Review: ‘In Cold Blood’ Truman Capote

Controversial and compelling, In Cold Blood reconstructs the murder in 1959 of a Kansas farmer, his wife and both their children. Truman Capote's comprehensive study of the killings and subsequent investigation explores the circumstances surrounding this terrible crime and the effect it had on those involved. At the centre of his study are the amoral young killers … Continue reading Review: ‘In Cold Blood’ Truman Capote

April in books

It's honestly terrifying how we're into May already. I could talk about how 2021 has just felt like 2020 Part Two so far, but I'm going to try and focus on the positives instead. The latest statistics show that 14.9m are now fully vaccinated in the UK and, here in Scotland, we've been moved down … Continue reading April in books

Review: ‘A History of the Vampire in Popular Culture’ Violet Fenn

Our enduring love of vampires - the bad boys (and girls) of paranormal fantasy - has persisted for centuries. Despite being bloodthirsty, heartless killers, vampire stories commonly carry erotic overtones that are missing from other paranormal or horror stories. Even when monstrous teeth are sinking into pale, helpless throats - especially then - vampires are … Continue reading Review: ‘A History of the Vampire in Popular Culture’ Violet Fenn

Review: ‘Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race’ Reni Eddo-Lodge

The book that sparked a national conversation. Exploring everything from eradicated black history to the inextricable link between class and race, Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race is the essential handbook for anyone who wants to understand race relations in Britain today. Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race is … Continue reading Review: ‘Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race’ Reni Eddo-Lodge

Date Night with… Zach from Dianne Duvall’s Immortal Guardians series

After nearly four years, I've decided to bring back my Date Night feature. I mainly stopped it because I wasn't reading enough romance to justify it, but hey, I don't just have to write about date nights with romance characters, right? Watch this space because there might well be some date nights with characters pulled … Continue reading Date Night with… Zach from Dianne Duvall’s Immortal Guardians series