Chick lit, Mystery

Murder at Hotel 1911 (Ivy Nichols #1) by Audrey Keown

I have not made a secret of the fact that I have been in a slump. There are different phases of it that I have been cycling through. One primary type is when I continue reading, like/dislike a book and move on without writing reviews immediately. This might be (although I hope I am not… Continue reading Murder at Hotel 1911 (Ivy Nichols #1) by Audrey Keown

Chick lit

Starry Skies Over The Chocolate Pot Cafe by Jessica Redland

I have read quite a few of the author's previous works and enjoyed the first batch and was not enamoured by the last few. This instalment brought back the 'feels' from that initial introduction to the series. The main protagonist has been in the background of the series from the very beginning and finally gets… Continue reading Starry Skies Over The Chocolate Pot Cafe by Jessica Redland

Chick lit

A Year at Appleyard Farm(Tales From Appleyard #1-4) by Emma Davies

This is a collection of four different novellas, and for the first time, I probably would have preferred reading them separately. They are very distinct pieces of work, although the location of the stories is in and around the Appleyard. There is a twinge of magic, the unexplained version that is threaded through every tale.… Continue reading A Year at Appleyard Farm(Tales From Appleyard #1-4) by Emma Davies

Adventure, Historical fiction

A Dangerous Language (#8) & A Testament of Character (#10) – A Rowland Sinclair Mystery by Sulari Gentill

I have read a few books out of order of this series, but each of them wanting to meet these people again My reviews are linked below: For once I picked up where I had left off in this series. I read the previous book and knew the mental state of everyone involved. After a… Continue reading A Dangerous Language (#8) & A Testament of Character (#10) – A Rowland Sinclair Mystery by Sulari Gentill

Historical fiction, Mystery

The Adventure of the Murdered Midwife by Liese Sherwood-Fabre

I am probably not the only one who has was watched the recent movie Enola Holmes and not liked the depiction of Mycroft Holmes. I have not read the books that the film is based on, but I strongly recollect the few cases of Mycroft's arrival in the original series, and this was not how… Continue reading The Adventure of the Murdered Midwife by Liese Sherwood-Fabre

Mystery

Chief Inspector Littlejohn #18,#35 by George Bellairs

Dead March for Penelope Blow Since I was on a roll, I thought I would tackle multiple Bellairs that I had on my shelf. The narrative begins with an intriguing premise. Penelope Blow has been trying to meet Inspector Littlejohn, unsuccessfully. She paints a very pitiful picture and definitely evoked my sympathies. The author conveys… Continue reading Chief Inspector Littlejohn #18,#35 by George Bellairs

Non Fiction

Three Tigers, One Mountain: A Journey through the Bitter History and Current Conflicts of China, Korea and Japan by Michael Booth

I lived in Hong Kong for five years, with my move recent enough to miss the feel of the place at the most random of moments. I carry the feeling of its rough beauty (the concrete jungle of the posters is the lesser of its charms)of it in my memories. The author notices something similar… Continue reading Three Tigers, One Mountain: A Journey through the Bitter History and Current Conflicts of China, Korea and Japan by Michael Booth