Category Archives: Murder Mystery

The Cutting Season by Attica Locke


I picked this book up as it sounded like it would be an interesting read and I like murder mysteries. I had never read any of Attica Locke’s work before but after reading this book I can say she is a great writer and her use of description creates an atmospheric story.

The Cutting Season is based in the modern day in a plantation in Louisiana called Belle Vie. Read the rest of this entry

The Whaleboat House by Mark Mills


I had read a couple of Mark Mills more recent novels and thought that his captivating writing style and storytelling was brilliant. So I decided to try his first novel, The Whaleboat House.

In this novel, Mills brings us back to 1947 Long Island where traditional fishing meets the modern world after the war. Read the rest of this entry