions are my own.* Blurb: Three youngsters, out for a good time. Vodka and the wrong sort of Coke. What could possibly go wrong? When a young woman, Summer Raine, is found … Continue reading Blog Tour: Death on the Lake – Jo Allen

Black Rose – Pete Adams

*I received a free copy of this book with thanks to the author.  The decision to review and my opinions are my own.* Blurb: A continually bullied runt of a youngster, Chas Larkin discovers his chutzpah and decides to take on the London gangs. In the sleazy and violent East End of 1966 London, he … Continue reading Black Rose – Pete Adams

Blog Tour: The Crazy Season – Jim Ody

*I received a free copy of this book with thanks to the author and to Zoé of Zooloo's Book Tours and Question Mark Press.  The decision to review and my opinions are my own.* Blurb: Joel Baxter is infamous for solving weird and bizarre cases that others avoid. So, when he receives an email from a … Continue reading Blog Tour: The Crazy Season – Jim Ody

Blog Tour: Acts of Kindness – Heather Barnett

*I received a free copy of this book with thanks to the author, Serpentine Books and Rachel Gilbey at Rachel’s Random Resources blog tours. The decision to review and my opinions are my own.* Blurb: Dream Job. Fresh Start. Big Mistake. When Bella Black arrives in a sleepy Wiltshire village, it seems like the perfect place for a new start: … Continue reading Blog Tour: Acts of Kindness – Heather Barnett

Q+A with Pete Adams – Black Rose

I have a review coming up for this book, but was lucky enough to get the opportunity to put a few questions to author Pete Adams about writing, reading and his stories. First, here is Black Rose: Blurb: A continually bullied runt of a youngster, Chas Larkin discovers his chutzpah and decides to take on … Continue reading Q+A with Pete Adams – Black Rose

Blog Tour: Death at Rainbow Cottage – Jo Allen

*I received a free copy of this book with thanks to the author and Rachel Gilbey at Rachel’s Random Resources blog tours. The decision to review and my opinions are my own.* Blurb: At the end of the rainbow, a man lies dead.The apparently motiveless murder of a man outside the home of controversial equalities activist Claud Blackwell and his … Continue reading Blog Tour: Death at Rainbow Cottage – Jo Allen

Lost – Leona Deakin

*I received a free ARC of this book, with thanks to the author, Transworld Books – Random House UK and NetGalley. The decision to review and my opinions are my own.* Blurb: HOW CAN YOU SOLVE A CRIME IF YOU CAN'T REMEMBER THE CLUES? There is an explosion at a military ball. The casualties are rushed to hospital … Continue reading Lost – Leona Deakin

Guest Post: The moment(s) when I realised Ira Levin was a genius by Tom Trott, author of The Forbidden Zone

Here I go spoiling you again, with another guest post from another fantastic and friendly author! Today, in the run-up to the release of his new crime thriller, The Forbidden Zone, I am joined by Tom Trott to tell us about his love of Ira Levin's writing (well, most of it!). First though, lets have … Continue reading Guest Post: The moment(s) when I realised Ira Levin was a genius by Tom Trott, author of The Forbidden Zone

Guest Post: 10 Amazing Cult Novels, With Amazing Antiheroes – Billy Moran

In September, I brought you my thoughts on Billy Moran's debut novel, Don't Worry, Everything Is Going To Be Amazing, and I am pleased to welcome Billy back to Bookshine and Readbows today with a special top ten list for your run up to Christmas (after all, 'tis the season for buying lots of books, … Continue reading Guest Post: 10 Amazing Cult Novels, With Amazing Antiheroes – Billy Moran