This week’s featured book is a mystery set during Christmastime in 1669 London. In Frost Fair, the fourth title in Edward Marston’s Christopher Redmayne series from Allison & Busby, Redmayne’s brother is accused of murder when a corpse is found in the ice at the Frost Fair on the Thames. Find out what readers think of this gripping winter mystery! Continue reading “Thursday Book Review: “Frost Fair””
If historical mysteries are your thing, don’t miss Ordeal by Fire by Sarah Hawkswood. This fascinating novel is the subject of this week’s book reviews! Keep reading to see what reviewers think of this book. Continue reading “Thursday Book Review: “Ordeal By Fire””
This week’s featured book is a new mystery from Allison & Busby: Birthright by David Hingley. This fascinating historical fiction tale follows Mercia Blakewood from London’s bulging metropolis to the forests of Manhattan she will contend with murder, intrigue and lust, fighting for her future and her life as the town of New York is born. Keep reading to see what reviewers think of this book! Continue reading “Thursday Book Review: “Birthright””
This week’s featured title is a wonderful historical crime novel from Allison & Busby. Keep reading to see what readers have to say about Striking Murder by A.J. Wright. Continue reading “Thursday Book Review: “Striking Murder””
Happy Friday! It’s rainy here in the Northeast, so we’ll be staying in all weekend and curling up with some of our favorite mysteries & thrillers. Keep reading to check them out. Continue reading “#FridayReads: Mystery & Thriller”
Check out some of our most recent titles in this week’s #FridayReads selections! Continue reading “#FridayReads: New Arrivals”
We received so many fantastic new books this week that we just had to share a few as our #FridayReads selections. Check them out: Continue reading “#FridayReads: New Releases!”
This week’s featured book is extra special in that it’s is currently the subject of a Goodreads giveaway! Shadow of the Hangman is the first book in beloved mystery author Edward Marston’s Bow Street Rivals series. (Book 2, Steps to the Gallows is also currently available.) Check out what readers have been saying about Shadow of the Hangman, and enter for your chance to win one of five copies in our Goodreads giveaway at the bottom of this post! Continue reading “Thursday Book Review: “Shadow of the Hangman” [+Giveaway!]”
Hey readers – For the next ten days, you can enter to win one of five copies of Shadow of the Hangman in our Goodreads giveaway!
Starting today, and running until August 14th, all you have to do is head over to Goodreads and click the “Enter Giveaway” button for your chance to win (US entries only, please).
Shadow of the Hangman
The first book in Edward Marston’s thrilling new Bow Street Rivals series…
1815. Peter and Paul Skillen, identical twins and fearless thief-takers, stalk all who dare to walk in the shadow of the hangman. When they catch a notorious burglar, they claim a handsome reward and infuriate the Bow Street Runners who believe they have a monopoly on policing in the capital. The Home Secretary, Viscount Sidmouth, faces a crisis. During a massacre of American prisoners of war at Dartmoor, two escape and come to London in search of retribution. If their demands are not met, Sidmouth will be killed. The Skillen brothers are hired to catch the fugitives and must compete with the Runners to bring the villains to justice in a compelling tale of murder, kidnap, revenge, intrigue and political machination.
“I really enjoyed this opening salvo of the Skillen twins’ adventures, and Marston is plainly on cracking form… Marston’s many fans will love Shadow of the Hangman. More, please.”
Historical Novels Review
Happy Monday, and Happy August! We’ve got some great news to kick off the brand new month. Striking Murder by AJ Wright, an Allison & Busby historical mystery, has been shortlisted for the Crime Writers’ Assocation’s Endeavour Historical Dagger! This award goes to the best historical crime novel published in the UK within the judging period. Striking Murder couldn’t be more deserving of the honor. The Historical Novels Review said about this book, “…the plot is fast-paced and cleverly strewn with red herrings and subtle clues. Highly recommended.”
1893. Wigan is in the grip of a devastating national miners’ strike and a harsh winter. Arthur Morris, a wealthy colliery owner whose intransigence on miners’ pay is the main cause of the strike, is found brutally murdered in Scholes, a rough working-class district where he is universally hated and blamed for the grinding hardship the strike is causing. Detective Sergeant Slevin is tasked with finding the murderer and when a mysterious stranger is found bludgeoned to death, Slevin starts to unravel a twisted thread of interwoven clues that will lead to the murderer.
Hardback now available. Paperback available for pre-order.