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A WHIFF OF CYANIDE BY GUY FRASER-SAMPSON – BOOK REVIEW

PUBLISHED TODAY 2ND JUNE 2017

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HAMPSTEAD MURDERS SERIES

Guy has done it again, this is a superb mystery thriller and I love that it is set at a Crime Writers Convention with the very famous Miss Marple in attendance.  Should the police take any notice of her thoughts?  Good old-fashioned police work at it’s best with a good human element as we follow the lives of the detectives at Hampstead nick.

Two murders that make you change your mind so many times about who killed them or even how many people were involved.  Dramatic violence that ends in a hospital with readers not knowing how that will turn out, then secrets are coming out in the open that shock some and cause ripples of uncertainty.

My thoughts went backwards and forwards about who was involved and of course as usual with Guy’s story’s I failed miserably to work out who done it!  In fact so many revelations in the last chapter that I read it twice just to make sure I had it clear in my head. But what a great finish as everything was tied up just how I like it.  I do hope there is going to be another book in this series as I love it, from all the characters to the setting it all flows so very well together.

Well done Guy Fraser-Sampson you have another best seller to add to your collection.

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JUNE 2017

This picture reminds me of myself and eldest daughter Jodie sitting in her hot tub with a delicious cocktail.

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The sun is shining, it is half term here so I think the beach will be busy today, you can find me in my garden reading this little gem.  Two murders and I have not got a clue who committed them yet but I am trying to pick up the clues.  I love Guy’s books, I best get a move on as this is published tomorrow, get reading Karen.

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Half way through the year already, I think this is my favourite month as it is summer, we have long evenings, the gardens are beginning to get some colour and of course the best thing is it’s my birthday month.   The warm weather has been a long time coming this year so I am hoping it stays a while.  My body is far less painful in the warmer weather so I can sit to write, paint or read without being full of painkillers.  I am 3 books off my running total for this year so I need to do a bit more reading, it takes longer to do all the reviews now as I like to write something a bit different on all the various sites and social media.

What is your favourite month and why?

 

SECRETS OF THE DEAD BY CAROL WYER – BOOK REVIEW

PUBLISHED ON TUESDAY 30TH MAY 2017

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I am really enjoying these thriller books at the moment and this was another good one. DI Robyn Carter is a great character so I wished I had read the previous book in this series but I am sure there will be more.  Here we have a murder that appears a bit random but then there is another one, is there a connection?  DI Carter thinks that maybe there is and goes out to prove to everyone that she is correct.  Nothing is ever that easy in story land so, is she right or is this the work of a lone killer?  I really liked the flow of this story and how the characters worked together.  I am sure this will be a hit with readers and you can order it now.

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EXCESS BAGGAGE BY LAURA BARNARD – BOOK REVIEW

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You cannot beat a good love story and this ticks all the boxes for a super summer read, light, funny with good characters and a good four stars from me.  Sometimes you really just need to read a happy book so it takes you away from the problems of the day and this will do just that.  Erica will keep you entertained with her mishaps, can anyone be that unlucky?  They will make you laugh though, poor girl but will she get her happy ever after or is it just another holiday romance that disappears like the sand in your luggage.

Don’t forget to pack this in your case.

Connect with Laura

Goodreads – https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/3490836.Laura_Barnard

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FOLKESTONE ANTHOLOGY – INCLUDING A STORY FROM MYSELF!

Feeling very pleased with myself as one of my stories is in The Folkestone Anthology again, it makes it all worth while when you see something in printed form.  There are many great short stories in this edition so if you would like to purchase a book then please let me know.

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NICE POSTMAN, LOOK WHAT I GOT!

I do love a new book it feels so good and it is always a privilege to read them before anyone else, makes you feel all special lol.

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I am looking forward to reading this as I loved the previous books about The Hampstead murders that Guy has written, it is nice to read about good old police work and the characters are great.  Due to be published on the 2nd June and my review can be read on publishing day but I must say it sounds really good.  Maybe this time if I try really hard I might get it right about who did the murder…..’really’ I can hear you all saying, lol I do try.

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