18 Jan 2019

Hell Bay by Kate Rhodes

DI Ben Kitto has escaped to his childhood home on the Scilly Isles to recover from an incident on the force that has left him shaken and grieving. The dramatic landscape of Bryher - salt and wind and cliffs - combined with old friends is set to provide some respite, but when tragedy strikes, Kitto is called upon to use his hard-earned skills.

14 Jan 2019

From the Ashes by Deborah Challinor

Challinor’s historical novels are usually cram-packed with female characters who are the books’ main agents, and From the ashes is no exception. Set in the 1950s, it is one of the titles published recently about this interesting era of New Zealand history: post-war, a time of urban drift, the Mazengarb report bemoaning juvenile delinquency and a ghastly normalised racism.