Peter Donnelly

Crime Mystery

Over My Dead Body – Jeffery Archer

13 October 2021
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Detective William Warick
Jeffrey Archer
Police Thriller
2 November 2021

An unputdownable story of murder, revenge and betrayal from international number one bestseller Jeffrey Archer - a rollercoaster thriller which takes detective William Warwick to the cold case unit, where he chases someone who thinks they've got away with murder. 'Probably the greatest storyteller of our age' Mail on Sunday 'Peerless master of the page turner' Daily Mail 'If there were a Nobel Prize for storytelling, Archer would win' Daily Telegraph 'Archer is a master entertainer' Time


I’m not a fan of Jeffery Archer as a person, but he has written some great novels. His latest crime thriller Over My Dead Body illustrates many glimpses of his keen…

Literary Fiction

Oh William! – Elizabeth Strout

12 October 2021
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Elizabeth Strout
Random House

"Strout's iconic heroine Lucy Barton recounts her complex, tender relationship with William, her first husband -- and longtime, on-again-off-again friend and confidante."--


Elizabeth Strout has contributed significantly to my favourites bookshelf with her two unforgettable characters: Olive Kitteridge and Lucy Barton. Both women were crafted from the discerning and expressive observational…

Crime Mystery

The Man Who Died Twice – Richard Osman

4 October 2021
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The Thursday Murder Club
Richard Osman
Detective and mystery stories
16 September 2021

The second novel in the record-breaking number one bestselling Thursday Murder Club series, featuring the old (but far from past-it) team as they pursue a brand new mystery It's the following Thursday. Elizabeth has received a letter from an old colleague, a man with whom she has a long history. He is being hunted and he needs her help. His story involves stolen diamonds, a violent mobster, and a very big mistake. As bodies start piling up, Elizabeth enlists Joyce, Ibrahim and Ron in the hunt for a killer. And if they find the diamonds too? Well, wouldn't that be a bonus? But this time they are up against a ruthless murderer who wouldn't bat an eyelid at knocking off four septuagenarians. Can The Thursday Murder Club find the killer (and the diamonds) before the killer finds them?

Richard Osman is a popular TV personality in the UK, and has now released the second book in what is becoming a best-selling series. The Thursday Murder Club was…

Mystery Science Fiction

She Wouldn’t Change a Thing – Sarah Adlakha

28 September 2021
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Sarah Adlakha
Forge Books
10 August 2021

Sliding Doors meets Life After Life in Sarah Adlakha's story about a wife and mother who is given the chance to start over at the risk of losing everything she loves. A second chance is the last thing she wants. When thirty-nine year old Maria Forssmann wakes up in her seventeen-year-old body, she doesn’t know how she got there. All she does know is she has to get back: to her home in Bienville, Mississippi, to her job as a successful psychiatrist and, most importantly, to her husband, daughters, and unborn son. But she also knows that, in only a few weeks, a devastating tragedy will strike her husband, a tragedy that will lead to their meeting each other. Can she change time and still keep what it’s given her? Exploring the responsibilities love lays on us, the complicated burdens of motherhood, and the rippling impact of our choices, She Wouldn't Change a Thing is a dazzling debut from a bright new voice.


Time travel is such a mesmerising concept. Our fascination with returning to the past to relive precious moments, provide a heads up on the future (Humm lottery numbers), or…

Literary Fiction

Small Things Like These – Claire Keegan

22 September 2021
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Claire Keegan
Literary Fiction
Faber and Faber
21 October 2021

An exquisite winter tale of courage - and its cost, set in Catholic Ireland.

It is 1985, in an Irish town. During the weeks leading up to Christmas, Bill Furlong, a coal and timber merchant, faces into his busiest season. As he does the rounds, he feels the past rising up to meet him - and encounters the complicit silences of a people controlled by the Church.

The long-awaited new work from the author of FosterSmall Things Like These is an unforgettable story of hope, quiet heroism and tenderness.


Claire Keegan has crafted an outstanding novella that is heartbreakingly authentic, compelling, and reassuring in how a regular person rejected and ultimately helped curb the authority of the Catholic…