She Planned Her Own Funeral. But Did She Arrange Her Murder?
A wealthy woman strangled six hours after she’s arranged her own funeral.
A very private detective uncovering secrets but hiding his own.
A reluctant author drawn into a story he can’t control.
What do they have in common?
Unexpected death, an unsolved mystery and a trail of bloody clues lie at the heart of Anthony Horowitz’s page-turning new thriller.
This was a little “take-it-or-leave-it” for our group unfortunately.
There were some interesting characters and the behind-the-scenes insight into how a detective works seemed like a good idea. However, we found it very slow to start with, and the author being part of the story was too distracting for some of our readers.
It did keep us guessing till the end with a great twist revealing who the murderer was that pulled us all back in a little.
If you can’t have enough of crime, here are more for you. Costa has announced its 2018 shortlists of crime writing titles. Costa is one of the UK’s most prestigious and popular literary prizes and recognises some of the most enjoyable books of the year, written by authors based in the UK and Ireland. Continue reading →
The Crime Writers Association Daggers have been synonymous with quality crime writing for over fifty years. As the most celebrated crime writing, many famous & wonderful works have been produced. This year we can see some names familiar and new.
Check out the Top 10 Reads for November 2018, as chosen by library staff around Australia. A little something for everyone including the sequel Wundersmith (Librarians’ Choice Favorite of the month), to the best selling children’s book Nevermoor: the trials of Morrigan Crow. To reserve a copy, just click on the title that catches your attention.