Top Independent Titles for Christmas

Christmas Books for the Bookworm on the road less travelled. I would have loved to review these books this month but time beat me. However, I still think they’re worthy of note, these are some of the best recent titles from independent presses, books for people who are always looking for something original and intellectuallyContinue reading “Top Independent Titles for Christmas”


A Year In Books Paul Burke 1st January and one of the books of the year lands in my lap, Your House Will Pay Steph Cha, and so we’re off to good start. I’ve sorted my plans for attending crime writers festivals throughout the year; CapitalCrime2 in London, CrimeFest in Bristol, Theakstons in HarrogateContinue reading “2020 A YEAR IN BOOKS”


Marshmallows by Colin O’Sullivan This is the third novel by O’Sullivan that I’ve reviewed after Killarney Blues and Dark Manual. I like Colin O’Sullivan, his novels are a constant surprise; the story darkens with every page and yet there’s always a witty undertone – it’s all so unpredictable. Marshmallows even has a soundtrack, as theContinue reading “Marshmallows”

Lockdown Crime Reviews NB Magazine

Bent by Joe ThomasA pacy crime novel set in early 60s Soho, contemporary in style but firmly rooted in period. This is a landscape of clubs, gangsters, girls, punters and cops; there’s an air of menace, a stench of corruption and decay. The protagonist is infamous real life copper Harold ‘Tanky’ Challenor; London legend, warContinue reading “Lockdown Crime Reviews NB Magazine”

Amazon Publishing Readers’ Awards

CAPITAL CRIME ANNOUNCES AMAZON PUBLISHINGREADERS’ AWARDS SHORTLISTSCapital Crime and Amazon Publishing have partnered for a second year to presentinnovative new awards that give readers the power to honour their favourite books, films & TVCapital Crime is pleased to announce the shortlists for the 2020 Amazon Publishing Readers’ Awards.The awards are a celebration of the crimeContinue reading “Amazon Publishing Readers’ Awards”

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