Audiobook review of ‘Fifty-Four Pigs’ by Philipp Schott

Narrated by Miles Meili Duration: 7 hours 2 minutes This is a cozy-ish murder mystery set in Winnepeg, Canada. It begins with a barn full a pigs exploding. Authorities find the bodies of fifty-four pigs and one adult male. Vet Dr. Peter Bannerman has previous experience of helping out with police investigations, and when his … Continue reading Audiobook review of ‘Fifty-Four Pigs’ by Philipp Schott

Book Review of Old Wounds: A Nick Shelby Case and Other Crime Stories by Tom Batt

Old Wounds is a collection of fifteen short crime stories from dark detective noir to domestic murder. In this book you’ll find everything from stories set in Victorian London, 1940s Los Angeles, a dystopian future, and pretty much everything in between. Batt is certainly inventive with his settings and characters, and you won’t find many … Continue reading Book Review of Old Wounds: A Nick Shelby Case and Other Crime Stories by Tom Batt

Book Review of ‘The Lost Whale’ by Hannah Gold

I first discovered Hannah Gold’s writing last year when she was launching her debut children’s novel, ‘The Last Polar Bear’. She talked with such passion about the plight of the polar bears, her writing and her excitement over Levi Pinfold’s illustrations, that I immediately bought a copy for my daughter. We both loved it. In … Continue reading Book Review of ‘The Lost Whale’ by Hannah Gold

Book Review of ‘The Secret of the Treasure Keepers’ by A. M. Howell

This week, we celebrate the publication of another delightful historical mystery from one of my favourite middle grade fiction writers, A. M. Howell. Following on from last year’s hugely popular ‘Mystery of the Nightwatchers’, this time we’re visiting post-war Norfolk for ‘The Secret of the Treasure Keepers’. Excited? You should be! It’s 1948, and Ruth … Continue reading Book Review of ‘The Secret of the Treasure Keepers’ by A. M. Howell