Book Review: The Man Who Died Twice by Richard Osman

My thanks to Penguin UK and NetGalley for a review copy of this book. The Man Who Died Twice is the second book in the Thursday Murder Club (the Agatha Christie/Marple allusion just struck me when writing my review) series by Richard Osman. Set in a retirement village, Coopers Chase, the Thursday Murder Club comprises…

Book Review: Crooked House by Agatha Christie

There was a crooked man, and he walked a crooked mile…. And they all lived together in a little crooked house. Like Five Little Pigs; One, Two Buckle my Shoe (also published as The Patriotic Murders); and A Pocket Full of Rye, among many others Crooked House (1949), a standalone Christie novel too, takes inspiration…

Book Review: Wolf at the Door by Sarah Hawkswood

My thanks to Allison and Busby and NetGalley for a review copy of the book. Wolf at the Door is book 9 in Hawkswood’s Bradecote and Catchpoll series of mediaeval mysteries, something that I didn’t realise when requesting the book, but I am very glad I didn’t for I may have hesitated and missed out…

Book Review: Midsummer Mysteries: Secrets and Suspense from the Queen of Crime by Agatha Christie

My thanks to Harper Collins UK and NetGalley for a review copy of this book. Agatha Christie being one of my favourite authors, when I got this one from NetGalley, I couldn’t help but bump it up on my TBR pile! Midsummer Mysteries: Secrets and Suspense from the Queen of Crime is a collection of…

Book Review: Murder in the Village by Lisa Cutts

My thanks to Bookouture and NetGalley for a review copy of this book. In Murder in the Village, the first in the Belinda Penshurst series of mysteries, we meet Belinda Penshurt, who is a little over forty and living in her family home—the village manor/castle—in the village of Little Challham. Belinda has invested in various…

Book Review: Murder at the Seaview Hotel by Glenda Young

My thanks to Headline and NetGalley for a review copy of the book. Murder at the Seaview Hotel is the first in a cosy mystery series set in Scarborough. We meet 48-year-old Helen Dexter who has just a few months ago lost her beloved husband Tom to cancer. After having spent a couple of months…

Book Review: They Came to Baghdad by Agatha Christie

They Came to Baghdad, first published in 1951, is one of Agatha Christie’s espionage/thriller novels which very much centres around the issues of the day—the post war environment, and ideas prevalent at the time. I read the book for a Goodreads group with which I’m reading through 12 lesser known Christies this year. This is…

Shelf Control #145: The Case of the Curious Client by T.G. Campbell

Wednesday, the 28th of July, and time for Shelf Control once again! Shelf Control is a weekly feature hosted by Lisa at Bookshelf Fantasies, and celebrates the books waiting to be read on your TBR piles/mountains. To participate, all you do is pick a book from your TBR pile, and write a post about it--what…

Book Review: The Bookshop Murder by Merryn Allingham

My thanks to Bookouture and NetGalley for a review copy of this book. The Bookshop Murder is the first in the Flora Steele series of cosy mysteries set in 1950s England. In the book, we meet Flora Steele, a twenty-five-year old, who has inherited a bookshop, the All’s Well, and a cottage from her aunt,…