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New On My Shelf This Week

If I hadn’t received the ‘heads-up’ that this book was available as a free Amazon download for a limited period, I might never have discovered this new to me author and series. I am hoping that the books can be read as stand alones and that there is not such a strong back-story, that I really should have gone back and started reading the series from the beginning.

In fact, only today, I took advantage of entering a Goodreads Giveaway Competition, to try and get my hands on a copy of ‘Murder At The Wake’, the seventh and latest book in the series, so fingers crossed for that 🙂


When a man is found strangled by a climbing rope beneath the Lake District’s notorious Sharp Edge, it is assumed he is the victim of a tragic accident.

But Detective Inspector Skelgill suspects otherwise, and his fears are borne out when a second corpse is discovered close to Striding Edge. Soon it appears that a ritualistic serial killer stalks Cumbria’s fells.

As the body count increases, Skelgill comes under intense pressure to determine the connection between the seemingly randomly selected targets – the only hope of ending the reign of terror and unmasking the murderer.

Clicking on the book’s cover image will link you directly with it’s Amazon listing.


Pseudo Image Of Author Bruce BeckhamBruce Beckham is an award-winning copywriter and author. A resident of Great Britain, he has travelled and worked in over 60 countries. He is published in both fiction and non-fiction, and a member of the Society of Authors.

He enjoys a variety of genres, and his works to date include crime fiction, adult fiction, and the acclaimed suspense novel, The Dune.

Under the pen-name Lee Thatcher, he is also author of the children’s novel, ‘The Adventures of Pearl and Dean’, aimed at 8-11-year-olds.

He is the originator of  ‘Detective Inspector Skelgill Investigates‘, which to date has 8 titles making up the series.

The inspiration for my characters comes mainly from people whom I have met and got to know something of! This way I have a good idea how they will act in most circumstances. Between the real person and the page they might switch shape, size, age, gender etc – but at the heart of each is a little spark of personality I can rely on for consistency. I try to give characters names that are distinctive and perhaps that reflect their nature or profession (to help the reader identify them more easily). A simple example of this is DS Leyton in the ‘DI Skelgill’ series – he is a ‘Cockney’ and Leyton is a district of East London.

Check out Bruce’s Amazon page

Picture of an English red post boxMailbox Monday is a gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house during the last week. Be warned that Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists.

Mailbox Monday now has a permanent home, where links may be added each week. So why not stop by, leave a link to your own Mailbox Monday post, oh! and don’t forget to leave a comment for our three new joint administrators, after all, we all like to receive them … Your Hosts for  ‘Mailbox Monday’

Leslie of ‘Under My Apple Tree’

Serena of ‘Savvy Verse & Wit’

Martha of ‘Reviews By Martha’s Bookshelf’

This is a great way to plan out your reading week and see what others are currently reading as well… You never know where that next “must read” book will come from!

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I can’t remember a time, even as a child, when I haven’t been passionate about books and reading.
I began blogging, when I realised just how many other people out there shared my passion for the written word and I have been continually amazed at the wealth of books that are available and the amount of great new friends I have made, from literally 'The Four Corners Of The World'.

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Written by Yvonne