Book review

Place, past and pasties.

Liz signing my book

It was hotter than Dubai and I was surrounded by Cornish pasties, good wine and excellent company. So where exactly did I find myself last Thursday evening? It could only be the Waterstones London book launch of Liz Fenwick’s debut novel The Cornish House. The assembled company had travelled from the four corners of the …

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The Devil’s Feather

The Devil’s Feather by Minette Walters Like virtually every other right-minded lover of crime fiction I’m a fan of Minette Walters, but until recently The Devil’s Feather had escaped my attention. In the Devil’s Feather Walters goes global in a tale that transports us from war ravaged Sierra Leone via post-Saddam Iraq to deepest Dorset. …

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One Good Turn

One Good Turn by Kate Atkinson One Good Turn is Whitbread prize winning author Kate Atkinson’s second venture into crime fiction. This time thanks to his thespian girlfriend Julia’s involvement in a decidedly mediocre production, police inspector turned private detective, Jackson Brodie finds himself in Edinburgh during the Festival. There he witnesses cosy mystery writer …

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