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Mystery Tour: sun, sea, and a stab in the back

There should be something to please everyone in this collection of 28, contemporary short stories, written by members of the Crime Writers’ Association. It’s billed as an international anthology, although the majority of writers are British or American. 462 more words

Book Reviews

The Seagull

British thrillers. So good. Who knew? Probably loads of people. I’m a bit behind. I’ve been distracted by all those British crime dramas on Netflix. 426 more words

2017 Vancouver Writers Fest

Joanne's Mystery Picks

HEART OF THE CITY  by Robert Rotenberg

After the events in Stranglehold Ari Greene distances himself from his life as a cop and takes a job on a construction site for a new condo development in Toronto.  368 more words

Staff Picks

From the Midlands to the North and then Further North Again.

This week I finished Sarah Ward’s A Deadly Thaw, and posted a review of it yesterday. I loved the book but not my review. 365 more words


Giveaway - Vera Set 7

A lucky reader will win Vera Set 7.

This time around we are making it very easy to enter. Simply like us on Facebook and comment on this giveaway post. 137 more words


Hot and steamy in Singapore

Don’t get too carried away with the title of the blog. After leaving a cold UK and two seven hour flights with Emirates via Dubai I took my first steps in the Far East. 612 more words

Ann Cleeves: Book and Screen

It was the Shetland TV series that sent me in search of Ann Cleeves’ books.

However, the first I bought weren’t the Shetland stories but her Vera Stanhope series, some of which had also been adapted for TV as… 222 more words

Ann Cleeves