Sunday, May 19, 2024

On My Radar: Stig Abell's Death in a Lonely Place!


Stig Abell's Death Under a Little Sky was so atmospheric and had such a strong sense of place that I fell under the book's spell, and was very happy when I learned that a second in the Jake Jackson series was going to be released. Let me tell you more about it!
Available July 2, 2024!


"Detective Jake Jackson left London for a quiet life in Caelum Parvum. The idyllic country village offers the peace he craves—tending to his chickens, swimming in his lake, and spending long, lazy evenings with his new love, Livia. It’s the perfect setting for their relationship to blossom.

Then a case from the past re-emerges, shattering the calm and plunging Jake into the shadowy world of No Taboo—a clandestine group which serves the extravagant whims of Britain’s elite. And when Livia accepts a position working for a powerful publishing magnate, suspicions arise about her new employer’s connection to the mysterious group.

As unseen forces manipulate those around him, Jake races to expose the deception that threatens his peaceful world. Amid the desolate beauty and seemingly friendly faces of this small, cozy community, Jake must decide who he can really trust . . . or learn just how far No Taboo will go to protect their secrets."
I'm really looking forward to seeing how this mystery works in such an isolated area, and I hope that you'll give this author's work a try! (And in case you're wondering, the covers of the books are very representative of the stories.)


  1. I just saw this book on some other blogs, nominated for awards. So it must be good and if you recommend the series, even better. But I glower at the library pile and at myself for the hours I spent watching a macabre, rather scary, violent series. This streaming is addictive and I would rather read, but I get pulled in like a moth to a flame. Have to be stricter on the reading. I mean I got through high school and illnesses and a pandemic by reading.

    1. I'm glad that (so far) I've managed to avoid becoming addicted to streaming. I've set myself a block of time in the evenings to watch TV, and I've been happy to stick to it. I'd probably watch even less if I didn't knit.

  2. I do like a book with atmosphere and a great setting, Cathy. And this plot interests me, too. I'm going to be really interested in what you think of this one when it comes out.

  3. I enjoyed the first one from this author, so I'm looking forward to seeing what he does with this story. One of the many summer releases to look forward to!


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