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The Skeleton Road ~ Val McDermid

One of the most horrific features of the war that raged across the lands previously know as Yugoslavia during the 1990s was the scant attention paid to it in the rest of Europe.   796 more words

Book Reviews

Val Down Under: Talking with the Queen of Tartan Noir

Media release from the Sisters in Crime Australia website

Tartan Noir Queen Val McDermid will be in wild and wonderful conversation with Australian crime author, Angela Savage, about her latest psychological thriller, … 409 more words

Angela Savage

The Skeleton Road - Val McDermid

Published September 2014

The Queen of the psychological thriller returns with her latest chilling novel.

When a skeleton is discovered hidden at the top of a crumbling, gothic building in Edinburgh, Detective Chief Inspector Karen Pirie is faced with the unenviable task of identifying the bones. 309 more words

TBR Thursday 37...

Episode 37

There seems to be a growing gap between the number of books going on to the TBR and the number coming off at the moment. 817 more words

Book Review

Val McDermid (2014) Northanger Abbey.

Northanger Abbey isn’t so much a place as a time. In the introduction to Jane Austen’s (2000) Northanger Abbey the reader is informed it was written in 1897-8, but not in publication until 1803. 587 more words

My First Read-A-Thon

I’ve known about Read-A-Thons for a while; since I started watching ‘booktubers’ on YouTube a year or so a go. The general idea is to read as many pages as you can in a set amount of time, often a week, as far as my experience goes. 565 more words


Baby, Look at You Now*

Yesterday I posted some pictures of famous crime writers when they were young, and invited you to guess who they are. As promised, here are the answers  :-) 228 more words

Agatha Christie