Book Review: Purged by Peter Laws


Is there anything sweeter than a new crime series? Introducing Book 1 in the Matt Hunter series – Sanctified. Purified… Purged.

From the back cover:

Matt Hunter lost his faith a long time ago. Formerly a minister, he’s now a professor of sociology writing a book that debunks the Christian faith, while assisting the police with religiously motivated crimes.

On holiday with his family in Oxfordshire, Matt finds himself on edge in a seemingly idyllic village where wooden crosses hang at every turn. The stay becomes more sinister still when a local girl goes missing, followed by further disappearances. Caught up in an investigation that brings memories to the surface, Matt is on the trail of a killer who is determined to save us all. Continue reading “Book Review: Purged by Peter Laws”


Book Tag: Horror Movie

It’s book tag time, horror style! Thank you to the wonderful Nikola @ Breathing Through Pages for tagging me! If you’re not following his blog already, I’ll excuse you for 5 minutes while you pop on over and hit that follow button! First the rules (because even rebels follow protocol sometimes), then the questions and my awesome answers!


  1. Please credit Princess @ RoyalReader, as the creator of this tag, and add the rules.
  2. You can use the graphics provided in your post, or you’re welcome to make your own!
  3. Thank the person(s) who tagged you and let others know of their fabulous blogs.
  4. Tag as many people as you want, be it 1 or 20, it’s entirely up to you!



A Judgement in Stone by Ruth Rendell Continue reading “Book Tag: Horror Movie”

Blog Tour | Review: Dangerous to Know by Anne Buist


Welcome to my stop on the Dangerous to Know blog tour! Natalie King, my favourite Forensic Psychiatrist, is back, and I couldn’t be happier to share my review as part of the blog tour.

Book Description:

Natalie King is back: back from a stay on the psych ward. Her reluctance to live a quiet life has contributed to a severe depressive episode, and now it’s time for a retreat to the country, and a low-key research job at a provincial university nearby.

But Natalie and trouble have a strange mutual fascination. Her charismatic new boss Frank is friendly, even attractive. But it turns out his pregnant wife is an old enemy of Natalie’s. And when Frank’s tragic personal history is revealed – then reprised in the most shocking way – Natalie finds herself drawn deep into a mystery. And even deeper into danger. Continue reading “Blog Tour | Review: Dangerous to Know by Anne Buist”

Urbane Unboxed: Welcome Box & Box 1 (March ’17)

As some of you may know, for my birthday this month, I treated myself to a membership to The Urbane Book Club – or as I like to call it, the gift that keeps on giving! For the entire year, I will receive a copy of every new book published by Urbane Publications, a discount on further purchases, a chance to meet authors and attend book launch events. A few days after signing up, I received my first box of newly released titles and a welcome box. Here’s a look at what I received:

The Welcome Box

This box contained a random selection of backlist titles and an Urbane mug. Continue reading “Urbane Unboxed: Welcome Box & Box 1 (March ’17)”

Book Review: Miss Christie Regrets by Guy Fraser-Sampson

Miss Christie Regrets - Guy Fraser-Sampson

Miss Christie Regrets follows Death in Profile in the Hampstead Murder series.

Book Description:

The second in the Hampstead Murders series opens with a sudden death at an iconic local venue, which some of the team believe may be a connected with an unsolved murder featuring Cold War betrayals worthy of George Smiley. It soon emerges that none other than Agatha Christie herself may be the key witness who is able to provide the missing link. As with its predecessor, the book develops the lives and loves of the team at ‘Hampstead Nick’. While the next phase of a complicated love triangle plays itself out, the protagonists, struggling to crack not one but two apparently insoluble murders, face issues of national security in working alongside Special Branch. Yet, as the ending hints, has the full story really been told? On one level a classic whodunit, this quirky and intelligent read harks back not only to the world of Agatha Christie, but also to the Cold War thrillers of John Le Carre, making it a worthy successor to Death in Profile which was dubbed ‘a love letter to the detective novel’. Continue reading “Book Review: Miss Christie Regrets by Guy Fraser-Sampson”