Review: Seas Of Snow by Kerensa Jennings

Today I’m reviewing Kerensa Jennings’ debut novel, the literary psychological thriller Seas Of Snow, published by Unbound. Blurb 1950s England. Five-year-old Gracie Scott lives with her Mam and next door to her best friend Billy. An only child, she has never known her Da. When her Uncle Joe moves in, his physical abuse of Gracie’s mother starts … More Review: Seas Of Snow by Kerensa Jennings

The Friday Interview: Stevyn Colgan on the funny side of murder

My guest today, Stevyn Colgan, is writer and researcher on the popular TV programme QI. After several non-fiction books, his first novel A Murder To Die For is 92% funded and looks like hitting 100% any day now. It is expected to be published by Unbound in 2017. Tell us a little about your background and career so … More The Friday Interview: Stevyn Colgan on the funny side of murder

The ghosts behind ‘Ghost Variations’

Today I present a special guest post by Jessica Duchen author of Ghost Variations (20 September 2016, Unbound) about the spine-tingling and captivating historical circumstances on which her novel draws. Oujia boards, messages from dead composer Robert Schumann, a lost final concerto and a talented violinist heroine who attracted the finest composers and musicians… This piece has well and truly whetted my appetite for the book, as … More The ghosts behind ‘Ghost Variations’

Guest Post: Jennie Ensor and Blind Side — The Last Word-Book Review

I am delighted to welcome Jennie Ensor as a guest on my review page as a guest blog talking about her forthcoming debut book Blind Side to be published on 23 July 2016. I will be reviewing Blind Side on 27 July. How Blind Side came into being: inspiration, research, titles and more […] via Guest … More Guest Post: Jennie Ensor and Blind Side — The Last Word-Book Review

Ghosts of Chechnya to be published this summer

Not long to go now… My debut novel (I like the sound of that, forgive me) is set to be published by Unbound this summer! (cue drum roll, clashing of cymbals and general hullabaloo, however that’s spelled) They are aiming for June but have warned me about possible delays. I will have a firm date closer to the time. I’ve … More Ghosts of Chechnya to be published this summer