Wednesday 7 March 2018


A couple from a new-to-me author, Robert Parker. I've not read him yet but these are on the pile for this month.

I believe Robert hails from Manchester, but I won't hold that against him.

His website is here.
His Facebook page is here.

Both of these look pretty amazing have garnered some fantastic reviews from the likes of Adrian McKinty, David Joy, Steph Post and Thomas Waugh

A bit fat kiss to Linda MacFadyen for pointing these in my direction, x

A Wanted Man (2017)

Ben Bracken, ex-soldier, has just got out of Strangeways. Not by the front door. With him, he has his 'insurance policy' - a bag of evidence that will guarantee his freedom, provided he can keep it safe - and he has money, carefully looked after by a friend, Jack Brooker. Rejected by the army, disowned by his father, and any hopes of parenthood long since shattered, Ben has no anchors in his life. No one to keep him steady. No one to stop his cause... Ideal for anyone who loves crime novels.

Crook's Hollow (2018)

In the quiet village of Crook’s Hollow, almost exactly between Manchester and Liverpool, land and pride are king.

And now someone has just tried to kill Thor Loxley – but Thor has no clue as to why. As the estranged youngest of the omnipresent Loxley farming dynasty, all of whom view him as a traitorous turncoat, in a village where everybody knows everybody else’s business, life is hard enough.

But here, farmers do things the old way. You deal with problems on your own terms. You keep everything in house where possible. You avoid involving the authorities. With nobody to turn to, Thor sets out to uncover who wronged him. But with corrupt land developers circling, the rival Crook family seeking to unsettle the Loxley’s at every turn, his own family despising him, and jealous old acquaintances lurking, the mystery plunges ever deeper – and up floats more greed, betrayal, secrecy and blood than Thor could possibly imagine.


  1. These both sound interesting, Col. The setting and context for Crook's Hollow is especially interesting to me. I hope you'll post a review when you've had the chance to read it.

    1. It does sound an intriguing plot and setting, Margot. I'll read it this month and probably post on it next.

  2. Nice covers. Interesting setting. I will keep this author in mind.

    1. I like the look of both of these, Tracy.

  3. Col – Both sound good. I will keep them in mind. Thanks.

    1. I'd be hard pressed to choose from the two before reading them at least.