March Retrospective


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It’s been an interesting third month of the year, weather-wise. Whilst I’ve watched the rest of the UK enjoying warm sunshine, my wee corner of Scotland has struggled to get rid of the grey clouds which have plagued our skies.

It’s been a good month for reading; I surged ahead with my list from the very beginning and now find myself several books into my April reads after completing twenty-two books this month. I really could have chosen any one of around twenty books to be my pick of the month, and re-read all my reviews in order to help me decide. This month’s outstanding read was by an author new to me; since hearing great things about his novels on the UK Crime Book Club facebook group, I have been trying to slot the first in his popular crime series into my list. Finally I succeeded and I look forward to working my way through the rest of the DCI Daley series. Whisky From Small Glasses has a very serious crime at it’s core and it intrigued me from the very start. The location – in Scotland – came across as very scenic; the people were a great mix of characters as you would find anywhere but the icing on the cake, for me, was the amazing relationship between the protagonist and his sergeant. With a fabulous injection of humour, I finally decided this was the novel which stood out this month – and if you enjoy an excellent crime thriller, then I highly recommend you look into author Denzil Meyrick.

I hope everyone else is enjoying reading as much as I am at the moment; the only thing which could improve is the Scottish weather – I can barely wait to be reading in the garden again!

Here’s to a wonderful April!









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