Recent Reads: The Poisoners by Marjorie Bowen

The Poisoners by Marjorie Bowen Endeavour Ink UK, 1936, 2017, 442 pgs. Within the court of Louis XIV, in the grand palace of Versailles, something foul is at work. Mysterious deaths plague the aristocracy, with whispers of cloaked and masked men delivering poisons to lords and ladies alike. The mysterious La Voisin, a woman purported to… Continue reading Recent Reads: The Poisoners by Marjorie Bowen

Recent Reads: Coram Boy by Jamila Gavin

Coram Boy by Jamila Gavin Egmont UK Limited, 2000, 358 pgs. 1741. Otis Gardiner is a Coram man. He travels from town to town, selling pots and pans, helping out with whatever odd jobs he can do, trading anything and everything…but he can also take your unwanted children. In the poorest towns, he helps distressed mothers… Continue reading Recent Reads: Coram Boy by Jamila Gavin

Recent Reads: Devil’s Wolf by Paul Doherty (Hugh Corbett Mysteries #19)

Devil’s Wolf by Paul Doherty (Book 19 in the Hugh Corbett Mysteries series) Headline Publishing, 2017/8, 374 pgs. (For more information on the series as a whole check this wonderful page out!) 1311. England is at war with Scotland. Controversial heir to the throne, Edward II, rules the kingdom. The Lily Crown has been lost. Bandits… Continue reading Recent Reads: Devil’s Wolf by Paul Doherty (Hugh Corbett Mysteries #19)

Recent Reads: DIS MEM BER by Joyce Carol Oates

DIS MEM BER and Other Stories of Mystery and Suspense by Joyce Carol Oates Head of Zeus, 2018, 238 pgs. A widow who fantasises of being as free and merciless as the heron that lives by her home. A young girl’s distant relative showers her with affection and presents her with unspeakable horrors. An unsolved mysterious… Continue reading Recent Reads: DIS MEM BER by Joyce Carol Oates

Recent Reads: Crimson & Bone by Marina Fiorato

Crimson & Bone by Marina Fiorato (Hodder & Staughton UK, 2017, 314 pgs) London, 1853. Annie Stride stands on Waterloo Bridge ready to end her life. Destitute, trapped in prostitution, pregnant with child, and mourning the loss of her dearest friend, she plans to end her suffering when she is suddenly rescued by a mysterious young… Continue reading Recent Reads: Crimson & Bone by Marina Fiorato

Best Reads of 2017

During 2017, I read thirty-four books (not including graphic novels, comics, etc.) and this is a quick little post of the most memorable, with special mentions at the bottom for those which I absolutely loved, regardless. Nonfiction: Helter Skelter: The True Story of the Manson Murders by Vincent Bugliosi (Arrow, Kindle ed., 1975, 2015, USA –… Continue reading Best Reads of 2017