This book makes me want to spontaneously applaud. W.C. Ryan has managed to squeeze at least four genres into a single story. Somehow, he’s combined a spine-tingling supernatural tale with war-time espionage and romance, then plopped the entire plot into a country house murder mystery. Continue reading “Review: A House of Ghosts by W.C. Ryan”
Laura Carlin’s debut novel combines history, mystery, gore and romance. The Wicked Cometh is a riches to rags (and back again) story that makes me thoroughly glad to live in the twenty-first century.
To me, every book is a romantic relationship. For a couple of hundred pages, I stare adoringly at the text, immersing myself in each word.
Sadly, Murder in the Snow didn’t turn into a great love affair. A quarter of the way through, my feelings started to sour. Another dozen pages in, and I was more than ready to break-up with the plot. I kept reading, but never managed to experience that special spark.
Grab a warm blanket and a cup of tea, before diving into these Christmas stories from the Queen of Crime. P.D. James’ four festive tales will keep you up at night. Continue reading “Christmas Review: The Mistletoe Murder by P.D. James”
An English Murder is a classic whodunnit for cold December nights. When a mysterious death takes place on Christmas Eve, snowed-in guests at a country house must uncover the killer. Continue reading “Christmas Review: An English Murder by Cyril Hare”
Agatha Christie step aside, there’s a new crime writer in town. Stuart Turton has managed a nearly impossible feat; a brand new, never-seen-before twist on the British country house murder mystery. Continue reading “The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton”
Leave the lights on while reading this story of ritual magic, deep, dark woods and gruesome murder.