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Needless Alley set in Birmingham Natalie Marlow

  • Submitted: 5th January 2023

Birmingham's Needless Alley Birmingham, 1933. Private enquiry agent William Garrett, a man damaged by a dark childhood spent on Birmingham's canals, specialises in facilitating divorces for the city's male elite.…

Summer Party Thriller set in Australia

  • Submitted: 2nd January 2023

Summer Party in Southern Australia Before you take off with this read:  When Lucy Ross is forced to come back to her childhood summer home in Queens Point, Australia, it's…

Ten Top BookTrails of 2022

  • Submitted: 1st January 2023

Ten Top BookTrails of 2022 The list of books that appear on blogs and websites at the end of every year are always fun to read. What books stood out?…

Awards – BookTrail Oscars 2022 – The Quirky category

  • Submitted: 29th December 2022

Awards - BookTrail Oscars - The Quirky category Perhaps my favourite one to select - the books under this category have stayed with me for a whole host of reasons.…

Awards: BookTrail Oscars – 2022 – Settings

  • Submitted: 28th December 2022

BookTrail Awards 2022 - Settings Today is the second day of the BookTrail Oscars and it's the one that this site celebrates so much of course - where books are…

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1959, 2018: At the end of a scorching hot day, beside a creek in the grounds of a grand…

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