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Nicholas Litchfield is the founding editor of the literary magazine Lowestoft Chronicle, author of the suspense novel Swampjack Virus, and editor of six literary anthologies. He has worked in various countries as a journalist, librarian, and media researcher. He is a regular book reviewer for Colorado State University’s literary journal Colorado Review and his book reviews for the Lancashire Evening Post are syndicated to twenty-five newspapers across the UK. He lives in western New York with his wife and two children.

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Lancashire Post Book Review of Richard Wormser’s ‘The Body Looks Familiar’ / ‘The Late Mrs. Five’

“In two thrilling, out-of-the-ordinary crime stories, an assistant district attorney attempts to frame the city’s police chief for the murder of his mistress, and a travelling company vice president finds himself accused of the murder of his ex-wife. The Body Looks Familiar and The Late Mrs. Five are both impressive novels by the late Richard …

Book Review: Island of Point Nemo by Jean-Marie Blas de Robles for the Colorado Review

“Absurd, thrilling, and wickedly funny, Jean-Marie Blas de Roblès’s rollicking Island of Point Nemo is a wildly inventive novel that crosses continents and oceans and literary styles and genres, attempting to find a narrow path between two entertaining though disparate storylines. Drawing inspiration from classic storytellers like Jules Verne and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Blas de Roblès …

LANCASHIRE POST BOOK REVIEW: ‘THE BRIDGE TROLL MURDERS’ BY SHELDON RUSSELL

“In the gripping fifth book in Sheldon Russell’s critically acclaimed historical mystery series, one-armed railroad detective Hook Runyon goes undercover as a hobo to hunt down a formidable serial killer who is murdering and mutilating vagrants. Set shortly after the Second World War, The Bridge Troll Murders marks the welcome return of Russell’s tough, book-loving …