Ruin Beach by Kate Rhodes

Ideal for self-isolation. A good murder mystery set in the scenic Scilly Isles. Escapism for the crime buff! This is an author I’d never tried before, although at one of our meetings a member of our group did recommend her. Mainly I chose this because it’s set in the...

What we read in April

A selection of what we’ve read this month, including some e-books and e-audiobooks. With the library closed we’ve sampled some different reading formats, including e-books and e-audiobooks. Here’s a selection of what we’ve enjoyed over the past few weeks –...

Broken Harbour by Tana French

This isn’t a book for the faint-hearted but it’s very good and earns 5-Stars. Broken Harbour by Tana French is a very good book, but one that’s difficult to describe. First, it would be useful to remember the Irish financial crisis of 2008 because it forms the...

The Island by Ragnar Jónasson

Be transported to Iceland with this twisty double mystery that has a surprise ending. I discovered The Island by Ragnar Jónasson while I was browsing the BorrowBox online library, looking for an e-audiobook to listen to on a long journey. It looked promising, so I...

The Coroner’s Lunch by Colin Cotterill

A light, witty and whimsical mystery. What does it take to make someone re-read a book they haven’t even thought of in years? And not just re-read it, but enjoy it as much as they did the first time around? I admit I do re-read crime books – but mostly the ones I...