Malice in the Cotswolds by Rebecca Tope

Chosen by the Solve the Murder Book Club, we read Malice in the Cotswolds by Rebecca Tope The Plot Thea Osborne, accompanied by her beloved spaniel Hepzie, has had her fair share of unfortunate occurrences while house-sitting, and her new assignment for the mysterious Yvonne Parker is no exception. The isolated and somewhat unsettling village… More Malice in the Cotswolds by Rebecca Tope

Belonging to a book club

I recently read an article by Gretchen Rubin entitled “How a Book Club Can Make You Happier”. She wrote that, as ancient philosophers and contemporary scientists agree that strong relationships make people happier and that reading makes people happier, a book club must make people happier as it combines relationships and reading. Eight science-backed reasons to… More Belonging to a book club

Solve the Murder Book Club – what are we reading now?

This month The Solve the Murder Book Club are reading Malice in the Cotswolds by Rebecca Tope The Plot Thea Osborne, accompanied by her beloved spaniel Hepzie, has had her fair share of unfortunate occurrences while house-sitting, and her new assignment for the mysterious Yvonne Parker is no exception. The isolated and somewhat unsettling village… More Solve the Murder Book Club – what are we reading now?

Those People Next Door

As part of World Book Night, The City Adventurers took part in a book reading. The book chosen was Those People Next Door by Kia Abdullah. This book had been “Waterstones Thriller of the Month” in August 2023. ‘A small act of malice between suburban neighbours snowballs, bringing tension and terror. Terrific and hugely thought-provoking’… More Those People Next Door

The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle

The Solve the Murder Book Club have been reading The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton. This book was winner of the Costa First Novel Award and has been described as a mind bending, time bending murder mystery.  Description Gosford Park meets Groundhog Day by way of Agatha Christie and Black Mirror – the most inventive story you’ll… More The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle