Various Authors: The C Word

Today I am taking part in the blog tour for The C Word. My review is written with thanks to Zoe O’Farrell and the team at Spellbound Books for inviting me on the tour.


100% of all royalties from The C Word will be donated to NHS Together Charities.

So, what do writers do during Lockdown? They create murder, mystery, death and destruction of course!

The C Word is a collection of short stories collated during the COVID-19 pandemic to raise money for NHS Charities Together. A plethora of wonderful stories created by a wide variety of writers, each with their own unique style. Some you will know already and some we’ve yet to introduce you to. However, we’re sure you’ll want to hear from each & every one of them again as we leave 2020 behind us.

With contributions from Steve Mosby , Sophie Hannah , Elly Griffiths , Sarah Hilary , Rob Scragg , Trevor Wood and many more.


The C Word is a short story collection that showcases writing from writers who are familiar to me, writers whose names are familiar to me but I have never read, and debut writers. I’m definitely encouraged to read more widely after this and I have added a few authors to my ever growing TBR mountain! 

This anthology was published in January, in the middle of the winter lockdown when restrictions were still at their strictest. It would be impossible, then, for the authors not to touch upon the impact of Covid-19 upon our society. There are stories which look at the role of key workers, the increase in domestic violence, and the theme of grief. Each author explores their theme in a different way, but is always sensitive and this had the effect of making me realise just how much people have been touched by these issues. 

Most of the stories fall within the crime and horror genres and there will definitely be plenty for you in The C Word if you enjoy this type of story. I enjoyed the inventive plots and twists throughout the collection. 

I would also like to mention that the proceeds from The C Word are donated to the NHS charities, which is obviously a very worthwhile cause in these challenging times. 

The C Word is available from Amazon.

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