50 shades of noir
The criminally fun weekend that is Newcastle Noir is back again in early May for three days of shadowy fun at the City Library.
Can we have a word…?
Words! There will be plenty of them at this year’s Hexham Book Festival, which, since it first saw light of day back in 2006, has flowered into one of the most significant lit...
Book Of The Month: Cleopatra Goes To Prison
Claudia Durastanti (translated by Christine Donougher) - Like Cleopatra – the Egyptian one – Caterina is adept at juggling lovers. But whereas Cleopatra’s affairs were all wra...
The Broken Ones
Ren Richards - Ren Richards is the pen name of Lauren DeStefano, a US writer who has won much acclaim for her dystopian series of YA novels. This is her first stab at adult su...
Joe Ide - This is the fourth in Joe Ide’s ‘IQ’ series of LA-set crime thrillers, and it’s as high-octane as ever and packing plenty of heart. IQ is Isaiah Quintabe, a young bl...
The Man on the Street
Trevor Wood - 2012. Jimmy is a Falkland’s War veteran who, while serving in the navy, suffered significant psychological damage. His wife has left him, he’s estranged from his...
Edited by William Dalrymple - As the East India Company extended its sway across India in the late eighteenth century, many remarkable artworks were commissioned by Company of...
Such A Fun Age
Kiley Reid - Kiley Reid’s debut novel begins in a well-to-do supermarket in Philadelphia. It’s late. A young black woman, Emira, is there with Briar, a white two-year-old todd...
Graham Moore - The United States. When fifteen-year-old schoolgirl Jessica Silver goes missing, presumed dead, suspicion falls on one of her schoolteachers. There is evidence ...
Luke Brown - The titular “theft” of Luke Brown’s latest novel can said to be related to property, as in: all property is theft. When the story begins Paul is living in an off-...
Michelle Paver - Out now in paperback this gothic chiller is the perfect stoke-the-fire-and-lock-all-the-doors winter read. It begins with a reporter calling on Maud at her di...
Robin Morgan-Bentley - When Alice finds that her husband, Adam, is missing she is thrown into a panic. He has a history of depression and her worst fears are realised when she...
Six Wicked Reasons
Jo Spain - There’s more than a touch of the Agatha Christies about Jo Spain’s latest thriller in which a well-to-do Irish clan reunite at the family home for a celebration, on...