As a founder member of Mystery Women in 1997, promoting Crime Fiction has always been my passion.
Following the closure of Mystery Women, a new group was formed on 30th January 2012 promoting crime fiction.
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‘Strange Affairs, Ginger Hairs’ by Arthur Grimestead.
Published by Matador, 28 May 2019. ISBN: 978-1-78901811-0
Ginger Jones is eighteen,
unemployed, broke and generally depressed with life. He lives on a council
estate in Hull with his parents, both eccentric, dishonest and indifferent
toward him. His best pal has turned to crime to live his life in style. Ginger
is adamant he wouldn’t follow suit and wants a life free of trouble. This is
not to be as a valuable and much wanted item turns up in his fried fish. Then
is pursued by the local gang leader and even his best friend turns on him. He
decided to go on the run, leave his achingly lonely life and head for who knows
where. Here he meets a spoilt upper-class woman who, using her charm and his
naivety, draws him into her life of robbery and violence. More people are now
after him and his only way to save himself is to try and turn the tables on his
is fun and witty read, full of colourful characters, farcical situations, many
hysterical one-liners, that had me laughing out loud on public transport. It
comes highly recommended and is perfect escapism (if you’ll pardon the pun).
Arthur Grimestead was born in Hull but
doesn't blame anyone. He lives with a woman, a dog, and a cat (no order of
preference). Strange Affairs, Ginger Hairs is his debut.
Linda Reganis the author of six
police procedural crime novels. She is also an actress. She holds a Masters
degree in critical writing and journalism, and writes a regular column,
including book reviews, for three magazines. She also presents the book-club
spot on BBC Radio Kent.
She is an avid reader, and welcomes the chance to read new writers.
To read a review of Linda's most recent book Sisterhoods
click on the title.