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Canary Child by David Field and Alan Dance Canary Child, book review

At this time of Remembrance now is a good time to review Canary Child especially as we approach the 100th anniversary of the tragic explosion at the National Shell Filling Factory at Chilwell 1  July 1918. Canary Child is a difficult book to categorise, it initially appears to be a ghost tale which ties a modern mystery story to the historical events that provide purpose to the tale. It is the interspersed with a touch of romance which means there is something for any reader, no one should feel put off by those genres that they would not normally read.

General Cemetery - OJ260027 Not quite in plain sight. A Watson mini-mystery

A small time crook goes missing and Detective Chief Inspector Joanne Watson suspects foul play, but where is the body? She enlists the help of her brother Bill in an another Watson mini-mystery.

Watson mini-mystery notes Fiction, a new venture

Today sees publication of the first of a new fiction series that we are calling Watson mini-mysteries.

A lake, somewhere in Burma, 1945 ©Blackmouse The Swim

1945, somewhere in Burma. Peter Williams had a day’s leave and a chance to get off the base for a few hours.

The Anatomy of Ghosts, cover The Anatomy of Ghosts, Murder Mystery in 18th Century Cambridge

The Anatomy of Ghosts is both a ghost story and a murder mystery set in the cloistered world of a Cambridge college in the late 1700s.

The Soul Collectors, cover The Soul Collectors, Thriller with a Macabre and Grotesque Enemy

A chilling thriller, CSI Darby McCormick faces a strange enemy. Young children go missing only to return years later in bizarre and macabre circumstances.

The Secret Crown, cover The Secret Crown, Murder, Conspiracy and Treasure Thriller

The murder of King Ludwig II and cover-up is the basis for Chris Kuzneski’s fast paced thriller. Will the good guys find the treasure and the historical truth first?

Dark Water, cover Dark Water, Complex Police and Detective Serial Murder Mystery

Caro Ramsay's latest novel, Dark Water, is out in paperback. Set around Glasgow in Scotland it should satisfy lovers of challenging detective mysteries.

Bad Things Happen, cover Bad Things Happen, Plans Go Wrong, People Die, A Good Debut Novel

Harry Dolan's debut murder mystery romps along and is a promising start for a new writer. Readers will enjoy this work and be waiting for his second book.

Trail of Blood – Shanghai Moon, a Murder Mystery

A richly detailed murder mystery, Trail of Blood, spans three generations across three continents before the search for the Shanghai Moon reaches New York's Chinatown.Trail of Blood is another volume in the Bill Smith and Lydia Chin series of crime novels.

Play to Kill, cover Play to Kill by P J Tracy,

Detectives and computer experts join forces in desperate hunt for person or persons committing serial murders and posting video on social networking sites.

The Missing, cover The Missing, Strong Debut Novel by Jane Casey

Jane Casey's debut novel, The Missing, is an intriguing mix of murder mystery and psychological thriller that explores the nature of personal strength and victimhood.

Quite Ugly One Morning, cover Quite Ugly One Morning by Christopher Brookmyre

Christopher Brookmyre's first novel is an excellent start combining wit, humour with very dark images of murder and man's lust for power and wealth at any cost.

Bleading Heart Square, book cover Bleeding Heart Square, a Novel by Andrew Taylor

A society wife leaves her husband and moves to seedy lodgings where coincidences draw her into the mystery of a middle-aged spinster's disappearance four years earlier.

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