WWWWednesday – 22 February 2023

It’s WWW Wednesday!

WWWWednesdays meme, formerly hosted by MizB at A Daily Rhythm, has been revived and is now hosted by Taking on a World of Words.

What are you currently reading?

After being invited to be part of the thrilling publication day promotion for the debut book The Chase by Ava Glass. I will be sharing my thoughts on this book in the next few weeks.

What did you recently finish reading?

Book blurb

A child’s body in an unmarked grave. A killer waiting to strike again.

A young boy’s body is found in a meadow beside the River Mersey. No DNA. No witnesses. No clues. It brings back painful memories of the Moors Murderers. 

After two weeks, the police have made no progress finding the killer. The one thing they do know; he will kill again. It is a race against time – and they are losing.

DI Thomas Ridpath has just returned to work. Diagnosed with PTSD and undergoing supervised psychological therapy, he is dragged into the case against his better judgement. When another child is kidnapped, Ridpath must confront his own demons to stop a killer before he strikes again.

Thomas Ridpath is a D.I. attached to the coroner’s office and this series brings to crime fiction a different and refreshing viewpoint, along with the Coroner and her team, to investigations. The last book had a shock ending and this book takes up what has happened since but also has a cracking albeit somewhat distressing investigative storyline.

I’ve read the first five and I have No7 and No8 waiting on my eReader. I will share my thoughts soon although I’m a bit undecided I may just wait to read these two and do a single post before the new Ridpath is out. I’ve (pre) ordered What The Shadows Hide No.9 which will be released in March.

What do you think you’ll read next?

So, I’ll try and pop another book in before my spot on a BlogTour in April (my spot is 19th) for THE ACAPULCO by Simone Buchholz (translated by Rachel Ward) from Random Things Tours and publishers Orenda Books. I was delighted to get a spot on this tour as I really enjoy Buchholz’ writing so couldn’t resist this book and I’m looking forward to reading it.

Hotel Cartagena, the 4th book in the Chastity Riley series, was WINNER of the CWA Crime in Translation Dagger in 2022. I have also read and shared my thoughts on Beton Rouge | Mexico Street | Hotel Cartagena| River Clyde and have purchased but, not yet reviewed, Blue Night.

I’m also looking forward to reading Skin Deep by Antonia Lassa translated by Dr Jacky Collins published by Corylus Books for my spot on the BlogTour. I’ll be posting on 1st May for this.

This meme is a great way to keep my reading organised and share a regular weekly post with you. I hope that you enjoy it too. Do share your thoughts on this post and the books featured above by leaving a comment below. It’s always good to read what you think.

4 Comments on “WWWWednesday – 22 February 2023

  1. Don’t miss The Chase, Ava Glass’s fast and furious fictional spy novel which you will never put down if you liked Bill Fairclough’s fact based spy thriller Beyond Enkription in The Burlington Files series. Both thrillers have a lot of similarities save that Beyond Enkription is a raw noir fact based novel. Ava Glass is a tad more John le Carré.

    Nevertheless, both are so real you may have nightmares anguishing over being a spy on the run. The trouble is, as in Beyond Enkription, if you were a spook being chased by the TonTon Macoute in the seventies you were usually cornered and … well best leave it to your imagination or simply read Beyond Enkription. We consider both books compulsory reading for espionage aficionados.

    Interestingly Fairclough was one of Pemberton’s People in MI6 (see a brief intriguing News Article dated 31 October 2022 in TheBurlingtonFiles website). Meanwhile do read Ava Glass’s The Chase – you won’t be disappointed and unlike Fairclough’s sort of biographical work, if you like John le Carré’s delicate diction and sophisticated syntax, you may be rewarded.

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  2. Yay, looking forward to hearing your thoughts on Skin Deep! And, like you, am a total Simone Buchholz fan, I think Rachel Ward does such a good job of translating her quite unique style too!

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    • Rachel Ward certainly brings the Simone Buchholz books to life for me and, as you say, SB’s style is quite unique! Thanks, MarinaSofia, I’m very much looking forward to reading Skin Deep; it’s quite the BlogTour with some (intimidatingly) terrific bloggers on it! J

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      • It is certainly a quirky, unusual book – but that is the kind of literature that we seem to like at Corylus. Just have to hope that others like it too.

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