• British,  Crime fiction

    The Woman Who Ran by Sam Baker

    I have been following Sam Baker on Twitter since the launch of her website The Pool, a site which ‘makes interesting, inspiring, original content for busy women’. It was also on Twitter where I found out she was publishing a crime fiction novel in January 2016 entitled The Woman Who Ran with the tagline ‘How do you escape what you can’t remember?’. As you can imagine, it sounds right up my alley, so I asked Sam for a review copy and she kindly put me in contact with her team at Harper Collins and I was finally sent a review copy. Thanks to Sam and Felicity Denham for sending me…

  • Crime fiction,  International

    El guardián invisible (The Invisible Guardian) by Dolores Redondo (Baztán Trilogy #1)

    As many of you already know I’m Spanish, but I tend to avoid Spanish literature as much as possible and have done so since I can remember. I read better and quicker in English, and I feel much more at ease in the Anglo-speaking world. However, last year I heard about a crime fiction trilogy called ‘the Baztán trilogy’ by Dolores Redondo. I was not that impressed until I visited La semana negra –’The Noir Festival’– where many independent bookshop owners recommended the trilogy to me the very same day the author was at the festival meeting readers and signing books. So, I bought the first installment in the series,…

  • Crime fiction,  Events

    Waterstones Killer Crime Festival

    Waterstones and Harper Collins are organising a very interesting event – both physical and online – for crime fiction fans, readers, authors and publishers. The Festival will take place on Friday, 13 March 2015 at 14:00 and Saturday, 14 March 2015 at 20:00 (GMT) Books & Reviews has been asked to participate as a blog, but I will keep you posted on upcoming surprises 😉 Meanwhile, you can find more information here.