The Stone of Destiny, a review by Joanna

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The Stone of Destiny Andrew Neil Macleod Burning Chair Books 427 pages Published on October 31st πŸ‘‘πŸ‘‘πŸ‘‘πŸ‘‘ This is the second book in the Casebook of Johnson & Boswell series, set in 18th century Scotland, which features legendary English scholar … Continued

Bleeding Heart Yard, a review by Joanna

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Bleeding Heart Yard Elly Griffiths 368 pages Quercus Books Published on September 29th, 2022 πŸ’”πŸ’”πŸ’”πŸ’”πŸ’” This is the third instalment of the Harbinder Kaur series, about a British Sikh police detective solving complicated murder mysteries, although it would work fine … Continued

Gone to Ground, a review by Joanna

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Gone to Ground Bronwyn Hall 288 pages Published Aug 3rd, 2022 🌍🌍🌍🌍🌍 Better Run Through the Jungle, Run through the jungle, Whoa don’t look back to see… 🎢 This was a fantastic action thriller about a brave if naive Australian surgeon, … Continued

Children of Time, a review by Joanna

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Children of Time Adrian Tchaikovsky Published June 4th, 2015 600 pages/16hrs 31m πŸ•·πŸ•·πŸ•·πŸ•·πŸ•· What an amazing original story! I don’t read much sci-fi, but my husband likes it, so I took pity on him and selected this for our next … Continued

The Body in the Stairwell, a review by Joanna

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The Body in the Stairwell Nick Louth 274 pages Published on September 22nd, 2022 🐊🐊🐊🐊🐊   This is the tenth book in the excellent DCI Craig Gillard police procedural series set in Surrey, England. I’ve read them all in order, … Continued

After She’d Gone, a review by Joanna

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After She’d Gone Alex Dahl 416 pages Head of Zeus Published on August 18, 2022 🌟🌟🌟🌟 This is a suspenseful thriller set in Norway and Italy, about the dark underbelly of the world of international modelling, by an author who … Continued

Owner of a Lonely Heart, a review by Joanna

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Owner of a Lonely Heart Eva Carter 416 pages Published July 7, 2022 πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’— Every time I think of this book, I hear the crunchy guitar that opens Yes’s biggest hit – and the lyrics are quite appropriate too. I … Continued

Screw You, Dolores, A review by Joanna

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Screw You, Dolores Sarah-Kate Lynch Random House, NZ 382 pages Published in 2014 🌟🌟🌟🌟 This comedy-memoir by a New Zealand journalist/novelist, is about the change in mindset that came with turning 50. While claiming to be an approach to finding … Continued

Lost In Time, a review by Joanna

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Lost in Time AG Riddle Head of Zeus 416 pages Published on September 1st, 2022 🌟🌟🌟🌟 This is a stand-alone soft sci-fi/murder mystery mash-up, set in the near future. I’d enjoyed one of the author’s previous books p, so was … Continued

Sometimes People Die, a review by Joanna

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Sometimes People Die Simon Stephenson HarperCollins 368 pages Publication: September 1st, 2022 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 This title caught my eye when a GoodReads friend commented in her review that it had too much medicine in it for her – a big plus … Continued