We’ll be Watching You
Published by: Robert Hale (h/b, 2013); Harlequin (p/b, 2014)
Review by Joanna Patrick
I really enjoyed this. It reminded me a little of ‘The Hundred-Year-Old Man who Climbed out of the Window and disappeared,’ although I actually preferred this book. Great pace, fantastic sense of humor and lovely interplay between the characters – particularly Christine and Emily. I won’t say anything more, in case I give too much away.
Review by Kaz Clark
Yet again Eileen Robertson has penned another cosy crime page turner, and it’s every bit as good as her previous novels. I love the way she brings to life her characters, the way she draw you in deeper and deeper with a clever plot and believable dialogue all wrapped around a thread of rib tickling humour. Who says crime doesn’t pay? It certainly has for this entertaining author. I can’t wait for her next book.
Blackmail for Beginners
Published by Robert Hale
Review by Lizzie Hayes
Laura Windle is a retired teacher, now taking an active part in village life. A supporter of good causes, she fund-raises for the children’s hospital. When she is advised that the expected funds fall short of the amount required to pay for a young boy’s life-saving treatment, she decides that she must take action.
A little investigation establishes that the pledges of money from three of the town’s better-off citizens have not been honoured. So Laura decides that she must persuade the recalcitrant three that they should honour their promises. Having spent her working life keeping an eagle eye on the children in her care, nothing gets past Laura who now has an abundance of information at her disposal to coerce her reluctant contributors.
We follow the lives of the three unwilling pledgers, as a visit from Laura Windle drops like a bomb on their already complicated lives. Each of them have problems and now additionally they have Laura Windle.
This is a wonderful story of village life and questionable ethics, as in the interests of saving a young life Laura Windle turns to blackmail. Whilst wriggling on the hook, the three victims attempt to evade Laura’s justice, but her main problem comes from an unexpected source which brings startling consequences.
A delightful tale. I look forward to the next.
Praise for Miss McGuire is Missing
—Raymond Allen, author of Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ’Em
“No sleep with this page turner from Eileen Robertson, I can’t wait to read her next book.”
—June Hampson, author of Fighting Dirty
“A well-written mystery that will entertain you and keep you guessing.”
—Catherine King, author of The Orphan Child
“It’s a roller-coaster of a yarn as the intrepid trio discover that not only Miss McGuire is missing.”
—Roberta Grieve, Novelist, The Woman Writer Magazine