Emily Noble’s Disgrace – Mary Paulson-Ellis

Published by: Pan Macmillan/MantlePages: 384Date published: 19/08/2021Date read: 11/08/2021 The case is unexceptional, that is what I know. A house full of stuff left behind by a dead woman, abandoned at the last . . . When trauma cleaner Essie Pound makes a gruesome discovery in the derelict Edinburgh boarding house she is sent toContinue reading “Emily Noble’s Disgrace – Mary Paulson-Ellis”

The Appeal – Janice Hallett

Published By: ViperPages: 464Date Published: 01/07/2021Date Read: 27/07/2021 Dear Reader,Enclosed are documents relating to the events surrounding the Fairway Players’ staging of All My Sons, and the tragic death of one of its members. Another member is currently in prison for the crime. We have reason to suspect that they are innocent, and that thereContinue reading “The Appeal – Janice Hallett”

The Marlow Murder Club – Robert Thorogood

Published by: HQPages: 338Date published: 08/07/2021Date read: 15/07/2021 To solve an impossible murder, you need an impossible hero… Judith Potts is seventy-seven years old and blissfully happy. She lives on her own in a faded mansion just outside Marlow, there’s no man in her life to tell her what to do or how much whiskyContinue reading “The Marlow Murder Club – Robert Thorogood”

The Gentleman’s Daughter The Gentleman Spy Mysteries Book 2 – Bianca M Schwarz

Published By: Central Avenue PublishingPages: 352Date Published: 06/07/2021Date Read: 29/06/2021 Sir Henry, secret agent to the crown, must marry a lady above reproach to afford his illegitimate daughter entrance into society. After narrowly escaping marriage to a highborn bigot, he takes an assignment in Brighton, leading him to an abandoned abbey full of dark whispers,Continue reading “The Gentleman’s Daughter The Gentleman Spy Mysteries Book 2 – Bianca M Schwarz”

The Inkeeper’s Daughter The Gentleman Spy Mysteries Book 1 – Bianca M. Schwarz

Published by: Central Avenue PublishingPages: 416Date published: 12/01/2021Date read: 27/06/2021 In the twilight of a November evening, Sir Henry March, a man of wealth and charm — and a secret agent for the Crown — comes across a badly beaten Eliza Broad, desperate to escape her cruel stepfather. Knowing she has nowhere to go, SirContinue reading “The Inkeeper’s Daughter The Gentleman Spy Mysteries Book 1 – Bianca M. Schwarz”

The Dictionary of Lost Words – Pip Williams

Published by: Chatto WindusPages: 336Date released: 08/04/2021Date read: 13/05/2021 In 1901, the word ‘bondmaid’ was discovered missing from the Oxford English Dictionary. This is the story of the girl who stole it. Motherless and irrepressibly curious, Esme spends her childhood in the Scriptorium, a garden shed in Oxford where her father and a team ofContinue reading “The Dictionary of Lost Words – Pip Williams”

The Mystery of Henri Pick – David Foenkinos

Published by: Pushkin PressPages: 288Date released: 07/05/2020Date read: 02/08/2020 In the small town of Crozon in Brittany, a library houses manuscripts that were rejected for publication: the faded dreams of aspiring writers. Visiting while on holiday, young editor Delphine Despero is thrilled to discover a novel so powerful that she feels compelled to bring itContinue reading “The Mystery of Henri Pick – David Foenkinos”

The Animals at Lockwood Manor – Jane Healey

Published by: MantlePages: 352Date released: 10/03/2020Date read: 22/05/2020 Thirty-year-old Hetty Cartwright is tasked with the evacuation and safekeeping of the natural history museum’s collection of mammals. Once she and her exhibits arrive at Lockwood Manor, however, where they are to stay for the duration of the war, Hetty soon realises that she’s taken on moreContinue reading “The Animals at Lockwood Manor – Jane Healey”

Holding – Graham Norton

Published by: Hodder & StoughtonPages: 304Date released: 11/10/2016Date read: 04/01/2021 The remote Irish village of Duneen has known little drama, and yet its inhabitants are troubled: Sergeant P.J. Collins hasn’t always been this overweight; Brid Riordan, a mother of two, hasn’t always been an alcoholic; and elegant Evelyn Ross hasn’t always felt that her lifeContinue reading “Holding – Graham Norton”

The Lost Apothecary – Sarah Penner

Published by: Legend PressPages: 264Date released: 02/03/2021Date read: 17/03/2021 Hidden in the depths of eighteenth-century London, a secret apothecary shop caters to an unusual kind of clientele. Women across the city whisper of a mysterious figure named Nella who sells well disguised poisons to use against the oppressive men in their lives. But the apothecary’sContinue reading “The Lost Apothecary – Sarah Penner”