‘The Sweet Oil of Vitriol’ by Daniel Eagleton

The Sweet Oil of Vitriol: A Tom Glaze Hit Mossad agent Thomas lands in hospital after his first hit goes badly wrong. Left without a job, he’s offered another opportunity when his former handler asks him to assassinate the head of the African Union. However, in order to make it look like an accident, Thomas … Continue reading

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‘The Enemy Within’ by Scott Burn

The Enemy Within Teenage outsider Max can’t deal with the chaos going on inside his own head, but after a failed suicide attempt he finds himself in an institution. Realising his ‘visions’ aren’t necessarily signs of insanity, he learns he’s not the only one who can see them. When three young people with similar abilities … Continue reading

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Creating Inspiration – Where to Start

Embarking on the task of writing a new book is always a thrill, but that thrill doesn’t start for me until I have the title, because until then, I don’t have a clue where to start. I little while ago, I wrote about coming up with the idea for a series of books in the … Continue reading

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‘Now and Then in Tuscany’ by Angela Petch

Now and Then in Tuscany: Italian Journeys A sequel to the author’s first novel, ‘Tuscan Roots’, this volume follows the journey of Giuseppe Starnucci, in the early part of the last century, as he exchanges an unhappy life at a seminary for one travelling with shepherds, herding sheep to new grazing lands near the Tuscan … Continue reading

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Victorian Villains No 3 – Katie Webster

In my search for characters, I must admit I do enjoy a good murder. Some time ago, I started a series on Victorian villains, the first two being Amelia Dyer and Mary Ann Cotton. Ms Dyer ended up being the model for the baddie in the second of my Christie McKinnon stories, The House That … Continue reading

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‘The Man Who Hunted Himself’ by Lex Lander

The Man Who Hunted Himself Former Secret Service operative, André Warner, faces a challenge of a different kind when he’s offered a contract by an American racketeer. Trouble is, the job is to kill the assassin who knocked-off the gangster’s own brother. While Andre might have few qualms about taking out a fellow hitman, the … Continue reading

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