Mark Edwards scheduled appearance at The Chase Bookfest on the 21st September did inspire me to read his 2018 book. As someone who reads as many psychological thrillers as I do the story of Izzy and Jess made me realise I was reading something different, the supernatural elements of this story make it perfect… Continue reading Mark Edwards Novel – inspired by Chase
In the Shadows is the fourth book in the debut category at this years Bloody Scotland that I’ve reviewed. As I finished this book I’m unsure what I really think about what the author is trying to do, as it falls between two stalls. It has a large element of amateur sleuthing with Michael Bach,… Continue reading Will this come out from the Shadows?
This years Bloody Scotland is rapidly coming and I only feel that it is right that everyone who was longlisted gets the right to coverage on my site, even though I’m still unable to read their work. No Man’s Land is the first book in Neil Broadfoot’s Connor Fraser series, which is his second series… Continue reading Completing the Bloody Scotland Longlist
With Bloody Scotland coming up on the weekend of the 20th my audio friends on TBC Audible have kindly agreed to help me review this years McIlvanney entrants and here is the second one in the collection: Chris Brookmyre’s Fallen Angel. Review by Alex Hawley Fallen Angel showed that Chris Brookmyre has still got his… Continue reading Fallen Angel – Chris Brookmyre
With Bloody Scotland coming up on the weekend of the 20th my audio friends on TBC Audible have kindly agreed to help me review this years McIlvanney entrants and as Ambrose Parry’s The way of all Flesh made it to the shortlist, I feel that it is only fair to start here. Review by Alex… Continue reading The way of all Flesh – Ambrose Parry
Linwood Barclay gave us his own elevator pitch in regards to his new novel of the same name. He said that even when he told his publishers about it, that they had to explain that that was the title, not just a summary of his next book as they assumed. For a Canadian author, book… Continue reading Inside the elevator Shaft
Last night I read through the end of Linwood Barclay‘s Elevator Pitch. As a disabled person, the plotline to this didn’t half scare me, given how much I rely on lifts. The thought of decapitation and many other issues, although somewhat extreme, could be a reality if it did go completely wrong, given that I’ve… Continue reading Successful Elevator Pitch