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Pam Norfolk

Pam Norfolk has been writing book reviews for over ten years, including for the Wordsworth Trust. She has also worked as a reporter and sub-editor on regional and national newspapers.
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From Chocolat to strawberry, another sweet offering from author Joanne Harris

The Strawberry Thief by Joanne Harris There’s an ill wind blowing through the picturesque French village of Lansquenet-sous-Tannes… and it means someone will be dead by dawn. If your sweet tooth is crying out...

The dark heart of Jacobean politics is focus for Maitland’s latest thriller

The Drowned City by K. J. Maitland A year on from the treasonous Gunpowder Plot, one of the perpetrators has still evaded justice and revenge is in the air. There’s word that this last...

Mind-teasing mystery explores human need for a sense of identity

The Hiding Place by Jenny Quintana With its crumbling cornices and cracked stained glass, the large, double-fronted house in a corner of Streatham looks like many other faded Victorian villas in London. But behind...

Romania’s state orphanages are change of direction for rom-com author

The World at My Feet by Catherine Isaac Can delving into the deeply buried past help to solve problems in the present? This emotive conundrum lies at the heart of a powerful and insightful...

Linda Calvey – the convicted murderer finding new fame as a crime writer

The Locksmith by Linda Calvey When you have served 18 years behind bars – earning the dubious title of Britain’s longest-serving female prisoner – researching a debut crime novel was never going to...

Drunken one-night stand comes back to haunt bride in psychological thriller

Every Vow You Break by Peter Swanson A drunken one-night stand at her hen party comes back to haunt a new bride when the stranger she slept with turns up at her isolated...

Infertility, an abandoned baby – it’s the beginning of a terrifying thriller

Trust Me by T.M. Logan When Ellen Devlin is left holding an abandoned baby on a train heading into London, it’s just the start of a terrifying journey… The baby’s flustered young mother said...

Montefiore’s fabulous Flappy is a tonic for the lockdown blues

Flappy Entertains by Santa Montefiore Snobbery is a human trait not universally admired… but that’s probably because most people haven’t yet encountered the unique and irrepressible Flappy Scott-Booth. Readers of bestselling author Santa Montefiore’s...

Pam Norfolk

Pam Norfolk has been writing book reviews for over ten years, including for the Wordsworth Trust. She has also worked as a reporter and sub-editor on regional and national newspapers.