Ghosts of Gotham

Author: Craig Schaefer | Publisher: 47North Irresistibly drawn to mysteries, if only to debunk them, reporter Lionel Page exposes supernatural frauds, swindlers, and charlatans. His latest case is an obsession—at least for an ancient and wealthy heiress: verify the authenticity of a lost Edgar Allan Poe manuscript circulating through New York City’s literary underworld. But…

Y is for Yesterday

Author: Sue Grafton | Publisher: Pan Macmillan I was in Waterstones the other day, just browsing (very dangerous), when I came across Y is for Yesterday. I’m a huge fan of Sue Grafton’s Alphabet series, so I’m not sure how I missed it… But anyway, there it was, and right there on the front it…

Magick & Mayhem

Author: Sharon Pape | Publisher: Lyrical Underground Thanks to changing jobs, I’m now working crazy long hours, in an open plan office, which means I don’t get the opportunity to read as much anymore. So long, super serious books have gone on the back burner. I just can’t bring myself to start something I know…

Ball & Chain

Author: Laura Garner (self-published) Yeah, yeah, I accidentally picked up another self-published book again. And if you’ve been reading my reviews, you know I think they’re pretty much the most terrifying thing ever to happen to publishing. I mean, we’ve all had a few from Amazon that were, shall we say… less than wonderful? A…

The Mystery of Three Quarters

Author: Sophie Hannah | Publisher: Harper Collins If I listed all the things that piss me off about The Mystery of Three Quarters it would run to a whole new (probably better) book. Let’s start with the positive. The story itself hangs together, it was interesting and fun, and the book had really good tension,…

The ‘I Spy’ Book Challenge

I saw this tag on Becky @ Books of a Bookaholic ‘s blog, and she tagged me in to have a go! Not going to lie to you, this one was HARD! Go check out how it should be done on Becky’s blog, if you get a chance. Because some of the ones I came…