The Craftsman

The Craftsman

Catching him will make her career - and change her forever. August, 1999 On the hottest day of the year, Assistant Commissioner Florence Lovelady attends the funeral of Larry Glassbrook, the convicted murderer she arrested thirty years earlier. A master carpenter and funeral director, Larry imprisoned his victims, alive, in the caskets he made himself. Clay effigies found Catching him will make her career - and change her forever. August, 1999 On the hottest day of the year, Ass...

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Title:The Craftsman
Author:Sharon J. Bolton
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Genres:Mystery
ISBN:B06ZXW5254
Format Type:Kindle Edition
Number of Pages:352 pages pages

The Craftsman Reviews

  • Brenda
    Jun 14, 2018

    Sharon Bolton takes us into her northern home territory, Lancashire, inhospitable, unpredictable, often savage, horrifying, but heartbreakingly and wonderfully beautiful. She draws on the areas history of witches with the Pendle witch trials, folklore, legend, and its fear and macabre ...

    Wow! Oh how I enjoyed "The Craftsman" by popular and well respected author Sharon Bolton. Excellently written, well plotted and superbly crafted, this is an 'unputdownable' book that I thoroughly enjoyed from start to finish. I was particularly interested in the open letter at the st...

    My first piping hot book of Sharon J. Bolton. I was mesmerized by the sophistication of the story and I was galled by the author's will to push the envelope on the ancient horrors that the depraved parts of mankind can wield. Florence Lovelady is a very much recognizable character. ...

    This may be the best book Ms Bolton has written to date. It is CERTAINLY the creepiest keep you up all night subtly scary novel I have read in a long time. Set in the 70?s and later on the cusp of the new millennium, the story follows Florence, a policewoman in a small northern to...

    Beware the witch. In Pendle, myth has it that women are baptised twice: once in the traditional fashion, then again in the local waters of the tarn to a much darker master... but is it witchcraft behind the live burials of three teenagers? This is the question WPC Florence Lovel...

    Sharon Bolton starts this book with a note to readers explaining the basis for the book. It?s clearly personal for her. The setting is in Lancashire, where Bolton was born and raised with the legend of the Pendle Witch Trials. As I was reading, it became apparent to me that I was goi...

  • Kate
    Jan 28, 2018

    Sharon Bolton takes us into her northern home territory, Lancashire, inhospitable, unpredictable, often savage, horrifying, but heartbreakingly and wonderfully beautiful. She draws on the areas history of witches with the Pendle witch trials, folklore, legend, and its fear and macabre ...

    Wow! Oh how I enjoyed "The Craftsman" by popular and well respected author Sharon Bolton. Excellently written, well plotted and superbly crafted, this is an 'unputdownable' book that I thoroughly enjoyed from start to finish. I was particularly interested in the open letter at the st...

    My first piping hot book of Sharon J. Bolton. I was mesmerized by the sophistication of the story and I was galled by the author's will to push the envelope on the ancient horrors that the depraved parts of mankind can wield. Florence Lovelady is a very much recognizable character. ...

    This may be the best book Ms Bolton has written to date. It is CERTAINLY the creepiest keep you up all night subtly scary novel I have read in a long time. Set in the 70?s and later on the cusp of the new millennium, the story follows Florence, a policewoman in a small northern to...

    Beware the witch. In Pendle, myth has it that women are baptised twice: once in the traditional fashion, then again in the local waters of the tarn to a much darker master... but is it witchcraft behind the live burials of three teenagers? This is the question WPC Florence Lovel...

    Sharon Bolton starts this book with a note to readers explaining the basis for the book. It?s clearly personal for her. The setting is in Lancashire, where Bolton was born and raised with the legend of the Pendle Witch Trials. As I was reading, it became apparent to me that I was goi...

    It is proof of Sharon Bolton?s artistic genius that I can enjoy stories featuring my greatest fears, snakes in Awakening and burial alive here in Bolton?s newest detective novel, The Craftsman. In 1969 Florence Lovelady, a 22 year-old Woman Police Constable (as they were then calle...

    The Craftsman marks the first in a trilogy that acclaimed author Sharon Bolton readily concedes that she has always wanted to write and pays testament to her Lancastrian heritage and a north of England tainted by a legacy of savagery that witnessed the Pendle Witch Trials, the Moors Mu...

    WOW...Sharon Bolton that was one amazing book!! I just loved this dark and creepy book so much that I did not want it to end. I have been a fan of Sharon Bolton's for a while now - I big fan of the Lacey Flint series. I read the short story "Alive" which definitely got me excited fo...

    It is August, 1999, and Florence Lovelady has returned to Pendle Witch Country, to attend the funeral of convicted killer Larry Glassbrook. Now an Assistant Commissioner, Florence (nicknamed by her colleagues as Flossie) was a young woman, just beginning her career, in 1969, when a ser...

    Oh my word! I have read a few books by this author now and have enjoyed them all. This one though, I absolutely loved! Florence Lovelady has to be just one of the best protagonists I have met in a while. What a brilliant character! Even though the book starts and ends in present day...

    4.5 stars Sharon Bolton remains one of my favourite authors - she is one that as soon as I see a new book come out I'm ordering it (as I've read all her books now). I just loved this book. Not only is the actual hardcover so beautiful but the story is absorbing and exciting. It is ...

    I loved everything about this book! Let?s start at the beginning. I read an ARC copy of this novel, there was no title, it just began ?Dear Reader? ? I was gripped immediately, thinking it was Florence Lovelady addressing the reader, it was only when I got to the end, and saw B...

    Book reviews on www.snazzybooks.com I've only read one other novel by Sharon Bolton (Little Black Lies, which I really enjoyed) and that was a while ago, so I wasn't sure what to expect from this. I soon found myself completely drawn into this atmospheric, well-written mystery/crim...

    4.5/5 for sure. Dark, spooky and maybe a little odd at times but very powerful writing and I love Flossie as a character. Not certain the end worked for me at present but will reflect on that. Without doubt one of the "best of the year" ones for me. In full I've read most of Sharon...

    I've read a few Sharon Bolton novels, and this is one of her best. Blending a fast-paced crime thriller with a sinister tale of witchcraft in 1960s Lancashire, it's a little of reminiscent of The Wicker Man. In 1999, police officer Florence Lovelady returns to the small Lancastrian tow...

    Firstly I would like to thank the publishers for my Advanced Proof Copy sent last November. Secondly I would like to send the same publishers a bill for my hoover repair as the book was delivered in a creepy looking box full of stinky wood chippings which went EVERYWHERE and I swear I ...

    This book is set right at the end of the 1960's and later in the 1990's centring around the Glassbrook family and their lodger WPC Florence (Flossie) Lovelady. Lovelady is noticeable by being the first female police officer in a small Northern town of Sabden and a Londoner to boot. Her...

    Thoroughly entertaining and distinctly chilly crime fiction with that extra special certain something that we expect from the wonderful Sharon Bolton. An engrossing read. ...

  • Susan
    Mar 10, 2018

    Sharon Bolton takes us into her northern home territory, Lancashire, inhospitable, unpredictable, often savage, horrifying, but heartbreakingly and wonderfully beautiful. She draws on the areas history of witches with the Pendle witch trials, folklore, legend, and its fear and macabre ...

    Wow! Oh how I enjoyed "The Craftsman" by popular and well respected author Sharon Bolton. Excellently written, well plotted and superbly crafted, this is an 'unputdownable' book that I thoroughly enjoyed from start to finish. I was particularly interested in the open letter at the st...

    My first piping hot book of Sharon J. Bolton. I was mesmerized by the sophistication of the story and I was galled by the author's will to push the envelope on the ancient horrors that the depraved parts of mankind can wield. Florence Lovelady is a very much recognizable character. ...

    This may be the best book Ms Bolton has written to date. It is CERTAINLY the creepiest keep you up all night subtly scary novel I have read in a long time. Set in the 70?s and later on the cusp of the new millennium, the story follows Florence, a policewoman in a small northern to...

    Beware the witch. In Pendle, myth has it that women are baptised twice: once in the traditional fashion, then again in the local waters of the tarn to a much darker master... but is it witchcraft behind the live burials of three teenagers? This is the question WPC Florence Lovel...

    Sharon Bolton starts this book with a note to readers explaining the basis for the book. It?s clearly personal for her. The setting is in Lancashire, where Bolton was born and raised with the legend of the Pendle Witch Trials. As I was reading, it became apparent to me that I was goi...

    It is proof of Sharon Bolton?s artistic genius that I can enjoy stories featuring my greatest fears, snakes in Awakening and burial alive here in Bolton?s newest detective novel, The Craftsman. In 1969 Florence Lovelady, a 22 year-old Woman Police Constable (as they were then calle...

    The Craftsman marks the first in a trilogy that acclaimed author Sharon Bolton readily concedes that she has always wanted to write and pays testament to her Lancastrian heritage and a north of England tainted by a legacy of savagery that witnessed the Pendle Witch Trials, the Moors Mu...

    WOW...Sharon Bolton that was one amazing book!! I just loved this dark and creepy book so much that I did not want it to end. I have been a fan of Sharon Bolton's for a while now - I big fan of the Lacey Flint series. I read the short story "Alive" which definitely got me excited fo...

    It is August, 1999, and Florence Lovelady has returned to Pendle Witch Country, to attend the funeral of convicted killer Larry Glassbrook. Now an Assistant Commissioner, Florence (nicknamed by her colleagues as Flossie) was a young woman, just beginning her career, in 1969, when a ser...

  • Rachel Abbott
    Jan 08, 2018

    Sharon Bolton takes us into her northern home territory, Lancashire, inhospitable, unpredictable, often savage, horrifying, but heartbreakingly and wonderfully beautiful. She draws on the areas history of witches with the Pendle witch trials, folklore, legend, and its fear and macabre ...

    Wow! Oh how I enjoyed "The Craftsman" by popular and well respected author Sharon Bolton. Excellently written, well plotted and superbly crafted, this is an 'unputdownable' book that I thoroughly enjoyed from start to finish. I was particularly interested in the open letter at the st...

    My first piping hot book of Sharon J. Bolton. I was mesmerized by the sophistication of the story and I was galled by the author's will to push the envelope on the ancient horrors that the depraved parts of mankind can wield. Florence Lovelady is a very much recognizable character. ...

    This may be the best book Ms Bolton has written to date. It is CERTAINLY the creepiest keep you up all night subtly scary novel I have read in a long time. Set in the 70?s and later on the cusp of the new millennium, the story follows Florence, a policewoman in a small northern to...

    Beware the witch. In Pendle, myth has it that women are baptised twice: once in the traditional fashion, then again in the local waters of the tarn to a much darker master... but is it witchcraft behind the live burials of three teenagers? This is the question WPC Florence Lovel...

    Sharon Bolton starts this book with a note to readers explaining the basis for the book. It?s clearly personal for her. The setting is in Lancashire, where Bolton was born and raised with the legend of the Pendle Witch Trials. As I was reading, it became apparent to me that I was goi...

    It is proof of Sharon Bolton?s artistic genius that I can enjoy stories featuring my greatest fears, snakes in Awakening and burial alive here in Bolton?s newest detective novel, The Craftsman. In 1969 Florence Lovelady, a 22 year-old Woman Police Constable (as they were then calle...

    The Craftsman marks the first in a trilogy that acclaimed author Sharon Bolton readily concedes that she has always wanted to write and pays testament to her Lancastrian heritage and a north of England tainted by a legacy of savagery that witnessed the Pendle Witch Trials, the Moors Mu...

    WOW...Sharon Bolton that was one amazing book!! I just loved this dark and creepy book so much that I did not want it to end. I have been a fan of Sharon Bolton's for a while now - I big fan of the Lacey Flint series. I read the short story "Alive" which definitely got me excited fo...

    It is August, 1999, and Florence Lovelady has returned to Pendle Witch Country, to attend the funeral of convicted killer Larry Glassbrook. Now an Assistant Commissioner, Florence (nicknamed by her colleagues as Flossie) was a young woman, just beginning her career, in 1969, when a ser...

    Oh my word! I have read a few books by this author now and have enjoyed them all. This one though, I absolutely loved! Florence Lovelady has to be just one of the best protagonists I have met in a while. What a brilliant character! Even though the book starts and ends in present day...

    4.5 stars Sharon Bolton remains one of my favourite authors - she is one that as soon as I see a new book come out I'm ordering it (as I've read all her books now). I just loved this book. Not only is the actual hardcover so beautiful but the story is absorbing and exciting. It is ...

    I loved everything about this book! Let?s start at the beginning. I read an ARC copy of this novel, there was no title, it just began ?Dear Reader? ? I was gripped immediately, thinking it was Florence Lovelady addressing the reader, it was only when I got to the end, and saw B...

    Book reviews on www.snazzybooks.com I've only read one other novel by Sharon Bolton (Little Black Lies, which I really enjoyed) and that was a while ago, so I wasn't sure what to expect from this. I soon found myself completely drawn into this atmospheric, well-written mystery/crim...

    4.5/5 for sure. Dark, spooky and maybe a little odd at times but very powerful writing and I love Flossie as a character. Not certain the end worked for me at present but will reflect on that. Without doubt one of the "best of the year" ones for me. In full I've read most of Sharon...

    I've read a few Sharon Bolton novels, and this is one of her best. Blending a fast-paced crime thriller with a sinister tale of witchcraft in 1960s Lancashire, it's a little of reminiscent of The Wicker Man. In 1999, police officer Florence Lovelady returns to the small Lancastrian tow...

    Firstly I would like to thank the publishers for my Advanced Proof Copy sent last November. Secondly I would like to send the same publishers a bill for my hoover repair as the book was delivered in a creepy looking box full of stinky wood chippings which went EVERYWHERE and I swear I ...

    This book is set right at the end of the 1960's and later in the 1990's centring around the Glassbrook family and their lodger WPC Florence (Flossie) Lovelady. Lovelady is noticeable by being the first female police officer in a small Northern town of Sabden and a Londoner to boot. Her...

    Thoroughly entertaining and distinctly chilly crime fiction with that extra special certain something that we expect from the wonderful Sharon Bolton. An engrossing read. ...

    ?What is it that you love so much about this author?", one of my friends asked me after having to listen to my half hour rant about how very much I was looking forward to Bolton?s latest offering, The Craftsman. Mmmh, where do I even start? There is the delicious dark and claust...

    I'm not going to give much of a synopsis of this book because I don't feel it would be right - I think the less you know about this going in the better. Basically it tells the story of a case involving a policewoman in 1960s Lancashire. I really enjoyed this book. There were a few d...

    I actually read The Craftsman last year so I was delighted that the blog tour invite gave me the excuse to pick it up and read it all over again to refresh my memory! Then I remembered how much it creeped me out the first time I read it and how I struggled to sleep the night that I fin...

    Last year Sharon Bolton had me raving about a book containing hot air balloons, nuns, human trafficking and peacocks, yes Dead Woman Walking took all of those elements and delivered a thriller the likes of which I?d never seen before. Until now. The Craftsman delves into witchcraft a...

    I read this until I could not keep my eyes open and then picked up the book again when I awoke. Quite possibly the best EVER book I have read !!!! And so glad there is going to be a book 2. My View: You must get your hands on a copy of this ? it is chilling, it will keep you up a...

    Review to follow ...

    Oh heck.... this is as creepy as anything ? Fuller review to follow. ...

    Superb, as ever for Ms Bolton ? ...

    On the hottest day of the year, Assistant Commissioner Florence Lovelady attends the funeral of Larry Glassbrook, the convicted murderer she arrested thirty years earlier. A master carpenter and funeral director, Larry imprisoned his victims, alive, in the caskets he made himself. Clay...

  • Eva
    Jun 03, 2018

    Sharon Bolton takes us into her northern home territory, Lancashire, inhospitable, unpredictable, often savage, horrifying, but heartbreakingly and wonderfully beautiful. She draws on the areas history of witches with the Pendle witch trials, folklore, legend, and its fear and macabre ...

    Wow! Oh how I enjoyed "The Craftsman" by popular and well respected author Sharon Bolton. Excellently written, well plotted and superbly crafted, this is an 'unputdownable' book that I thoroughly enjoyed from start to finish. I was particularly interested in the open letter at the st...

    My first piping hot book of Sharon J. Bolton. I was mesmerized by the sophistication of the story and I was galled by the author's will to push the envelope on the ancient horrors that the depraved parts of mankind can wield. Florence Lovelady is a very much recognizable character. ...

    This may be the best book Ms Bolton has written to date. It is CERTAINLY the creepiest keep you up all night subtly scary novel I have read in a long time. Set in the 70?s and later on the cusp of the new millennium, the story follows Florence, a policewoman in a small northern to...

    Beware the witch. In Pendle, myth has it that women are baptised twice: once in the traditional fashion, then again in the local waters of the tarn to a much darker master... but is it witchcraft behind the live burials of three teenagers? This is the question WPC Florence Lovel...

    Sharon Bolton starts this book with a note to readers explaining the basis for the book. It?s clearly personal for her. The setting is in Lancashire, where Bolton was born and raised with the legend of the Pendle Witch Trials. As I was reading, it became apparent to me that I was goi...

    It is proof of Sharon Bolton?s artistic genius that I can enjoy stories featuring my greatest fears, snakes in Awakening and burial alive here in Bolton?s newest detective novel, The Craftsman. In 1969 Florence Lovelady, a 22 year-old Woman Police Constable (as they were then calle...

    The Craftsman marks the first in a trilogy that acclaimed author Sharon Bolton readily concedes that she has always wanted to write and pays testament to her Lancastrian heritage and a north of England tainted by a legacy of savagery that witnessed the Pendle Witch Trials, the Moors Mu...

    WOW...Sharon Bolton that was one amazing book!! I just loved this dark and creepy book so much that I did not want it to end. I have been a fan of Sharon Bolton's for a while now - I big fan of the Lacey Flint series. I read the short story "Alive" which definitely got me excited fo...

    It is August, 1999, and Florence Lovelady has returned to Pendle Witch Country, to attend the funeral of convicted killer Larry Glassbrook. Now an Assistant Commissioner, Florence (nicknamed by her colleagues as Flossie) was a young woman, just beginning her career, in 1969, when a ser...

    Oh my word! I have read a few books by this author now and have enjoyed them all. This one though, I absolutely loved! Florence Lovelady has to be just one of the best protagonists I have met in a while. What a brilliant character! Even though the book starts and ends in present day...

    4.5 stars Sharon Bolton remains one of my favourite authors - she is one that as soon as I see a new book come out I'm ordering it (as I've read all her books now). I just loved this book. Not only is the actual hardcover so beautiful but the story is absorbing and exciting. It is ...

    I loved everything about this book! Let?s start at the beginning. I read an ARC copy of this novel, there was no title, it just began ?Dear Reader? ? I was gripped immediately, thinking it was Florence Lovelady addressing the reader, it was only when I got to the end, and saw B...

    Book reviews on www.snazzybooks.com I've only read one other novel by Sharon Bolton (Little Black Lies, which I really enjoyed) and that was a while ago, so I wasn't sure what to expect from this. I soon found myself completely drawn into this atmospheric, well-written mystery/crim...

    4.5/5 for sure. Dark, spooky and maybe a little odd at times but very powerful writing and I love Flossie as a character. Not certain the end worked for me at present but will reflect on that. Without doubt one of the "best of the year" ones for me. In full I've read most of Sharon...

    I've read a few Sharon Bolton novels, and this is one of her best. Blending a fast-paced crime thriller with a sinister tale of witchcraft in 1960s Lancashire, it's a little of reminiscent of The Wicker Man. In 1999, police officer Florence Lovelady returns to the small Lancastrian tow...

    Firstly I would like to thank the publishers for my Advanced Proof Copy sent last November. Secondly I would like to send the same publishers a bill for my hoover repair as the book was delivered in a creepy looking box full of stinky wood chippings which went EVERYWHERE and I swear I ...

    This book is set right at the end of the 1960's and later in the 1990's centring around the Glassbrook family and their lodger WPC Florence (Flossie) Lovelady. Lovelady is noticeable by being the first female police officer in a small Northern town of Sabden and a Londoner to boot. Her...

    Thoroughly entertaining and distinctly chilly crime fiction with that extra special certain something that we expect from the wonderful Sharon Bolton. An engrossing read. ...

    ?What is it that you love so much about this author?", one of my friends asked me after having to listen to my half hour rant about how very much I was looking forward to Bolton?s latest offering, The Craftsman. Mmmh, where do I even start? There is the delicious dark and claust...

    I'm not going to give much of a synopsis of this book because I don't feel it would be right - I think the less you know about this going in the better. Basically it tells the story of a case involving a policewoman in 1960s Lancashire. I really enjoyed this book. There were a few d...

    I actually read The Craftsman last year so I was delighted that the blog tour invite gave me the excuse to pick it up and read it all over again to refresh my memory! Then I remembered how much it creeped me out the first time I read it and how I struggled to sleep the night that I fin...

    Last year Sharon Bolton had me raving about a book containing hot air balloons, nuns, human trafficking and peacocks, yes Dead Woman Walking took all of those elements and delivered a thriller the likes of which I?d never seen before. Until now. The Craftsman delves into witchcraft a...

    I read this until I could not keep my eyes open and then picked up the book again when I awoke. Quite possibly the best EVER book I have read !!!! And so glad there is going to be a book 2. My View: You must get your hands on a copy of this ? it is chilling, it will keep you up a...

    Review to follow ...

    Oh heck.... this is as creepy as anything ? Fuller review to follow. ...

    Superb, as ever for Ms Bolton ? ...

    On the hottest day of the year, Assistant Commissioner Florence Lovelady attends the funeral of Larry Glassbrook, the convicted murderer she arrested thirty years earlier. A master carpenter and funeral director, Larry imprisoned his victims, alive, in the caskets he made himself. Clay...

    Drop everything and pick up a copy of this one right now! You can thank me later! Sharon Bolton has been on my list of go-to authors for as long as I can remember. As a massive fan of her work, The Craftsman was one of my most anticipated books of the year. So much so that I pre-ord...

  • Luffy
    May 07, 2018

    Sharon Bolton takes us into her northern home territory, Lancashire, inhospitable, unpredictable, often savage, horrifying, but heartbreakingly and wonderfully beautiful. She draws on the areas history of witches with the Pendle witch trials, folklore, legend, and its fear and macabre ...

    Wow! Oh how I enjoyed "The Craftsman" by popular and well respected author Sharon Bolton. Excellently written, well plotted and superbly crafted, this is an 'unputdownable' book that I thoroughly enjoyed from start to finish. I was particularly interested in the open letter at the st...

    My first piping hot book of Sharon J. Bolton. I was mesmerized by the sophistication of the story and I was galled by the author's will to push the envelope on the ancient horrors that the depraved parts of mankind can wield. Florence Lovelady is a very much recognizable character. ...

  • Heidi
    May 24, 2018

    Sharon Bolton takes us into her northern home territory, Lancashire, inhospitable, unpredictable, often savage, horrifying, but heartbreakingly and wonderfully beautiful. She draws on the areas history of witches with the Pendle witch trials, folklore, legend, and its fear and macabre ...

    Wow! Oh how I enjoyed "The Craftsman" by popular and well respected author Sharon Bolton. Excellently written, well plotted and superbly crafted, this is an 'unputdownable' book that I thoroughly enjoyed from start to finish. I was particularly interested in the open letter at the st...

    My first piping hot book of Sharon J. Bolton. I was mesmerized by the sophistication of the story and I was galled by the author's will to push the envelope on the ancient horrors that the depraved parts of mankind can wield. Florence Lovelady is a very much recognizable character. ...

    This may be the best book Ms Bolton has written to date. It is CERTAINLY the creepiest keep you up all night subtly scary novel I have read in a long time. Set in the 70?s and later on the cusp of the new millennium, the story follows Florence, a policewoman in a small northern to...

    Beware the witch. In Pendle, myth has it that women are baptised twice: once in the traditional fashion, then again in the local waters of the tarn to a much darker master... but is it witchcraft behind the live burials of three teenagers? This is the question WPC Florence Lovel...

    Sharon Bolton starts this book with a note to readers explaining the basis for the book. It?s clearly personal for her. The setting is in Lancashire, where Bolton was born and raised with the legend of the Pendle Witch Trials. As I was reading, it became apparent to me that I was goi...

    It is proof of Sharon Bolton?s artistic genius that I can enjoy stories featuring my greatest fears, snakes in Awakening and burial alive here in Bolton?s newest detective novel, The Craftsman. In 1969 Florence Lovelady, a 22 year-old Woman Police Constable (as they were then calle...

    The Craftsman marks the first in a trilogy that acclaimed author Sharon Bolton readily concedes that she has always wanted to write and pays testament to her Lancastrian heritage and a north of England tainted by a legacy of savagery that witnessed the Pendle Witch Trials, the Moors Mu...

    WOW...Sharon Bolton that was one amazing book!! I just loved this dark and creepy book so much that I did not want it to end. I have been a fan of Sharon Bolton's for a while now - I big fan of the Lacey Flint series. I read the short story "Alive" which definitely got me excited fo...

    It is August, 1999, and Florence Lovelady has returned to Pendle Witch Country, to attend the funeral of convicted killer Larry Glassbrook. Now an Assistant Commissioner, Florence (nicknamed by her colleagues as Flossie) was a young woman, just beginning her career, in 1969, when a ser...

    Oh my word! I have read a few books by this author now and have enjoyed them all. This one though, I absolutely loved! Florence Lovelady has to be just one of the best protagonists I have met in a while. What a brilliant character! Even though the book starts and ends in present day...

    4.5 stars Sharon Bolton remains one of my favourite authors - she is one that as soon as I see a new book come out I'm ordering it (as I've read all her books now). I just loved this book. Not only is the actual hardcover so beautiful but the story is absorbing and exciting. It is ...

    I loved everything about this book! Let?s start at the beginning. I read an ARC copy of this novel, there was no title, it just began ?Dear Reader? ? I was gripped immediately, thinking it was Florence Lovelady addressing the reader, it was only when I got to the end, and saw B...

    Book reviews on www.snazzybooks.com I've only read one other novel by Sharon Bolton (Little Black Lies, which I really enjoyed) and that was a while ago, so I wasn't sure what to expect from this. I soon found myself completely drawn into this atmospheric, well-written mystery/crim...

    4.5/5 for sure. Dark, spooky and maybe a little odd at times but very powerful writing and I love Flossie as a character. Not certain the end worked for me at present but will reflect on that. Without doubt one of the "best of the year" ones for me. In full I've read most of Sharon...

    I've read a few Sharon Bolton novels, and this is one of her best. Blending a fast-paced crime thriller with a sinister tale of witchcraft in 1960s Lancashire, it's a little of reminiscent of The Wicker Man. In 1999, police officer Florence Lovelady returns to the small Lancastrian tow...

    Firstly I would like to thank the publishers for my Advanced Proof Copy sent last November. Secondly I would like to send the same publishers a bill for my hoover repair as the book was delivered in a creepy looking box full of stinky wood chippings which went EVERYWHERE and I swear I ...

    This book is set right at the end of the 1960's and later in the 1990's centring around the Glassbrook family and their lodger WPC Florence (Flossie) Lovelady. Lovelady is noticeable by being the first female police officer in a small Northern town of Sabden and a Londoner to boot. Her...

    Thoroughly entertaining and distinctly chilly crime fiction with that extra special certain something that we expect from the wonderful Sharon Bolton. An engrossing read. ...

    ?What is it that you love so much about this author?", one of my friends asked me after having to listen to my half hour rant about how very much I was looking forward to Bolton?s latest offering, The Craftsman. Mmmh, where do I even start? There is the delicious dark and claust...

  • Laura
    May 21, 2018

    Sharon Bolton takes us into her northern home territory, Lancashire, inhospitable, unpredictable, often savage, horrifying, but heartbreakingly and wonderfully beautiful. She draws on the areas history of witches with the Pendle witch trials, folklore, legend, and its fear and macabre ...

    Wow! Oh how I enjoyed "The Craftsman" by popular and well respected author Sharon Bolton. Excellently written, well plotted and superbly crafted, this is an 'unputdownable' book that I thoroughly enjoyed from start to finish. I was particularly interested in the open letter at the st...

    My first piping hot book of Sharon J. Bolton. I was mesmerized by the sophistication of the story and I was galled by the author's will to push the envelope on the ancient horrors that the depraved parts of mankind can wield. Florence Lovelady is a very much recognizable character. ...

    This may be the best book Ms Bolton has written to date. It is CERTAINLY the creepiest keep you up all night subtly scary novel I have read in a long time. Set in the 70?s and later on the cusp of the new millennium, the story follows Florence, a policewoman in a small northern to...

    Beware the witch. In Pendle, myth has it that women are baptised twice: once in the traditional fashion, then again in the local waters of the tarn to a much darker master... but is it witchcraft behind the live burials of three teenagers? This is the question WPC Florence Lovel...

    Sharon Bolton starts this book with a note to readers explaining the basis for the book. It?s clearly personal for her. The setting is in Lancashire, where Bolton was born and raised with the legend of the Pendle Witch Trials. As I was reading, it became apparent to me that I was goi...

    It is proof of Sharon Bolton?s artistic genius that I can enjoy stories featuring my greatest fears, snakes in Awakening and burial alive here in Bolton?s newest detective novel, The Craftsman. In 1969 Florence Lovelady, a 22 year-old Woman Police Constable (as they were then calle...

    The Craftsman marks the first in a trilogy that acclaimed author Sharon Bolton readily concedes that she has always wanted to write and pays testament to her Lancastrian heritage and a north of England tainted by a legacy of savagery that witnessed the Pendle Witch Trials, the Moors Mu...

    WOW...Sharon Bolton that was one amazing book!! I just loved this dark and creepy book so much that I did not want it to end. I have been a fan of Sharon Bolton's for a while now - I big fan of the Lacey Flint series. I read the short story "Alive" which definitely got me excited fo...

    It is August, 1999, and Florence Lovelady has returned to Pendle Witch Country, to attend the funeral of convicted killer Larry Glassbrook. Now an Assistant Commissioner, Florence (nicknamed by her colleagues as Flossie) was a young woman, just beginning her career, in 1969, when a ser...

    Oh my word! I have read a few books by this author now and have enjoyed them all. This one though, I absolutely loved! Florence Lovelady has to be just one of the best protagonists I have met in a while. What a brilliant character! Even though the book starts and ends in present day...

    4.5 stars Sharon Bolton remains one of my favourite authors - she is one that as soon as I see a new book come out I'm ordering it (as I've read all her books now). I just loved this book. Not only is the actual hardcover so beautiful but the story is absorbing and exciting. It is ...

    I loved everything about this book! Let?s start at the beginning. I read an ARC copy of this novel, there was no title, it just began ?Dear Reader? ? I was gripped immediately, thinking it was Florence Lovelady addressing the reader, it was only when I got to the end, and saw B...

    Book reviews on www.snazzybooks.com I've only read one other novel by Sharon Bolton (Little Black Lies, which I really enjoyed) and that was a while ago, so I wasn't sure what to expect from this. I soon found myself completely drawn into this atmospheric, well-written mystery/crim...

  • Carol -  Reading Writing and Riesling
    Apr 21, 2018

    Sharon Bolton takes us into her northern home territory, Lancashire, inhospitable, unpredictable, often savage, horrifying, but heartbreakingly and wonderfully beautiful. She draws on the areas history of witches with the Pendle witch trials, folklore, legend, and its fear and macabre ...

    Wow! Oh how I enjoyed "The Craftsman" by popular and well respected author Sharon Bolton. Excellently written, well plotted and superbly crafted, this is an 'unputdownable' book that I thoroughly enjoyed from start to finish. I was particularly interested in the open letter at the st...

    My first piping hot book of Sharon J. Bolton. I was mesmerized by the sophistication of the story and I was galled by the author's will to push the envelope on the ancient horrors that the depraved parts of mankind can wield. Florence Lovelady is a very much recognizable character. ...

    This may be the best book Ms Bolton has written to date. It is CERTAINLY the creepiest keep you up all night subtly scary novel I have read in a long time. Set in the 70?s and later on the cusp of the new millennium, the story follows Florence, a policewoman in a small northern to...

    Beware the witch. In Pendle, myth has it that women are baptised twice: once in the traditional fashion, then again in the local waters of the tarn to a much darker master... but is it witchcraft behind the live burials of three teenagers? This is the question WPC Florence Lovel...

    Sharon Bolton starts this book with a note to readers explaining the basis for the book. It?s clearly personal for her. The setting is in Lancashire, where Bolton was born and raised with the legend of the Pendle Witch Trials. As I was reading, it became apparent to me that I was goi...

    It is proof of Sharon Bolton?s artistic genius that I can enjoy stories featuring my greatest fears, snakes in Awakening and burial alive here in Bolton?s newest detective novel, The Craftsman. In 1969 Florence Lovelady, a 22 year-old Woman Police Constable (as they were then calle...

    The Craftsman marks the first in a trilogy that acclaimed author Sharon Bolton readily concedes that she has always wanted to write and pays testament to her Lancastrian heritage and a north of England tainted by a legacy of savagery that witnessed the Pendle Witch Trials, the Moors Mu...

    WOW...Sharon Bolton that was one amazing book!! I just loved this dark and creepy book so much that I did not want it to end. I have been a fan of Sharon Bolton's for a while now - I big fan of the Lacey Flint series. I read the short story "Alive" which definitely got me excited fo...

    It is August, 1999, and Florence Lovelady has returned to Pendle Witch Country, to attend the funeral of convicted killer Larry Glassbrook. Now an Assistant Commissioner, Florence (nicknamed by her colleagues as Flossie) was a young woman, just beginning her career, in 1969, when a ser...

    Oh my word! I have read a few books by this author now and have enjoyed them all. This one though, I absolutely loved! Florence Lovelady has to be just one of the best protagonists I have met in a while. What a brilliant character! Even though the book starts and ends in present day...

    4.5 stars Sharon Bolton remains one of my favourite authors - she is one that as soon as I see a new book come out I'm ordering it (as I've read all her books now). I just loved this book. Not only is the actual hardcover so beautiful but the story is absorbing and exciting. It is ...

    I loved everything about this book! Let?s start at the beginning. I read an ARC copy of this novel, there was no title, it just began ?Dear Reader? ? I was gripped immediately, thinking it was Florence Lovelady addressing the reader, it was only when I got to the end, and saw B...

    Book reviews on www.snazzybooks.com I've only read one other novel by Sharon Bolton (Little Black Lies, which I really enjoyed) and that was a while ago, so I wasn't sure what to expect from this. I soon found myself completely drawn into this atmospheric, well-written mystery/crim...

    4.5/5 for sure. Dark, spooky and maybe a little odd at times but very powerful writing and I love Flossie as a character. Not certain the end worked for me at present but will reflect on that. Without doubt one of the "best of the year" ones for me. In full I've read most of Sharon...

    I've read a few Sharon Bolton novels, and this is one of her best. Blending a fast-paced crime thriller with a sinister tale of witchcraft in 1960s Lancashire, it's a little of reminiscent of The Wicker Man. In 1999, police officer Florence Lovelady returns to the small Lancastrian tow...

    Firstly I would like to thank the publishers for my Advanced Proof Copy sent last November. Secondly I would like to send the same publishers a bill for my hoover repair as the book was delivered in a creepy looking box full of stinky wood chippings which went EVERYWHERE and I swear I ...

    This book is set right at the end of the 1960's and later in the 1990's centring around the Glassbrook family and their lodger WPC Florence (Flossie) Lovelady. Lovelady is noticeable by being the first female police officer in a small Northern town of Sabden and a Londoner to boot. Her...

    Thoroughly entertaining and distinctly chilly crime fiction with that extra special certain something that we expect from the wonderful Sharon Bolton. An engrossing read. ...

    ?What is it that you love so much about this author?", one of my friends asked me after having to listen to my half hour rant about how very much I was looking forward to Bolton?s latest offering, The Craftsman. Mmmh, where do I even start? There is the delicious dark and claust...

    I'm not going to give much of a synopsis of this book because I don't feel it would be right - I think the less you know about this going in the better. Basically it tells the story of a case involving a policewoman in 1960s Lancashire. I really enjoyed this book. There were a few d...

    I actually read The Craftsman last year so I was delighted that the blog tour invite gave me the excuse to pick it up and read it all over again to refresh my memory! Then I remembered how much it creeped me out the first time I read it and how I struggled to sleep the night that I fin...

    Last year Sharon Bolton had me raving about a book containing hot air balloons, nuns, human trafficking and peacocks, yes Dead Woman Walking took all of those elements and delivered a thriller the likes of which I?d never seen before. Until now. The Craftsman delves into witchcraft a...

    I read this until I could not keep my eyes open and then picked up the book again when I awoke. Quite possibly the best EVER book I have read !!!! And so glad there is going to be a book 2. My View: You must get your hands on a copy of this ? it is chilling, it will keep you up a...

  • Bill Kupersmith
    May 31, 2018

    Sharon Bolton takes us into her northern home territory, Lancashire, inhospitable, unpredictable, often savage, horrifying, but heartbreakingly and wonderfully beautiful. She draws on the areas history of witches with the Pendle witch trials, folklore, legend, and its fear and macabre ...

    Wow! Oh how I enjoyed "The Craftsman" by popular and well respected author Sharon Bolton. Excellently written, well plotted and superbly crafted, this is an 'unputdownable' book that I thoroughly enjoyed from start to finish. I was particularly interested in the open letter at the st...

    My first piping hot book of Sharon J. Bolton. I was mesmerized by the sophistication of the story and I was galled by the author's will to push the envelope on the ancient horrors that the depraved parts of mankind can wield. Florence Lovelady is a very much recognizable character. ...

    This may be the best book Ms Bolton has written to date. It is CERTAINLY the creepiest keep you up all night subtly scary novel I have read in a long time. Set in the 70?s and later on the cusp of the new millennium, the story follows Florence, a policewoman in a small northern to...

    Beware the witch. In Pendle, myth has it that women are baptised twice: once in the traditional fashion, then again in the local waters of the tarn to a much darker master... but is it witchcraft behind the live burials of three teenagers? This is the question WPC Florence Lovel...

    Sharon Bolton starts this book with a note to readers explaining the basis for the book. It?s clearly personal for her. The setting is in Lancashire, where Bolton was born and raised with the legend of the Pendle Witch Trials. As I was reading, it became apparent to me that I was goi...

    It is proof of Sharon Bolton?s artistic genius that I can enjoy stories featuring my greatest fears, snakes in Awakening and burial alive here in Bolton?s newest detective novel, The Craftsman. In 1969 Florence Lovelady, a 22 year-old Woman Police Constable (as they were then calle...

  • Sandie Bishop
    Apr 02, 2018

    Sharon Bolton takes us into her northern home territory, Lancashire, inhospitable, unpredictable, often savage, horrifying, but heartbreakingly and wonderfully beautiful. She draws on the areas history of witches with the Pendle witch trials, folklore, legend, and its fear and macabre ...

    Wow! Oh how I enjoyed "The Craftsman" by popular and well respected author Sharon Bolton. Excellently written, well plotted and superbly crafted, this is an 'unputdownable' book that I thoroughly enjoyed from start to finish. I was particularly interested in the open letter at the st...

    My first piping hot book of Sharon J. Bolton. I was mesmerized by the sophistication of the story and I was galled by the author's will to push the envelope on the ancient horrors that the depraved parts of mankind can wield. Florence Lovelady is a very much recognizable character. ...

    This may be the best book Ms Bolton has written to date. It is CERTAINLY the creepiest keep you up all night subtly scary novel I have read in a long time. Set in the 70?s and later on the cusp of the new millennium, the story follows Florence, a policewoman in a small northern to...

    Beware the witch. In Pendle, myth has it that women are baptised twice: once in the traditional fashion, then again in the local waters of the tarn to a much darker master... but is it witchcraft behind the live burials of three teenagers? This is the question WPC Florence Lovel...

    Sharon Bolton starts this book with a note to readers explaining the basis for the book. It?s clearly personal for her. The setting is in Lancashire, where Bolton was born and raised with the legend of the Pendle Witch Trials. As I was reading, it became apparent to me that I was goi...

    It is proof of Sharon Bolton?s artistic genius that I can enjoy stories featuring my greatest fears, snakes in Awakening and burial alive here in Bolton?s newest detective novel, The Craftsman. In 1969 Florence Lovelady, a 22 year-old Woman Police Constable (as they were then calle...

    The Craftsman marks the first in a trilogy that acclaimed author Sharon Bolton readily concedes that she has always wanted to write and pays testament to her Lancastrian heritage and a north of England tainted by a legacy of savagery that witnessed the Pendle Witch Trials, the Moors Mu...

    WOW...Sharon Bolton that was one amazing book!! I just loved this dark and creepy book so much that I did not want it to end. I have been a fan of Sharon Bolton's for a while now - I big fan of the Lacey Flint series. I read the short story "Alive" which definitely got me excited fo...

    It is August, 1999, and Florence Lovelady has returned to Pendle Witch Country, to attend the funeral of convicted killer Larry Glassbrook. Now an Assistant Commissioner, Florence (nicknamed by her colleagues as Flossie) was a young woman, just beginning her career, in 1969, when a ser...

    Oh my word! I have read a few books by this author now and have enjoyed them all. This one though, I absolutely loved! Florence Lovelady has to be just one of the best protagonists I have met in a while. What a brilliant character! Even though the book starts and ends in present day...

    4.5 stars Sharon Bolton remains one of my favourite authors - she is one that as soon as I see a new book come out I'm ordering it (as I've read all her books now). I just loved this book. Not only is the actual hardcover so beautiful but the story is absorbing and exciting. It is ...

    I loved everything about this book! Let?s start at the beginning. I read an ARC copy of this novel, there was no title, it just began ?Dear Reader? ? I was gripped immediately, thinking it was Florence Lovelady addressing the reader, it was only when I got to the end, and saw B...

    Book reviews on www.snazzybooks.com I've only read one other novel by Sharon Bolton (Little Black Lies, which I really enjoyed) and that was a while ago, so I wasn't sure what to expect from this. I soon found myself completely drawn into this atmospheric, well-written mystery/crim...

    4.5/5 for sure. Dark, spooky and maybe a little odd at times but very powerful writing and I love Flossie as a character. Not certain the end worked for me at present but will reflect on that. Without doubt one of the "best of the year" ones for me. In full I've read most of Sharon...

    I've read a few Sharon Bolton novels, and this is one of her best. Blending a fast-paced crime thriller with a sinister tale of witchcraft in 1960s Lancashire, it's a little of reminiscent of The Wicker Man. In 1999, police officer Florence Lovelady returns to the small Lancastrian tow...

    Firstly I would like to thank the publishers for my Advanced Proof Copy sent last November. Secondly I would like to send the same publishers a bill for my hoover repair as the book was delivered in a creepy looking box full of stinky wood chippings which went EVERYWHERE and I swear I ...

    This book is set right at the end of the 1960's and later in the 1990's centring around the Glassbrook family and their lodger WPC Florence (Flossie) Lovelady. Lovelady is noticeable by being the first female police officer in a small Northern town of Sabden and a Londoner to boot. Her...

  • Amy
    May 03, 2018

    Sharon Bolton takes us into her northern home territory, Lancashire, inhospitable, unpredictable, often savage, horrifying, but heartbreakingly and wonderfully beautiful. She draws on the areas history of witches with the Pendle witch trials, folklore, legend, and its fear and macabre ...

    Wow! Oh how I enjoyed "The Craftsman" by popular and well respected author Sharon Bolton. Excellently written, well plotted and superbly crafted, this is an 'unputdownable' book that I thoroughly enjoyed from start to finish. I was particularly interested in the open letter at the st...

    My first piping hot book of Sharon J. Bolton. I was mesmerized by the sophistication of the story and I was galled by the author's will to push the envelope on the ancient horrors that the depraved parts of mankind can wield. Florence Lovelady is a very much recognizable character. ...

    This may be the best book Ms Bolton has written to date. It is CERTAINLY the creepiest keep you up all night subtly scary novel I have read in a long time. Set in the 70?s and later on the cusp of the new millennium, the story follows Florence, a policewoman in a small northern to...

    Beware the witch. In Pendle, myth has it that women are baptised twice: once in the traditional fashion, then again in the local waters of the tarn to a much darker master... but is it witchcraft behind the live burials of three teenagers? This is the question WPC Florence Lovel...

    Sharon Bolton starts this book with a note to readers explaining the basis for the book. It?s clearly personal for her. The setting is in Lancashire, where Bolton was born and raised with the legend of the Pendle Witch Trials. As I was reading, it became apparent to me that I was goi...

    It is proof of Sharon Bolton?s artistic genius that I can enjoy stories featuring my greatest fears, snakes in Awakening and burial alive here in Bolton?s newest detective novel, The Craftsman. In 1969 Florence Lovelady, a 22 year-old Woman Police Constable (as they were then calle...

    The Craftsman marks the first in a trilogy that acclaimed author Sharon Bolton readily concedes that she has always wanted to write and pays testament to her Lancastrian heritage and a north of England tainted by a legacy of savagery that witnessed the Pendle Witch Trials, the Moors Mu...

    WOW...Sharon Bolton that was one amazing book!! I just loved this dark and creepy book so much that I did not want it to end. I have been a fan of Sharon Bolton's for a while now - I big fan of the Lacey Flint series. I read the short story "Alive" which definitely got me excited fo...

    It is August, 1999, and Florence Lovelady has returned to Pendle Witch Country, to attend the funeral of convicted killer Larry Glassbrook. Now an Assistant Commissioner, Florence (nicknamed by her colleagues as Flossie) was a young woman, just beginning her career, in 1969, when a ser...

    Oh my word! I have read a few books by this author now and have enjoyed them all. This one though, I absolutely loved! Florence Lovelady has to be just one of the best protagonists I have met in a while. What a brilliant character! Even though the book starts and ends in present day...

    4.5 stars Sharon Bolton remains one of my favourite authors - she is one that as soon as I see a new book come out I'm ordering it (as I've read all her books now). I just loved this book. Not only is the actual hardcover so beautiful but the story is absorbing and exciting. It is ...

    I loved everything about this book! Let?s start at the beginning. I read an ARC copy of this novel, there was no title, it just began ?Dear Reader? ? I was gripped immediately, thinking it was Florence Lovelady addressing the reader, it was only when I got to the end, and saw B...

    Book reviews on www.snazzybooks.com I've only read one other novel by Sharon Bolton (Little Black Lies, which I really enjoyed) and that was a while ago, so I wasn't sure what to expect from this. I soon found myself completely drawn into this atmospheric, well-written mystery/crim...

    4.5/5 for sure. Dark, spooky and maybe a little odd at times but very powerful writing and I love Flossie as a character. Not certain the end worked for me at present but will reflect on that. Without doubt one of the "best of the year" ones for me. In full I've read most of Sharon...

    I've read a few Sharon Bolton novels, and this is one of her best. Blending a fast-paced crime thriller with a sinister tale of witchcraft in 1960s Lancashire, it's a little of reminiscent of The Wicker Man. In 1999, police officer Florence Lovelady returns to the small Lancastrian tow...

    Firstly I would like to thank the publishers for my Advanced Proof Copy sent last November. Secondly I would like to send the same publishers a bill for my hoover repair as the book was delivered in a creepy looking box full of stinky wood chippings which went EVERYWHERE and I swear I ...

    This book is set right at the end of the 1960's and later in the 1990's centring around the Glassbrook family and their lodger WPC Florence (Flossie) Lovelady. Lovelady is noticeable by being the first female police officer in a small Northern town of Sabden and a Londoner to boot. Her...

    Thoroughly entertaining and distinctly chilly crime fiction with that extra special certain something that we expect from the wonderful Sharon Bolton. An engrossing read. ...

    ?What is it that you love so much about this author?", one of my friends asked me after having to listen to my half hour rant about how very much I was looking forward to Bolton?s latest offering, The Craftsman. Mmmh, where do I even start? There is the delicious dark and claust...

    I'm not going to give much of a synopsis of this book because I don't feel it would be right - I think the less you know about this going in the better. Basically it tells the story of a case involving a policewoman in 1960s Lancashire. I really enjoyed this book. There were a few d...

    I actually read The Craftsman last year so I was delighted that the blog tour invite gave me the excuse to pick it up and read it all over again to refresh my memory! Then I remembered how much it creeped me out the first time I read it and how I struggled to sleep the night that I fin...

    Last year Sharon Bolton had me raving about a book containing hot air balloons, nuns, human trafficking and peacocks, yes Dead Woman Walking took all of those elements and delivered a thriller the likes of which I?d never seen before. Until now. The Craftsman delves into witchcraft a...

  • Nigel
    Feb 19, 2018

    Sharon Bolton takes us into her northern home territory, Lancashire, inhospitable, unpredictable, often savage, horrifying, but heartbreakingly and wonderfully beautiful. She draws on the areas history of witches with the Pendle witch trials, folklore, legend, and its fear and macabre ...

    Wow! Oh how I enjoyed "The Craftsman" by popular and well respected author Sharon Bolton. Excellently written, well plotted and superbly crafted, this is an 'unputdownable' book that I thoroughly enjoyed from start to finish. I was particularly interested in the open letter at the st...

    My first piping hot book of Sharon J. Bolton. I was mesmerized by the sophistication of the story and I was galled by the author's will to push the envelope on the ancient horrors that the depraved parts of mankind can wield. Florence Lovelady is a very much recognizable character. ...

    This may be the best book Ms Bolton has written to date. It is CERTAINLY the creepiest keep you up all night subtly scary novel I have read in a long time. Set in the 70?s and later on the cusp of the new millennium, the story follows Florence, a policewoman in a small northern to...

    Beware the witch. In Pendle, myth has it that women are baptised twice: once in the traditional fashion, then again in the local waters of the tarn to a much darker master... but is it witchcraft behind the live burials of three teenagers? This is the question WPC Florence Lovel...

    Sharon Bolton starts this book with a note to readers explaining the basis for the book. It?s clearly personal for her. The setting is in Lancashire, where Bolton was born and raised with the legend of the Pendle Witch Trials. As I was reading, it became apparent to me that I was goi...

    It is proof of Sharon Bolton?s artistic genius that I can enjoy stories featuring my greatest fears, snakes in Awakening and burial alive here in Bolton?s newest detective novel, The Craftsman. In 1969 Florence Lovelady, a 22 year-old Woman Police Constable (as they were then calle...

    The Craftsman marks the first in a trilogy that acclaimed author Sharon Bolton readily concedes that she has always wanted to write and pays testament to her Lancastrian heritage and a north of England tainted by a legacy of savagery that witnessed the Pendle Witch Trials, the Moors Mu...

    WOW...Sharon Bolton that was one amazing book!! I just loved this dark and creepy book so much that I did not want it to end. I have been a fan of Sharon Bolton's for a while now - I big fan of the Lacey Flint series. I read the short story "Alive" which definitely got me excited fo...

    It is August, 1999, and Florence Lovelady has returned to Pendle Witch Country, to attend the funeral of convicted killer Larry Glassbrook. Now an Assistant Commissioner, Florence (nicknamed by her colleagues as Flossie) was a young woman, just beginning her career, in 1969, when a ser...

    Oh my word! I have read a few books by this author now and have enjoyed them all. This one though, I absolutely loved! Florence Lovelady has to be just one of the best protagonists I have met in a while. What a brilliant character! Even though the book starts and ends in present day...

    4.5 stars Sharon Bolton remains one of my favourite authors - she is one that as soon as I see a new book come out I'm ordering it (as I've read all her books now). I just loved this book. Not only is the actual hardcover so beautiful but the story is absorbing and exciting. It is ...

    I loved everything about this book! Let?s start at the beginning. I read an ARC copy of this novel, there was no title, it just began ?Dear Reader? ? I was gripped immediately, thinking it was Florence Lovelady addressing the reader, it was only when I got to the end, and saw B...

    Book reviews on www.snazzybooks.com I've only read one other novel by Sharon Bolton (Little Black Lies, which I really enjoyed) and that was a while ago, so I wasn't sure what to expect from this. I soon found myself completely drawn into this atmospheric, well-written mystery/crim...

    4.5/5 for sure. Dark, spooky and maybe a little odd at times but very powerful writing and I love Flossie as a character. Not certain the end worked for me at present but will reflect on that. Without doubt one of the "best of the year" ones for me. In full I've read most of Sharon...

  • Liz Barnsley
    Aug 25, 2017

    Sharon Bolton takes us into her northern home territory, Lancashire, inhospitable, unpredictable, often savage, horrifying, but heartbreakingly and wonderfully beautiful. She draws on the areas history of witches with the Pendle witch trials, folklore, legend, and its fear and macabre ...

    Wow! Oh how I enjoyed "The Craftsman" by popular and well respected author Sharon Bolton. Excellently written, well plotted and superbly crafted, this is an 'unputdownable' book that I thoroughly enjoyed from start to finish. I was particularly interested in the open letter at the st...

    My first piping hot book of Sharon J. Bolton. I was mesmerized by the sophistication of the story and I was galled by the author's will to push the envelope on the ancient horrors that the depraved parts of mankind can wield. Florence Lovelady is a very much recognizable character. ...

    This may be the best book Ms Bolton has written to date. It is CERTAINLY the creepiest keep you up all night subtly scary novel I have read in a long time. Set in the 70?s and later on the cusp of the new millennium, the story follows Florence, a policewoman in a small northern to...

  • Lisa
    Jun 03, 2018

    Sharon Bolton takes us into her northern home territory, Lancashire, inhospitable, unpredictable, often savage, horrifying, but heartbreakingly and wonderfully beautiful. She draws on the areas history of witches with the Pendle witch trials, folklore, legend, and its fear and macabre ...

    Wow! Oh how I enjoyed "The Craftsman" by popular and well respected author Sharon Bolton. Excellently written, well plotted and superbly crafted, this is an 'unputdownable' book that I thoroughly enjoyed from start to finish. I was particularly interested in the open letter at the st...

    My first piping hot book of Sharon J. Bolton. I was mesmerized by the sophistication of the story and I was galled by the author's will to push the envelope on the ancient horrors that the depraved parts of mankind can wield. Florence Lovelady is a very much recognizable character. ...

    This may be the best book Ms Bolton has written to date. It is CERTAINLY the creepiest keep you up all night subtly scary novel I have read in a long time. Set in the 70?s and later on the cusp of the new millennium, the story follows Florence, a policewoman in a small northern to...

    Beware the witch. In Pendle, myth has it that women are baptised twice: once in the traditional fashion, then again in the local waters of the tarn to a much darker master... but is it witchcraft behind the live burials of three teenagers? This is the question WPC Florence Lovel...

    Sharon Bolton starts this book with a note to readers explaining the basis for the book. It?s clearly personal for her. The setting is in Lancashire, where Bolton was born and raised with the legend of the Pendle Witch Trials. As I was reading, it became apparent to me that I was goi...

    It is proof of Sharon Bolton?s artistic genius that I can enjoy stories featuring my greatest fears, snakes in Awakening and burial alive here in Bolton?s newest detective novel, The Craftsman. In 1969 Florence Lovelady, a 22 year-old Woman Police Constable (as they were then calle...

    The Craftsman marks the first in a trilogy that acclaimed author Sharon Bolton readily concedes that she has always wanted to write and pays testament to her Lancastrian heritage and a north of England tainted by a legacy of savagery that witnessed the Pendle Witch Trials, the Moors Mu...

    WOW...Sharon Bolton that was one amazing book!! I just loved this dark and creepy book so much that I did not want it to end. I have been a fan of Sharon Bolton's for a while now - I big fan of the Lacey Flint series. I read the short story "Alive" which definitely got me excited fo...

    It is August, 1999, and Florence Lovelady has returned to Pendle Witch Country, to attend the funeral of convicted killer Larry Glassbrook. Now an Assistant Commissioner, Florence (nicknamed by her colleagues as Flossie) was a young woman, just beginning her career, in 1969, when a ser...

    Oh my word! I have read a few books by this author now and have enjoyed them all. This one though, I absolutely loved! Florence Lovelady has to be just one of the best protagonists I have met in a while. What a brilliant character! Even though the book starts and ends in present day...

    4.5 stars Sharon Bolton remains one of my favourite authors - she is one that as soon as I see a new book come out I'm ordering it (as I've read all her books now). I just loved this book. Not only is the actual hardcover so beautiful but the story is absorbing and exciting. It is ...

  • Tracy Fenton
    Apr 15, 2018

    Sharon Bolton takes us into her northern home territory, Lancashire, inhospitable, unpredictable, often savage, horrifying, but heartbreakingly and wonderfully beautiful. She draws on the areas history of witches with the Pendle witch trials, folklore, legend, and its fear and macabre ...

    Wow! Oh how I enjoyed "The Craftsman" by popular and well respected author Sharon Bolton. Excellently written, well plotted and superbly crafted, this is an 'unputdownable' book that I thoroughly enjoyed from start to finish. I was particularly interested in the open letter at the st...

    My first piping hot book of Sharon J. Bolton. I was mesmerized by the sophistication of the story and I was galled by the author's will to push the envelope on the ancient horrors that the depraved parts of mankind can wield. Florence Lovelady is a very much recognizable character. ...

    This may be the best book Ms Bolton has written to date. It is CERTAINLY the creepiest keep you up all night subtly scary novel I have read in a long time. Set in the 70?s and later on the cusp of the new millennium, the story follows Florence, a policewoman in a small northern to...

    Beware the witch. In Pendle, myth has it that women are baptised twice: once in the traditional fashion, then again in the local waters of the tarn to a much darker master... but is it witchcraft behind the live burials of three teenagers? This is the question WPC Florence Lovel...

    Sharon Bolton starts this book with a note to readers explaining the basis for the book. It?s clearly personal for her. The setting is in Lancashire, where Bolton was born and raised with the legend of the Pendle Witch Trials. As I was reading, it became apparent to me that I was goi...

    It is proof of Sharon Bolton?s artistic genius that I can enjoy stories featuring my greatest fears, snakes in Awakening and burial alive here in Bolton?s newest detective novel, The Craftsman. In 1969 Florence Lovelady, a 22 year-old Woman Police Constable (as they were then calle...

    The Craftsman marks the first in a trilogy that acclaimed author Sharon Bolton readily concedes that she has always wanted to write and pays testament to her Lancastrian heritage and a north of England tainted by a legacy of savagery that witnessed the Pendle Witch Trials, the Moors Mu...

    WOW...Sharon Bolton that was one amazing book!! I just loved this dark and creepy book so much that I did not want it to end. I have been a fan of Sharon Bolton's for a while now - I big fan of the Lacey Flint series. I read the short story "Alive" which definitely got me excited fo...

    It is August, 1999, and Florence Lovelady has returned to Pendle Witch Country, to attend the funeral of convicted killer Larry Glassbrook. Now an Assistant Commissioner, Florence (nicknamed by her colleagues as Flossie) was a young woman, just beginning her career, in 1969, when a ser...

    Oh my word! I have read a few books by this author now and have enjoyed them all. This one though, I absolutely loved! Florence Lovelady has to be just one of the best protagonists I have met in a while. What a brilliant character! Even though the book starts and ends in present day...

    4.5 stars Sharon Bolton remains one of my favourite authors - she is one that as soon as I see a new book come out I'm ordering it (as I've read all her books now). I just loved this book. Not only is the actual hardcover so beautiful but the story is absorbing and exciting. It is ...

    I loved everything about this book! Let?s start at the beginning. I read an ARC copy of this novel, there was no title, it just began ?Dear Reader? ? I was gripped immediately, thinking it was Florence Lovelady addressing the reader, it was only when I got to the end, and saw B...

    Book reviews on www.snazzybooks.com I've only read one other novel by Sharon Bolton (Little Black Lies, which I really enjoyed) and that was a while ago, so I wasn't sure what to expect from this. I soon found myself completely drawn into this atmospheric, well-written mystery/crim...

    4.5/5 for sure. Dark, spooky and maybe a little odd at times but very powerful writing and I love Flossie as a character. Not certain the end worked for me at present but will reflect on that. Without doubt one of the "best of the year" ones for me. In full I've read most of Sharon...

    I've read a few Sharon Bolton novels, and this is one of her best. Blending a fast-paced crime thriller with a sinister tale of witchcraft in 1960s Lancashire, it's a little of reminiscent of The Wicker Man. In 1999, police officer Florence Lovelady returns to the small Lancastrian tow...

    Firstly I would like to thank the publishers for my Advanced Proof Copy sent last November. Secondly I would like to send the same publishers a bill for my hoover repair as the book was delivered in a creepy looking box full of stinky wood chippings which went EVERYWHERE and I swear I ...

  • Janet
    Feb 09, 2018

    Sharon Bolton takes us into her northern home territory, Lancashire, inhospitable, unpredictable, often savage, horrifying, but heartbreakingly and wonderfully beautiful. She draws on the areas history of witches with the Pendle witch trials, folklore, legend, and its fear and macabre ...

    Wow! Oh how I enjoyed "The Craftsman" by popular and well respected author Sharon Bolton. Excellently written, well plotted and superbly crafted, this is an 'unputdownable' book that I thoroughly enjoyed from start to finish. I was particularly interested in the open letter at the st...

    My first piping hot book of Sharon J. Bolton. I was mesmerized by the sophistication of the story and I was galled by the author's will to push the envelope on the ancient horrors that the depraved parts of mankind can wield. Florence Lovelady is a very much recognizable character. ...

    This may be the best book Ms Bolton has written to date. It is CERTAINLY the creepiest keep you up all night subtly scary novel I have read in a long time. Set in the 70?s and later on the cusp of the new millennium, the story follows Florence, a policewoman in a small northern to...

    Beware the witch. In Pendle, myth has it that women are baptised twice: once in the traditional fashion, then again in the local waters of the tarn to a much darker master... but is it witchcraft behind the live burials of three teenagers? This is the question WPC Florence Lovel...

    Sharon Bolton starts this book with a note to readers explaining the basis for the book. It?s clearly personal for her. The setting is in Lancashire, where Bolton was born and raised with the legend of the Pendle Witch Trials. As I was reading, it became apparent to me that I was goi...

    It is proof of Sharon Bolton?s artistic genius that I can enjoy stories featuring my greatest fears, snakes in Awakening and burial alive here in Bolton?s newest detective novel, The Craftsman. In 1969 Florence Lovelady, a 22 year-old Woman Police Constable (as they were then calle...

    The Craftsman marks the first in a trilogy that acclaimed author Sharon Bolton readily concedes that she has always wanted to write and pays testament to her Lancastrian heritage and a north of England tainted by a legacy of savagery that witnessed the Pendle Witch Trials, the Moors Mu...

    WOW...Sharon Bolton that was one amazing book!! I just loved this dark and creepy book so much that I did not want it to end. I have been a fan of Sharon Bolton's for a while now - I big fan of the Lacey Flint series. I read the short story "Alive" which definitely got me excited fo...

    It is August, 1999, and Florence Lovelady has returned to Pendle Witch Country, to attend the funeral of convicted killer Larry Glassbrook. Now an Assistant Commissioner, Florence (nicknamed by her colleagues as Flossie) was a young woman, just beginning her career, in 1969, when a ser...

    Oh my word! I have read a few books by this author now and have enjoyed them all. This one though, I absolutely loved! Florence Lovelady has to be just one of the best protagonists I have met in a while. What a brilliant character! Even though the book starts and ends in present day...

    4.5 stars Sharon Bolton remains one of my favourite authors - she is one that as soon as I see a new book come out I'm ordering it (as I've read all her books now). I just loved this book. Not only is the actual hardcover so beautiful but the story is absorbing and exciting. It is ...

    I loved everything about this book! Let?s start at the beginning. I read an ARC copy of this novel, there was no title, it just began ?Dear Reader? ? I was gripped immediately, thinking it was Florence Lovelady addressing the reader, it was only when I got to the end, and saw B...

    Book reviews on www.snazzybooks.com I've only read one other novel by Sharon Bolton (Little Black Lies, which I really enjoyed) and that was a while ago, so I wasn't sure what to expect from this. I soon found myself completely drawn into this atmospheric, well-written mystery/crim...

    4.5/5 for sure. Dark, spooky and maybe a little odd at times but very powerful writing and I love Flossie as a character. Not certain the end worked for me at present but will reflect on that. Without doubt one of the "best of the year" ones for me. In full I've read most of Sharon...

    I've read a few Sharon Bolton novels, and this is one of her best. Blending a fast-paced crime thriller with a sinister tale of witchcraft in 1960s Lancashire, it's a little of reminiscent of The Wicker Man. In 1999, police officer Florence Lovelady returns to the small Lancastrian tow...

    Firstly I would like to thank the publishers for my Advanced Proof Copy sent last November. Secondly I would like to send the same publishers a bill for my hoover repair as the book was delivered in a creepy looking box full of stinky wood chippings which went EVERYWHERE and I swear I ...

    This book is set right at the end of the 1960's and later in the 1990's centring around the Glassbrook family and their lodger WPC Florence (Flossie) Lovelady. Lovelady is noticeable by being the first female police officer in a small Northern town of Sabden and a Londoner to boot. Her...

    Thoroughly entertaining and distinctly chilly crime fiction with that extra special certain something that we expect from the wonderful Sharon Bolton. An engrossing read. ...

    ?What is it that you love so much about this author?", one of my friends asked me after having to listen to my half hour rant about how very much I was looking forward to Bolton?s latest offering, The Craftsman. Mmmh, where do I even start? There is the delicious dark and claust...

    I'm not going to give much of a synopsis of this book because I don't feel it would be right - I think the less you know about this going in the better. Basically it tells the story of a case involving a policewoman in 1960s Lancashire. I really enjoyed this book. There were a few d...

    I actually read The Craftsman last year so I was delighted that the blog tour invite gave me the excuse to pick it up and read it all over again to refresh my memory! Then I remembered how much it creeped me out the first time I read it and how I struggled to sleep the night that I fin...

    Last year Sharon Bolton had me raving about a book containing hot air balloons, nuns, human trafficking and peacocks, yes Dead Woman Walking took all of those elements and delivered a thriller the likes of which I?d never seen before. Until now. The Craftsman delves into witchcraft a...

    I read this until I could not keep my eyes open and then picked up the book again when I awoke. Quite possibly the best EVER book I have read !!!! And so glad there is going to be a book 2. My View: You must get your hands on a copy of this ? it is chilling, it will keep you up a...

    Review to follow ...

    Oh heck.... this is as creepy as anything ? Fuller review to follow. ...

  • Lavender
    Apr 09, 2018

    Sharon Bolton takes us into her northern home territory, Lancashire, inhospitable, unpredictable, often savage, horrifying, but heartbreakingly and wonderfully beautiful. She draws on the areas history of witches with the Pendle witch trials, folklore, legend, and its fear and macabre ...

    Wow! Oh how I enjoyed "The Craftsman" by popular and well respected author Sharon Bolton. Excellently written, well plotted and superbly crafted, this is an 'unputdownable' book that I thoroughly enjoyed from start to finish. I was particularly interested in the open letter at the st...

    My first piping hot book of Sharon J. Bolton. I was mesmerized by the sophistication of the story and I was galled by the author's will to push the envelope on the ancient horrors that the depraved parts of mankind can wield. Florence Lovelady is a very much recognizable character. ...

    This may be the best book Ms Bolton has written to date. It is CERTAINLY the creepiest keep you up all night subtly scary novel I have read in a long time. Set in the 70?s and later on the cusp of the new millennium, the story follows Florence, a policewoman in a small northern to...

    Beware the witch. In Pendle, myth has it that women are baptised twice: once in the traditional fashion, then again in the local waters of the tarn to a much darker master... but is it witchcraft behind the live burials of three teenagers? This is the question WPC Florence Lovel...

    Sharon Bolton starts this book with a note to readers explaining the basis for the book. It?s clearly personal for her. The setting is in Lancashire, where Bolton was born and raised with the legend of the Pendle Witch Trials. As I was reading, it became apparent to me that I was goi...

    It is proof of Sharon Bolton?s artistic genius that I can enjoy stories featuring my greatest fears, snakes in Awakening and burial alive here in Bolton?s newest detective novel, The Craftsman. In 1969 Florence Lovelady, a 22 year-old Woman Police Constable (as they were then calle...

    The Craftsman marks the first in a trilogy that acclaimed author Sharon Bolton readily concedes that she has always wanted to write and pays testament to her Lancastrian heritage and a north of England tainted by a legacy of savagery that witnessed the Pendle Witch Trials, the Moors Mu...

    WOW...Sharon Bolton that was one amazing book!! I just loved this dark and creepy book so much that I did not want it to end. I have been a fan of Sharon Bolton's for a while now - I big fan of the Lacey Flint series. I read the short story "Alive" which definitely got me excited fo...

    It is August, 1999, and Florence Lovelady has returned to Pendle Witch Country, to attend the funeral of convicted killer Larry Glassbrook. Now an Assistant Commissioner, Florence (nicknamed by her colleagues as Flossie) was a young woman, just beginning her career, in 1969, when a ser...

    Oh my word! I have read a few books by this author now and have enjoyed them all. This one though, I absolutely loved! Florence Lovelady has to be just one of the best protagonists I have met in a while. What a brilliant character! Even though the book starts and ends in present day...

    4.5 stars Sharon Bolton remains one of my favourite authors - she is one that as soon as I see a new book come out I'm ordering it (as I've read all her books now). I just loved this book. Not only is the actual hardcover so beautiful but the story is absorbing and exciting. It is ...

    I loved everything about this book! Let?s start at the beginning. I read an ARC copy of this novel, there was no title, it just began ?Dear Reader? ? I was gripped immediately, thinking it was Florence Lovelady addressing the reader, it was only when I got to the end, and saw B...

    Book reviews on www.snazzybooks.com I've only read one other novel by Sharon Bolton (Little Black Lies, which I really enjoyed) and that was a while ago, so I wasn't sure what to expect from this. I soon found myself completely drawn into this atmospheric, well-written mystery/crim...

    4.5/5 for sure. Dark, spooky and maybe a little odd at times but very powerful writing and I love Flossie as a character. Not certain the end worked for me at present but will reflect on that. Without doubt one of the "best of the year" ones for me. In full I've read most of Sharon...

    I've read a few Sharon Bolton novels, and this is one of her best. Blending a fast-paced crime thriller with a sinister tale of witchcraft in 1960s Lancashire, it's a little of reminiscent of The Wicker Man. In 1999, police officer Florence Lovelady returns to the small Lancastrian tow...

    Firstly I would like to thank the publishers for my Advanced Proof Copy sent last November. Secondly I would like to send the same publishers a bill for my hoover repair as the book was delivered in a creepy looking box full of stinky wood chippings which went EVERYWHERE and I swear I ...

    This book is set right at the end of the 1960's and later in the 1990's centring around the Glassbrook family and their lodger WPC Florence (Flossie) Lovelady. Lovelady is noticeable by being the first female police officer in a small Northern town of Sabden and a Londoner to boot. Her...

    Thoroughly entertaining and distinctly chilly crime fiction with that extra special certain something that we expect from the wonderful Sharon Bolton. An engrossing read. ...

    ?What is it that you love so much about this author?", one of my friends asked me after having to listen to my half hour rant about how very much I was looking forward to Bolton?s latest offering, The Craftsman. Mmmh, where do I even start? There is the delicious dark and claust...

    I'm not going to give much of a synopsis of this book because I don't feel it would be right - I think the less you know about this going in the better. Basically it tells the story of a case involving a policewoman in 1960s Lancashire. I really enjoyed this book. There were a few d...

    I actually read The Craftsman last year so I was delighted that the blog tour invite gave me the excuse to pick it up and read it all over again to refresh my memory! Then I remembered how much it creeped me out the first time I read it and how I struggled to sleep the night that I fin...

    Last year Sharon Bolton had me raving about a book containing hot air balloons, nuns, human trafficking and peacocks, yes Dead Woman Walking took all of those elements and delivered a thriller the likes of which I?d never seen before. Until now. The Craftsman delves into witchcraft a...

    I read this until I could not keep my eyes open and then picked up the book again when I awoke. Quite possibly the best EVER book I have read !!!! And so glad there is going to be a book 2. My View: You must get your hands on a copy of this ? it is chilling, it will keep you up a...

    Review to follow ...

    Oh heck.... this is as creepy as anything ? Fuller review to follow. ...

    Superb, as ever for Ms Bolton ? ...

    On the hottest day of the year, Assistant Commissioner Florence Lovelady attends the funeral of Larry Glassbrook, the convicted murderer she arrested thirty years earlier. A master carpenter and funeral director, Larry imprisoned his victims, alive, in the caskets he made himself. Clay...

    Drop everything and pick up a copy of this one right now! You can thank me later! Sharon Bolton has been on my list of go-to authors for as long as I can remember. As a massive fan of her work, The Craftsman was one of my most anticipated books of the year. So much so that I pre-ord...

    I have been a big fan of Sharon Bolton for years. I have read all her books. I devoured her last two books "Little Black Lies" and especially "Daisy in Chains". Therefore I was so shocked when I read "Dead Woman Walking" and found myself extremly struggeling with it. That's why I was r...

  • Joanne Robertson
    May 03, 2018

    Sharon Bolton takes us into her northern home territory, Lancashire, inhospitable, unpredictable, often savage, horrifying, but heartbreakingly and wonderfully beautiful. She draws on the areas history of witches with the Pendle witch trials, folklore, legend, and its fear and macabre ...

    Wow! Oh how I enjoyed "The Craftsman" by popular and well respected author Sharon Bolton. Excellently written, well plotted and superbly crafted, this is an 'unputdownable' book that I thoroughly enjoyed from start to finish. I was particularly interested in the open letter at the st...

    My first piping hot book of Sharon J. Bolton. I was mesmerized by the sophistication of the story and I was galled by the author's will to push the envelope on the ancient horrors that the depraved parts of mankind can wield. Florence Lovelady is a very much recognizable character. ...

    This may be the best book Ms Bolton has written to date. It is CERTAINLY the creepiest keep you up all night subtly scary novel I have read in a long time. Set in the 70?s and later on the cusp of the new millennium, the story follows Florence, a policewoman in a small northern to...

    Beware the witch. In Pendle, myth has it that women are baptised twice: once in the traditional fashion, then again in the local waters of the tarn to a much darker master... but is it witchcraft behind the live burials of three teenagers? This is the question WPC Florence Lovel...

    Sharon Bolton starts this book with a note to readers explaining the basis for the book. It?s clearly personal for her. The setting is in Lancashire, where Bolton was born and raised with the legend of the Pendle Witch Trials. As I was reading, it became apparent to me that I was goi...

    It is proof of Sharon Bolton?s artistic genius that I can enjoy stories featuring my greatest fears, snakes in Awakening and burial alive here in Bolton?s newest detective novel, The Craftsman. In 1969 Florence Lovelady, a 22 year-old Woman Police Constable (as they were then calle...

    The Craftsman marks the first in a trilogy that acclaimed author Sharon Bolton readily concedes that she has always wanted to write and pays testament to her Lancastrian heritage and a north of England tainted by a legacy of savagery that witnessed the Pendle Witch Trials, the Moors Mu...

    WOW...Sharon Bolton that was one amazing book!! I just loved this dark and creepy book so much that I did not want it to end. I have been a fan of Sharon Bolton's for a while now - I big fan of the Lacey Flint series. I read the short story "Alive" which definitely got me excited fo...

    It is August, 1999, and Florence Lovelady has returned to Pendle Witch Country, to attend the funeral of convicted killer Larry Glassbrook. Now an Assistant Commissioner, Florence (nicknamed by her colleagues as Flossie) was a young woman, just beginning her career, in 1969, when a ser...

    Oh my word! I have read a few books by this author now and have enjoyed them all. This one though, I absolutely loved! Florence Lovelady has to be just one of the best protagonists I have met in a while. What a brilliant character! Even though the book starts and ends in present day...

    4.5 stars Sharon Bolton remains one of my favourite authors - she is one that as soon as I see a new book come out I'm ordering it (as I've read all her books now). I just loved this book. Not only is the actual hardcover so beautiful but the story is absorbing and exciting. It is ...

    I loved everything about this book! Let?s start at the beginning. I read an ARC copy of this novel, there was no title, it just began ?Dear Reader? ? I was gripped immediately, thinking it was Florence Lovelady addressing the reader, it was only when I got to the end, and saw B...

    Book reviews on www.snazzybooks.com I've only read one other novel by Sharon Bolton (Little Black Lies, which I really enjoyed) and that was a while ago, so I wasn't sure what to expect from this. I soon found myself completely drawn into this atmospheric, well-written mystery/crim...

    4.5/5 for sure. Dark, spooky and maybe a little odd at times but very powerful writing and I love Flossie as a character. Not certain the end worked for me at present but will reflect on that. Without doubt one of the "best of the year" ones for me. In full I've read most of Sharon...

    I've read a few Sharon Bolton novels, and this is one of her best. Blending a fast-paced crime thriller with a sinister tale of witchcraft in 1960s Lancashire, it's a little of reminiscent of The Wicker Man. In 1999, police officer Florence Lovelady returns to the small Lancastrian tow...

    Firstly I would like to thank the publishers for my Advanced Proof Copy sent last November. Secondly I would like to send the same publishers a bill for my hoover repair as the book was delivered in a creepy looking box full of stinky wood chippings which went EVERYWHERE and I swear I ...

    This book is set right at the end of the 1960's and later in the 1990's centring around the Glassbrook family and their lodger WPC Florence (Flossie) Lovelady. Lovelady is noticeable by being the first female police officer in a small Northern town of Sabden and a Londoner to boot. Her...

    Thoroughly entertaining and distinctly chilly crime fiction with that extra special certain something that we expect from the wonderful Sharon Bolton. An engrossing read. ...

    ?What is it that you love so much about this author?", one of my friends asked me after having to listen to my half hour rant about how very much I was looking forward to Bolton?s latest offering, The Craftsman. Mmmh, where do I even start? There is the delicious dark and claust...

    I'm not going to give much of a synopsis of this book because I don't feel it would be right - I think the less you know about this going in the better. Basically it tells the story of a case involving a policewoman in 1960s Lancashire. I really enjoyed this book. There were a few d...

    I actually read The Craftsman last year so I was delighted that the blog tour invite gave me the excuse to pick it up and read it all over again to refresh my memory! Then I remembered how much it creeped me out the first time I read it and how I struggled to sleep the night that I fin...

  • Sarah
    Feb 07, 2018

    Sharon Bolton takes us into her northern home territory, Lancashire, inhospitable, unpredictable, often savage, horrifying, but heartbreakingly and wonderfully beautiful. She draws on the areas history of witches with the Pendle witch trials, folklore, legend, and its fear and macabre ...

    Wow! Oh how I enjoyed "The Craftsman" by popular and well respected author Sharon Bolton. Excellently written, well plotted and superbly crafted, this is an 'unputdownable' book that I thoroughly enjoyed from start to finish. I was particularly interested in the open letter at the st...

    My first piping hot book of Sharon J. Bolton. I was mesmerized by the sophistication of the story and I was galled by the author's will to push the envelope on the ancient horrors that the depraved parts of mankind can wield. Florence Lovelady is a very much recognizable character. ...

    This may be the best book Ms Bolton has written to date. It is CERTAINLY the creepiest keep you up all night subtly scary novel I have read in a long time. Set in the 70?s and later on the cusp of the new millennium, the story follows Florence, a policewoman in a small northern to...

    Beware the witch. In Pendle, myth has it that women are baptised twice: once in the traditional fashion, then again in the local waters of the tarn to a much darker master... but is it witchcraft behind the live burials of three teenagers? This is the question WPC Florence Lovel...

    Sharon Bolton starts this book with a note to readers explaining the basis for the book. It?s clearly personal for her. The setting is in Lancashire, where Bolton was born and raised with the legend of the Pendle Witch Trials. As I was reading, it became apparent to me that I was goi...

    It is proof of Sharon Bolton?s artistic genius that I can enjoy stories featuring my greatest fears, snakes in Awakening and burial alive here in Bolton?s newest detective novel, The Craftsman. In 1969 Florence Lovelady, a 22 year-old Woman Police Constable (as they were then calle...

    The Craftsman marks the first in a trilogy that acclaimed author Sharon Bolton readily concedes that she has always wanted to write and pays testament to her Lancastrian heritage and a north of England tainted by a legacy of savagery that witnessed the Pendle Witch Trials, the Moors Mu...

    WOW...Sharon Bolton that was one amazing book!! I just loved this dark and creepy book so much that I did not want it to end. I have been a fan of Sharon Bolton's for a while now - I big fan of the Lacey Flint series. I read the short story "Alive" which definitely got me excited fo...

    It is August, 1999, and Florence Lovelady has returned to Pendle Witch Country, to attend the funeral of convicted killer Larry Glassbrook. Now an Assistant Commissioner, Florence (nicknamed by her colleagues as Flossie) was a young woman, just beginning her career, in 1969, when a ser...

    Oh my word! I have read a few books by this author now and have enjoyed them all. This one though, I absolutely loved! Florence Lovelady has to be just one of the best protagonists I have met in a while. What a brilliant character! Even though the book starts and ends in present day...

  • Latkins
    Jan 21, 2018

    Sharon Bolton takes us into her northern home territory, Lancashire, inhospitable, unpredictable, often savage, horrifying, but heartbreakingly and wonderfully beautiful. She draws on the areas history of witches with the Pendle witch trials, folklore, legend, and its fear and macabre ...

    Wow! Oh how I enjoyed "The Craftsman" by popular and well respected author Sharon Bolton. Excellently written, well plotted and superbly crafted, this is an 'unputdownable' book that I thoroughly enjoyed from start to finish. I was particularly interested in the open letter at the st...

    My first piping hot book of Sharon J. Bolton. I was mesmerized by the sophistication of the story and I was galled by the author's will to push the envelope on the ancient horrors that the depraved parts of mankind can wield. Florence Lovelady is a very much recognizable character. ...

    This may be the best book Ms Bolton has written to date. It is CERTAINLY the creepiest keep you up all night subtly scary novel I have read in a long time. Set in the 70?s and later on the cusp of the new millennium, the story follows Florence, a policewoman in a small northern to...

    Beware the witch. In Pendle, myth has it that women are baptised twice: once in the traditional fashion, then again in the local waters of the tarn to a much darker master... but is it witchcraft behind the live burials of three teenagers? This is the question WPC Florence Lovel...

    Sharon Bolton starts this book with a note to readers explaining the basis for the book. It?s clearly personal for her. The setting is in Lancashire, where Bolton was born and raised with the legend of the Pendle Witch Trials. As I was reading, it became apparent to me that I was goi...

    It is proof of Sharon Bolton?s artistic genius that I can enjoy stories featuring my greatest fears, snakes in Awakening and burial alive here in Bolton?s newest detective novel, The Craftsman. In 1969 Florence Lovelady, a 22 year-old Woman Police Constable (as they were then calle...

    The Craftsman marks the first in a trilogy that acclaimed author Sharon Bolton readily concedes that she has always wanted to write and pays testament to her Lancastrian heritage and a north of England tainted by a legacy of savagery that witnessed the Pendle Witch Trials, the Moors Mu...

    WOW...Sharon Bolton that was one amazing book!! I just loved this dark and creepy book so much that I did not want it to end. I have been a fan of Sharon Bolton's for a while now - I big fan of the Lacey Flint series. I read the short story "Alive" which definitely got me excited fo...

    It is August, 1999, and Florence Lovelady has returned to Pendle Witch Country, to attend the funeral of convicted killer Larry Glassbrook. Now an Assistant Commissioner, Florence (nicknamed by her colleagues as Flossie) was a young woman, just beginning her career, in 1969, when a ser...

    Oh my word! I have read a few books by this author now and have enjoyed them all. This one though, I absolutely loved! Florence Lovelady has to be just one of the best protagonists I have met in a while. What a brilliant character! Even though the book starts and ends in present day...

    4.5 stars Sharon Bolton remains one of my favourite authors - she is one that as soon as I see a new book come out I'm ordering it (as I've read all her books now). I just loved this book. Not only is the actual hardcover so beautiful but the story is absorbing and exciting. It is ...

    I loved everything about this book! Let?s start at the beginning. I read an ARC copy of this novel, there was no title, it just began ?Dear Reader? ? I was gripped immediately, thinking it was Florence Lovelady addressing the reader, it was only when I got to the end, and saw B...

    Book reviews on www.snazzybooks.com I've only read one other novel by Sharon Bolton (Little Black Lies, which I really enjoyed) and that was a while ago, so I wasn't sure what to expect from this. I soon found myself completely drawn into this atmospheric, well-written mystery/crim...

    4.5/5 for sure. Dark, spooky and maybe a little odd at times but very powerful writing and I love Flossie as a character. Not certain the end worked for me at present but will reflect on that. Without doubt one of the "best of the year" ones for me. In full I've read most of Sharon...

    I've read a few Sharon Bolton novels, and this is one of her best. Blending a fast-paced crime thriller with a sinister tale of witchcraft in 1960s Lancashire, it's a little of reminiscent of The Wicker Man. In 1999, police officer Florence Lovelady returns to the small Lancastrian tow...

  • Rachel Hall
    Apr 22, 2018

    Sharon Bolton takes us into her northern home territory, Lancashire, inhospitable, unpredictable, often savage, horrifying, but heartbreakingly and wonderfully beautiful. She draws on the areas history of witches with the Pendle witch trials, folklore, legend, and its fear and macabre ...

    Wow! Oh how I enjoyed "The Craftsman" by popular and well respected author Sharon Bolton. Excellently written, well plotted and superbly crafted, this is an 'unputdownable' book that I thoroughly enjoyed from start to finish. I was particularly interested in the open letter at the st...

    My first piping hot book of Sharon J. Bolton. I was mesmerized by the sophistication of the story and I was galled by the author's will to push the envelope on the ancient horrors that the depraved parts of mankind can wield. Florence Lovelady is a very much recognizable character. ...

    This may be the best book Ms Bolton has written to date. It is CERTAINLY the creepiest keep you up all night subtly scary novel I have read in a long time. Set in the 70?s and later on the cusp of the new millennium, the story follows Florence, a policewoman in a small northern to...

    Beware the witch. In Pendle, myth has it that women are baptised twice: once in the traditional fashion, then again in the local waters of the tarn to a much darker master... but is it witchcraft behind the live burials of three teenagers? This is the question WPC Florence Lovel...

    Sharon Bolton starts this book with a note to readers explaining the basis for the book. It?s clearly personal for her. The setting is in Lancashire, where Bolton was born and raised with the legend of the Pendle Witch Trials. As I was reading, it became apparent to me that I was goi...

    It is proof of Sharon Bolton?s artistic genius that I can enjoy stories featuring my greatest fears, snakes in Awakening and burial alive here in Bolton?s newest detective novel, The Craftsman. In 1969 Florence Lovelady, a 22 year-old Woman Police Constable (as they were then calle...

    The Craftsman marks the first in a trilogy that acclaimed author Sharon Bolton readily concedes that she has always wanted to write and pays testament to her Lancastrian heritage and a north of England tainted by a legacy of savagery that witnessed the Pendle Witch Trials, the Moors Mu...

  • Emma
    Feb 14, 2018

    Sharon Bolton takes us into her northern home territory, Lancashire, inhospitable, unpredictable, often savage, horrifying, but heartbreakingly and wonderfully beautiful. She draws on the areas history of witches with the Pendle witch trials, folklore, legend, and its fear and macabre ...

    Wow! Oh how I enjoyed "The Craftsman" by popular and well respected author Sharon Bolton. Excellently written, well plotted and superbly crafted, this is an 'unputdownable' book that I thoroughly enjoyed from start to finish. I was particularly interested in the open letter at the st...

    My first piping hot book of Sharon J. Bolton. I was mesmerized by the sophistication of the story and I was galled by the author's will to push the envelope on the ancient horrors that the depraved parts of mankind can wield. Florence Lovelady is a very much recognizable character. ...

    This may be the best book Ms Bolton has written to date. It is CERTAINLY the creepiest keep you up all night subtly scary novel I have read in a long time. Set in the 70?s and later on the cusp of the new millennium, the story follows Florence, a policewoman in a small northern to...

    Beware the witch. In Pendle, myth has it that women are baptised twice: once in the traditional fashion, then again in the local waters of the tarn to a much darker master... but is it witchcraft behind the live burials of three teenagers? This is the question WPC Florence Lovel...

  • Mandy White
    Apr 22, 2018

    Sharon Bolton takes us into her northern home territory, Lancashire, inhospitable, unpredictable, often savage, horrifying, but heartbreakingly and wonderfully beautiful. She draws on the areas history of witches with the Pendle witch trials, folklore, legend, and its fear and macabre ...

    Wow! Oh how I enjoyed "The Craftsman" by popular and well respected author Sharon Bolton. Excellently written, well plotted and superbly crafted, this is an 'unputdownable' book that I thoroughly enjoyed from start to finish. I was particularly interested in the open letter at the st...

    My first piping hot book of Sharon J. Bolton. I was mesmerized by the sophistication of the story and I was galled by the author's will to push the envelope on the ancient horrors that the depraved parts of mankind can wield. Florence Lovelady is a very much recognizable character. ...

    This may be the best book Ms Bolton has written to date. It is CERTAINLY the creepiest keep you up all night subtly scary novel I have read in a long time. Set in the 70?s and later on the cusp of the new millennium, the story follows Florence, a policewoman in a small northern to...

    Beware the witch. In Pendle, myth has it that women are baptised twice: once in the traditional fashion, then again in the local waters of the tarn to a much darker master... but is it witchcraft behind the live burials of three teenagers? This is the question WPC Florence Lovel...

    Sharon Bolton starts this book with a note to readers explaining the basis for the book. It?s clearly personal for her. The setting is in Lancashire, where Bolton was born and raised with the legend of the Pendle Witch Trials. As I was reading, it became apparent to me that I was goi...

    It is proof of Sharon Bolton?s artistic genius that I can enjoy stories featuring my greatest fears, snakes in Awakening and burial alive here in Bolton?s newest detective novel, The Craftsman. In 1969 Florence Lovelady, a 22 year-old Woman Police Constable (as they were then calle...

    The Craftsman marks the first in a trilogy that acclaimed author Sharon Bolton readily concedes that she has always wanted to write and pays testament to her Lancastrian heritage and a north of England tainted by a legacy of savagery that witnessed the Pendle Witch Trials, the Moors Mu...

    WOW...Sharon Bolton that was one amazing book!! I just loved this dark and creepy book so much that I did not want it to end. I have been a fan of Sharon Bolton's for a while now - I big fan of the Lacey Flint series. I read the short story "Alive" which definitely got me excited fo...

  • Miriam Smith
    Apr 14, 2018

    Sharon Bolton takes us into her northern home territory, Lancashire, inhospitable, unpredictable, often savage, horrifying, but heartbreakingly and wonderfully beautiful. She draws on the areas history of witches with the Pendle witch trials, folklore, legend, and its fear and macabre ...

    Wow! Oh how I enjoyed "The Craftsman" by popular and well respected author Sharon Bolton. Excellently written, well plotted and superbly crafted, this is an 'unputdownable' book that I thoroughly enjoyed from start to finish. I was particularly interested in the open letter at the st...

  • Paromjit
    Mar 08, 2018

    Sharon Bolton takes us into her northern home territory, Lancashire, inhospitable, unpredictable, often savage, horrifying, but heartbreakingly and wonderfully beautiful. She draws on the areas history of witches with the Pendle witch trials, folklore, legend, and its fear and macabre ...

  • Lorraine Southern
    Jun 05, 2018

    Sharon Bolton takes us into her northern home territory, Lancashire, inhospitable, unpredictable, often savage, horrifying, but heartbreakingly and wonderfully beautiful. She draws on the areas history of witches with the Pendle witch trials, folklore, legend, and its fear and macabre ...

    Wow! Oh how I enjoyed "The Craftsman" by popular and well respected author Sharon Bolton. Excellently written, well plotted and superbly crafted, this is an 'unputdownable' book that I thoroughly enjoyed from start to finish. I was particularly interested in the open letter at the st...

    My first piping hot book of Sharon J. Bolton. I was mesmerized by the sophistication of the story and I was galled by the author's will to push the envelope on the ancient horrors that the depraved parts of mankind can wield. Florence Lovelady is a very much recognizable character. ...

    This may be the best book Ms Bolton has written to date. It is CERTAINLY the creepiest keep you up all night subtly scary novel I have read in a long time. Set in the 70?s and later on the cusp of the new millennium, the story follows Florence, a policewoman in a small northern to...

    Beware the witch. In Pendle, myth has it that women are baptised twice: once in the traditional fashion, then again in the local waters of the tarn to a much darker master... but is it witchcraft behind the live burials of three teenagers? This is the question WPC Florence Lovel...

    Sharon Bolton starts this book with a note to readers explaining the basis for the book. It?s clearly personal for her. The setting is in Lancashire, where Bolton was born and raised with the legend of the Pendle Witch Trials. As I was reading, it became apparent to me that I was goi...

    It is proof of Sharon Bolton?s artistic genius that I can enjoy stories featuring my greatest fears, snakes in Awakening and burial alive here in Bolton?s newest detective novel, The Craftsman. In 1969 Florence Lovelady, a 22 year-old Woman Police Constable (as they were then calle...

    The Craftsman marks the first in a trilogy that acclaimed author Sharon Bolton readily concedes that she has always wanted to write and pays testament to her Lancastrian heritage and a north of England tainted by a legacy of savagery that witnessed the Pendle Witch Trials, the Moors Mu...

    WOW...Sharon Bolton that was one amazing book!! I just loved this dark and creepy book so much that I did not want it to end. I have been a fan of Sharon Bolton's for a while now - I big fan of the Lacey Flint series. I read the short story "Alive" which definitely got me excited fo...

    It is August, 1999, and Florence Lovelady has returned to Pendle Witch Country, to attend the funeral of convicted killer Larry Glassbrook. Now an Assistant Commissioner, Florence (nicknamed by her colleagues as Flossie) was a young woman, just beginning her career, in 1969, when a ser...

    Oh my word! I have read a few books by this author now and have enjoyed them all. This one though, I absolutely loved! Florence Lovelady has to be just one of the best protagonists I have met in a while. What a brilliant character! Even though the book starts and ends in present day...

    4.5 stars Sharon Bolton remains one of my favourite authors - she is one that as soon as I see a new book come out I'm ordering it (as I've read all her books now). I just loved this book. Not only is the actual hardcover so beautiful but the story is absorbing and exciting. It is ...

    I loved everything about this book! Let?s start at the beginning. I read an ARC copy of this novel, there was no title, it just began ?Dear Reader? ? I was gripped immediately, thinking it was Florence Lovelady addressing the reader, it was only when I got to the end, and saw B...

    Book reviews on www.snazzybooks.com I've only read one other novel by Sharon Bolton (Little Black Lies, which I really enjoyed) and that was a while ago, so I wasn't sure what to expect from this. I soon found myself completely drawn into this atmospheric, well-written mystery/crim...

    4.5/5 for sure. Dark, spooky and maybe a little odd at times but very powerful writing and I love Flossie as a character. Not certain the end worked for me at present but will reflect on that. Without doubt one of the "best of the year" ones for me. In full I've read most of Sharon...

    I've read a few Sharon Bolton novels, and this is one of her best. Blending a fast-paced crime thriller with a sinister tale of witchcraft in 1960s Lancashire, it's a little of reminiscent of The Wicker Man. In 1999, police officer Florence Lovelady returns to the small Lancastrian tow...

    Firstly I would like to thank the publishers for my Advanced Proof Copy sent last November. Secondly I would like to send the same publishers a bill for my hoover repair as the book was delivered in a creepy looking box full of stinky wood chippings which went EVERYWHERE and I swear I ...

    This book is set right at the end of the 1960's and later in the 1990's centring around the Glassbrook family and their lodger WPC Florence (Flossie) Lovelady. Lovelady is noticeable by being the first female police officer in a small Northern town of Sabden and a Londoner to boot. Her...

    Thoroughly entertaining and distinctly chilly crime fiction with that extra special certain something that we expect from the wonderful Sharon Bolton. An engrossing read. ...

    ?What is it that you love so much about this author?", one of my friends asked me after having to listen to my half hour rant about how very much I was looking forward to Bolton?s latest offering, The Craftsman. Mmmh, where do I even start? There is the delicious dark and claust...

    I'm not going to give much of a synopsis of this book because I don't feel it would be right - I think the less you know about this going in the better. Basically it tells the story of a case involving a policewoman in 1960s Lancashire. I really enjoyed this book. There were a few d...

    I actually read The Craftsman last year so I was delighted that the blog tour invite gave me the excuse to pick it up and read it all over again to refresh my memory! Then I remembered how much it creeped me out the first time I read it and how I struggled to sleep the night that I fin...

    Last year Sharon Bolton had me raving about a book containing hot air balloons, nuns, human trafficking and peacocks, yes Dead Woman Walking took all of those elements and delivered a thriller the likes of which I?d never seen before. Until now. The Craftsman delves into witchcraft a...

    I read this until I could not keep my eyes open and then picked up the book again when I awoke. Quite possibly the best EVER book I have read !!!! And so glad there is going to be a book 2. My View: You must get your hands on a copy of this ? it is chilling, it will keep you up a...

    Review to follow ...

    Oh heck.... this is as creepy as anything ? Fuller review to follow. ...

    Superb, as ever for Ms Bolton ? ...

  • Alexis
    Apr 05, 2018

    Sharon Bolton takes us into her northern home territory, Lancashire, inhospitable, unpredictable, often savage, horrifying, but heartbreakingly and wonderfully beautiful. She draws on the areas history of witches with the Pendle witch trials, folklore, legend, and its fear and macabre ...

    Wow! Oh how I enjoyed "The Craftsman" by popular and well respected author Sharon Bolton. Excellently written, well plotted and superbly crafted, this is an 'unputdownable' book that I thoroughly enjoyed from start to finish. I was particularly interested in the open letter at the st...

    My first piping hot book of Sharon J. Bolton. I was mesmerized by the sophistication of the story and I was galled by the author's will to push the envelope on the ancient horrors that the depraved parts of mankind can wield. Florence Lovelady is a very much recognizable character. ...

    This may be the best book Ms Bolton has written to date. It is CERTAINLY the creepiest keep you up all night subtly scary novel I have read in a long time. Set in the 70?s and later on the cusp of the new millennium, the story follows Florence, a policewoman in a small northern to...

    Beware the witch. In Pendle, myth has it that women are baptised twice: once in the traditional fashion, then again in the local waters of the tarn to a much darker master... but is it witchcraft behind the live burials of three teenagers? This is the question WPC Florence Lovel...

    Sharon Bolton starts this book with a note to readers explaining the basis for the book. It?s clearly personal for her. The setting is in Lancashire, where Bolton was born and raised with the legend of the Pendle Witch Trials. As I was reading, it became apparent to me that I was goi...

    It is proof of Sharon Bolton?s artistic genius that I can enjoy stories featuring my greatest fears, snakes in Awakening and burial alive here in Bolton?s newest detective novel, The Craftsman. In 1969 Florence Lovelady, a 22 year-old Woman Police Constable (as they were then calle...

    The Craftsman marks the first in a trilogy that acclaimed author Sharon Bolton readily concedes that she has always wanted to write and pays testament to her Lancastrian heritage and a north of England tainted by a legacy of savagery that witnessed the Pendle Witch Trials, the Moors Mu...

    WOW...Sharon Bolton that was one amazing book!! I just loved this dark and creepy book so much that I did not want it to end. I have been a fan of Sharon Bolton's for a while now - I big fan of the Lacey Flint series. I read the short story "Alive" which definitely got me excited fo...

    It is August, 1999, and Florence Lovelady has returned to Pendle Witch Country, to attend the funeral of convicted killer Larry Glassbrook. Now an Assistant Commissioner, Florence (nicknamed by her colleagues as Flossie) was a young woman, just beginning her career, in 1969, when a ser...

    Oh my word! I have read a few books by this author now and have enjoyed them all. This one though, I absolutely loved! Florence Lovelady has to be just one of the best protagonists I have met in a while. What a brilliant character! Even though the book starts and ends in present day...

    4.5 stars Sharon Bolton remains one of my favourite authors - she is one that as soon as I see a new book come out I'm ordering it (as I've read all her books now). I just loved this book. Not only is the actual hardcover so beautiful but the story is absorbing and exciting. It is ...

    I loved everything about this book! Let?s start at the beginning. I read an ARC copy of this novel, there was no title, it just began ?Dear Reader? ? I was gripped immediately, thinking it was Florence Lovelady addressing the reader, it was only when I got to the end, and saw B...

    Book reviews on www.snazzybooks.com I've only read one other novel by Sharon Bolton (Little Black Lies, which I really enjoyed) and that was a while ago, so I wasn't sure what to expect from this. I soon found myself completely drawn into this atmospheric, well-written mystery/crim...

    4.5/5 for sure. Dark, spooky and maybe a little odd at times but very powerful writing and I love Flossie as a character. Not certain the end worked for me at present but will reflect on that. Without doubt one of the "best of the year" ones for me. In full I've read most of Sharon...

    I've read a few Sharon Bolton novels, and this is one of her best. Blending a fast-paced crime thriller with a sinister tale of witchcraft in 1960s Lancashire, it's a little of reminiscent of The Wicker Man. In 1999, police officer Florence Lovelady returns to the small Lancastrian tow...

    Firstly I would like to thank the publishers for my Advanced Proof Copy sent last November. Secondly I would like to send the same publishers a bill for my hoover repair as the book was delivered in a creepy looking box full of stinky wood chippings which went EVERYWHERE and I swear I ...

    This book is set right at the end of the 1960's and later in the 1990's centring around the Glassbrook family and their lodger WPC Florence (Flossie) Lovelady. Lovelady is noticeable by being the first female police officer in a small Northern town of Sabden and a Londoner to boot. Her...

    Thoroughly entertaining and distinctly chilly crime fiction with that extra special certain something that we expect from the wonderful Sharon Bolton. An engrossing read. ...

    ?What is it that you love so much about this author?", one of my friends asked me after having to listen to my half hour rant about how very much I was looking forward to Bolton?s latest offering, The Craftsman. Mmmh, where do I even start? There is the delicious dark and claust...

    I'm not going to give much of a synopsis of this book because I don't feel it would be right - I think the less you know about this going in the better. Basically it tells the story of a case involving a policewoman in 1960s Lancashire. I really enjoyed this book. There were a few d...

  • Janel
    May 13, 2018

    Sharon Bolton takes us into her northern home territory, Lancashire, inhospitable, unpredictable, often savage, horrifying, but heartbreakingly and wonderfully beautiful. She draws on the areas history of witches with the Pendle witch trials, folklore, legend, and its fear and macabre ...

    Wow! Oh how I enjoyed "The Craftsman" by popular and well respected author Sharon Bolton. Excellently written, well plotted and superbly crafted, this is an 'unputdownable' book that I thoroughly enjoyed from start to finish. I was particularly interested in the open letter at the st...

    My first piping hot book of Sharon J. Bolton. I was mesmerized by the sophistication of the story and I was galled by the author's will to push the envelope on the ancient horrors that the depraved parts of mankind can wield. Florence Lovelady is a very much recognizable character. ...

    This may be the best book Ms Bolton has written to date. It is CERTAINLY the creepiest keep you up all night subtly scary novel I have read in a long time. Set in the 70?s and later on the cusp of the new millennium, the story follows Florence, a policewoman in a small northern to...

    Beware the witch. In Pendle, myth has it that women are baptised twice: once in the traditional fashion, then again in the local waters of the tarn to a much darker master... but is it witchcraft behind the live burials of three teenagers? This is the question WPC Florence Lovel...

    Sharon Bolton starts this book with a note to readers explaining the basis for the book. It?s clearly personal for her. The setting is in Lancashire, where Bolton was born and raised with the legend of the Pendle Witch Trials. As I was reading, it became apparent to me that I was goi...

    It is proof of Sharon Bolton?s artistic genius that I can enjoy stories featuring my greatest fears, snakes in Awakening and burial alive here in Bolton?s newest detective novel, The Craftsman. In 1969 Florence Lovelady, a 22 year-old Woman Police Constable (as they were then calle...

    The Craftsman marks the first in a trilogy that acclaimed author Sharon Bolton readily concedes that she has always wanted to write and pays testament to her Lancastrian heritage and a north of England tainted by a legacy of savagery that witnessed the Pendle Witch Trials, the Moors Mu...

    WOW...Sharon Bolton that was one amazing book!! I just loved this dark and creepy book so much that I did not want it to end. I have been a fan of Sharon Bolton's for a while now - I big fan of the Lacey Flint series. I read the short story "Alive" which definitely got me excited fo...

    It is August, 1999, and Florence Lovelady has returned to Pendle Witch Country, to attend the funeral of convicted killer Larry Glassbrook. Now an Assistant Commissioner, Florence (nicknamed by her colleagues as Flossie) was a young woman, just beginning her career, in 1969, when a ser...

    Oh my word! I have read a few books by this author now and have enjoyed them all. This one though, I absolutely loved! Florence Lovelady has to be just one of the best protagonists I have met in a while. What a brilliant character! Even though the book starts and ends in present day...

    4.5 stars Sharon Bolton remains one of my favourite authors - she is one that as soon as I see a new book come out I'm ordering it (as I've read all her books now). I just loved this book. Not only is the actual hardcover so beautiful but the story is absorbing and exciting. It is ...

    I loved everything about this book! Let?s start at the beginning. I read an ARC copy of this novel, there was no title, it just began ?Dear Reader? ? I was gripped immediately, thinking it was Florence Lovelady addressing the reader, it was only when I got to the end, and saw B...

  • The Book Review Café
    Apr 24, 2018

    Sharon Bolton takes us into her northern home territory, Lancashire, inhospitable, unpredictable, often savage, horrifying, but heartbreakingly and wonderfully beautiful. She draws on the areas history of witches with the Pendle witch trials, folklore, legend, and its fear and macabre ...

    Wow! Oh how I enjoyed "The Craftsman" by popular and well respected author Sharon Bolton. Excellently written, well plotted and superbly crafted, this is an 'unputdownable' book that I thoroughly enjoyed from start to finish. I was particularly interested in the open letter at the st...

    My first piping hot book of Sharon J. Bolton. I was mesmerized by the sophistication of the story and I was galled by the author's will to push the envelope on the ancient horrors that the depraved parts of mankind can wield. Florence Lovelady is a very much recognizable character. ...

    This may be the best book Ms Bolton has written to date. It is CERTAINLY the creepiest keep you up all night subtly scary novel I have read in a long time. Set in the 70?s and later on the cusp of the new millennium, the story follows Florence, a policewoman in a small northern to...

    Beware the witch. In Pendle, myth has it that women are baptised twice: once in the traditional fashion, then again in the local waters of the tarn to a much darker master... but is it witchcraft behind the live burials of three teenagers? This is the question WPC Florence Lovel...

    Sharon Bolton starts this book with a note to readers explaining the basis for the book. It?s clearly personal for her. The setting is in Lancashire, where Bolton was born and raised with the legend of the Pendle Witch Trials. As I was reading, it became apparent to me that I was goi...

    It is proof of Sharon Bolton?s artistic genius that I can enjoy stories featuring my greatest fears, snakes in Awakening and burial alive here in Bolton?s newest detective novel, The Craftsman. In 1969 Florence Lovelady, a 22 year-old Woman Police Constable (as they were then calle...

    The Craftsman marks the first in a trilogy that acclaimed author Sharon Bolton readily concedes that she has always wanted to write and pays testament to her Lancastrian heritage and a north of England tainted by a legacy of savagery that witnessed the Pendle Witch Trials, the Moors Mu...

    WOW...Sharon Bolton that was one amazing book!! I just loved this dark and creepy book so much that I did not want it to end. I have been a fan of Sharon Bolton's for a while now - I big fan of the Lacey Flint series. I read the short story "Alive" which definitely got me excited fo...

    It is August, 1999, and Florence Lovelady has returned to Pendle Witch Country, to attend the funeral of convicted killer Larry Glassbrook. Now an Assistant Commissioner, Florence (nicknamed by her colleagues as Flossie) was a young woman, just beginning her career, in 1969, when a ser...

    Oh my word! I have read a few books by this author now and have enjoyed them all. This one though, I absolutely loved! Florence Lovelady has to be just one of the best protagonists I have met in a while. What a brilliant character! Even though the book starts and ends in present day...

    4.5 stars Sharon Bolton remains one of my favourite authors - she is one that as soon as I see a new book come out I'm ordering it (as I've read all her books now). I just loved this book. Not only is the actual hardcover so beautiful but the story is absorbing and exciting. It is ...

    I loved everything about this book! Let?s start at the beginning. I read an ARC copy of this novel, there was no title, it just began ?Dear Reader? ? I was gripped immediately, thinking it was Florence Lovelady addressing the reader, it was only when I got to the end, and saw B...

    Book reviews on www.snazzybooks.com I've only read one other novel by Sharon Bolton (Little Black Lies, which I really enjoyed) and that was a while ago, so I wasn't sure what to expect from this. I soon found myself completely drawn into this atmospheric, well-written mystery/crim...

    4.5/5 for sure. Dark, spooky and maybe a little odd at times but very powerful writing and I love Flossie as a character. Not certain the end worked for me at present but will reflect on that. Without doubt one of the "best of the year" ones for me. In full I've read most of Sharon...

    I've read a few Sharon Bolton novels, and this is one of her best. Blending a fast-paced crime thriller with a sinister tale of witchcraft in 1960s Lancashire, it's a little of reminiscent of The Wicker Man. In 1999, police officer Florence Lovelady returns to the small Lancastrian tow...

    Firstly I would like to thank the publishers for my Advanced Proof Copy sent last November. Secondly I would like to send the same publishers a bill for my hoover repair as the book was delivered in a creepy looking box full of stinky wood chippings which went EVERYWHERE and I swear I ...

    This book is set right at the end of the 1960's and later in the 1990's centring around the Glassbrook family and their lodger WPC Florence (Flossie) Lovelady. Lovelady is noticeable by being the first female police officer in a small Northern town of Sabden and a Londoner to boot. Her...

    Thoroughly entertaining and distinctly chilly crime fiction with that extra special certain something that we expect from the wonderful Sharon Bolton. An engrossing read. ...

    ?What is it that you love so much about this author?", one of my friends asked me after having to listen to my half hour rant about how very much I was looking forward to Bolton?s latest offering, The Craftsman. Mmmh, where do I even start? There is the delicious dark and claust...

    I'm not going to give much of a synopsis of this book because I don't feel it would be right - I think the less you know about this going in the better. Basically it tells the story of a case involving a policewoman in 1960s Lancashire. I really enjoyed this book. There were a few d...

    I actually read The Craftsman last year so I was delighted that the blog tour invite gave me the excuse to pick it up and read it all over again to refresh my memory! Then I remembered how much it creeped me out the first time I read it and how I struggled to sleep the night that I fin...

    Last year Sharon Bolton had me raving about a book containing hot air balloons, nuns, human trafficking and peacocks, yes Dead Woman Walking took all of those elements and delivered a thriller the likes of which I?d never seen before. Until now. The Craftsman delves into witchcraft a...

    I read this until I could not keep my eyes open and then picked up the book again when I awoke. Quite possibly the best EVER book I have read !!!! And so glad there is going to be a book 2. My View: You must get your hands on a copy of this ? it is chilling, it will keep you up a...

    Review to follow ...