Recommended Read: This Is How It Ends by Eva Dolan

When property developers buy a London tower block and start to force people out of their homes, Ella and Molly start a protest campaign . But one night, Molly gets a phone call from Ella that throws both of their lives out of kilter. Eva Dolan’s This Is How It Ends is a gripping, rich, Continue reading “Recommended Read: This Is How It Ends by Eva Dolan”

Recommended Read: Watch Her Disappear by Eva Dolan

DI Zigic and DS Ferreira are called to investigate the murder of a trans woman in Eva Dolan’s fourth novel set in Peterborough police’s Hate Crimes Unit. Once again Dolan gives us an evenly paced police procudural full of  twists and turns, believeble characters  and a stong sense of place and time. Engrossing and moving,Continue reading “Recommended Read: Watch Her Disappear by Eva Dolan”

The Best Of Brit Grit 2016

Well, 10 of the best, anyway. There were a few other Brit Grit gems I also read in 2016 that I really enjoyed. If I had to pick one book to personify The Best Of Brit Grit this year, it would probably be Marwick’s Reckoning by Gareth Spark. However, in no particular order, here areContinue reading “The Best Of Brit Grit 2016”

Recommended Read: After You Die by Eva Dolan

DI Zigic and DS Ferreira are back for a third outing in Eva Dolan‘s marvelous After You Die. The mother of a disabled child is stabbed to death and the child is left to starve.  Peterborough Hate Crimes Unit are called in to investigate the murder and in the process DI Zigic and DS Ferreira uncover a lotContinue reading “Recommended Read: After You Die by Eva Dolan”

Recommended Read: Tell No Tales by Eva Dolan

Detectives Zigic and Ferreira are back, and a welcome return it is, too. As in Eva Dolan‘s marvelous debut novel,Long Way Home, the prickly duo investigate a murder which leads them to dig deeply into Britain’s immigrant communities. Tell No Tales is an engrossing, marvelously well-written and perfectly paced police procedural that takes an uncomfortableContinue reading “Recommended Read: Tell No Tales by Eva Dolan”

Short, Sharp Interview: Eva Dolan

PDB: Can you pitch LONG WAY HOME in 25 words or less? The murder of a migrant worker exposes a world of slum landlords, right-wing extremists and sadistic gangmasters who believe they are above the law. PDB: Which music, books, films or television shows have floated your boat recently? My musical find of 2013 isContinue reading “Short, Sharp Interview: Eva Dolan”