Welcome to #TimeForCrime a new series here at Chapterinmylife.
I am inviting bloggers and authors talk about their favourite subject crime, with a set of quick-fire Q&As taking you to the dark heart of the person behind the book or the blog!
This week I am delighted to welcome Lorraine from ThebookReviewCafe
About you: I’m Lorraine I’m currently working as a Merchant Agent for a plasterboard
factory, sounds very boring but after 33 years working as a mental health nurse I’m loving
the new challenge. I’ve been married to my Andy my childhood sweetheart for thirty years
in August (he deserves a medal� ) and we have one son. I started my blog the book
review café just over two years ago when I was off work with a long-term work related
injury. I got bored one day and decided rather than just share my reviews on Amazon I
would start my own blog and so the book review café was born.
So let’s get inside Lorraine’s mind…
• Why crime fiction?
Crime fiction has always been my first love I remember going to the Library when I
was teenager (yes I can just about remember it) and coming home with six Agatha
Christie novels and my love for crime fiction began. Some would say I have an
unhealthy obsession for crime books, but I find them fascinating the darker the
• Favourite book you have reviewed
This is sooo hard there have been so many amazing books I’ve reviewed if I had to
say my favourite one this year it would have to be Unsub by Meg Gardiner
• You are stranded on a desert island, you can take one book, what will it be
Does the kindle count as one book? I have over 300 books on there so that would
keep me going for a few years.
• Do you have a kill list and who is on it?
No I’m afraid I don’t, there are people who I dislike but no one who deserves to be
on a Kill list. Mind you if someone hurt my family I would have to reconsider
• Top criminal (real or fiction)
I’ve always been fascinated by the Krays and Jack the Ripper two very different
kind of criminals but there always top of my TBR pile when a new book comes out.
I also subscribe to True Crime magazine which I find extremely interesting, I’m sure
in a previous life I was a crime profiler or something similar.
• Top fictional detective
It has to be Robert Hunter I love the series by Chris Carter, Hunter is such a
complex character and so knowledgeable about profiling I find these books give
incredible insight into serial killers.
• Planner or pantser/organised or beautifully chaotic
I’m a planner without a plan I start off with good intentions by having a diary,
planner and spreadsheets but I never get the time to fill them in. So apart from
planning dates for blog tours I post what I want when I want, so I’m a chaotic
planner I guess.
• Favourite method of murder
It would have to be quick and clean so it would have to be death in a barrel of
acid. A mixture of sodium hydroxide or potassium hydroxide, commonly known as
• Best place to dispose a body
If I put them in acid would there be much to dispose of? I’ve just googled it Heated
to 300 degrees, a lye solution can turn a body into tan liquid with the consistency
of mineral oil in just three hours. so I probably wouldn’t need to dispose of a body
if everything went to plan.
• Where can we find you? (Oh your blog details, dafty, any personal haunts
send them to me privately!)
Thank you for joining me Lorraine. For someone who doesn’t have a kill list you have put an awful lot of thought into method of murder and disposal! #JustSayin
Check out Lorraine’s blog for some fab reviews!