The Black and the White -Alis Hawkins

  *I received a free ARC of this book, with thanks to the author, Sapere Books and NetGalley. The decision to review and my opinions are my own.*   Blurb:  Not every corpse put in a pit has died of the plague… England, 1349 The Black Death is tearing through the country and those not yet afflicted are … Continue reading The Black and the White -Alis Hawkins

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

Roots of Corruption – Laura Laakso (Wilde Investigations #3)

  *I received a free ARC of this book, with thanks to the author, and Louise Walters of Louise Walters Books.  The decision to review and my opinions are my own.*   Blurb:  On the night of Samhain, the veil between worlds is at its thinnest, and ancient magic runs wild in Old London. When Lady … Continue reading Roots of Corruption – Laura Laakso (Wilde Investigations #3)

The Awful Truth About the Name of the Rose – Marco Ocram

  *I received a free ARC of this book, with thanks to the author and Tiny Fox Press. The decision to review and my opinions are my own.*   Blurb:  “IT IS STAN,” screamed the unhinged monk. “STAN HAS COME AMONGST US!” “Stan?” cried the abbot and I in bewilderment. “Who is Stan?” I realized my … Continue reading The Awful Truth About the Name of the Rose – Marco Ocram

Duckett & Dyer: Dicks For Hire – G.M. Nair

  *I received a free copy of this book via Voracious Readers Only and with thanks to the author. The decision to review and my opinions are my own.*   Blurb:  Michael Duckett is fed up with his life. His job is a drag, and his roommate and best friend of fifteen years, Stephanie Dyer, is only … Continue reading Duckett & Dyer: Dicks For Hire – G.M. Nair

Bookshine’s Best Reads of 2019 – Part 2

  Here we go again, with my favourite books of the second half of 2019! As before, these are books that I read last year, regardless of publication date.  Also as before, my list is very fantasy heavy.  What can I say – it is a varied and fascinating genre and I love every subset! … Continue reading Bookshine’s Best Reads of 2019 – Part 2

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

The Vanished Bride – Bella Ellis

  *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:  Yorkshire, 1845, and dark rumours are spreading across the moors. Everything indicates that Mrs Elizabeth Chester of Chester Grange has been brutally murdered in her … Continue reading The Vanished Bride – Bella Ellis

Short Story: Behind the Fire Wall – Anton Eine

  *I received a free ARC of this short story, with thanks to the author.  The decision to review and my opinions are my own.*   Blurb:  When the Pentagonal Citadel's Fire Wall is breached as a result of a robbery, giving the perpetrators access to the most dangerous artifacts stored in the Vault, Magister … Continue reading Short Story: Behind the Fire Wall – Anton Eine

The Lost Ones – Anita Frank

*I received a free ARC of this novel, with thanks to the author, HQ – Harper Collins UK and NetGalley.  The decision to review and my opinions are my own.*   Blurb:  Some houses are never at peace. England, 1917   Reeling from the death of her fiancé, Stella Marcham welcomes the opportunity to stay with her pregnant … Continue reading The Lost Ones – Anita Frank