Review: The Comforts of Home by Susan Hill

Book 9 in the Simon Serrailler Series. I had read this previously (during the time I was not reviewing on here) and, when this came up at the St Andrew's Book Club, I felt I should read it again (especially seeing as I'd recommended Susan Hill's Simon Serrailler series to the others). Suffice to say,... Continue Reading →

Review: Murder the Boys by Judith Cutler

Following the death of her lover, Detective Sergeant Kate Powers has moved to join the police in Birmingham. Yes, 'police procedural' again, but a good read, the sort of book for which you'd stay up late to finish a chapter and look forward to picking up again. Murder the Boys is the first of the... Continue Reading →

‘Their Lost Daughters’ by Joy Ellis

Oh Joy! DI Rowan Jackman and DS Marie Evans (of 'The Murderer's Son' fame) are starting a murder  investigation for one teenage girl when they are asked, by their inappropriately named chief inspector, Ruth Crooke, to renew the cold case of Kenya Black, a child who vanished eight years ago.  Ooh, and then they are... Continue Reading →

‘The Jazz Files’ by Fiona Veitch Smith

The Jazz Files starts with a death, at a railway yard in Slough, on a cold Guy Fawkes Night in 1913.  The characters we're meeting are Suffragettes (or Suffragists) and already we are learning about terrible secrets contained a cedarwood box. Immediately afterwards, we meet Poppy Denby disembarking from a train at King's Cross Station... Continue Reading →

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