First Lady

The First Lady by James Patterson and Brendan DuBois The First Lady by James Patterson and Brendan DuBois Guest blog by Ian Thirkettle I have just finished reading ‘The First Lady’ by James Patterson and Brendan DuBois. This was a typical Patterson rollercoaster that drew me in, got me hooked and kept me until the … More First Lady

Withering Heights

Withering Heights The formerly plump girl turned Thin Woman may now be happily married and a mother, but Ellie Haskell has not lost her wit, her weakness for Gothic romance, or her knack for solving crimes. So when her young cousin, Ariel, suddenly turns up on Ellies doorstep asking her to investigate some mysterious happenings … More Withering Heights

The Unbearable Lightness of Being in Aberystwyth

Having read the first two books in the Louie Knight series – Aberystwyth Mon Amour and Last Tango in Aberystwyth  – it took me a while to read the third book in the Aberystwyth Noir series – The Unbearable Lightness of Being in Aberystwyth. Plot of  The Unbearable Lightness of Being in Aberystwyth: There is nothing unusual … More The Unbearable Lightness of Being in Aberystwyth

Judge and Jury

Judge and Jury by James Patterson and Andrew Gross Plot: It’s the trial of the decade – Dominick Cavallo, the modern-day Godfather, has finally been put in the dock, and there’s enough evidence to make it certain he’ll be convicted. Heavy security surrounds the courtroom, and Nick Pellisante, the FBI agent who helped to nail … More Judge and Jury

A Star Spangled Murder

Star Spangled Murder is the 11th Lucy Stone mystery by Leslie Meier Available from Amazon Lucy Stone is in the doghouse – with her next-door neighbour, Mrs. Prudence Pratt. It seems that Kudo, the Stones’ misbehaving mutt, has developed a taste for Mrs. Pratt’s blue-ribbon winning chickens, as well an escape artist’s talent for sneaking … More A Star Spangled Murder

Father’s Day Murder

Leslie Meier books are available from https://uk.bookshop.org/lists/leslie-meier-lucy-stone-mystery-series Available From Amazon When her part-time reporting gig gives Lucy the opportunity to attend a Boston newspaper conference, she looks forward to the vacation from domestic bliss. But upon leaving Tinker’s Cove, she quickly discovers that alone time can be kind of…..lonely. And in between libel workshops and … More Father’s Day Murder

Honeymoon by James Patterson and Howard Roughan

I’ve just finished reading Honeymoon by James Patterson and Howard Roughan. A story full of hidden identities. As the narrator says throughout the book “Things aren’t always as they appear”. It starts as a ‘black widow’ story. A woman with multiple rich husbands/fiancés who get bumped off for their money. It is also a cat … More Honeymoon by James Patterson and Howard Roughan