Category: Review

Urban fantasy review: ‘Speak’ by R M Webb

Urban fantasy review: ‘Speak’ by R M Webb

I don’t read much urban fantasy, but this one grabbed me from the opening pages. There’s an intensity to it that I don’t often find in any kind of fantasy, which tends to concern itself much more with actions, events, reactions, battles and magicky stuff. This one is all about Zoe, and is so well […]

Posted November 11, 2016 by PaulineMRoss in Review / 0 Comments


Review: ‘The Singing Sands’ by Josephine Tey’

Review: ‘The Singing Sands’ by Josephine Tey’

This is an odd sort of book. Part murder mystery, part poetic eulogy to the scenic Highlands of Scotland, part description of a recovering claustrophobic and part despairing (and very funny) description of the post-war way of life in the Highlands. Here’s the plot: Scotland Yard detective Alan Grant is given some time off to […]

Posted November 2, 2016 by PaulineMRoss in Review / 0 Comments





Mystery review: ‘A Case of Blackmail in Belgravia’ by Clara Benson

Mystery review: ‘A Case of Blackmail in Belgravia’ by Clara Benson

For anyone who read all ten of the Angela Marchmont series of murder mysteries set in the 1920s, this spin-off series is an absolute must. Featuring the gloriously insouciant Freddy Pilkington-Soames, this first book in the new series has all the author’s trademark elegant phrasing and delightful humour, combined with twenties glamour and a gentle […]

Posted September 11, 2016 by PaulineMRoss in Review / 0 Comments


Mystery review: Awash by Dawn Lee McKenna

Mystery review: Awash by Dawn Lee McKenna

Book 6 of the Forgotten Coast series already, and still more to come. Anyone who’s read this far will know what to expect — fascinating characters, lots of drama, plenty of humour and McKenna’s trademark brilliant dialogue, where the subtext beneath the words stretches halfway to the earth’s core. Never have characters said so much […]

Posted August 15, 2016 by PaulineMRoss in Review / 0 Comments