What Books Have Made it Into My Suitcase?

So, by the time this is posted, I will have just boarded my flight from Gatwick to New York. My oldest and dearest friend is getting married in New York and I am excited to be a part of her wedding and to get to go back to New York again. I’ll be there for…

105. Hush Hush by Mel Sherratt

Synopsis (as taken from Amazon) is as follows: A killer is on the loose, attacking people in places they feel most safe: their workplaces, their homes. It’s up to DS Grace Allendale to stop the murders, and prove herself to her new team. All clues lead to local crime family the Steeles, but that’s where…

104. The Night Stalker by Robert Bryndza

Synopsis (as taken from the Amazon Kindle Store) is as follows: If the Night Stalker is watching, you’re already dead… In the dead of a swelteringly hot summer’s night, Detective Erika Foster is called to a murder scene. The victim, a doctor, is found suffocated in bed. His wrists are bound and his eyes bulging through a…

Goodreads – Agatha Christie Part 1

I have always loved watching Poirot and Miss Marple on the television. I knew of Agatha Christie and the books she wrote but I never entertained reading them when I was younger. The BBC’s production of the ‘ABC Murder’s’, offered me such a different view of Poirot that it gave me leave to want to…

Goodreads

I present to you a snapshot of my year in books. I have, of course, finished my reading goal of 100 books. I feel both accomplished and relieved that I have completed it. Coming to the end of it hasn’t put me off buying more books than I can handle. If I can at least…

A Growing Crime Obsession

My obsession with crime started when I was a teenager and first started watching CSI with my Mum. From those first CSI episodes, I then started watching all the spin-off series, moved to NCIS, watched all those spin-off series, discovered Bones and my television obsession was complete. My Mum has always loved crime fiction, but…

103. No One’s Home by D.M. Pulley

This was my Amazon’s First Read of August. I picked it because I love thrillers and because it had the tag line of ‘fans of The Haunting of Hill House’ will enjoy this. They were right, I did enjoy this. Synopsis (as taken from Amazon Kindle Store) is as follow: Margot and Myron Spielman move…

102. An Unlikely Spy by Terry Deary

Synopsis (as taken from Amazon) is as follows: World War II has begun. Brigit has been evacuated to Wales from her home near the aeroplane factories in Coventry. But when it’s revealed that her father is German, Brigit runs away to join her mother in a very special training cam, where Churchill is building a…

101. The Diamond of Drury Lane by Julia Golding

Synopsis (as taken from Amazon) is as follows: ‘I am Cat Royal – Orphan, Adventurer, Actress… ‘Reader, you are set to embark on an adventure about one hidden treasure, two bare-knuckle boxers, three enemies and four hundred and thirty-eight rioters. I was brought up in Drury Lane, so I have become accustomed to a life…

August Book Haul

Technically, this book haul was not paid for with money I shouldn’t have spent! It was paid for with ‘celebratory I have read 100 books this year and I’m feeling a bit low’ money. So, technically, I broke no rules! The Diamond of Drury Lane by Julia Golding I am Cat Royal – Orphan, Adventurer,…