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Every Little Breath

Author – Keri Beevis.

Keri Beevis is the internationally bestselling author of Dying To Tell and Deep Dark Secrets. Her new psychological thriller, Trust No One, was released November 2020.

Keri lives in Norfolk, England, with her two naughty kitties, Ellie and Lola, and a plentiful supply of red wine (her writing fuel). She loves Hitchcock movies, exploring creepy places, and gets extremely competitive in local pub quizzes. She is also a self-confessed klutz.

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Publisher – Bloodhound Books

Pages – 410

The Blurb –

How much could one phone call change your life?

‘Only you can save her. If she dies, it is your fault.’

When radio presenter, Casey Fallon, answers a call she assumes it is a prank. But then a woman’s body is discovered, and she finds herself up against a cruel and calculating killer who wants her to find his victims before they take their last breath.

Fifteen years ago, Casey was a key witness in the trial of serial killer, Steve Noakes, and her evidence helped put him behind bars for the murders of five women.

Someone remembers what happened that summer. Someone who is desperate for revenge. Someone who won’t stop until Casey has been punished.

‘You saved a life once. Can you do it again?’

The game is just beginning…

Number one bestselling author Keri Beevis is back with a breathtaking new psychological thriller which is simply too good to miss. It’s the perfect read for fans of authors like Clare Mackintosh, Cara Hunter, Paula Hawkins.

Today is my stop on the Every Little Breath blog tour. Many thanks to Rachel’s Random Resources for the chance to read and review.

My thoughts – Wow this book is excellent, and very scary!

It is brilliantly written and the fear that Casey endures through is palpable throughout the book. I actually found myself holding my breath at some parts.

After witnessing an horrifying event in her teens Casey’s life has been in turmoil. Instead of her bravery being rewarded, she has lived in fear and someone is determined to continue making her suffer.

I whizzed through the book as I was trying to figure out who dunnit, but the author is really clever with their red herrings.

An absolute must read.

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The Heretic’s Mark

Author – S. W. Perry

S W Perry began his first career – in journalism – when he joined Radio 210 in 1977 as a trainee news reporter. He went on to work for LBC, presenting news programmes and reading the news on IRN, the ITN of the commercial radio network. He was a commentator for the IRN team that covered the wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer. He spent six years as head of news for one of the UK’s commercial radio stations.

In the early eighties he began to indulge an interest in flying, gaining his pilot’s licence. He flew a vintage Tiger Moth biplane, as well as the traffic spotting aircraft for Essex Radio. Gaining his commercial rating, he left broadcasting behind and took up aviation full time. He then spent the next thirty years flying for a living, ending up as a senior captain with a major UK leisure airline.

Steve lives in rural Worcestershire with his wife Jane. When he’s not writing the Jackdaw series – four books set in Elizabethan London and published by Corvus Books – he’s to be found indulging his love for the works of William Shakespeare in the audience at the RSC theatre in nearby Stratford-Upon-Avon.

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Publisher – Corvus

Pages – 396

The Blurb –

From the bestselling, CWA Historical Dagger Award-nominated author of The Angel’s Mark (2019) and The Serpent’s Mark (2020)

The Elizabethan world is in flux. Radical new ideas are challenging the old. But the quest for knowledge can lead down dangerous paths…

London, 1594. The Queen’s physician has been executed for treason, and conspiracy theories flood the streets. When Nicholas Shelby, unorthodox physician and unwilling associate of spymaster Robert Cecil, is accused of being part of the plot, he and his new wife Bianca must flee for their lives.

With agents of the Crown on their tail, they make for Padua, following the ancient pilgrimage route, the Via Francigena. But the pursuing English aren’t the only threat Nicholas and Bianca face. Hella, a strange and fervently religious young woman, has joined them on their journey. When the trio finally reach relative safety, they become embroiled in a radical and dangerous scheme to shatter the old world’s limits of knowledge. But Hella’s dire predictions of an impending apocalypse, and the brutal murder of a friend of Bianca’s forces them to wonder: who is this troublingly pious woman? And what does she want?

Today is my stop on The Heretic’s Mark blog tour. Many thanks to Corvus Books for the chance to read and review.

My thoughts – I was really eager to read this after reading The Saracen’s Mark. Once again the author delivers a truly great piece of historical fiction.

The amount of research needed to provide such a glimpse in that period must be immense as the reader is transported back to the times of Elizabeth I. Nicholas and Bianca find themselves on the run after being implicated in a treacherous plot against the crown. So not only do we experience Elizabethan London but Europe as well.

The historical fact and fiction is woven together so well to create a truly authentic story.

I thoroughly enjoyed this book and highly recommend it.

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Death of an Texan

Author – Cat Hickey.

Cat Hickey has a Master’s degree in Biology, and teaches Anatomy and Physiology at a university in Baltimore, MD, USA. She writes light-hearted mysteries and thrillers that are based, partly, on her extensive travels around the world. She is also an avid yogi who teaches aerial yoga and practices aerial circus arts, and spends the rest of her time with her three rescue animals, which consist of three cats and a horse.

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Publisher – Darkstroke

Pages -211

The Blurb –

A grieving widow. A sketchy admirer. An adoring boyfriend.

But one of them is up to no good.

Chloe’s new life in Costa Rica seems perfect: her relationship with Mateo is heating up, and her career as a private investigator is off to a good start. She only wishes that her cases were more interesting than the lost dogs or cheating husbands she’s been hired for so far…

She gets her wish when a dead body lands, almost literally, at her feet. Hired by the highly strung Elena Vargas to follow her husband, Victor, Chloe discovers that not only was he cheating on his wife – he’s been murdered.

As Chloe delves deeper into the mystery surrounding Victor’s death, she uncovers secret after secret. The danger becomes all too real when she narrows in on the killer’s identity. Someone is following her everywhere, and threatening notes arrive on her doorstep.

As if that’s not bad enough, her relationship with Mateo begins to unravel, and his coworker, Jaime, seems intent on convincing her that Mateo is a cheater.

Desperately trying to figure out what’s going on, Chloe becomes more and more enmeshed in a sordid world of lies, sex, and murder.

Who can Chloe really trust? And can she catch the killer before she becomes the next victim?

Today is my stop on the Death of a Texan blog tour. Many thanks to Rachel’s Random Resources for the chance to read and review.

My thoughts – I haven’t read the first book in this series, but it can easily be read as a standalone. I quickly picked up the relationships between all the main characters.

I really enjoyed the book and seeing how Chloe developed. She is now running her own business and it was interesting to see her mindset as she asserted her independence.

This is a really good read and I shall be reading the first in the series and looking forward to more.

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Banana Devil Cake

Author – Susan A. King.

Susan A. King lives with her husband in a quiet suburb in Hampshire. Between them they have four grown-up sons.

The inspiration for her Beattie Bramshaw novels comes from her long experience and observation of competitors at the local Romsey Show, where she regularly aspires to win Best in Show with her floral arrangements.

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Publisher – Lightning Books

Pages – 163

The Blurb –

With the murder of last year’s fête judge now but a hazy memory, the village of Elmesbury has retired to its former tranquil existence. That is, until a mysterious newcomer sets in motion a series of events that will see members of the W.I. crossing wooden spoons at dawn.

In the midst of preparing for her long-awaited engagement party, redoubtable village busybody Beattie Bramshaw not only finds herself embroiled in a one-woman campaign to save the elm tree from which the village gets its name, but having to contend with an outbreak of unrest within her beloved W.I. group. Rivalry to win favour with the judge of this year’s fête has fuelled dissent within the ranks and, when two members are found dead in mysterious circumstances, suspicions run rife.

Confident the devil is not only in the cake but in the detail, Beattie determines to uncover the clues that will ultimately lead to the killer’s conviction. But can she solve the mystery before another member of the W.I. is picked off?

Banana Devil Cake is a comedy crime caper in the spirit of Agatha Raisin and one that is guaranteed to lift your spirits. Prepare yourself for a tale of tea, cake and riotous goings-on from the author of Marrow Jam.

Today is my stop on the Banana Devil Cake blog tour. Many thanks to Rachel’s Random Resources for the chance to read and review.

My thoughts – I fell in love with the debut of this series Marrow Jam, so was so excited to get on the tour for the second installment.

I was not disappointed, just like the first it is clever and very funny. More than once I laughed out loud at the antics of Beattie and the WI ladies. I am sure most villages have someone like Beattie, and she is a great protagonist for a series.

This outing sees her fighting against the destruction of the Elmesbury Elm, and the mysterious death of two residents. Her intuition and wit serve her and the poor policeman well.

The author has created a great cast of characters, that I hope she will continue to write about for a long time.


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Jaipur Journals

Author – Namita Gokhale.

Born in Lucknow, India, NAMITA GOKHALE, is an award-winning writer, publisher, and the co-founder/director (with William Dalrymple) of the Jaipur Literary Festival. She is the author of over twenty fiction and non-fiction books including the best-selling Paro: Dreams of Passion, Priya, and Things to Leave Behind. In 2017 Namita was awarded the first ever Centenary National Award for Literature by the Literary Society of Assam for her service to the Indian nation in supporting and showcasing Indian writing talents. Described as one of the finest Indian writers, she lives in New Delhi.

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Publisher – HopeRoad

Pages – 208

The Blurb –

From the co-founder of the Jaipur Literary Festival, a brilliant, funny, and moving novel set against the background of the festival, and the characters that make it tick

Told from multiple perspectives, from the authors enjoying moments of adulation after years of creative isolation, to the star-struck public mingling with their cultural icons, to those in-between, who are both author and fan, these diverse stories of lost love and regret, self-doubt, and new beginnings come together in a narrative that is as varied as India itself.

From a septuagenarian who has completed her semi-fictional novel but does not want to publish it, to an author who receives a threat in the form of an anonymous letter, from a historian who reunites with a past lover, to a burglar who is passionate about poetry, from a young woman who has no idea what this world has in store for her, to an American woman looking for the India of her hippie youth, this metafictional, wryly funny, pacey novel is an ode to literature. Told from multiple perspectives, set against the backdrop of the vibrant multilingual Jaipur Literature Festival, diverse stories of lost love and regret, self-doubt, and new beginnings come together in a narrative that is as varied as India itself. Partly a love letter to the greatest literary show on earth, partly a satire about the glittery set that throngs this literary venue year on year, and partly an ode to the millions of aspiring writers who wander the earth with unsubmitted manuscripts in their bags, Jaipur Journals is a light-footed romp that showcases in full form Gokhale’s unsparing eye for the pretensions and the pathos of that loneliest tribe of them all: the writers.

Today is my stop on the Jaipur Journals blog tour. Many thanks to Anne Cater for the chance to read and review.

My thoughts – This is truly a beautiful book. The way the words flow and everything links together is just a master class of writing.

From the first words I was transported away, I was on the train making stories from a bag or in the crowd of a litfest.

Reading this book was an absolute pleasure and I’m thoroughly glad I did.

Highly recommended.

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A Death at Seascape House

Author – Emma Jameson.

Emma Jameson is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Lord & Lady Hetheridge cozy mystery series. Book #1, ICE BLUE, Book #2, BLUE MURDER, Book #3, SOMETHING BLUE, Book #4, BLACK & BLUE, Book #5, BLUE BLOODED, and Book #6, BLUE CHRISTMAS are available now.

Her newest venture with digital publisher extraordinaire BOOKOUTURE is the Jem Jago cozy mystery series.

Ms. Jameson is also the creator of amateur sleuth Dr. Benjamin Bones. Set in Cornwall during the Second World War, book #1 is MARRIAGE CAN BE MURDER; book #2 is DIVORCE CAN BE DEADLY. Dr. Bones fans will also want to read the companion series, Magic of Cornwall. This includes DR. BONES AND THE CHRISTMAS WISH and DR. BONES AND THE LOST LOVE LETTER, two charming novellas set in untamed, romantic Cornwall.

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Publisher – Bookouture

Pages – 295

The Blurb –

With its sweeping sandy beaches and rolling emerald hills, the island of St. Morwenna is an idyllic escape. But behind the perfectly pruned primroses and neighborly smiles a killer lies in wait…

When librarian Jemima Jago is offered the opportunity to catalogue Cornwall’s largest collection of antique shipwreck records it is a dream come true. The only problem? The collection is housed on the island of St. Morwenna, the childhood home she left years ago and vowed never to return to.

Shortly after Jem arrives back in town, island busybody and notorious grump Edith Reddy is found dead, with duct tape clamped over her mouth and nose. Jem, caught seemingly red-handed at the scene of the crime, mistakenly becomes the police’s number one suspect. The handsome Sergeant Hackman in particular can’t seem to leave Jem alone…

Jem must take matters into her own hands if she wants to clear her name. Snooping around Edith’s once-grand home, she is struck by the mess before her. The bedroom is completely ransacked and in the living room all the photographs have been removed from their frames. Was Edith’s death simply a break-in gone wrong, or is there more to the mystery that the police are missing?

Jem has a sharp eye for a clue and she soon realizes that many of the island’s eccentric residents had reason for wanting Edith out of the way. Could Declan, the curious café owner, or Bart, the fishy ferryman have killed Edith? Jem won’t rest until she uncovers the truth, but doing so will put her right in the killer’s line of sight…

A totally charming cozy mystery from the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Emma Jameson. Brimming with intrigue and warm humour, fans of Agatha Christie, Faith Martin and Betty Rowlands will love A Death at Seascape House.

Today is my stop on A Death at Seascape House blog tour. Many thanks to Bookouture for the chance to read and review.

My thoughts – This is such a good read, and an excellent debut for Jemima Jago!

I really love my so called cosy mysteries and this series looks like another great addition to the genre.

Jemima (Jem) has an interesting backstory and personally I loved that she was a librarian. Her return to St Morwenna is marred by a tragedy and she finds herself as the prime suspect. The author really uses Jem’s intelligence throughout to navigate her situation, and to seek out the true guilty party.

I am really looking forward to the next in the series and getting to know Jem better.

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Dead Secret

Author – Noelle Holten.

Noelle Holten is an award-winning blogger at She is the PR & Social Media Manager for Bookouture, a leading digital publisher in the UK, and worked as a Senior Probation Officer for eighteen years, covering a variety of risk cases as well as working in a multi agency setting. She has three Hons BA’s – Philosophy, Sociology (Crime & Deviance) and Community Justice – and a Masters in Criminology. Noelle’s hobbies include reading, attending as many book festivals as she can afford and sharing the booklove via her blog. Dead Inside – her debut novel with One More Chapter/Harper Collins UK is an international kindle bestseller and the start of a new series featuring DC Maggie Jamieson.

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Publisher – One More Chapter

Pages – 398

The Blurb –

Psychopaths can take root in the unlikeliest soil…

DC Maggie Jamieson crosses paths once again with Probation Officer Lucy Sherwood when a domestic violence survivor stumbles into her new refuge, unable to speak, desperate for help.

Then another case hits Maggie’s desk. A young man has been murdered, and a curious constellation of black dots has been inked onto his cheek.

That’s when DCI Hastings goes missing and Maggie uncovers a shocking connection that turns the case on its head.

Every family may hide secrets, but not every family buries them…

‘Enthralling from the first page to the last. Devoured in one sitting. Noelle Holten has become one of my must-read authors’ Angela Marsons, bestselling author of the Detective Kim Stone series.

Today is my stop on the Dead Secret blog tour. Many thanks to Sarah Hardy BOTBS for the chance to read and review.

My thoughts – This is another gripping read from Noelle.

When a boy is found murdered and then a leading policeman goes missing, DC Maggie Jamieson is once again called into action.

Noelle has created a brilliant series of books that are a must read for any crime fiction junkie! (See what I did there!😅)

Gripping from start to finish Noelle not only gives us a gripping story but shows how the pressure mounts, not only on the police but all the additional agencies involved in investigations. This is where her personal experience shines through and adds authenticity to the characters.

I am really enjoying the character development and am interested to see who Maggie will concentrate on in the new book! The new case for Maggie was excellently set up at the end and I can’t wait to read it.

As always highly recommended.

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The Moonlit Murders

Author – Fliss Chester.

Fliss Chester lives in Surrey with her husband and writes historical cozy crime. When she is not killing people off in her 1940s whodunnits, she helps her husband, who is a wine merchant, run their business. Never far from a decent glass of something, Fliss also loves cooking (and writing up her favourite recipes on her blog), enjoying the beautiful Surrey and West Sussex countryside and having a good natter.

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Publisher – Bookouture

Pages – 287

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When a journey to New York is interrupted by missing diamonds and a body in the lifeboat, there is only one woman who can help: Fen Churche!

1945Fen Churche follows her dreams and sails for New York. She books passage on a steam ship from France to America, excited to dance the night away in the glamorous ballroom and play games on deck. Nothing will stand in the way of her trip, not even when an eccentric heiress’s diamond tiara goes missing

Looking forward to relaxing with her favourite crossword puzzles, Fen’s quiet passage is horribly disrupted by another crime – this time a murder. Fen finds Genie, a young actress bound for Broadway, strangled in her own cabin. With no police on board and a frantic captain, Fen decides to do a little snooping of her own.

When another body turns up, hidden in a lifeboat, whilst the ship is in the middle of the Atlantic, Fen feels sure these dreadful crimes are linked. Through her sleuthing she meets light-hearted lieutenants returning from the war, charming cabin boys and snooty first-class passengers who look down their nose at her. But it isn’t until Fen realises that one person is missing from the passenger list that she is finally on the murderer’s trail.

With only rolling waves and sea mists for company, can Fen solve the case before they dock in New York and the killer escapes for good?

You’ll be utterly hooked from page one of this warm and witty cozy! An absolute treat for fans of Agatha Christie, T.E. Kinsey and Jacqueline Winspear.

Today is my stop on The Moonlit Murders. Many thanks to Bookouture for the chance to read and review.

My thoughts – This is a beautifully written book that immediately transported me to Fen Churche’s era. I hadn’t read the first in the series but it really doesn’t matter as this works well as a standalone, but I definitely will be going back to it.

I loved Fen she is a great character and it was interesting to see her follow the mystery aboard the ship back to England. The author has obviously researched the period well.

When a passenger is found dead in her cabin, there are no shortage of suspects, from the soldiers and passengers in third class to the rich and powerful in first.

As a lover of mystery novels, I really loved this book.

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The House of Hidden Secrets

Author – C.E Rose

Caroline England was born and brought up in Yorkshire and studied Law at the University of Manchester. She was a divorce and professional indemnity lawyer before leaving the law to bring up her three daughters and turning her hand to writing. Caroline is the author of The Wife’s Secret, previously called Beneath the Skin, and the top-ten ebook bestseller My Husband’s LiesBetray Her is her third novel. She lives in Manchester with her family. The House of Hidden Secrets is the first title written under her pseudonym, CE Rose.

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Publisher – Hera

Pages – 288

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The imposing gates of Ramsay Hall yawned open. As Serena and 4-year-old Lana walked up the long driveway, little did they know the dark secrets that lay within.

When Serena Green accepted the role of housekeeper for wealthy widower Hayden Ramsay, she never imagined her new home would be Ramsay Hall, an ancient, sprawling mansion in Northern England.

Serena quickly becomes an integral part of the household, making friends with Hayden’s younger son Hugh, despite Jack, his older brother’s, coldness towards her and Lana.

But the hall’s beautiful exterior hides many ugly secrets. Though Serena and Jack begin to grow closer, she’s confused by his behaviour around Lana. What is he guilty of? And is there more to their mother’s death than the Ramsay men will admit, even to themselves?

As the harrowing past of Ramsay Hall unravels, Serena fresh start becomes a fresh horror. She fears for her and Lana’s safety, but what are the bleak secrets in Serena’s own past?

This house is built on a lifetime of lies… and the truth might just bring the walls crashing down.

A twisty, gripping and utterly unputdownable new thriller that fans of Lisa Jewell, C.L. Taylor and Mark Edwards will love.

Today is my stop on The House of Hidden Secrets blog tour. Many thanks to Rachel’s Random Resources for the chance to read and review.

My thoughts – As the title suggests Serena and her daughter encounter a house with a strange past when she takes up the post of housekeeper at Ramsay Hall.

The book is told from three perspectives, Serena and the two sons Hugh and Jack, whose father lives at the hall. As the book goes on we can see how the characters have difficult pasts, not everything is revealed so we are left to guess a lot of things throughout.

I enjoyed taking the clues the author weaves through the chapters and tried to guess what the outcome of the individual characters would be.

I found this a really interesting read with an almost historic feel to it.

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After The Storm

Author – Isabella Muir.

Isabella is never happier than when she is immersing herself in the sights, sounds and experiences of the 1960s. Researching all aspects of family life back then formed the perfect launch pad for her works of fiction. Isabella rediscovered her love of writing fiction during two happy years working on and completing her MA in Professional Writing and since then she has gone on to publish six novels, three novellas and two short story collections.

Her latest novel, After the Storm, is the second novel in a new series of Sussex Crimes, featuring retired Italian detective, Giuseppe Bianchi who is escaping from tragedy in Rome, only to arrive in the quiet seaside town of Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex, to come face-to-face with it once more.

Her first Sussex Crime Mystery series features young librarian and amateur sleuth, Janie Juke. Set in the late 1960s, in the fictional seaside town of Tamarisk Bay, we meet Janie, who looks after the mobile library. She is an avid lover of Agatha Christie stories – in particular Hercule Poirot. Janie uses all she has learned from the Queen of Crime to help solve crimes and mysteries. As well as three novels, there are three novellas in the series, which explore some of the back story to the Tamarisk Bay characters.

Isabella’s standalone novel, The Forgotten Children, deals with the emotive subject of the child migrants who were sent to Australia – again focusing on family life in the 1960s, when the child migrant policy was still in force.

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Pages – 214

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When a violent storm blasts England’s south coast, it’s up to retired Italian detective Giuseppe Bianchi to sift through the devastation and piece together the tragic events left behind in the storm’s wake.

Giuseppe Bianchi’s brief visit to Bexhill-on-Sea has become an extended stay. He is loath to return to his home in Rome because of the haunting images that made him leave in the first place.

During his morning walks along the seafront with Beagle, Max, he meets Edward Swain, who becomes Giuseppe’s walking companion. They form a friendship of sorts and find they have a similar outlook on life.

But the devastating events of a single night lead Giuseppe to question the truth about Edward Swain. Teaming up with young journalist, Christina Rossi – his cousin’s daughter – Giuseppe learns about the brutal reality lurking behind the day-to-day life of families in the local community. And as the story unravels Giuseppe is reminded how anger and revenge can lead to the most dreadful of crimes.

After the Storm is the second novel in the Giuseppe Bianchi mystery series – the much awaited sequel to Crossing the Line.

Grab your copy today and enjoy the intrigue of traditional English mystery, cleverly combined with a continental twist.

Today is my stop on the After the Storm blog tour. Many thanks to Rachel’s Random Resources for the chance to read and review.

My thoughts – I loved this book Guiseppe is such a good character.

When a new acquaintance of his is found dead after a violent storm, Guiseppe suspects all is not right.

The retired Italian detective looks into the life of his friend.

I really enjoyed the tempo of the book and its characters and I will definitely be reading the first in the series.

I hope there is more to come from Guiseppe.

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