BLOOM: Who Did It?

By Jo Phillips

There has been a rebirth in the much loved thriller and murder novel genre that has seen their popularity surge recently.


The usual classics like; Murders in the Rue Morgue by Edgar Allen Poe, The Hound of the Baskerville by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and The Women In White by Wilkie Collins, are conventional murder mystery prototypes that have set the bar.

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Joanna Thomas, a farmer’s wife is accused of murdering her husband but has no motive. The officers are forced to reconnect the incident with a murder that happened back in 1919. Could these murders be linked? ‘Murder Now And Then’ by Diana Jackson is a new exciting novel that has critics debating whether it’s a thriller or a mystery, however, they all agree that there is nothing conventional about it.

Jackson explains “the narrative actually takes its cues from the true unsolved murder of a girl called Nelly Rault at Haynes Park army camp. Her story was so fascinating that I wanted to bring it to a modern audience, albeit with some fictional twists thrown in.”


‘On Track For Murder’ by Stephan Childs is about an encounter with a perilous adventure, in pursuit to uncover the truth and to bring a killer to justice. Set in the 19th century, Abigail and her younger brother are ready to be reunited with their father and his wife. However they discover that their father is murdered and their brother is accused, Abigail’s life is turned upside down.

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Too Many Assassins by Kevin Ramsey is a believable, fast paced tale that investigates reporters Johns Fosters life with the Anderson brothers. Too Many Assassins looks at the rise of UKIP and speculates on Tory responses. This novels sets to combine both politics with mystery and horror basing it around an aspect we all truly recognise.











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