One Puzzling Afternoon by Emily Critchley

One Puzzling Afternoon – The most compelling debut reading group mystery of 2023 – by Emily Critchley MY REVIEW After an intriguing prologue, the action begins in 2018. Edie Green is now eighty four years old and needs to find out what happened to her friend Lucy Theddle, who has been missing for sixty years.Continue reading “One Puzzling Afternoon by Emily Critchley”

A Stepney Girl’s Secret by Jean Fullerton

It is 1940. Prudence ‘Prue’ Carmichael is twenty-three years old and a vicar’s daughter. At the start of the book, we meet her and her family as they move house from rural Bedfordshire to London, where the Revd Hugh Carmichael is taking over a parish in Stepney. They move into St Winifred’s Rectory. Father DavidContinue reading “A Stepney Girl’s Secret by Jean Fullerton”

The Librarian by Valerie Keogh

I have previously read The Widow and The Lodger by Valerie Keogh and was excited to read another of her books – The Librarian – which is her latest release. We first meet 29-year-old Ava Warrington when she is babysitting for her sister Judy and her husband Harris’s children – their son Cody and daughterContinue reading “The Librarian by Valerie Keogh”

Death on Cromer Beach by Ross Greenwood

This is the first in the new DS Knight series by Ross Greenwood and was published by Bookouture on April 26th, 2023. The book begins in early April. Dora Thorne and her chihuahua Happy are having their regular walk along the beach when they stumble across something unexpected… Well, it was definitely an interesting startContinue reading “Death on Cromer Beach by Ross Greenwood”

The Scottish Ladies’ Detective Agency by Lydia Travers

This book is described as “A gripping cozy mystery set in the Highlands” and is published by Bookouture. This is the first book in the series. The story begins in Edinburgh in August 1911. Twenty-five-year-old Maud McIntyre and her lady’s maid Daisy Cameron (24) have just set up their detective agency. After a spate ofContinue reading “The Scottish Ladies’ Detective Agency by Lydia Travers”

PROMO : Conviction by Jack Jordan

I am so excited about this book coming out! I loved Jack Jordan’s novel Do No Harm and you can read my review here – It is one of the best books I have read in a long time and I have already pre-ordered Conviction, which I am sure will be equally as good.Continue reading “PROMO : Conviction by Jack Jordan”

The Lost Daughters of Ukraine by Erin Litteken

One of the best books I read last year was The Memory Keeper of Kyiv by Erin Litteken, so when I heard she had a new book out, I really wanted to read it. This is a sequel in some respects, as Katya and Alina from the first book are included (Katya is Halya’s mother),Continue reading “The Lost Daughters of Ukraine by Erin Litteken”