Bookish News and Views

This page is still a work in progress as I’m re-indexing (10 July 2021)

An indexed list of bookish posts, news and views. Click on index for linked posts.

Book Events

General Bookish posts and ramblings

My Bookish Month – a look at what I’ve bought (usually too much), what I’ve read (not enough) and if I’m lucky some bookish events (live or virtual)

New Publications – my pick of the week’s new fiction titles

Publication Day and other bookish features

Book Events

Book Launch – Happiness is a Thing with Wings by Susi Osborne

My Theakston Old Peculier Crime Festival 2022

Book Launch – Murder at the Winterbottom WI by Gina Kirkham

Book Launch – Blues, Twos and Baby Shoes by Gina Kirkham – 17th October, 2019

Author/Blogger Meet Up in Stoke 5th October, 2019

Literary Lunch, 2nd Oct 2019

My Northwich Lit Fest June 2019 – Part 2.

My Northwich Lit Fest June 2019 – Part 1

My Theakston Old Peculier Writing Festival, Harrogate 19-22 July 2018

My Harrogate Theakstons Crime Festival 20-23 July 2017

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General Book Related Posts and Ramblings

Judging a Book by it’s Cover

House of Books and Friends Book Cafe

Reading Romance #RespectRomFiction

My Books of the Year for 2022

The Selfie Bag from the Cotton Bag Co #ProductReview #SelfieBag

My picks of 2021 & plans for 2022

How this Christmas pudding became a Christmas tart!

Stunners : The models and muses within the Pre-Raphaelite circle.

Five on Friday with … a twist. My top Five reads of 2020.

It’s beginning to look a lot like … my Christmas reading book fest

Reading Party @william1shaw @partyreading @bertsbooks

Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Shortlist 2020 @HarrogateFest #TheakstonAward #TheakstonsCrime #CrimeFiction

The Windrush Scandal and ‘The Unwanted’ with an associated reading list. #BlackLivesMatter

Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Longlist 2020 @HarrogateFest #TheakstonAward #TheakstonsCrime #CrimeFiction

Thrills, spills and sexual chemistry – the explosive world of Dr Jaq Silver @erskine_fiona @OneworldNews #TheChemicalReaction #TheChemicalDetective

A cryptic, chemical, captivating crossword (with prizes) from @erskine_fiona #TheChemicalReaction

The Book Trust Christmas Appeal 2019 @Booktrust

The National Centre for Writing launches two new awards for early career writers @WritersCentre @RiotComms

The Annual Bloggers Bash Awards 2019 voting is open.

To blog or not to blog …?

Review of the Year 2018.

On Being Yourself

Privilege vs Entitlement

2018 Annual Bloggers Bash Awards

My Best Books of 2017

Blog Tours – my thoughts and observations.

Rapid Fire Book Tag

Blogger Recognition Award

Goodbye 2016 Hello 2017

Booktag : Goodreads

My First Blogiversary

Ebooks and pricing

Book Tag: Mid-Year Book Freak Out Tag

Urmston Bookshop -Dream Come True – reblogged

What is Contemporary Fiction? – reblogged

Feed an Author – Leave a Review – reblogged

David Bowie and my Golden Years

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Publication Day and other bookish features


In Cases of Murder by Jan Edwards


Murders at the Montgomery Hall Hotel by Gina Kirkham

A Gift Called Hope by Eva Jordan

Lake of Echoes by Liza Perrat

Murders at the Winterbottom WI by Gina Kirkham – publication day 25 May 2022

The Sinner by Caroline England, cover reveal

This Charming Man by C K McDonnell – 17 February 2022


Mavis Upton is back! Relaunched, refreshed and raring to go with Gina Kirkham @GinaGeeJay

Finding Suzy : The Hunt for Missing Estate Agent Suzy Lamplugh and ‘Mr Kipper’ by David Videcette #Review @DavidVidecette

The Beach House by Beverley Jones – 24 June, 2021

Finding Happiness in Spain by Ian Wilfred – 22 June, 2021

So Many Ways of Loving by Christine Webber – 16 June, 2021

Out of the Mountain Shadows by Rose Alexander – 10 June, 2021

No Going Back by Robert Crouch – 20 May, 2021

The Chemical Reaction by Fiona Erskine – 13 May, 2021

A Donkey on the Catwalk by Marjory McGinn – 5 May, 2021

The Unwanted Dead by Chris Lloyd – 18 March, 2021

All You Need is Love by Jessica Redland – 11 March, 2021

Die in the Dark by Dave Sivers – 2 March, 2021

The Heart Stone by Judith Barrow – 18 February, 2021

Not Having it All by @Jennie_Ensor -13 February, 2021

The Family by Owen Mullen – 21 January, 2021

The Stranger Times by C.K. McDonnell – 14 January, 2021

Along the Endless River by Rose Alexander 14 January, 2021

Publication Day for Better Luck next Time by Julia Claiborne Johnson @JuliaClaiborneJ @SharynRosenblum


Publication Day shout out for The Sapphire Child by Janet MacLeod Trotter @MacLeodTrotter

Publication Day shout out for Mystery at the Old Mill by Clare Chase @ClareChase_

Publication Day shout out for The Running Wolf by Helen Steadman @hsteadman1650 @ImpressBooks1

Publication Day shout out for The Villa of Dreams by Lucy Coleman @LucyColemanauth

Publication Day shout out for The Forgotten Orphan by Glynis Peters @_GlynisPeters_ @0neMoreChapter_

The Girl in the Missing Poster by Barbara Copperthwaite #CoverReveal and Pre-order details @BCopperthwait 27/11/20

Publication Day shout out for The House in the Hollow by Allie Cresswell

Publication Day Shout out for The Unwanted Dead by Chris Lloyd @chrislloydbcn

Publication Day shout out for No Love Lost by Robert Crouch #KentFisherMysteries @robertcrouchuk

Publication Day shout out for Christmas at Lock Keepers Cottage by Lucy Coleman @LucyColemanauth

Publication Day shout out for Island of Fear by Misha Herwin

The Lost Blackbird by Liza Perrat @LizaPerrat #Australia

Publication Day shout out for Listed Dead by Jan Edwards @Jancoledwards

Publication Day shout out for The Syndicate by GJ Minett @GJMinett @eturns_112

Publication Day spotlight on Publication Guaranteed (well, almost) by Esther Chiltern @esthernewton201

Mystery at Seagrave Hall by Clare Chase – a publication day shout out. @ClareChase_

Publication Day shout out for Confessions by Caro Land @CazEngland

In Ink by Dave Sivers : a guest post ahead of publication @DaveSivers #NewPublication #CrimeFiction

Publication Day for Carrion by Graeme Cumming @GraemeCumming63

Publication Day for To Catch a Witch by Sharon Booth @Sharon_Booth1 #WitchesofCastleClair

Coming soon … Afraid of the Light @NolanDom @Samaritans #AfraidOfTheLight

Publication Day for Toxic Triangles by Alison Lingwood 

Publication Day for Summer in Provence by Lucy Coleman @LucyColemanauth

My Bookish March 2020

Publication day for Borrowed Time by David Mark @davidmarkwriter

Publication Day for Roots of Corruption by Laura Laakso @LLaaksoWriter @LouiseWalters12

Publication day for The Memory by Judith Barrow @judithbarrow77 @honno

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