The Big Chill; a cracking crime sequel

You may recall that back in the early days of 2020 I was lucky enough to read and review A Dark Matter, the first book in the quirky crime series by Scottish writer Doug Johnstone.…

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A Dark Matter; grit, intrigue and humour

A Dark Matter really gripped me – believe me – more than I thought it would. With an intriguing plot set in Edinburgh, I expected to like it, but I didn’t expect to absolutely love…

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Sea of Bones; a simmering psychological thriller

Out of the blue I was sent an advance proof copy of Deborah O’Donoghue’s debut novel Sea of Bones. Also enclosed was a request from the publisher Legend Press for an endorsement if I felt…

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Welcome to the Heady Heights; authentic, comic and dark

I finished this book a few days ago and I’ve not stopped thinking about it since. Yes, Welcome to the Heady Heights is seedy, unsettling and shocking, but it is also funny and authentic. At…

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