Black Lives Matter!

I have a small platform but I know that I need to use whatever platform I have to do my bit to support the Black Lives Matter movement. I am devastated by the atrocities committed over the last couple of days, with the horrific murders of George Floyd and Ahmaud Arbery

I have signed petitions, shared mental health resources on my twitter, helped bring to light what is happening to my family here in the UK and I watched booktuber Bowties and Books’ Instagram story and Live of them detailing their experience protesting peacefully in Minneapolis. Tears fell down my face as I watched their story.

While there is still more I can do I thought I should do my bit to support the movement on my blog. Below are going to be petitions you can sign and places you can donate to help as much as you can.

Educate yourselves, say their name and do not forget what has happened. I am in solidarity with my black brothers and sisters.

For more places you can contact and donate please click this link which will take you to a master thread on twitter.

The Last Review

Jon Keller was on a trip to Switzerland when the world ended. More than anything he wishes he hadn’t ignored his wife Nadia’s last message. Twenty people remain in Jon’s hotel. Far from the nearest city, they wait, they survive. Then one day, the body of a girl is found. It’s clear she has been murdered. Which means that someone in the hotel is a killer… As paranoia descends, Jon decides to investigate. But how far is he willing to go in pursuit of justice? And what happens if the killer doesn’t want to be found?

The Honjin Murders Review

In the winter of 1937, the village of Okamura is abuzz with excitement over the forthcoming wedding of a son of the grand Ichiyanagi family. But amid the gossip over the approaching festivities, there is also a worrying rumour – it seems a sinister masked man has been asking questions about the Ichiyanagis around the village. Then, on the night of the wedding, the Ichiyanagi family are woken by a terrible scream, followed by the sound of eerie music – death has come to Okamura, leaving no trace but a bloody samurai sword, thrust into the pristine snow outside the house. The murder seems impossible, but amateur detective Kosuke Kindaichi is determined to get to the bottom of it.

The Mystery of the Blue Train Review

When the luxurious Blue Train arrives at Nice, a guard attempts to wake serene Ruth Kettering from her slumbers. But she will never wake again—for a heavy blow has killed her, disfiguring her features almost beyond recognition. What is more, her precious rubies are missing. The prime suspect is Ruth’s estranged husband, Derek. Yet Hercule Poirot is not convinced, so he stages an eerie reenactment of the journey, complete with the murderer on board. . . .