The idea behind the Classic Comfort posts is that each featured writer chooses a favourite title from the classics – we’ll define ‘classic’ as pre-1940 – and a favourite comfort read, a book they always return to, for whatever reasons. As third book in each post, we’ll have one by the writer.
This week, we have Georgia Rose, who writes romantic and psychological suspense. Georgia was one of the very first writers I met on Twitter – and we’ve met in real life too, the year I spent a few days in Cambridge and Bedford. She’s here today with her soon-to-be-released thriller A Killer Strikes, which is on pre-order now.
Over to Georgia:
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
I remember sighing when my English Lit class was given this to study for O Level. It looked so dull against the other, probably highly inappropriate, books I was reading at the time. However, I grew to love it and because we dissected it over the year, I know it well. It therefore fills me with joy to open up the first page and start to read. I love Austen’s writing and dry humour but it also opened my eyes to the lack of choices women had before them back then and made me appreciate the freedoms we have now.
All Creatures Great and Small by James Herriot
Ahh, I love this book and know it so well as I’ve returned to it time and again over the years. Despite the limitations in veterinary medicine at the time it spurred on my desire to be a vet, until my lack of academic ability became only too apparent! I also loved everything about the life back then, still do actually. Life was lived at a slower pace and without the technological complications that seem to dog it nowadays. I think I’d have liked the simplicity. And the setting, don’t get me started on that. Stunning.
Thank you, Georgia – you’ve chosen two of my favourites too! The humour in both is amazing.
Georgia’s coming book A Killer Strikes is the first in a new series, at least two of which will be published next year. I haven’t read it, but I have read several of her other books and enjoyed them all, so I’m looking forward to the new one. Here’s the blurb:
The perfect family… The perfect murders…
A family massacred. A village in mourning. Can anyone sleep safely while a killer is on the loose?
Laura Percival, owner of The Stables, notices something wrong at her friend’s house when out on her morning ride. Further investigation reveals scenes she’ll never forget.
While the police are quick to accuse, Laura is less so, defending those around her as she struggles to make sense of the deaths. And all the time she wonders if she really knew her friends at all.
A chance encounter opens up a line of investigation that uncovers a secret life. One that Laura is much closer to than she ever realised.
A Killer Strikes is a gripping domestic thriller. If you like character-driven action, suspenseful storytelling and dark revelations then you’ll love this exciting novel.
Georgia Rose is the author of The Grayson Trilogy books: A Single Step, Before the Dawn and Thicker than Water as well as a short story, The Joker. She then released Parallel Lies, and its sequel, Loving Vengeance.
She is now embarking on her third series – A Shade Darker.
Georgia’s background in countryside living, riding, instructing and working with horses has provided the knowledge needed for some of her storylines; the others are a product of her overactive imagination.
Her busy life is set in a tranquil part of rural Cambridgeshire where she lives with her much neglected husband.
You can find out more about Georgia and her books on her website, on Facebook and on Twitter.
Next up on Classic Comfort Reads is Maureen Myant, whose new book The Confession is out in a couple of weeks. For now, I’ll leave you with Georgia’s latest: