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A Cosy Mystery by a ‘Reluctant Murderer’

A Cosy Mystery by a 'Reluctant Murderer'

Murder by the Book by Debbie Young When I think of cosy/village mysteries I think of the ‘lighter’ Miss Marples, or an episode of Bergerac or Death in Paradise. What all of these mysteries have in common is that all feature a murder (and often…

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A harsh, unforgiving tale that is not without hope

A harsh, unforgiving tale that is not without hope

Kill Land by Dan Holloway  I approached this book with trepidation because a perceived reputation for it’s sole-destroying depression. Maybe that was a misunderstanding on my part because what Dan Holloway was saying was that it was “lacking redemption”. Either way, I…

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What’s your summer reading? . In Book 1 we met the man who married his imaginary friend. In Book 2, we find out what it’s like to suddenly discover you were the imaginary creation of your best friend… . Available everywhere and in all formats. Link in the bio. . #ImaginaryFriends #amreading #books #TheImaginaryWife #bankholidayreading

What’s your summer reading? . In Book 1 we met the man who married his imaginary friend. In Book 2, we find out what it’s like to suddenly discover you were the imaginary creation of your best friend… . Available…

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Nature, red in tooth and claw

Nature, red in tooth and claw

Cuckoo Call by Betty Salthouse Family loyalties, teenage angst, sibling rivalry, murder, attempted suicide. These are powerful, important subjects. Betty Salthouse’s third book Cuckoo Call pulls all the subjects in a story that could easily be about human relationships as it is about a…

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A creative and delightful fairytale

A creative and delightful fairytale

The Land of Green Ginger by Noel Langley, Edward Ardizzone (Ilustrator) It was the Edward Ardizzone illustrations that drew me in compulsively to this book, and they are an absolute delight – full of magic and wonder and joy. From the beginning it’s a…

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Reading about storytelling

Reading about storytelling

Dæmon Voices by Philip Pullman  I love, love, love Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials trilogy, and his latest first book in the new Book of Dust series, but I have sometimes found sometimes when I’ve heard Philip talk in interviews for him to be a bit…

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