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Music from Icelandic Series #Trapped / #Ofaerd Series 1 Episode 1 Opening Scenes #BBC4

Did you enjoy the music that accompanied the opening scenes of BBC4’s Trapped last night? It was provided courtesy of Icelandic indie pop / rock / folk band Kaleo. The … Continue reading

February 14, 2016

Half the World Away – Cath Staincliffe

Cath Staincliffe’s body of work covers the world of the female private eye (Sal Kilkenny), the female detective (Janine Lewis of Blue Murder), novels based on the Scott & Bailey … Continue reading

July 27, 2015 · 1 Comment

Summer Crime and Thriller Reads July Edition #fridayreads

Welcome to the first edition of Print & Go, the sheet you can simply print and take with you to the bookshop or your library to use as your shopping … Continue reading

July 10, 2015

Poisoned Ground – Barbara Nadel

Barbara Nadel is both a find and a treasure, currently writing two series. With Headline she pursues the Turkish cases of Inspector Ikmen – now up to novel seventeen at … Continue reading

March 20, 2015 · 3 Comments

A Murder of Magpies – Judith Flanders

“You know when you can have one of those days at the office? You spill coffee on your keyboard, the finance director goes on an expenses rampage and then, before … Continue reading

March 6, 2015 · 2 Comments

Welcome and Launch, Friday 6 March, #fridayreads

Hello and welcome to Books and Entertainment UK. We aim to bring you incisive and easily digestible reviews of books; screen (TV and film) and stage productions; literary and arts … Continue reading

March 6, 2015 · 1 Comment

Acts of Omission – Terry Stiastny

Avid readers who recently appreciated the slow burn intensity of The Honourable Woman: take note. Terry Stiastny’s Acts of Omission may at first appear a languorous novel but when the … Continue reading

September 10, 2014

Unravelling Oliver – Liz Nugent

2014 is proving to be a year where some pretty routine reading comes interspersed with the odd surprising gem. Before reading the last page of Unravelling Oliver I checked whether … Continue reading

September 3, 2014 · 2 Comments

The Kill – Jane Casey

The Kill – Jane Casey (Maeve Kerrigan 5) The Maeve Kerrigan and Josh Derwent series from Jane Casey stands alongside the best of the London-set police procedurals. Indeed, with this … Continue reading

June 10, 2014 · 4 Comments

That Dark Remembered Day – Tom Vowler

Following his award-winning short story collection The Method, Tom Vowler is skilfully carving his territory in psychological suspense with That Dark Remembered Day, his second novel in this genre. Like … Continue reading

June 1, 2014 · 7 Comments

The Bones of Paris – Laurie R King

Paris, France: September 1929.  For Harris Stuyvesant, the assignment is a private investigator’s dream—he’s getting paid to troll the cafés and bars of Montparnasse, looking for a pretty young woman. … Continue reading

November 6, 2013 · 2 Comments

Red Joan – Jennie Rooney

Red Joan was inspired by the case of Melita Norwood – ‘The Spy Who Came in from the Co-op’ – exposed in 1999 as the longest-serving Soviet spy in Britain … Continue reading

October 6, 2013

Touchstone – Laurie R King (2013)

Review by ScotKris. Good news for fans of Laurie R King – August saw the first UK paperback release of her 2008 standalone novel, Touchstone, featuring FBI Agent Harris Stuyvesant, … Continue reading

October 4, 2013

The Stranger You Know – Jane Casey

Jane Casey’s Maeve Kerrigan series takes us into the heart of a London Metropolitan Police investigation through the eyes of a lower-ranking officer, Detective Constable Kerrigan. Born of Irish parents … Continue reading

September 5, 2013



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