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Archive for August 2023

A Death at Bay View Hotel, by Emma Jameson

A storm is brewing and Jem Jago, the Scilly Sleuth, is trapped safely in a hotel watching a Bake Off competiton when the judge dies on stage from poison. Will the killer go free once the lockdown ends…? A Death at Bay View Hotel is the fifth book in the Jem Jago murder mystery series. […]

Murder in the Bookshop, by Anita Davison

  1915, London. Hannah Merrill opens the bookshop on the first day after sacking her manager. She discovers her friend Lily-Anne dead on the premises with a knife through her heart. Later she makes a discovery that there could be a traitor in their midst… Murder in the Bookshop is a cosy murder mystery set […]

Holiday 2023 day 7: Ruthin and Corwen

Our final full day in Wales began with an exploration of Ruthin. The gaol is a remarkable landmark and I told the kids it had better be the only time I see them in prison! The children enjoyed the information and picture trail around the site to find out more about the inhabitants of the […]

The Beach House, by Nina Manning

Nicole organises a retreat for her work colleagues at her beach house in Dorset. The group arrive with a whole heap of secrets they are keeping from each other… The Beach House is a psychological thriller set in the UK. Nicole and Audrey host a podcast but it may be on the brink of failing. […]

Mayhem in the Mountains, by Kelly Oliver

1918, war in Europe rages on. Fiona and Kitty have followed German spy Fredrick Fredricks to Italy. They are trapped in the snowy mountains with Mussolini and a murderer… Mayhem in the Mountains is a cosy historical spy and murder mystery set during WW1. It is the third book in the Fiona Figg and Kitty […]