Category Archives: New Author August

Birthdays For The Dead by Stuart MacBride

A girl disappears just before her thirteenth birthday. One year later, a birthday card is sent to her parents, containing a photograph of their daughter. As the years go by, the photographs appear with unerring regularity. And in each picture, … Continue reading

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Bryant & May On The Loose by Christopher Fowler

There have been certain authors that I’ve always meant to include in my blog. I’ve finally got round to M V Carey and, inspired by ticking that box, it’s time to include the final author on my mental list. Christopher … Continue reading

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The Secret Of The Haunted Mirror by M V Carey

Or, Alfred Hitchcock and the Three Investigators in The Secret of the Haunted Mirror, to be precise. But that wouldn’t fit in the title bar. Having recently written my first review of a mystery aimed at children, namely Death In … Continue reading

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The Killings At Badger’s Drift by Caroline Graham

And cue the theramin! 91 episodes at ninety minutes (excluding adverts), ITV has provided us with almost six soild days of Midsomer Murders since the inception of the series back in 1996 – one almost forgets that the popular programme … Continue reading

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Murder In Steeple Martin by Leslie Cookman

New Author August continues with another Kindle bargain, the first in a series of (to date) nine mysteries featuring Libby Serjeant, a middle-aged retired actress. In this book, Libby is directing a play written by a local friend about an … Continue reading

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Death In The Devil’s Den by Cora Harrison

Alfie and his gang of chums are charged with the local police inspector to winkle out a spy – sorry, Blackadder flashback – one of three Members of Parliament is a Russian agent, and it’s Alfie’s job to find out … Continue reading

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The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey

Detective Inspector Alan Grant is confined to a hospital bed and is bored. The only thing that intrigues him is a portrait of Richard III, the King of England made infamous by allegedly murdering the princes in the Tower of … Continue reading

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Brighton Belle by Sara Sheridan

And so, after a busy July, we enter August, or, as I’ve decided to call it in my corner of the blogosphere, New Author August. The plan is to only read (for a month) books by authors that I have … Continue reading

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