The Scold’s Bridle by Minette Walters

An early book by Minette Walters, but one that’s definitely worth reading. 4+ Stars. ‘… that she may feel how sharper than a serpent’s tooth it is to have a thankless child.’ William Shakespeare ‘King Lear’, Act 1, scene 4. Published in 1994, The Scold’s Bridle...

Mission Critical by Mark Greaney

4+ Stars for the latest book in the Gray Man series by Mark Greaney. Another rollercoaster read… If you like a good thriller and haven’t tried the Gray Man series by Mark Greaney you’re missing out. They are traditional, hard-core, kick ass novels which press all the...

The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware

A very satisfying psychological thriller … Published in 2016, The Woman in Cabin 10 was Ruth Ware’s second novel. One reviewer said it was “brilliantly claustrophobic” and another described it as “Agatha Christie meets The Girl on the...

Guilty Not Guilty by Felix Francis

A very satisfying mystery, but one which isn’t set in the horse-racing world. The other day I was idly looking through our blogs to remind myself of some of the books we’ve reviewed in the year or so since we started. And I noticed that one crime writer we’ve never...

#Taken by Tony Parsons

If you enjoy hard-hitting, British crime stories try the DCI Max Wolfe series by Tony Parsons. The latest book – #Taken – earns 5-Stars from our reviewer. #Taken was published in 2019 and is Book 6 in the DCI Max Wolfe series by Tony Parsons. The story is about the...