Archive for November, 2020

Time Will Tell, written by Eva Jordan. A review.

Time Will Tell by Eva Jordan

Time Will Tell is an onion of a story, as each layer is peeled off another is revealed beneath. The  book weaves together a murder mystery and a family saga.

The back story, set in the sixties London’s East End, is familiar to those of us who lived through those years.  My knowledge of the East End came from those who had migrated to my home town courtesy of the slum clearances but although I didn’t know the East End first hand, I knew the time.  I lived through the sixties, enjoyed the music and the overwhelming sense of optimism. The world was getting better. I suppose having known that time and that optimism, its crashing reversal in the later seventies and eighties hurt those of us of a certain age far more.

Time Will Tell gives an insight into the criminality lurking under the surface in the East End and the picture is both detailed and compelling.

The catalogue of villainy from the East End  crime gangs, slowly surfaced over time with the holding to account of the Krays and Richardsons. It also became apparent as time passed that there were hidden figures, those not held to account at the time.

It is not all about the past, the central topic, the quest for justice and exploitation are all too present problems.

We travel with the well drawn characters, as they carry us along through the story, we care for them.

The final twist is a real gem.

A damn fine novel, an excellent read from Eva, she is a talented writer. I am looking forward to her next book.

Time Will Tell is Available on Amazon,

Leaping off

Corpus Christi College Cambridge Grasshopper Chronophage on the cover of Killing Time in Cambridge.
Killing Time in Cambridge

Well, I have leapt off the diving board and published my novel Killing Time in Cambridge. The first printed paperback book arrived on Wednesday and I have had my first review for the Kindle version.

Rather mixed feelings, relief that I have finally done it, a sense of tiredness and anticlimax. I hope that it will not only sell but more importantly those who read it enjoy the story, The feedback so far has been favourable.

My next novel is underway whether it will get finished is always an open question but I am pleased with the opening chapter. It is slightly different from the first, with different characters. However if Killing Time in Cambridge proves popular Arnold Lane may have a second outing.

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Killing Time in Cmbridge

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