Wild by Cheryl Strayed

Even if you’ve seen the movie you should still read this book… I may belong to Oundle Crime but I don’t always read crime fiction, and our website is happy to feature non-crime reviews. So, this blog is about a book that I picked up at the library quite by accident:...

Trace Elements by Donna Leon

Another winning story from Donna Leon. A book to curl up with and enjoy. You have to hand it to Donna Leon. She has staying power. Since the first book about her Venetian detective, Guido Brunetti, appeared in 1992 there’s been a new novel published every year. And...

Our February recommendations

From drug running in Alaska, to organised crime in Bath. Here are 9 books for you to consider… The Mystery Selection book bags we’ve been receiving from Oundle Library have paid good dividends! Several of our recommendations this month were Mystery Selection...

Dear Child by Romy Hausmann

A dark and disturbing tale. Simultaneously creepy and compelling. Dear Child by Romy Hausmann is a tense and disturbing psychological thriller that can be difficult to read at times. Not everyone in Oundle Crime chose to read it, but those who did said it wasn’t for...

After the Fire by Jo Spain

A police procedural about a serious issue, but told with a light touch. Excellent. After the Fire by Jo Spain is the latest in her series featuring Inspector Tom Reynolds, but it’s the first book by her that I’ve read – despite the fact that others in my book group...