Book review: The Quartet Murders

This feature is in association with NetGalley. The Quartet Murders, JR Ellis Thanks to NetGalley and to Thomas & Mercer for an advance copy of The Quartet Murders by JR Ellis. This is the second in the series of Yorkshire murders for JR Ellis, and once again I really enjoyed the setting. It's nice to... Continue Reading →

Book review: The Mistress of Pennington’s

This feature is in association with NetGalley. The Mistress of Pennington's, Rachel Brimble Thanks to NetGalley and to Aria for an advance copy of The Mistress of Pennington's by Rachel Brimble. I quite liked this story. It was like a twist on the Mr Selfridge story. I found that the department store came to life... Continue Reading →

Book review: The Road to Grantchester

This feature is in association with NetGalley. The Road to Grantchester, James Runcie Thanks to NetGalley and to Bloomsbury for an advance copy of The Road to Grantchester by James Runcie. I'm a big fan of Sidney Chambers, so it was great to be given this opportunity to find out what led him to Grantchester. First... Continue Reading →

Book review: I Never Lie

This is a new feature on Words Worth Writing, in association with NetGalley. I Never Lie, Jody Sabral Thanks to NetGalley and to Canelo for an advance copy of I Never Lie by Jody Sabral. First of all I'd like to say how much I enjoyed the concept behind this story. I think the whole... Continue Reading →

Book review: The Way of All Flesh

This is a new feature on Words Worth Writing, in association with NetGalley. The Way of All Flesh, Ambrose Parry Thanks to NetGalley and to Canongate Books for an advance copy of The Way of All Flesh by Ambrose Parry. This is the debut historical crime novel from the team behind Ambrose Parry, Chris Brookmyre... Continue Reading →

Book review: Stop Dieting and Lose Weight

This is a new feature on Words Worth Writing, in association with NetGalley. Stop Dieting and Lose Weight, Philip Swart Thanks to NetGalley and to Troubador Publishing for an advance copy of Stop Dieting and Lose Weight by Philip Swart. I thought this book was packed full of interesting and useful information. My particular favourite... Continue Reading →

Book review: Touch the Silence

This is a new feature on Words Worth Writing, in association with NetGalley. Touch the Silence, Gloria Cook Thanks to NetGalley and to Canelo for an advance copy of Touch the Silence, by Gloria Cook. This book was first published by Severn House in 2003 and was republished in 2018. It's the first in the... Continue Reading →

Book review: Killing It

This is a new feature on Words Worth Writing, in association with NetGalley. Killing It, Asia Mackay Thanks to NetGalley and to Bonnier Zaffre for an advance copy of Killing It, the debut novel by Asia Mackay. Meet Lex Tyler, licensed to kill and the new James Bond. But this special agent is different in... Continue Reading →

Book review: Falling Short

This is a new feature on Words Worth Writing, in association with NetGalley. Falling Short, Lex Coulton Thanks to NetGalley and to John Murray Press for an advance copy of Falling Short, the debut novel by Lex Coulton. Unfortunately, I didn't like it. At all. And it certainly wasn't funny - in my opinion. Instead... Continue Reading →

New reading badge

In May I joined NetGalley. This is where authors and publishers may list their books, for a fee, which are then requested by professional readers and reviewers who, if accepted, review the book(s).  Fiction and non-fiction. I joined as a reader/reviewer. The readers/reviewers are selected by the publisher/author based on: the requester's biography, where they post... Continue Reading →

Book review: Mardi Gras Murder

This is a new feature on Words Worth Writing, in association with NetGalley. Mardi Gras Murder, Ellen Byron Thanks to NetGalley and to Crooked Lane Books for an advance copy of Mardi Gras Murder by Ellen Byron. This is the fourth in the series from the Cajun Country mysteries, but the first I've read of... Continue Reading →

Book review: Crime and Punctuation

This is a new feature on Words Worth Writing, in association with NetGalley. Crime & Punctuation, Kaitlyn Dunnett Thanks to NetGalley and to Kensington Books for an advance copy of Crime & Punctuation by Kaitlyn Dunnett. This was the first in a new series, Deadly Edits. The story follows the main character Mikki after her... Continue Reading →

52 books in 52 weeks: The Business of Writing

I set myself the goal of reading and reviewing 52 writing guides over the year. Here is book 39, which is also courtesy of NetGalley and Pendragon Cove Press. Thanks to NetGalley and to Pendragon Cove Press for an advance copy of The Business of Writing: Practical Insights for Independent, Hybrid, and Traditionally Published Authors... Continue Reading →

Book review: The Killing Habit

This is a new feature on Words Worth Writing, in association with NetGalley. The Killing Habit, Mark Billingham Thanks to NetGalley and to Little, Brown for an advance copy of The Killing Habit by Mark Billingham. I love reading books by Mark Billingham and look forward to each new release. However, I have to admit... Continue Reading →

Book review: Game Players

This is a new feature on Words Worth Writing, in association with NetGalley. Game Players, Anita Waller Thanks to NetGalley and to Bloodhound Books for an advance copy of Game Players by Anita Waller. This was my first meeting with Anita Waller, and I have to say I did enjoy the fast pace, the twists... Continue Reading →

Book review: Then She Ran

This is a new feature on Words Worth Writing, in association with NetGalley. Then She Ran by Charlie Gallagher Thanks to NetGalley and to Joffe Books for an advance copy of Then She Ran by Charlie Gallagher. This was my first meeting with Charlie Gallagher and I thought "Then She Ran" was a standalone. However, it's... Continue Reading →

Book review: A Deadly Habit

This is a new feature on Words Worth Writing, in association with NetGalley. See my NetGalley review here and my Amazon review here. (Amazon link to follow once the book is available to buy.) A Deadly Habit by Simon Brett. Thanks to NetGalley and to Severn House Publishing for an advance copy of A Deadly... Continue Reading →

Book review: Naturally Thin

This is a new feature on Words Worth Writing, in association with NetGalley. See my NetGalley review here and my Amazon review here. Naturally Thin: lasting weight loss without dieting by Jean Antonello, RN, BSN This book is very well written with a lot - a LOT - of research. However, I found it went... Continue Reading →

52 books in 52 weeks: Story Starters

I set myself the goal of reading and reviewing 52 writing guides over the year. Here is book 38. Story Starters is a book of fiction writing prompts from Fiction Attic Press - or New York Times award winning author Michelle Richmond. Michelle has been teaching creative writing for a lot of years, and she's a... Continue Reading →

52 books in 52 weeks: Blockbuster

I set myself the goal of reading and reviewing 52 writing guides over the year. Here is book 32. I thought it was going to be another of those make-a-fortune-using-my-tried-and-tested-method books by an author who hasn't actually had (m)any books published, and I admit I resisted buying it for some time. However, I'm glad I... Continue Reading →

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