Death at Delphi is being serialised on Radish Fiction. Radish is a great way of reading stories, both free and paid, via a free iPhone or Android app. Try it here.
It's very exciting to announce that my latest Murder Mystery novel, The Lock, has just been released on Amazon and iBooks, as well as some other platforms. There is also a paperback version. The Lock was fascinating to write. It's two stories in one: the tale of Perry Beck's past and how he came to … Continue reading The Lock – now available on Amazon
A Seaside Mourning is a hugely enjoyable and sensitively written work. There were plenty of juicy red herrings, and macabre moments, but as a cosy mystery it retained an elegance along with plenty of fascinating detail. The sinister yet poetic description of an exhumation has lingered in my mind. The main character, Abbs, is appealing … Continue reading A Seaside Mourning by John Bainbridge
Fascinating detail, highly evocative of the historic period.The Case of the Curious Client: A Bow Street Society Mystery has a rich plot and characters, and is a good choice for those who like British crime fiction and novels set in Victorian times. There are many interesting historic snippets, for example about hansom and hackney cabs. … Continue reading The Case of the Curious Client by T G Campbell
Murder on the Strike of Five: Russia 1917 is a highly atmospheric murder mystery, with wonderful twists and turns. There are distinct echoes of Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express in M P Peacock's Murder on the Strike of Five, set on a train journey through freezing Siberia during the early 20th century. When a … Continue reading Murder on the Strike of Five by M P Peacock
Reported Missing is a real page turner, the action never stops. What starts as a nagging feeling of unease becomes a spiralling horror as the narrator and her husband try to keep their daughter and grandchildren safe. The sense of being at a loss for what to do was moving: the protagonists are quiet, respectable … Continue reading Reported Missing by Diane Harding
The Pale Horse has long been one of my favourites. It's wonderfully macabre and atmospheric, and very, very clever. The book even saved someone's life, because a reader recognised the murder mechanism being used on a real person and contacted the police. In another case, an already-completed murder was discovered through the same symptoms. If … Continue reading The Pale Horse by Agatha Christie