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Book review - A Deadly Thaw by Sarah Ward. Definitely deadly in Derbyshire!

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Book review - The Other Widow by Susan Crawford. A story of secret relationships that are even more tangled that you first think.

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Audiobook review: Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz. Cosy crime with a modern twist

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Susan Ryeland is a book editor, settling down one evening to read the manuscript of Magpie Murders, the latest in the bestselling Atticus Pund series.  Magpie Murders is a genuine cosy crime novel. It’s set in a small Wiltshire village, where Atticus Pund, private investigator and star of the novel is investigating a murder by beheading, which may or may not be linked to an accidental death the week before.  
Magpie Murders is a proper vintage crime story, centred on Pye Hall, an old manor hall, with a real life, well, soon to be dead, lord living there, an unfaithful wife pursued by a London lothario, a weedy vicar plus a village busybody just to name a few.  And did I mention the classic detective – charming and unflappable Atticus Pund, who gently questions each character and solves the crime.

Well, the only problem is that the last chapter of the manuscript Ryeland is reading is missing, so nobody knows who the murderer is and just to add a further layer of complexity, the author, A…

Book review: The Mistletoe Murder by P D James - A perfect Christmas present!

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