#BookReview The House on Vesper Sands by @paraicodonnell #VesperSands

The House on Vesper Sands

Ladies and gentlemen, the darkness is complete.

Looking for something exciting? Looking for something dark and mysterious? Well look no further.

The House on Vesper Sands is the latest novel from Paraic O’ Donnell and has just been published with Weidenfeld & Nicolson (an Orion imprint) A perfectly pitched tale of suspense wrapped up in a shadowy cloak of darkness.

#BookReview In The Court’s Hands by @FionaGartland @PoolbegBooks

In The Court’s Hands

“If it had rained on the 25th of April at least one woman would not have died. Not that I bear any responsibility for that. Nothing I did intentionally caused anyone’s death – though the fact remains, people did die”

Fiona Gartland is a journalist with The Irish Times newspaper and has covered many cases at the Criminal Courts of Justice. With that in mind, she has written her debut novel In The Court’s Hands, which has just been published by Poolbeg Press.

I have my review for you all today so I hope, as ever, that you enjoy!

#BookReview The Witches Of St Petersburg by @ImogenEJ @HoZ_Books #BlogTour @midaspr #WitchesofStPetersburg

The Witches of St Petersburg

Based on the true story of the lives of Princess Militza and Princess Anastasia of Montenegro during the dying days of the Russian Empire, The Witches of St Petersburg is a tale of love, lust, power and betrayal at the heart of the Romanov Court.

Oh my! What a book! What a tale!

I am thrilled to be joining the blog tour today with my review of The Witches of St Petersburg by Imogen Edwards-Jones. Just released with Head of Zeus, this book is filled with both fact and fiction, as we are taken on a fascinating historical journey back in time to that of the Russian Imperial Court and the Romanovs.

#BookReview #SINS by The3Percenters #ShortStories #CrimeFiction @ataheny

SINS ~ New Irish Crime Stories

PRIDE ENVY GLUTTONY 

LUST ANGER GREED

SLOTH

SINS is a new anthology of crime fiction short stories from the3percenters.

An authors’ collective and publishing partnership, originally associated with the annual Dalkey Creates Writing Festival, the group was formed to promote emerging writers.

I am delighted to introduce you to all the writers involved, including a few thoughts of my own on the collection…

I hope you enjoy!

#BookReview #TheLingering by SJI Holliday

The Lingering 

Control, Coercion and Retribution

The Lingering is the latest book by SJI Holliday and is published by Orenda Books.

Described as ‘an unnerving mystery, a chilling thriller and a dark and superbly wrought ghost story’ this is a book I was really looking forward to reading. The cover of this book is just so atmospheric and creepy!

Please do read on for my thoughts…

#BookReview Honeysuckle and Custard Creams by @DeirdreMMFoley

Honeysuckle and Custard Creams 

‘That’s what you get for going around with Protestants, Sinéad Reilly’

I have a review today of a very special novel, one with a very authentic and personal feel to it.

Written by Deirdre Foley and ‘set in the early years of the Troubles, Honeysuckle and Custard Creams explores the enduring nature of familial ties, and the challenges of escaping a shared history in which shame and remorse are never far from the surface.’

Deirdre Foley was born in Co.Tyrone, Northern Ireland. Her words are just so poignant and gentle, making this a really touching book.

Please do read on for my thoughts…