The multi-million bestselling author


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This Month's Picks

Sep 2023

And Then There Were None

Sep 2023

Murder Isn’t Easy

Carla Valentine

Whether within fact or fiction, it can be thrilling and satisfying to the audience to learn about an offence which would have gone unsolved if not for an unusually astute investigator happening upon a hair from an exotic animal, or a specific brand of cigarette, or a tiny piece of sand from a particular beach.


  1. Have you read any Agatha Christie books? If so, which one(s)?
  2. What did you think about this book overall? Is it something you would have picked up? Were you glad you did?
  3. Did you find any chapters particularly interesting? Did you learnanything surprising that stuck with you?
  4.  Agatha Christie’s research and attention to detail makes her work believable. However, she occasionally bent the rules. Do you think, as a reader, it is important for writers to be able to bend the rules to fit the storyline, or that they should always stick to real life?
  5. Has this book made you view Christie's writing, or any crime writers, differently? How so?


August 2023 Recommendations

One Italian Summer

Rebecca Serle

There is more to life than just continuing to do what we know. What got you here won’t get you there.


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July 2023 Recommendations

The Case of the Velvet Claws

Erle Stanley Gardner

I told you just what she was - all velvet and claws!


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The castle came suddenly into view, a mighty, golden edifice that must have struck fear and awe into the hearts of any would-be invaders.


LJ Ross is an international bestselling author, whose books have sold over 8 million copies worldwide.

Her debut, Holy Island, was released in 2015 and became an instant, international bestseller. Since then, more than twenty of her novels have gone on to take the coveted #1 spot, some even before general release and whilst only available to ‘pre-order’. The Bookseller magazine has reported on Louise having topped the ‘Most Read’ and ‘Most Sold’ fiction charts, and she has garnered an army of loyal fans who love her atmospheric and addictive storytelling.

Her eleventh novel, The Infirmary, is a prequel story to the DCI Ryan series and is available as a major Audible Originals audio-drama starring Tom Bateman, Kevin Whately, Bertie Carvel, Hermione Norris and Alun Armstrong.

The first novel in her Alexander Gregory Thrillers series, Impostor, was shortlisted in the British Book Awards 2020: Crime & Thriller Book of the Year. The audiobook of Impostor, narrated by Hugh Dancy, was also selected as a finalist in the New York Festivals Radio Awards, Best Fiction Audiobook of the Year Category.

In May 2021, Louise was shortlisted for the prestigious Crime Writers’ Association ‘Dagger in the Library’ award, which recognises an author’s entire body of work having been consistently enjoyed by library borrowers around the United Kingdom, and an author’s longstanding support of libraries.

Louise was born in Northumberland, England. She studied undergraduate and postgraduate Law at King’s College, University of London and then abroad in Paris and Florence. She spent much of her working life in London, where she was a lawyer for a number of years until taking the decision to change career and pursue her dream to write. Now, she writes full time and lives with her husband and son in Northumberland and Edinburgh. She enjoys reading all manner of books, painting, travelling and spending time with family and friends.

To find out more about the many philanthropic ventures Louise has founded and sponsored through her publishing imprint, Dark Skies Publishing, please visit ‘Philanthropy’.

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