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Mystery

Have you discovered Slaughter?

Book cover image - Unseen

 

Oh wow - Karin Slaughter has done it again! I've been waiting for her latest release and Unseen did not disappoint. It may be the best one yet, but

Put this on your summer reading list

Book Cover Image - If You Were HereAlafair Burke is the author of two wonderful series featuring recurring characters Samantha Kincaid, a lawyer and Detective Ellie Hatcher. In her latest book If You Were Here, she brings us another great protagonist - and another fantastic book for some hot summer reading.

Can you name the first Detective Fiction novel ever published?

Notting Hill Mystery Cover

In 2009’s Talking About Detective Fiction, famed novelist P.D. James takes readers back to the early days of the genre and attempts to pinpoint the very first detective fiction novel ever published.

Silver Birch Fiction Review: The Grave Robber's Apprentice

Think creepy, crabby old grave diggers and then think tiny little baby.  How do these two come together?  You will have to read The Grave Robber's Apprentice to find out.  There is also a princess and an evil necromancer to keep things moving.  If that weren't enough to entice you to pick up this book, what about being lost from

P.D. James and the Importance of Setting

Cover of Talking About Detective Fiction

Talking About Detective Fiction holds many insights into the history of the near 150 year old genre, as well as the influences that have made P.D. James one of the most popular detective fiction authors around today. Yet it is the importance of setting in James’ work that may be the most revealing aspect of this title.

Flavia's latest case!

Book cover image - Speaking From Among the BonesAhh, there's nothing better than settling in for the day with a new book by a favourite author. And that's how I spent a recent Sunday -  on the couch beneath a sunny window enjoying the latest adventures of Alan Bradley's eleven year old sleuth - Flavia de Luce. Speaking From Among the Bones is the fifth book in this absolutely delightful series.