Book reviews, Crime/mystery/noir, Historic, Literary fiction, Man Booker Prize

His Bloody Project: book club’s verdict

As you’ll know by now (cos we keep shouting about it!), the Book and Brew book club is an official shadow judging group for this year’s Man Booker Prize. Fancy, eh? We were given His Bloody Project by Graeme Macrae Burnet to read. It’s had a lot of buzz since the shortlist was announced – it’s the… Read More His Bloody Project: book club’s verdict

Book reviews, Crime/mystery/noir, Meet the author

Review: The Confession of Stella Moon

This is the first novel from lawyer-turned-writer Shelley Day. It’s a magnificent depiction of family trauma as well as a cracking piece of crime fiction. I was lucky enough to attend the launch of Day’s debut novel at Waterstones in Newcastle in July. Being seated between the children’s books and pregnancy guides in the store’s… Read More Review: The Confession of Stella Moon