The Rotting Spot

I have to say I loved this local read The writing is absolutely sublime It took me a while to get in to this book but once I started I was hooked And MY WHAT A TWIST This novel plays out wonderf

I have to say, I loved this local read. The writing is absolutely sublime.It took me a while to get in to this book, but once I started I was hooked. And MY, WHAT A TWIST! This novel plays out wonderfully, with everything that could possibly be wanted from a crime novel. I cared for the characters and was genuinely interested in everything about them. The Skull Hunting is particularly interesting - gruesome but wonderful at the same time, fascinating. It made me want to look things up, research further to better understand the characters and their motives.I loved that even before the author's note at the end, I knew where this book was set - I could see Seaton Sluice and Whitley Bay without being told, they're described wonderfully. It makes me want to go and explore the area further. And I'd love to read more of Erica Bruce. I turned the last page and wanted to continue reading.Valerie Laws really captured the atmosphere of a an English sea-side town. You could feel that it was past its hey day. This book was a glorious display of showing you what was happening rather than telling you. Wonderful writing!The best The Rotting Spot Creat Valerie Laws is a Kindle Someone s getting away with murder and they ll do anything to keep it that way.The skull hunter s rotting spot hides a secret, while the families on the sea lashed Northumbrian headland hide several When Lucy Seaton goes missing, her friend Erica Bruce is convinced there s a link to the disappearance of Lucy s cousin years before.At first, Inspector Will Bennett sSomeone s getting away with murder and they ll do anything to keep it that way.The skull hunter s rotting spot hides a secret, while the families on the sea lashed Northumbrian headland hide several When Lucy Seaton goes missing, her friend Erica Bruce is convinced there s a link to the disappearance of Lucy s cousin years before.At first, Inspector Will Bennett s sceptical of Erica s homeopathy and love of William Blake s prophecies, so she begins her own investigation, contending with Lucy s steely mother and religious aunt and the doubtful assistance of excess loving Stacey.. Valerie Laws is world infamous for spray painting quantum physics poetry onto live sheep in her Arts Council funded QUANTUM SHEEP project She is a Northumbrian poet, performer, crime comedy novelist, playwright and sci art installation specialist.Her 13 published books include poetry including 4 full collections , crime comedy fiction, language text books, and drama.Her new crime novel THE OPERATOR BRUCE AND BENNETT CRIME THRILLER 2 is out on Kindle, endorsed by Ann Cleeves, Alex Marwood and Phoef Sutton.Her first crime novel THE ROTTING SPOT is endorsed by Ann Cleeves and Val McDermid, won a Northern Writer s Award, was a New Writing North Read Regional Choice, and was shortlisted for the McKitterick Prize.Her recent poetry book ALL THAT LIVES arises from funded Residencies at a London Pathology Museum, and at Newcastle University s Institute for Ageing and Health, working with neuroscientists creating poetry about the brain s bizarre beauty and life cycle It won a Northern Writer s Award and the work at an early stage secured a Wellcome Trust Arts Award Four of her books are available as ebooks including her comedy Austen reimagining, LYDIA BENNET S BLOG.Valerie has degrees in Mathematics Theoretical Physics, also in English, and an MA Creative Writing She was disabled in a car crash 28 years ago but unlike the two cars, was not written off She s an obsessive swimmer and snorkeler, a keen wildlife spotter, and loves to travel worldwide.She has written 12 commissioned plays for stage and BBC radio She s won many prizes and awards, eg twice a prizewinner in National Poetry competition Valerie devises new forms of poetry, science themed poetry installations and commissions including the infamous Quantum Sheep Another of her random physics haiku was commissioned by BBC2 TV for Why Poetry Matters, with Griff Rhys Jones, and live at Royal Festival Hall, London That one was sprayed onto beach balls and activated in water.Her poetry AV installations have featured in public exhibitions SLICING THE BRAIN has been exhibited in London, Newcastle, and Berlin Her WINDOW OF ART embedded haiku , activated electronically, was in ST Thomas Hospital, London for ten years She performs her work worldwide live and in the media She has had many Writers Residencies, including in Egypt and in scientific institutes, currently in Dilston Physic Garden which grows and studies mind altering herbs No free samples though. Good Kindle The Rotting Spot I have to say, I loved this local read. The writing is absolutely sublime.It took me a while to get in to this book, but once I started I was hooked. And MY, WHAT A TWIST! This novel plays out wonderfully, with everything that could possibly be wanted from a crime novel. I cared for the characters and was genuinely interested in everything about them. The Skull Hunting is particularly interesting - gruesome but wonderful at the same time, fascinating. It made me want to look things up, research further to better understand the characters and their motives.I loved that even before the author's note at the end, I knew where this book was set - I could see Seaton Sluice and Whitley Bay without being told, they're described wonderfully. It makes me want to go and explore the area further. And I'd love to read more of Erica Bruce. I turned the last page and wanted to continue reading.Valerie Laws really captured the atmosphere of a an English sea-side town. You could feel that it was past its hey day. This book was a glorious display of showing you what was happening rather than telling you. Wonderful writing!
The Rotting Spot Laws, Valerie The rotting spot of the title refers to the place where Mickey leaves the severed heads to decay, until the flesh and soft material is stripped away, leaving only bone It may sound vile, but it s just a harmless, albeit eccentric, hobby. Roth Spots Pictures, Causes, Diagnosis, and Treatment Feb , A Roth spot is a hemorrhage, which is blood from ruptured blood vessels It affects your retina the part of your eye that senses light and sends signals to The Rotting Spot by Valerie Laws The skull hunter s rotting spot hides a secret, while the families on the sea lashed Northumbrian headland hide several When Lucy Seaton goes missing, her friend Erica Bruce is convinced there s a link to the disappearance of Lucy s cousin years before. The Rotting Spot Valerie Laws,writer Someone s getting away with murder and they ll do anything to keep it that way The skull hunter s rotting spot hides a secret, while the families on the sea lashed Northumbrian headland hide several When Lucy Seaton goes missing, her friend Erica Bruce is convinced there s a link to the disappearance of Lucy s cousin years before.

  1. Valerie Laws is world infamous for spray painting quantum physics poetry onto live sheep in her Arts Council funded QUANTUM SHEEP project She is a Northumbrian poet, performer, crime comedy novelist, playwright and sci art installation specialist.Her 13 published books include poetry including 4 full collections , crime comedy fiction, language text books, and drama.Her new crime novel THE OPERATOR BRUCE AND BENNETT CRIME THRILLER 2 is out on Kindle, endorsed by Ann Cleeves, Alex Marwood and Phoef Sutton.Her first crime novel THE ROTTING SPOT is endorsed by Ann Cleeves and Val McDermid, won a Northern Writer s Award, was a New Writing North Read Regional Choice, and was shortlisted for the McKitterick Prize.Her recent poetry book ALL THAT LIVES arises from funded Residencies at a London Pathology Museum, and at Newcastle University s Institute for Ageing and Health, working with neuroscientists creating poetry about the brain s bizarre beauty and life cycle It won a Northern Writer s Award and the work at an early stage secured a Wellcome Trust Arts Award Four of her books are available as ebooks including her comedy Austen reimagining, LYDIA BENNET S BLOG.Valerie has degrees in Mathematics Theoretical Physics, also in English, and an MA Creative Writing She was disabled in a car crash 28 years ago but unlike the two cars, was not written off She s an obsessive swimmer and snorkeler, a keen wildlife spotter, and loves to travel worldwide.She has written 12 commissioned plays for stage and BBC radio She s won many prizes and awards, eg twice a prizewinner in National Poetry competition Valerie devises new forms of poetry, science themed poetry installations and commissions including the infamous Quantum Sheep Another of her random physics haiku was commissioned by BBC2 TV for Why Poetry Matters, with Griff Rhys Jones, and live at Royal Festival Hall, London That one was sprayed onto beach balls and activated in water.Her poetry AV installations have featured in public exhibitions SLICING THE BRAIN has been exhibited in London, Newcastle, and Berlin Her WINDOW OF ART embedded haiku , activated electronically, was in ST Thomas Hospital, London for ten years She performs her work worldwide live and in the media She has had many Writers Residencies, including in Egypt and in scientific institutes, currently in Dilston Physic Garden which grows and studies mind altering herbs No free samples though

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  1. I have to say, I loved this local read The writing is absolutely sublime.It took me a while to get in to this book, but once I started I was hooked And MY, WHAT A TWIST This novel plays out wonderfully, with everything that could possibly be wanted from a crime novel I cared for the characters and was genuinely interested in everything about them The Skull Hunting is particularly interesting gruesome but wonderful at the same time, fascinating It made me want to look things up, research further [...]


  2. Much of the time, watching their golden existence, he carried on alone, like some tiny rocky planet orbiting twin suns, so far out as to feel little warmth Valerie Laws s The Rotting Spot is a thriller, and a very good one at that but it s ultimately about love and loss, the corrosive effects of secrets, and the skeletons or should that be skulls that sometimes rattle around in the most apparently innocent of closets It is also as the passage above testifies extremely well written.Much of the ac [...]


  3. I chose The Rotting Spot by Valerie Laws as one of the books to read for my crime writer in residence crime series of posts for the Edinburgh eBook Festival The title intrigued me and it had lots of good reviews so I reckoned it must be a reasonably good read, and it didn t disappoint me The plot was good, it kept me guessing I like to be kept guessing but it s becoming increasingly difficult and the characters were original and engaging The main character, Erica Bruce, is a homeopath, an exerci [...]


  4. This is one of the best crime thrillers I ve read for years, and I read quite a few crime thrillers For a start, the characters are interesting and unusual I don t think I ve ever seen a homeopath portrayed sympathetically, nor a working class single mother in crime fiction Then there s the elderly skull collector and the mentally ill sister of the doctor s a vibrant cast.Vibrancy and energy sustain this novel throughout the twists and turns, which aren t as predictable and obvious as many write [...]


  5. A dark cosy , as one reviewer put it, is as close as we re likely to get it to a perfect tag for this mystery I entered with some trepidation, since I m not a fan of cosies and than one reader had mentioned that the story was slow to take off In fact, the terrific mystery angle doesn t kick off until the Kindle meter ticks off about 49% Till then we have a rich, smooth blend of slowly simmering mystery over a disappeared childhood friend , character study, dramedyd just plain terrific writing T [...]




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