Buried Under Books

Category: Fiction


REVIEW: ‘The Waiting Rooms’ by Eve Smith

With so many potentially brilliant books I want to read, sometimes choosing the next one feels like a challenge. So, as this year’s Crimefest approaches, I’ve set myself an actual challenge: to read some of the books by the panellists which are already gracing my shelves (some of which I doubtless picked up at the […]

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REVIEW: ‘Still Life’ by Louise Penny

This is one of those ‘it caught my eye, but’ books. It clearly caught my eye enough for me to buy it, and, in fact, I recently added a second Louise Penny title to my collection, still without having ever read the first. There was obviously something about the plots I found appealing – or […]

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REVIEW: ‘Murder on Oxford Lane’ by Tony Bassett

A missing man. A careless wife. An ailing business. Is Harry Bowers dead or deliberately missing? Heart of England police are determined to find out. What’s it about? I’m pinching the blurb for this one: The peace of a Midlands village is upset when local businessman Harry Bowers doesn’t return from choir practice. More concerned […]

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REVIEW: ‘The Testimony of the Hanged Man’ by Ann Granger

“I confess freely that I cut his throat with a carving knife.. “…in the morning I shall make the short walk from this condemned cell to the gallows here at Newgate. I understand the scaffold has been erected in the yard, inside the prison walls, not outside in the street. Is that so?” Chatty convict […]

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REVIEW: ‘A Cure for All Diseases’ by Reginald Hill

This story brings together two of my favourite kinds of book: crime fiction and anything Jane Austen related. Now that doesn’t mean you need to be an Austen fan to enjoy this 23rd outing in the Dalziel and Pascoe series, but it means there’s a treat threaded throughout the story if you are. What’s it […]

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REVIEW: ‘I See You’ by Clare Mackintosh

Imagine spotting your own photo in a newspaper advert. Is it really you? It looks like you. How did the your photo end up in the classified section? Is it an error? Or is it something much, much worse? What’s it about? Zoe Walker is deeply unsettled when she spots her photo buried next to […]

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REVIEW: ‘The Recovery of Rose Gold’ by Stephanie Wrobel

After five years in prison, devoted mother Patty Watts is free – and still proclaiming her innocence. Waiting to pick her up is her daughter, Rose Gold – the daughter Patty was arrested for spending 18 years harming. Triumphant, Patty crows: ‘Riddle me this: if I spent almost two decades abusing my daughter, why did […]

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REVIEW: ‘The Colour of Bee Larkham’s Murder’ by Sarah J. Harris

Imagine seeing colours when you hear sounds. Jasper does. Some are beautiful, some are ugly, but all of them help him understand a world he often finds confusing. Tuesday is bottle green. Wednesday is toothpaste white. And Bee Larkham’s murder was ice blue crystals with glittery edges and jagged, silver icicles. What’s it about? Jasper […]

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REVIEW: ‘The Devil and the Dark Water’ by Stuart Turton

‘A glorious mash-up of William Golding and Arthur Conan Doyle’ – Val McDermid. The quote above is all you need to know, but if you’d like to learn more about Stu Turton’s latest genre-defying escapade of a book, then keep reading. What’s it about? A murder on the high seas. A detective duo. A demon […]

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EXTRACT from ‘The Awful Truth About the Herbert Quarry Affair’

‘I was beginning to regret choosing crime as the subject for my mold-breaking bestseller – the red tape was fierce.’ Today I am delighted to host an extract from The Awful Truth About the Herbert Quarry Affair, a book purportedly written by the main character in real time… How does that work? Denis Shaughnessy is […]

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