Peter Donnelly

Mystery Thriller

Roses, Wine & Murder – Rose Young

29 July 2021
Roses, Wine and Murder Book Cover Roses, Wine and Murder
Rose Young
Best Books Publishing
30 November 2017

Vineyards, gardens, fine wine and food pairings delight ... yet in this case, death disturbs all tranquility. Roxanne Samson, a sweet and sensible gardening expert is being targeted after a wealthy wine connoisseur is found dead in her city garden. Soon her friend, Georgi Algarve, a flamboyant wine aficionado, realizes both their lives are in serious danger. The endearing duo, try to discover the murderer in their own haphazard way, yet weave their way deeper into trouble when a deadly game of blackmail is played.

Roses, Wine & Murder is an intriguing murder mystery with charming characters that infuse a dazzling sense of location, landscape gardening and idyllic vineyards. A mystery based in New London,…

Historical Fiction Literary Fiction Mystery

The Dark Frontier – A.B. Decker

12 July 2021
The Dark Frontier Book Cover The Dark Frontier
A. B. Decker
Clink Street Publishing
25 March 2021

The death of journalist Frank Goss has cast a shadow full of troubling question marks over Ellen's bereavement. Above all, what led him to disappear from her life without any explanation? When Frank arrives in Basel, Switzerland, to cover a referendum on women's suffrage in 1971, he is plagued by hallucinations. After admission to a clinic, he vanishes. And Ellen is left only with a mysterious verse that psychiatrist Dr Zellweger says he wrote before discharging himself. But not only do the descriptions of their patient not tally with the Frank she knows. The patient gave his name as Eigenmann. Had he been living a separate life she knew nothing about? While she searches for Frank with generous support from Zellweger's wife Marthe, the story of Eigenmann gradually emerges: the drama of a man possessed, exiled in a border town beset by the bullying behaviour of its Nazi neighbours in the late 1930s and drawn by the allure of a beautiful woman. But was this all a figment of Frank's imagination? Only after his funeral is it brought home to Ellen that she was offered a clue to unlocking this mystery from the outset.


The Dark Frontier is an absorbing and mysterious drama that meticulously crafts a menacing tale that explores a personality transformation of the main protagonist along with two sequences of events….


Dead Ground – M.W. Craven

2 July 2021
Dead Ground Book Cover Dead Ground
Washington Poe
M.W. Craven
Crime, Thriller
Little Brown Group
3 June 2021

Detective Sergeant Washington Poe is in court, fighting eviction from his beloved and isolated croft, when he is summoned to a backstreet brothel in Carlisle where a man has been beaten to death with a baseball bat. Poe is confused - he hunts serial killers and this appears to be a straightforward murder-by-pimp - but his attendance was requested personally, by the kind of people who prefer to remain in the shadows.

As Poe and the socially awkward programmer Tilly Bradshaw delve deeper into the case, they are faced with seemingly unanswerable questions: despite being heavily vetted for a high-profile job, why does nothing in the victim's background check out? Why was a small ornament left at the murder scene - and why did someone on the investigation team steal it? And what is the connection to a flawlessly executed bank heist three years earlier, a heist where nothing was taken


Dead Ground is the latest in the spellbinding crime thriller series from Mike W. Craven. It is such a joy to read a captivating thriller with two characters in Tilly…

Supernatural War

Hellbound – Giacometti and Ravenne

25 June 2021
Hellbound Book Cover Hellbound
The Black Sun Trilogy
Giacometti and Ravenne
Hodder & Stoughton
14 Jan 2021

July 1942. Never has the outcome of the war been more uncertain. Britain might have ruled out any risk of invasion, but Stalin's Russia is bowing under the blows of Hitler's armies.
The Nazis unleash an occult war in an attempt to tip the scales: whoever reunites the four sacred Swastikas will win.

Double agent Tristan Marcas sets out in search of the Romanov treasure, which is said to harbor the final relic. He's got no time to lose: the battle is about to come to a head...

Hellbound is the final book in a superb supernatural spy thriller series called the Black Sun Trilogy. During the Nazi reign in Germany in the 1930s and 40s, this epic…


The Therapist – B.A. Paris

15 June 2021
The Therapist Book Cover The Therapist
B. A. Paris
St. Martin's Press
13 July 2021

The multimillion-copy New York Times bestselling author B.A. Paris returns to her heartland of gripping psychological suspense in The Therapist—a powerful tale of a house that holds a shocking secret. When Alice and Leo move into a newly renovated house in The Circle, a gated community of exclusive houses, it is everything they’ve dreamed of. But appearances can be deceptive... As Alice is getting to know her neighbours, she discovers a devastating secret about her new home, and begins to feel a strong connection with Nina, the therapist who lived there before. Alice becomes obsessed with trying to piece together what happened two years before. But no one wants to talk about it. Her neighbors are keeping secrets and things are not as perfect as they seem...

The Therapist is the latest psychological suspense thriller from B.A. Paris, with a murder mystery that occurs in a small private housing community. Alice and her boyfriend Leo buy their…