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The Intel: Jo Spain

With Our Blessing, Jo Spain’s debut crime novel featuring Irish Inspector tom Reynolds, is a book ripped straight from shocking headlines. It’s set against a background of the infamous Irish Magdalene Laundries and Mother and Baby homes where young mothers were subject to physical and mental abuse. 1,719 more words

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The Starlings & Other Stories edited by Ann Cleeves

David Wilson is a photographer – that’s true, by the way, not the introduction to a story – and his beautiful black and white photographs of parts of Pembrokeshire in South Wales have been taken as the inspiration for this collection of short stories. 374 more words

Kate Ellis

Silent Voices by Ann Cleeves

Detective Inspector Vera Stanhope is “enjoying” a rare visit to the gym – and whilst in the sauna, realises with a shock that her fellow occupant, Jenny Lister, isn’t asleep, as she first assumed, but dead. 630 more words

Ann Cleeves

Raven Black by Ann Cleeves

Many people who read mysteries will pick up a book because its setting is exotic. Reading a mystery for its setting is an easy way to get an introduction to a particular place or culture. 24 more words

Raven Black by Ann Cleeves

Many people who read mysteries will pick up a book because its setting is exotic. Reading a mystery for its setting is an easy way to get an introduction to a particular place or culture. 672 more words

Book Review

The Wise Old Owl, The Big Black Crow*

An interesting comment exchange with Moira at Clothes in Books has got me thinking about birds and bird watching. It’s a delightful pastime, really. It gets you out into nature, it doesn’t have to be expensive, and it can be really interesting. 965 more words

Agatha Christie

Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival 2015

It’s two years since I’ve been to Harrogate for the crime writing celebratory bonanza and four since I braved the Dragons’ Pen initiation of terror for would-be crime writers. 354 more words

Paula Hawkins