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Blog Tour & Review: The Country Set by Fiona Walker

Saturday, 28 October 2017

I am very exited to be today's stop on the blog tour for The Country Set by Fiona Walker.

I first read one of Fiona's books around 20 years ago and I still get hugely excited when I hear that a new one is about to be released!

Title: The Country Set (Compton Magna #1)
Author: Fiona Walker
Publisher: House of Zeus
Publication Date: 5 October 2017

Twitter: @fionawalkeruk


Love affairs, village rivalries, horses, jealousy and secrets – fans of Fiona Walker’s bestselling Hugo and Tash novels will relish this return to her classic territory with a whole new cast of Cotswold village characters.

Compton Magna and Compton Bagot sit high on the Fosse Hills to either side of the Gloucestershire/Warwickshire border, just half a mile apart. They form the backdrop to this rich story of old secrets and new rivalries, as glamorous Ronnie Ledwell returns to take up the reins of her father’s stud farm, years after she scandalised family and friends by eloping with her lover, abandoning both husband and children.

Blog Tour & Book Review: The Man Who Died by Antti Tuomainen

Thursday, 26 October 2017

Today I have the pleasure of joining the blog tour for Antti Tuomainen’s new novel, The Man Who Died, as organised by Anne Cater from 'Random Things Through My Letterbox' on behalf of Orenda Books.

Title: The Man Who Died
Author: Antti Tuomainen
Publisher: OrendaBooks
Publication Date: 10 October 2017

Twitter: @antti_tuomainen


A successful entrepreneur in the mushroom industry, Jaakko Kaunismaa is a man in his prime. At just 37 years of age, he is shocked when his doctor tells him that he’s dying. What is more, the cause is discovered to be prolonged exposure to toxins; in other words, someone has slowly but surely been poisoning him. Determined to find out who wants him dead, Jaakko embarks on a suspenseful rollercoaster journey full of unusual characters, bizarre situations and unexpected twists. With a nod to Fargo and the best elements of the Scandinavian noir tradition, The Man Who Died is a page-turning thriller brimming with the blackest comedy surrounding life and death, and love and betrayal, marking a stunning new departure for the King of Helsinki Noir.  

Blog Tour & Book Review: Fatal Masquerade by Vivian Conroy

Friday, 20 October 2017

Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Fatal Masquerade, the new book from Vivian Conroy and number 4 in the Lady Alkmene Mystery Series.

Title: Fatal Masquerade
Author: Vivian Conroy
Publisher: HQ Digital
Publication Date: 9 October 2017


Lady Alkmene and Jake Dubois are back in a gripping new adventure facing dangerous opponents at a masked ball in the countryside.

Masked danger… 

Blog Tour & Extract: Three Weddings and a Scandal by Wendy Holden

It’s my turn on the blog tour for Wendy Holden’s new novel, Three Weddings and a Scandal.

Title: Three Weddings and a Scandal
Author: Wendy Holden
Publication Date: 7 September 2017
Publisher: Head of Zeus

A big thank you to Head of Zeus for inviting me to be a part of this blog tour and for providing the following extract for you to read... 


If you want to know how the story progresses, you can buy your own copy using the links below:


Book Review: A Girl Called Love (formerly called The Last Honeytrap) by Louise Lee

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Title: A Girl Called Love (originally called The Last Honeytrap)
Author: Louise Lee
Publisher: Headline
Publication Date: 28 July 2016

Twitter:  @louise_lee1


Scott 'Scat' Delaney is a world famous jazz singer. He has ample opportunity to stray and his girlfriend, Alice, needs to know she can trust him.

Step up Florence Love, Private Investigator.

Florence has just ten days to entrap an A-Lister. Whilst sticking to her cardinal rule: One kiss, with tongues, five seconds - case closed.

Book Review: Conditional Love by Cathy Bramley

Monday, 16 October 2017

Title: Conditional Love
Author: Cathy Bramley
Publisher: Transworld Digital
Publication Date: 2 December 2014

Twitter: @CathyBramley


What surprises might life have in store for you?

A takeaway, TV and tea with two sugars is about as exciting as it gets for thirty-something Sophie Stone. Sophie’s life is safe and predictable, which is just the way she likes it, thank you very much.

But when a mysterious benefactor leaves her an inheritance, Sophie has to accept that change is afoot. There is one big catch: in order to inherit, Sophie must agree to meet the father she has never seen.

Book Review: The Hollow Men (Dr Harry Kent Book 1) by Rob McCarthy

Sunday, 15 October 2017

The Hollow Men
Author: Rob McCarthy
Publisher: Mulholland Books
Publication Date: 25 February 2016

Twitter: @_Rob_McCarthy


A new must-read crime series for fans of Mark Billingham and Sarah Hilary: introducing Harry Kent, a police surgeon working with the Met, determined to help those the world would rather brush aside.

Dr Harry Kent: former Army medic, hospital registrar, police surgeon, drug addict and defender of anyone the world would rather brush aside. His critics say he has a weakness for lost causes.

There are some problems Harry can't solve. His guilt, his lack of sleep, his fractured relationships.

But when he sits down across from a sick teenager, he knows what to do - even if that teenager is armed. 

Blog Tour & Revew: Bluebird Bluebird by Attica Locke

Friday, 6 October 2017

I am delighted to host today's stop on the blog tour for Attica Locke's new novel Bluebird Bluebird.

Title: Bluebird Bluebird
Author: Attica Locke
Publisher: Serpent's Tail
Publication date: 28 September 2017

Twitter: @atticalocke


Southern fables usually go the other way around. A white woman is killed or harmed in some way, real or imagined, and then, like the moon follows the sun, a black man ends up dead.

But when it comes to law and order, East Texas plays by its own rules - a fact that Darren Mathews, a black Texas Ranger working the backwoods towns of Highway 59, knows all too well. Deeply ambivalent about his home state, he was the first in his family to get as far away from Texas as he could. Until duty called him home.