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Wee Puffs #3 – 140 character reviews of 3 books by Rowe, Anderson and Oswald.

From time to time we do 140 character reviews. This kind of review started on Twitter where characters are limited. The word limit really makes you think about what you write in the review.  These are the latest three:   Goodnight Papa by Simon Rowe – Award winning thriller/suspense story collection with strong sense of […]

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Palm Beach Finland – A Tale of Twists and Turns #Blogtour #NordicNoir #Books

Even more incredible was the notion that a detective could work undercover in a place like Palm Beach Finland. The very idea is utterly inconceivable. Many things happened, had happened and would happen in the future, but that wasn’t one of them. Palm Beach Finland by Antti Tuomainen (p 197), Orenda Books In 2018 I […]

Boxing Clever for Winter

According to today’s Herald these are the box sets to watch as we cosy down for winter.  The list has some absolute classics but feels a little off to me* and I thought I could do better so I have suggested alternatives to the shows on the original list. The ones from the original list […]

A multiplicity of female characters – Trap by Lilja Sigurdardottir – #Giveaway

What Lilja does so well in her writing is tell an exciting, terrifyingly realistic human story through a multiplicity of female characters. The story is revealed through the roles of women; lover, hard worker, caring mother, controlling mother, scared wife, dying wife, alpha female and totally mental double-crossing psychopathic control freak.  I can’t recall another […]

Volunteering @BloodyScotland – an inspiration!

In this piece we hear from Tricia Golledge, a well experienced, locally based volunteer at Bloody Scotland, which takes place in the city of Stirling in September every year. A very friendly festival with a massive amount of choice it is always a joy to attend.  They even have a local cocktail in honour of […]

Scotland on my Mind by Antti Tuomainen

Continuing on with our series of author experiences at book festivals Finland’s Antti Tuomainen reports back on his Edinburgh International Book Festival experience in 2018.  This past August, I was fantastically fortunate to be invited to and to participate in the Edinburgh International Book Festival. I say this with gratitude and happiness because EIBF is […]

Bloody Scotland 2018 — wandywatson

BLOODY SCOTLAND 2018 Is it always sunny in Stirling? I expect the locals would be quick to tell me that it’s not. My infrequent visits to the historic city always seem to produce good weather, although there is no suggestion that the residents want me to be there more often. It’s a beautiful place and […] […]

Jo Nesbo’s MacBeth – Chapter 1 #Sampler #JoNesboMacbeth #Giveaway #bloodyscotland

We are excited to bring you a sample of Jo Nesbo’s latest offering MacBeth today. Enjoy! MacBeth by Jo Nesbo Chapter 1 ‘They’re here,’ Inspector Duff said, hoping his men in the Narcotics Unit couldn’t hear the involuntary vibrato in his voice. He had assumed the Norse Riders would send three to four, maximum five, […]

What is at the centre of your world? A review of Malachy Tallack’s latest book

What is at the centre of your world? Have you ever thought about it? It might be you, it might be your family or it could be a place or a community.  The book I just finished reading has a valley as the centre of the world for its characters.  I should state now that […]