The Pinocchio Brief – Abi Silver

*I received a free copy of this book, with thanks to the author and Eye and Lightning Books. The decision to review and my opinions are my own.* Blurb: A schoolboy accused of a brutal murder. A retired lawyer with secrets to hide… A 15-year-old schoolboy is accused of the murder of one of his teachers. … Continue reading The Pinocchio Brief – Abi Silver

Moonflower Murders – Anthony Horowitz

  *I received a free ARC of this novel, with thanks to the author, Cornerstone / Penguin Random House and NetGalley.  The decision to review and my opinions are my own.*   Blurb:  Retired publisher Susan Ryeland is running a small hotel on a Greek island with her long-term boyfriend. But life isn't as idyllic … Continue reading Moonflower Murders – Anthony Horowitz

The Octopus – Tess Little

  *I received a free ARC of this book with thanks to the author, NetGalley and Hodder & Stoughton. The decision to review and my opinions are my own.*   Blurb:  There's more than one way to capture a life. When Elspeth arrives at her ex-husband's LA mansion for his 50th birthday party, she's expecting a crowd … Continue reading The Octopus – Tess Little

The Smart Woman’s Guide to Murder – Victoria Dowd

  *I received a free ARC of this novel, with thanks to the author, Joffe Books and NetGalley.  The decision to review and my opinions are my own.*   Blurb:  A faded country house in the middle of nowhere. The guests are snowed in. The murders begin. Withering and waspish, Ursula Smart (not her real name) gate-crashes her mother’s … Continue reading The Smart Woman’s Guide to Murder – Victoria Dowd

Protected Secrets (Whispering Pines #10) – Shawn McGuire

  *I received a free ARC of this book with thanks to the author.  The decision to review and my opinions are my own.* Blurb:  Springtime in the village means colored eggs, hot crossed buns, and a corpse. As the vernal equinox brings welcome warmth and the promise of the coming tourist season to Wisconsin's … Continue reading Protected Secrets (Whispering Pines #10) – Shawn McGuire

Blog Tour: Marrow Jam – Susan A. King

  *I received a free ARC 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:   MURDER, MYSTERY…AND MARROWS Some people would describe Beattie Bramshaw as a pillar of the community. Many would applaud her numerous successes in the bakery … Continue reading Blog Tour: Marrow Jam – Susan A. King

Rules for Perfect Murders – Peter Swanson

  *I received a free ARC of this book, with thanks to the author, Faber & Faber and NetGalley. The decision to review and my opinions are my own.*   Blurb: If you want to get away with murder, play by the rules A series of unsolved murders with one thing in common: each of the deaths bears an … Continue reading Rules for Perfect Murders – Peter Swanson

Blog Tour: The Art of Murder (Jordan Jenner #2) – J. S. Strange

  *I received a free copy of this book with thanks to the author and to Emma Welton of damppebbles blog tours.  The decision to review and my opinions are my own.*   Blurb:   Artist Xander Draper is being threatened by a dangerous group. With PI Jordan Jenner's help, Xander hopes to remain unscathed. But when … Continue reading Blog Tour: The Art of Murder (Jordan Jenner #2) – J. S. Strange

Justified Secrets – Shawn McGuire (Whispering Pines 9)

  *I received a free ARC of this book with thanks to the author.  The decision to review and my opinions are my own.*   Blurb:  A dangerous storm, a wounded stranger, and a ghost from the past. Just another Thursday in Whispering Pines. A monster of a blizzard is on the way, but the … Continue reading Justified Secrets – Shawn McGuire (Whispering Pines 9)

Dover Two – Joyce Porter

  *I received a free copy of this book, with thanks to the author and Farrago and NetGalley. The decision to review and my opinions are my own.*   Blurb:  Detective Chief Inspector Wilfred Dover is the most idle and avaricious hero in all of crime fiction. Why should he even be bothered to solve the case? One February … Continue reading Dover Two – Joyce Porter