27 Jul

Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth and Faith in the New China by Evan Osnos

BookLife In this well-written, thought provoking book, Evan Osnos, who was the New Yorker magazine China ......
27 Jul

The Beginning of the End by Ian Parkinson

BookDiva The Beginning of the End tells the story of Raymond, a single man who spends ...
27 Jul

The Letters of Ivor Punch by Colin MacIntyre

BookDiva If you were to judge a book by its title (and we do, don’t we?), ...
27 Jul

No Safe House by Linwood Barclay

BookNoir The book begins with the murder of a married couple, then we meet Cynthia and ...
27 Jul

Liberty Bazaar by David Chadwick

BookDiva The story begins with Trinity Giddings, a slave girl who escapes from her owners in ......
27 Jul

Fallout by Sadie Jones

BookHugger Set mainly in early 1970s London, against a backdrop of the battle between the newly-emerging, ......
27 Jul

Kitty Peck and The Child of Ill Fortune by Kate Griffin

BookNoir In the year 1881 seventeen year old Kitty Peck unexpectedly inherits a vast criminal empire ......
27 Jul

The Kindness of Enemies by Leila Aboulela

BookHugger I was very pleased to receive this book for review as a few years ago ...
27 Jul

Jimfish by Christopher Hope

BookDiva Part fable, part political rant against corrupt totalitarian regimes, this satirical novel covers the decade ......
27 Jul

The Walled City by Ryan Graudin

BookNoir Wow. This book had me hooked from the first page, and it has definitely won ...
27 Jul

The Strange Death of Fiona Griffiths by Harry Bingham

BookNoir This is the third in the series by Harry Bingham about his eponymous heroine detective ......
27 Jul

The Fugitives by Panos Karnezis

BookHugger Fugitives is the first novel by Panos Karnezis in five years, and it certainly gives ......
27 Jul

OUR INTREPID REPORTER: Crime Author Event – 16th July 2015

BookNoir Yesterday evening we were lucky enough to have tickets to an author event at Nottingham ......
27 Jul

Desire for Chocolate by Care Santos

BookHugger When she is a student Sara, daughter of a family of chocolatiers from Barcelona, comes ......
27 Jul

Wild Oats by Veronica Henry

BookDiva Veronica Henry is a successful script writer for The Archers and Heartbeat. She lives in Worcestershire ......
27 Jul

POETRY: Measure for Measure ed. Annie Finch

BookHugger Poet Annie Finch has been behind some of the most enlightening and informative poetry anthologies ......
27 Jul

POETRY: One Evening in October I Rowed out on the Lake by Tua Forsstrom

BookHugger In recent years we’ve seen something of an influx of Nordic culture on these shores ......
23 Jul

UK YA Prize shortlist: Half Bad by Sally Green

BookDiva The first title in Sally Green’s debut trilogy, Half Bad, is a pacy, exciting introduction ......
23 Jul

UK YA Prize shortlist: Finding a Voice by Kim Hood

BookDiva What begins as something of a conventional YA narrative about not fitting in at school ......
23 Jul

UK YA Prize shortlist: Only Ever Yours by Louise O’Neill

BookDiva Louise O’Neill’s stark, unsettling debut novel Only Ever Yours is the deserved winner of the ......
23 Jul

UK YA Prize shortlist: A Song for Ella Grey by David Almond

BookDiva David Almond is already an author with a Carnegie medal and Hans Christian Anderson award ......