Elie, St Monans, Anstruther, Kirkcaldy, Fife. . . . .

I have just finished the latest Val McDermid book, Still Life. Again she has produced a terrific crime fiction novel and the bonus is that it is set in Fife, the county in which I was born.  The many place names mentioned in the book brought back memories of my years in Scotland. “Val McDermid…

Three completely different reads in November.

While on holiday in New Zealand I read two books that I had downloaded on my Kobo and the third I read when I arrived home. The Yorkshire Shepherdess by Amanda Owen was one I had read about on Twitter when someone had posted about her latest book. It sounded interesting and I thought I…

More February books

The Dark of Summer by Eric Linklater. This is a book borrowed from the library and one by an older author.  I had heard of this author but hadn’t read any of his books. He wrote novels, historical fiction, military history, travel and children’s books. “In the early years of World War II, an army…

A Val McDermid book from my “to be read” bookshelf

My reading challenge this year is to read those books already on my bookshelf, in other words, books to be read, waiting on the shelf. This book is one I bought second hand from a wonderful second hand bookshop in Sale.  I  bought it last year some time and now I have finally got around…

The starting point is airport security

You may have been through airport security many times yourself, I know the few times I have been through I have been stopped twice and taken to a separate room to have a more thorough body search. The reason I have been picked out is because I set off the alarm as I walk through…

Books

I have just finished reading A Darker Domain by Val McDermid.  It is a while since I read a book, July was when I finished the previous one.  Sometimes I am just not in the mood for reading and then I have a full on burst and consume several in a few days. A Darker…