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Forensics: The Anatomy of Crime - Val McDermid

Val McDermid has long been one of my favourite authors so I was delighted to come across this book.  I’d heard of it but wasn’t exactly sure what it was about and whether it was fiction or non-fiction.   176 more words


A is For Angelica

This month A is For Angelica by Iain Broome tops the fiction pick, with a strong 2nd place challenger in the non-fiction option Forensics by Val McDermid… 590 more words

What We're Reading

Book Festival Events

Okay, I have got my act together and put some information about the events I’m involved in at the Edinburgh International Book Festival this year on the News page of the blog. 39 more words


Yarn Along

Instead of working on clue two of my current mystery knit-along, I cast on for a second one. The beginning was so pretty, it would be a shame to knit only one! 68 more words


Why I love social media!

Yippeee…. the old laptop seems to have recovered from its toddler paddy last week and here we are once again dear friends! I guess I could have tried to use the iPad, but it’s more fiddly and I seem to make more typos on there and correcting seems to take an age! 1,179 more words

Life Begins At 40...!

Five Books I've Read Recently

I normally write a post about books I have read but haven’t reviewed at the end of the year but I may start doing review round-ups a bit more frequently so I don’t fall too far behind. 736 more words


Northumberland, London, Forensics & Short Stories

My 26 mile challenge walk has been and gone and with only minor muscle aches I feel a great sense of achievement. The weather was spectacular and nowhere on earth beats the view on a sunny day as you walk up the hill to Low Newton and see Embleton Bay stretched out in front of you and the haunting ruins of Dunstanburgh Castle in the distance. 621 more words