Sign of the Day: Books
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Up in KRL this morning reviews & giveaways of 2 more mysteries perfect for your Halloween reading-"Death Overdue": A Haunted Library Mystery by Allison Brook, and "Doom with a View": A Merry Ghost Inn Mystery by Kate Kingsbury http://kingsriverlife.com/10/28/two-mysteries-from-crooked-lane-perfect-for-halloween/ Also a review & giveaway of "March of Crime" by Jess Lourey along with an interesting interview with Jess http://kingsriverlife.com/10/28/march-of-crime-by-jess-lourey/ And reviews and giveaways of a couple more books perfect for the Halloween season, and one foodie mystery-"A Tale of Two Kitties": A Magical Cats Mystery by Sophie Kelly, "Ghost on the Case": Bailey Ruth series by Carolyn Hart &" Pudding Up With Murder": An Undercover Dish Mystery by Julia Buckley http://kingsriverlife.com/10/28/magical-cats-ghosts-food-mysteries/ We also have a review & giveaway of "Assaulted Caramel" by Amanda Flower along with a candy recipe from Amanda-perfect for your Halloween party! http://kingsriverlife.com/10/28/assaulted-caramel-by-amanda-flower/ And the latest mystery Coming Attractions from Sunny Frazier, along with a chance to win an ebook copy of "A Highland Peril" by Amy Reade http://kingsriverlife.com/10/28/november-coming-attractions-turkey-edition/ Up on KRL News & Reviews we have a review & giveaway of "The Skeleton Paints a Picture" by Leigh Perry http://www.krlnews.com/2017/10/the-skeleton-paints-picture-by-leigh.html And another book perfect for your Halloween reading-a review & giveaway of "White Trash Zombie Unchained" by Diana Rowland http://kingsriverlife.com/10/28/white-trash-zombie-unchained-by-diana-rowland/ Happy Halloween! Lorie
We feature new 20 reviews in each issue of Crime Review ( www.crimereview.co.uk), together with a top industry interview. This time it’s author Peter James in the Countdown hot seat: We’re on Twitter at: Crime Review: @CrimeReviewUK Linda Wilson: @CrimeReviewer Sharon Wheeler: @lartonmedia This week’s reviews are: THE EMPTY GRAVE by Jonathan Stroud, reviewed by Linda Wilson Lockwood and Co are up against enemies old and new as the series reaches a shattering climax. THE INNOCENT MAN by John Grisham, reviewed by Kim Fleet A true account of how an innocent man was convicted of rape and murder, and ended up on death row. A GRAVE CONCERN by Susanna Gregory, reviewed by John Cleal With passions over the election of a replacement for its murdered chancellor running high and a killer at large, physician/detective Matt Bartholomew and Brother Michael fear for the future of Cambridge University. MAIGRET IS AFRAID by Georges Simenon, reviewed by Arnold Taylor Maigret is on a train returning from an international police conference when an expensively-dressed man recognises him and begins to engage him in conversation. He seems to know why Maigret is on the train. THE FURTHEST STATION by Ben Aaronovitch, reviewed by Linda Wilson When things that normally go bump in the night start disturbing commuters on the tube, PC Peter Grant gets dispatched to sort out the problem. WOLVES IN THE DARK by Gunnar Staalesen, reviewed by Ewa Sherman Bergen’s most famous private investigator Varg Veum is accused of being part of a paedophile ring and thrown into jail. Desperate to clear his name, he must unravel his own hazy memories of failed jobs and uncomfortable assignments. THE SOLDIER’S CURSE by Meg and Tom Keneally, reviewed by John Cleal Gentleman convict Hugh Monserrat must solve the murder of the young wife of his penal colony’s commandant to save the life of his friend, falsely accused of the killing. NIGHT MARKET by Daniel Pembrey, reviewed by Chris Roberts Detective Henk van der Pol is enmeshed in a conspiracy that incorporates senior figures in the justice system, but is unsure in which direction to point the finger.LOW HEIGHTS by Pascal Garnier, reviewed by Arnold Taylor Edouard Lavenant is retired and in his 70s. He lives alone in a country town apart from Thérèse, his long-suffering housekeeper, and believes he is being watched. EVERY DARK CORNER by Karen Rose, reviewed by Kati Barr Taylor There is a predator in Cincinnati, hunting teenage children for the internet sex trade. FBI special agents Kate Coppola and Decker Davenport are on the trail. WATCH HER DISAPPEAR by Eva Dolan, reviewed by Linda Wilson DI Zigic and DS Ferreira of the Peterborough Hate Crimes unit are on the hunt for the killer of a transgender woman. CITY OF MASKS by SD Sykes, reviewed by John Cleal Oswald de Lacy, Lord Somershill, is in Venice on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land. On a night of carnival, he finds a dead man and is plunged into the secrets and intrigues of the City on the Sea. RIGHT BEHIND YOU by Lisa Gardner, reviewed by Sylvia Wilson At nine years old, Telly Ray Nash killed his abusive father to save his own and his sister’s lives. Now eight years later, it seems that he has gone on a killing spree. WYCHWOOD by George Mann, reviewed by Linda Wilson The sleepy Oxfordshire countryside is darkened by a series of macabre murders re-enacting an ancient legend. DR KNOX by Peter Spiegelman, reviewed by Chris Roberts A young boy suffering an allergic reaction is brought to Dr Adam Knox’s clinic. His mother, a beaten Romanian woman, takes off, leaving Knox with a big problem. PLAYING WITH DEATH by Simon Scarrow and Lee Francis , reviewed by Kati Barr-Taylor The more FBI Special Agent Rose Blake investigates, the more she realises that a twisted video game has only one outcome – murder. A GAME OF GHOSTS by John Connolly, reviewed by John Barnbrook Mysterious ghost-like figures appear to certain people, and then those people are killed. They are the Brethren and they and their descendants will do anything to protect themselves from the consequences of their dreadful past. THE MAYFLY by James Hazel, reviewed by Chris Roberts Lawyer Charlie Priest is approached by tycoon Ellinder to investigate the death of his son Miles, shortly after Charlie escapes an attack from Miles himself. DEPOSED by David Barbaree, reviewed by John Cleal Blinded and imprisoned Nero, god and Emperor of Rome, is helped to escape by a frightened little slave boy and plots his revenge. TERROR 404 by Rosie Claverton, reviewed by Linda Wilson Disgraced hacker Amy Lane is in a private psychiatric hospital, and has to use all her ingenuity to stay safe and solve a crime. Best wishes Sharon
Up in KRL this morning a review & giveaway of the latest Longmire book by Craig Johnson, "The Western Star" http://kingsriverlife.com/10/21/the-western-star-by-craig-johnson/ Also a review & giveaway of another Halloween mystery by Kathi Daley, "Murder at Midnight" http://kingsriverlife.com/10/21/murder-at-midnight-by-kathi-daley/ And a review & giveaway of another perfect mystery for your Halloween reading, "Familiar Motives" A Witch's Cat Mystery by Delia James http://kingsriverlife.com/10/21/familiar-motives-a-witchs-cat-mystery-by-delia-james/ And a review & giveaway of "Dead in the Water" by Denise Swanson http://kingsriverlife.com/10/21/dead-in-the-water-by-denise-swanson/ We also have a review & giveaway of another Halloween mystery, "Cat Among the Pumpkins" by Mandy Morton http://kingsriverlife.com/10/21/cat-among-the-pumpkins-by-mandy-morton/ And a review & giveaway of "The Color of Fear" by Marcia Muller http://kingsriverlife.com/10/21/the-color-of-fear-by-marcia-muller/ And a review & giveaway of "Shadow Girl" by Gerry Schmitt aka Laura Childs http://kingsriverlife.com/10/21/shadow-girl-by-gerry-schmitt/ We also added 3 more Halloween mystery short stories-by Guy Belleranti, Katherine Fast, & Denise Johnson-that can be found in our Terrific Tales section http://kingsriverlife.com/category/kings-river-reviewers/terrific-tales/ On KRL News & Reviews this week, we have a review & giveaway of "The Last Weekend" by Laura DiSilverio http://www.krlnews.com/2017/10/that-last-weekend-by-laura-disilverio.html Happy reading, Lorie
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