Tag: The Devil’s Feast

Monthly Round-up! October 2016

Posted November 14, 2016 by Charlotte in Monthly Round-up! / 0 Comments
Monthly Round-up! October 2016

Monthly Round-up, linking everything that has happened in the last month, posted on the last day of said month. This Round-up October 2016. Currently reading: Reviews:   Blog Tours:   Through the Letterbox:   Challenges: This year I am participating in the movie musical challenge hosted by Bookish Whimsy. I’ve watched Oklahoma and Chicago and my thoughts will be up this month! As per usual I’m participating in the Goodreads Challenge. I’ve pledged to read 100 books! And so far have managed to read 75 books. I’m 6 behind which is terrible and I’m not sure how I will recover. But this is a small improvement on last month so keep your fingers crossed for me that I can keep going! So what do you think of my round-up October 2016? What have you read this month? Let me know in the comments below!   Subscribe to Blog via Email Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Email Address Subscribe Join 906 other subscribers

Review: The Devil’s Feast by M.J. Carter

Posted October 26, 2016 by Charlotte in Reviews / 1 Comment
Review: The Devil’s Feast by M.J. Carter

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.The Devil’s Feast by M.J. Carter Series: The Blake and Avery Mystery #3 Published by Fig Tree (Penguin Books UK) on October 27, 2016 Genres: Fiction, Historical, Mystery, Thriller Pages: 368 Format: Hardback Source: Publisher Buy on Amazon Goodreads For lovers of Sherlock, Shardlake and Ripper Street. A hugely enjoyable heart-pounding Victorian thriller- murder, a celebrity chef and a great detective double-act. London, 1842. There has been a mysterious and horrible death at the Reform, London’s newest and grandest gentleman’s club. A death the club is desperate to hush up. Captain William Avery is persuaded to investigate, and soon discovers a web of rivalries and hatreds, both personal and political, simmering behind the club’s handsome façade-and in particular concerning its resident genius, Alexis Soyer, ‘the Napoleon of food’, a chef whose culinary brilliance is matched only by his talent for self-publicity. But Avery is distracted, for where his mentor and partner-in-crime Jeremiah […]

Blog Tour / Guest Post: ‘Blood, sweat and tears – how I moved from fact to fiction’ by MJ Carter, author of The Devil’s Feast

Posted October 24, 2016 by Charlotte in Blog Tour, Guest Post / 4 Comments
Blog Tour / Guest Post: ‘Blood, sweat and tears – how I moved from fact to fiction’ by MJ Carter, author of The Devil’s Feast

Today I am delighted to be part of the Blog Tour for The Devil’s Feast by MJ Carter. Below MJ Carter talks about how she came to write thrillers and it just proves no matter what you never have to stick to one genre!   ‘How I moved from fact to fiction’ by MJ Carter It was some time in 2010 that I actually thought I was ready to start writing fiction. My second book had come out, a massive tome about the First World War, which took me over six years and nearly finished me off. I wasn’t ready to submerge myself again, I wanted to write something which didn’t involve me fact-checking every half-sentence. I’d been toying with the idea of a detective, a lone working-class, self-educated sceptic for years. I knew exactly where I wanted to put him: in the 1840s, the first years of Queen Victoria’s reign, a fascinating, tumultuous decade of massive change, from horses to railways, from letters to telegraph and lot more besides. I had a whole series of stories for him in my head. The […]