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The Hunters Chase - Val Penny

Hunter’s Chase Hunter by name – Hunter by nature: DI Hunter Wilson will not rest until Edinburgh is safe. DI Hunter Wilson knows there is a new supply of cocaine flooding his city and he needs to find the source but his attention is transferred to murder when a corpse is discovered in the grounds of a golf course. Shortly after the post-mortem, Hunter witnesses a second murder but that is not the end of the slaughter. With a young woman's life also hanging in the balance, the last thing Hunter needs is a new man on his team: the son of his nemesis, the former Chief Constable. Hunter's perseverance and patience are put to the test time after time in this taught crime thriller.

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Author Bio Val Penny is an American author living in SW Scotland. She has two adult daughters of whom she is justly proud and lives with her husband and two cats. She has a Law degree from Edinburgh University and her MSc from Napier University. She has had many jobs in…

One Endless Summer - Laurie Ellingham

********************************************** One Endless Summer is in the UK Kindle Summer Sale.   Until 31st August it is only 99p and can be purchased here ********************************************** One Endless Summer How long can you keep a secret? Three best friends are embarking on an all-expenses paid trip of their dreams. The only catch? Every moment will be documented on film. Lizzie is finally ready to embrace adventure for the very first time. It’s their last three months together, but it is Lizzie’s time to finally start living! Jaddi is known for her stunning looks, flirtatious attitude and many conquests. But Jaddi has a secret and on this last trip together she needs to decide whether her best friends will ever know the real her. Samantha has always been the ‘grown up’ of the group, the one with a five year plan. What Lizzie and Jaddi don’t know is that Sam is trapped, and her perfect life isn’t quite what it seems… As they trek across the globe Lizzie, Jaddi and Samantha mu…

The Second Footman - Jasper Barry

The Second Footman Nineteen year-old Max is the duchesse de Claireville's second footman, but he does not intend to endure the indignities of service for long. He has a plan-to find an aristocratic patron who will become his unwitting accomplice in an audacious fraud. It is true that in 1880s' France, despite nearly a century of revolution and social turmoil, the aristocracy is still firmly entrenched in privilege, and the gulf between the salon and the servants' hall is as wide as ever. But Max is handsome, quick to learn and confident of his abilities as a seducer of both men and women. Whether ladling soup into noble plates beneath crystal chandeliers, or reading biographies of the great generals in his squalid footman's dormitory, he is planning his strategy. He, Max, is the man of the future - ruthless, above morality and sentimental attachments. Yet, when, after a couple of false starts, he at last acquires his patron, he finds himself ambushed by instinctive lon…

Alice: The Wanderland Chronicles By J.M. Sullivan

Today, is my turn to host this fabulous read! For regular readers of my blog you will realise this is very different for me and i wanted to broaden my horizons a little and venture into fantasy.

The plot takes aspects from the traditional classic by Lewis Carol, and develops them into a captivating adventure.

I highly recommend reading this, whether you're an fantasy addict or new the the genre like me.

Alice: The Wanderland Chronicles By J.M. Sullivan Publication Date: August 2018 Publisher: Bleeding Ink Publishing Genre: Fantasy, Fairy Tale Adaptations Pages: 360

Ever since the outbreak of the Plague, life hasn’t been easy, and for seventeen-year-old Alice Carroll, it just got worse. Her sister, Dinah, has contracted the ‘un-deadly’ Momerath Virus and without a cure, will soon be worse than dead. She’ll be momerath.
Alice must leave the safety of the Sector and venture into Momerath Territory to find the antidote - if it exists. Chasing a rumor about a mysteriou…

Barnabus Tew and the missing scarab - Columbkill Noonan

Barnabas Tew and the Case of the Missing Scarab Barnabas Tew, a detective in Victorian London, is having a hard time making a name for himself, probably because most of his clients end up dead before he can solve their cases. His luck is about to change, though, for better or worse: Anubis, the Egyptian god of the dead, notices him and calls him to the Egyptian underworld. A terrible kidnapping has occurred; one that promises to put an end to the status quo and could perhaps even put an end to the entire world. It is up to Barnabas (along with his trusty assistant, Wilfred) to discover the culprit and set things to right. Can he turn his luck around and solve the most important case of his life?
Purchase Link - Author Bio – Columbkill Noonan lives in Baltimore, Maryland, USA, where she teaches yoga and Anatomy and Physiology.  Her work has appeared in numerous anthologies and magazines. Her first novel, “Barnabas Tew and the Case of the Missing Scarab” by Crooked Cat B…

The Backpacker Cover Reveal - Stewart Giles

How exciting is this, the third installment of my favourite series from this author...

The Backpacker (DC Harriet Taylor #3) by Stewart Giles From #1 best-selling author: Stewart Giles comes a new detective story set on the Cornish coast. Where the pretty villages and towns hold some very dark secrets. 


A girl’s body is found hidden in a remote spot of a Cornish Farm. The same farm that a young girl ran towards to escaper her pursuer many years before. Detective Harriet Taylorhas to abandon her day out to investigate. As Littlemore and the forensics team get to work they uncover another mystery hidden among the rocks. Who would kill a young backpacker who hurt nobody?  Is there a link between this and a mystery from many years ago? As Harriet and the team get to work they find more questions than answers.  What secrets is the sleepy Cornish village hiding?
This is a fast-paced page-turner that has so many twists and turns it keeps the reader guessing …

The Vanished Child - M J Lee

The Vanished Child What would you do if you discovered you had a brother you never knew existed? On her deathbed, Freda Duckworth confesses to giving birth to an illegitimate child in 1944 and temporarily placing him in a children's home. She returned later but he had vanished.  What happened to the child? Why did he disappear? Where did he go?  Jayne Sinclair, genealogical investigator, is faced with lies, secrets, and one of the most shameful episodes in recent history as she attempts to uncover the truth. Can she find the vanished child? This book is the fourth in the Jayne Sinclair Genealogical Mystery series, but can be read as a standalone novel. Every childhood lasts a lifetime.

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My opinion

A fantastic read. This kept me engaged throughout and read most of it in one day! I felt the plotline realistic and believable. I know it was based on real events, but it still felt to be "real". I had  known about this, but somehow reading this made…

Another Good Killing Stephen Puleson

Another Good Killing (Inspector Marco #2) Does any man deserve to die?
When a well-connected and wealthy banker is found dead in his luxury car in the middle of Cardiff, the motive for the crime seems clear. The killer even left a note telling the world the man deserved to die, simply for his greed. 
But despite the obvious clues, seasoned detective, John Marco has his doubts that this was just a disgruntled employee. The killing was too clean, the crime scene too perfect. Marco also has a gut feeling that the family of the victim are hiding something... 
And when another business executive is murdered, Marco's fears come true - there is now a serial killer to catch. An online video points to a violent anarchist group, determined to make the bankers pay for their perceived sins. But Marco doubts a ragtag bunch of anarchists would be granted breathing space in the world of the sophisticated uber rich. 
As the case progresses and Marco starts piecing together the clues, things take a dra…

Dortmund Hibernate - C J Sutton

My opinion
Wow, this is something very different to I have read before but I found it very entertaining.
I found that I enjoyed the plotline and Magnus and that this was held by the writing style which was easy to follow.
I would highly recommend this book to readers that would like something slightly different.

The blurb:
Psychologist Dr Magnus Paul is tasked with the patients of Dortmund Asylum – nine criminally insane souls hidden from the world due to the extremity of their acts. 

Magnus has six weeks to prove them sane for transfer to a maximum-security prison, or label them as incurable and recommend a death sentence under a new government act. 

As Magnus delves into the darkness of the incarcerated minds, his own sanity is challenged. Secrets squeeze through the cracks of the asylum, blurring the line between reality and nightmare, urging Magnus towards a new life of crime…

The rural western town of Dortmund and its inhabitants are the backdrop to the mayhem on the hill. 

It's Sile…