• Book Review

    Blood in the Snow by Franco Marks

    Title: Blood in the Snow Author: Franco Marks Genre: Mystery, Crime, Thriller Goodreads rating: 2.82 My rating: 2/5 “ARC was given for an honest review” Marzio Santoni left behind the brutal crimes of the big city long ago. Valdiluce is a quiet ski resort, where all he needs is the peace, quiet and his trusty Vespa. At first glance, the town inhabitants are as perfect as their postcard scenery. But under the surface, nothing is as it seems… So when four women are discovered dead, seemingly by their own hand, Marzio can sense that something isn’t right. Fighting against his police chief, his own emotions and the evidence stacked against…

  • Tv Shows

    Riverdale

    Cast: K.J. Apa – Archie Andrews Lili Reinhart – Betty Cooper Camila Mendes – Veronica Lodge Cole Sprouse – Jughead Jones Casey Cott – Kevin Keller Madelaine Petsch – Cheryl Blossom Ashleigh Murray – Josie McCoy   Creator: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa Genre: Drama, Mystery   A subversive take on Archie and his friends, exploring small-town life, the darkness and weirdness bubbling beneath Riverdale’s wholesome façade. Season one of Riverdale begins with the murder of a young Blossom on 4th July. The story was interesting enough in the first season to follow through, seeing who’d actually killed Cheryl’s twin brother. There were a few cliché’s, lots of drama and definitely some romance…

  • Tv Shows

    Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

    Cast Kiernan Shipka – Sabrina Spellman Ross Lynch – Harvey Kinkle Lucy Davis – Hilda Spellman Chance Perdomo – Ambrose Spellman Michelle Gomez – Mary Wardwell Jaz Sinclair – Rosalind Walker Tati Gabrielle – Prudence Night Adeline Rudolph – Agatha Richard Coyle – Father Faustus Blackwood Miranda Otto – Zelda Spellman Genre: Fantasy, Science Fiction, Mystery, Drama   Reimagined the origin and adventures of Sabrina: Teenage Witch. But a darker version of a coming-of-age story that circles at the edge of horror, the occult and witchcraft. This adaptation of Sabrina, she wrestles with her duel-nature – being half-witch, half-mortal. In the first season, we see that Sabrina is clearly struggling…

  • Book Review

    A gripping story of dark family secrets…

    Release date: 20 November 2018 Wealth and privilege can’t buy you love…or keep your secrets safe. The de Santoval sisters are heiresses to a glamorous fashion house, and the darlings of LA society. Violetta is the hottest reality TV star of the moment, with a fierce press interest to rival Hollywood’s A-list. Carlotta is an exclusive horse trainer, as wild as the stallions she breaks in. Fine-arts consultant Grace is hiding a dark secret she must keep hidden at all costs. Their mother, wealthy fashion maven Birdie de Santoval, lies unconscious following a mysterious accident. Blame soon falls on their powerful but ruthless tycoon father, the missing Leon de Santoval.…

  • Book Review

    Perfect for fans of Agatha Christie

    Release date: 20th November 2018 Flora Maguire is back with another unputdownable historical mystery. 1905 London is a heady mix of unimaginable wealth and simmering political tensions, and with war looming Flora Maguire wants to keep her family safe. So when her beloved charge Viscount Edward Trent is accused of murder, she’s determined not to leave the investigation to the police. Flora has trodden the path of amateur sleuth before, but with so much at stake, this time it’s personal. Slowly the body of the victim found stabbed on a train bound for Paddington starts giving up its secrets, and Flora and her husband Bunny become mired in a murky…

  • Tv Shows

    Pretty Little Liars (2010)

    Cast: Troian Bellisario, Ashley Benson, Lucy Hale, Shay Mitchell, Sasha Pieterse, Ian Harding, Laura Leighton, Janel Parrish, Tyler Blackburn, Keegan Allen, Holly Marie Combs Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Suspense Seasons: 7 Status: ongoing Set in the fictional town of Rosewood, Pennsylvania, the series follows the lives of four girls, Aria Montgomery, Hanna Marin, Emily Fields, and Spencer Hastings, whose clique falls apart after the disappearance of their leader, Alison DiLaurentis. One year later, the estranged friends are reunited as they begin receiving messages from a mysterious figure named “A”, who threatens to expose their deepest secrets, including ones they thought only Alison knew. At first, they think it’s Alison herself,…

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    Criminal Minds (2005)

    Cast: Matthew Gray Gubler, Kirsten Vangsness, Thomas Gibson, Shemar Moore, AJ Cook, Joe Mantegna, Paget Brewster Genre: Crime, Mystery, Drama Seasons: 12 Based in Quantico, Virginia, the Behavioural Analysis Unit (BAU) is a subsection of the FBI. The team is called up by the different local police force to assist in cases that involve serial or extremely violent killers. The team profiles the unknown perpetrator in order to catch them. Due to the nature of the work by the BAU, it being extremely psychologically demanding and that they spend a lot of time together in the air flying from city to city the team members have created a bond and…

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    CSI: Crime Scene Investigations (2000)

    Cast: George Eads, Eric Szmanda, Robert David Hall, Paul Guilfoyle, Jorja Fox, David Berman, Marg Helgenberger, Wallace Langham, William Petersen, Ted Danson, Archie Kao, Elisabeth Harnois Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery Seasons: 15 This series completed in 2015. It was set in Las Vegas and it follows the police forensic detectives whom work for the Las Vegas police department crime scene investigations bureau. It mainly follows the night shift team as they solve many cases together. This really isn’t a show that I have really followed on TV when it was on. I would catch an episode here and an episode there. I wasn’t the hugest fan of Gil Grissom or…

  • Book Review

    One for the Money by Janet Evanovich

    Title: One for the Money Author: Janet Evanovich Series: Stephanie Plum Book: #1 Genre: Mystery, Fiction, Romance, Humour, Crime, Action Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin Published: 2006 Goodreads Rating: 4.03 My Rating: 4/5 Pestered by her close New Jersey family, Stephanie Plum offers to catch high-school crush Joe Morelli, cop turned bail jumper, for her cousin Vinnie’s company. She questions “working girls” to find the missing girlfriend of vicious prizefighter Benito Ramirez while Joe secretly watches her back. Ranger mentors her and supplies vehicles when hers explode. My Thoughts I first came across Janet Evanovich books when I was in high school and I remember loving them and that they were…

  • Book Review

    The Murder Game by Julie Apple

    Title: The Murder Game Author: Julie Apple, Catherine McKenzie Genre: Mystery, Fiction, Thriller, Mystery Thriller Publisher: Lawsome Books Published: 1st November 2016 Goodreads Rating: 4.16 My Rating: 4/5 “ARC given for an honest review” Ten years working as a prosecutor have left Meredith Delay jaded and unsure of what she wants out of life. She’s good at her job, but it haunts her. Her boyfriend wants her to commit, but she keeps him at arm’s length. Then Meredith is assigned to a high-profile prosecution involving the violent murder of a fallen hockey star. At first, it appears to be just another case to work. But when her old friend Julian…

  • Movie

    Original Sin (2001)

    Cast: Antonio Banderas, Angelina Jolie Pitt, Thomas Jane Director: Michael Cristofer Time: 1hr 56mins Year: 2001 Rating: R Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance My Rating: 4/10 I found this while surfing on my Netflix account. I usually love Angelina Jolie films but I’m a little on the hedge about this one. There were some really good parts but then there were some parts of the film that gets the plot a little confusing. The movie is full of scandals, surprises and of course drama. Antonio Banderas is a wealthy Mexican businessman who orders for a mail order bride. Angelina Jolie is a con artist that he ends up marrying. Her purpose…