Reading roundup 10/06/20

This week, I found a new-to-me author on our library’s ebook catalogue. I also saw that there are several books by this author listed. Now, this always brightens my day because, if I enjoy one book by this writer, then I will almost certainly enjoy reading others. It’s like finding a whole cache of hidden treasure!

Cambridge Blue by Alison Bruce

The book was Cambridge Blue by Alison Bruce, #01 in her D.C Gary Goodhew Mystery series.

Here is the blurb:

A medieval city.

A modern murder.

In the legendary university town of Cambridge, the strangled corpse of a young woman is found splayed in an ancient meadow. For Gary Goodhew, the youngest detective in the local police force, it’s a case that could make his career … or end his life. As the body count rises and blood flows through the hallowed halls of the colleges, Goodhew must exorcise his own demons if he’s to survive his first year on the job …

I have just written my review on Goodreads, as you can see:

Cambridge Blue: A DC Gary Goodhew MysteryCambridge Blue: A DC Gary Goodhew Mystery by Alison Bruce
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

First of all, I must apologise for the poor quality of this review. I actually finished the book a few days ago but now can hardly remember enough about the book to do it justice! This is not the author’s fault. The reason that I can’t remember is that I had a stroke in the Autumn and my short-term memory is very poor. I should have written this straight away before the details faded.

I must have enjoyed the book because I have already downloaded the next two in the series! I can also remember being slightly irritated by the constant mentioning of every single road and street over and over again. This is why I have only given three stars. The plot was good and the characters were interesting and well drawn, but this “road atlas” writing needs toning down.

View all my reviews

I will definitely try to write my reviews as soon as I have finished reading each book to prevent this happening again 🙁.

The Siren by Alison Bruce

I am now reading the second book in the series, The Siren, and will give you my opinion in next week’s Reading Roundup post.

Happy Reading to you all!

Love and best wishes,



PS. If you read Monday’s post with my letter to the local Library, you may be interested to know that I had a wonderful reply from them! It was so kind and thoughtful and I am very pleased that I decided to write to them.

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