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A Death in Mayfair by Mark Ellis
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A Death in Mayfair by Mark Ellis was published with Accent Press (Headline), bringing to life the fascinating era during the war years for a detective of Scotland Yard. This ‘Hollywood-Noir’...

Black Summer by M.W. Craven
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‘An explosion of fat, guts, bones and blood filled his mouth. The sweet flesh and bitter entrails were sublime. The grease that coated the roof of his mouth was breathtaking....

The Emerald Affair by Janet MacLeod Trotter
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The Emerald Affair is the first book of The Raj Hotel, a new series from writer Janet MacLeod Trotter. Published with Lake Union Publishing, it is described as ‘an evocative tale of life...

I Dare You by Sam Carrington
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I Dare You is the fifth novel to be released by Sam Carrington. I Dare You is described as a ‘gripping crime thriller’ and is a dual time novel jumping between 1989 and the...

Sinful – New Irish Crime Stories by the3percenters
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Vengeful…Deceitful…Spiteful…Sinful Following on from the success of Sins : New Irish Crime Stories, this wonderful group of Irish writers, aka the3percenters, have recently released their latest collection of short stories. Novelist,...

The Watsons by Rose Servitova
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Over two hundred years ago, Jane Austen started writing The Watsons but it was never completed…until now. Irish writer Rose Servitova made a decision to pick up where Jane Austen left off...

A Great Beauty by A. O’Connor
Posted by Dymphna Nugent in , .

Irish writer A. O’Connor returns with A Great Beauty, a name which I absolutely despise because it diminishes the quality of the historical writing within. Finding success with previous titles...

A Listening Ear by Michael Healy-Rae
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What did I expect when I started to read this? Truth be told, I wanted to see how much of the man was left when politics was removed from the...

Home Truths by Susan Lewis
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Originally released in August 2019 with Harper Collins, Home Truths will be released in mass paperback in January 2020. Home Truths shines a light on the reality of being faced with poverty and...

Akin by Emma Donoghue
Posted by Dymphna Nugent in , .

It’s hard to read a new novel by Emma Donoghue and not make comparisons to the success of Room, uncomfortable masterpiece that it was. Akin is described as “her first...