Blog Tours

Hunter’s Secret Blog Tour – Val Penny

  Having read this excellent book, I'm delighted to participate in the blog tour for Hunter's Secret by Val Penny. This is a cracking read and highly recommended 🙂 ABOUT THE BOOK   Detective Inspector Hunter Wilson is called to the scene of a murder. DCs Tim Myerscough and Bear Zewedu found a corpse, but… Continue reading Hunter’s Secret Blog Tour – Val Penny

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Thursday Themes – Val Penny

I'm delighted to welcome back my lovely friend, Val Penny to talk about the themes of her latest release, Hunter's Secret.   Thank you for inviting me on to your blog today, Jo. It is always lovely to chat with you. The new book coming out in my DI Hunter Wilson Crime Thriller series is… Continue reading Thursday Themes – Val Penny

Why I Write

Why I Write – Allison Symes

It's a great pleasure for me to invite author Allison Symes to my blog for the first time today. Hopefully it will be the first time of many! I’ve always loved stories. I loved composition lessons in English. The thought of inventing stories, sometimes with a set theme, sometimes not, was wonderful. I never understood… Continue reading Why I Write – Allison Symes

Thursday Themes

Thursday Themes – Jessica Thompson

After a break, I'm delighted to reintroduce Thursday Themes, with the return of Jessica Thompson to discuss her new novel.   Shoot Shovel and Shut Up is a classic mystery with notes of a modern Western and a romance. Looking past that, a major theme that I explored was change. Change affected our heroine, drove… Continue reading Thursday Themes – Jessica Thompson

Book reviews

Book Review – Someone’s Always Watching by JR Lancaster

My Review: Someone's Always Watching is an entertaining crime novel, with believable characters and a good, strong plot. Set in a village, the story revolves around Basil, a likeable, but socially awkward young man who has been a recluse for the last 10 years. When the woman next door gets murdered, similarities to the killing… Continue reading Book Review – Someone’s Always Watching by JR Lancaster

Book reviews

Book Review – Hunter’s Blood by Val Penny

  My Review: Another brilliant Hunter book. Set in Edinburgh, this is a great police procedural novel with deep, well-fleshed out characters, an excellent plot and a gritty environment. This story further develops the characters from the earlier books in the series - both the protagonists and antagonists. I love the way the author creates… Continue reading Book Review – Hunter’s Blood by Val Penny

Author interviews

An Interview With Val Penny

It's my great pleasure to welcome my lovely friend, Val Penny, back on to my blog today for an interview.   Thank you so much for inviting me onto your blog today, Jo. I am delighted to have a chance to tell you and your readers about Hunter’s Force, the new novel in my series… Continue reading An Interview With Val Penny


Thursday Themes – Helen Matthews

It's my great pleasure today to welcome Helen Matthews back to my blog to discuss her latest novel, Girl Out of Sight.   A tale of two covers BY HELEN MATTHEWS, AUTHOR OF GIRL OUT OF SIGHT               We all know the old adage ‘Don’t judge a book by its cover’. This probably holds… Continue reading Thursday Themes – Helen Matthews

Book reviews

Book Review – Hunter’s Chase

Having listened to the audiobook of this last year, I was delighted to get another chance to read and review the e-book version of this excellent thriller. This fast-paced novel takes us around Edinburgh via the police detectives and the various criminals that inhabit this amazing city. The story twists and turns - the plot… Continue reading Book Review – Hunter’s Chase

Thursday Themes

Thursday Themes – Karen Moore

I am really excited today, because my friend, fellow Manchester Scribe and darkstroke author, Karen Moore, is joining me to discuss her latest novel, Release. The Themes of Release  I’ve always been fascinated by the way ordinary people can react so differently to difficult situations, sometimes in ways that surprise even themselves. Such experiences can… Continue reading Thursday Themes – Karen Moore