20 January 2017

A review of 'In all Probability: A collection of short stories'

This collection of 30 short tales packs in so much its hard to know where to start. Each tale packs a lot in with plenty of implied and hinted backstories and endings that let you build on the teaser style writing that Morris uses. Because of this, these stories don't feel anywhere near as short as they are and before you know it you have been pulled into Morris' world in all its strange, scary, odd and unsettling glory. Morris's writing flows as well as ever and will appeal to all types of reader (unless you really don't like short stories, but even then you should try these to see how well they can be done). I was particularly fond of It's An Ill Wind and Dead Eye, and was somewhat amused by Progress and Better Late Than Never. A few of the tales were also quite touching, especially Swan Song which I think definitely ranks in one of my favourites. A great collection, proven by the fact that I read the lot in one evening...oops.

Sam's review, Dec 30, 2016
Genre: Fiction: Short Stories

6 January 2017

The Five Facets of Murder - A Sparkling Page-Turner

Genre: Fiction: Crime Detective Mystery


The Percival diamond disappears when twins, William and Elsie Percival, are children. Not too long afterwards, their parents die. They  unearth a trunk in the attic; the contents: the secret to the Percival diamond, and set out to find out what happened to it. Mary, their cousin, whom the siblings have not seen in many years, may be able to unlock the mystery and so a house party is organised in her honour.
The party guests that arrive at Oakmere Hall are a mixed bunch. Death also pays a visit, bringing Inspector Thomas and his bumbling sidekick Constable Turner up to the estate to try to unravel the enigma.

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Reviews

"A jewel of a novel, shimmering with intrigue and suspense."
…publishedbestsellers.com


"I couldn’t put it down, and I didn't guess the murderer either!"
…Francis Gershwin, Office Manager.


"Compelling mixture of chills … with threads of humour running through it."
…George Long, Librarian.


"All the elements of the 1930s murder mysteries are captured in this story."
…Polly Stroud, Nurse.


"Brilliant whodunit with laugh-out-loud moments. I love this author’s style."
…Janet Morgan




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