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blog tour two : Out Of Bounds by Val McDermid

Book Title: 
Out Of Bounds
Author: Val McDermid
Series: Inspector Karen Pirie #4
Genres: Mystery, Crime, Fiction, Thriller, Suspense
Release Date : 25/8/2016

I read this in book format. 295 more words


#edbookfest: Val McDermid: "Ideas are cheap. Ideas are everywhere."

Star writer returns to the dark side | Crime-writing Fifer Val McDermid has had a busy year so far, having found a cameo role for the First Minister in a play she penned for Radio 4 and campaigning to save an award-winning Orkney mobile library. 487 more words



I must confess to not normally being a sports fan, much preferring to sit around and read a book. Therefore usually the Olympics passes me by. 588 more words

Val Mcdermid

Weekly Wrap Up (August 14)

Life in Jersey has continued apace over the last week with plenty of work, a mixture of weather and our very special Battle of Flowers which is like entering a bygone era and yet is an endearing event where we try to hold onto a tradition, that appears at best quaint. 783 more words

Weekly Posts


There are just a handful of authors who, when you have their latest book in your hands, remind you of the sheer unalloyed pleasure that can come from reading. 146 more words


It's a new book...

…..If you haven’t read it!

Being a column about previously published books. Perhaps recently reissued, perhaps just discovered, perhaps recommended, perhaps on sale as an ebook, or a library find. 636 more words

Reviews By Helen McIver

A brief backtrack...

…and a quick rewind back to the spring of 2015.  I’d written some short stories and had what I call my ‘practice novel’, an exercise in psychological suspense that I’d finished but not particularly loved, languishing in my Dropbox.  253 more words

Crime Writing