Monthly Archives: April 2012

The Retribution by Val McDermid

In this, the seventh book in Val McDermid’s Tony Hill/ Carol Jordan series, there are two serial killers on the loose at the same time. Carol Jordan’s team is being disbanded and they want to go out on a high … Continue reading

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The Silver Pigs by Lindsey Davis

This book is the first in Lindsey Davis’ mystery series featuring Marcus Didius Falco and set in ancient Rome. Falco is from the lower class, he is an underpaid and struggling informer (investigator/ detective). Throughout the book he continues to … Continue reading

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The Hermit of Eyton Forest by Ellis Peters

The Hermit of Eyton Forest is the 14th Cadfael chronicle and is the second story in the fifth Cadfael Omnibus together with ‘The Rose Rent’ and ‘The Confession of Brother Haluen’. In 1142 the end of the long running civil … Continue reading

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Daniel Silva Profile and Books

Daniel Silva, born in Michigan in 1960, knew from an early age that he wanted to be a writer. He first worked as a journalist in Washington and the Middle East, then as a producer for CNN. It was after … Continue reading

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Field Grey by Philip Kerr

Field Grey refers to the colour of the uniform of SS Field Officers. At the end of this novel, that’s probably the only thing that’s really clear in my mind. I found the novel extremely confusing as it switched times … Continue reading

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Ruth Rendell Profile and Books

English crime writer Ruth Barbara Rendell, Baroness of Babergh CBE was born 17 February 1930 and died 2 May 2015. She was born Ruth Graseman and grew up in London with her teacher parents. Even at an early age she … Continue reading

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The Devotion of Suspect X by Keigo Higashino

Wow, what a brilliant clever novel! Yusako Hanaoka is a single mother of a teenage daughter Misato. She used to work as a hostess in a club, but now works in a lunch box shop. Her next-door neighbour, Ishigami, is … Continue reading

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The Girl Who Kicked The Hornets’ Nest by Stieg Larsson

I am glad to be reading the Millennium trilogy now. When the books were first published in English, there was quite a wait for this the third book. I have found that this book follows almost directly from Book 2 … Continue reading

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1222 by Anne Holt

Anne Holt is Norway’s bestselling female crime writer. This is her 8th novel featuring ex-detective Hanne Wilhelmsen and is the first to be translated into English. Hopefully more will appear in English soon. Other titles by Anne Holt – not … Continue reading

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The Rose Rent by Ellis Peters

The Rose Rent is the 13th Cadfael Chronicle and is the first story in the 5th Cadfael Omnibus together with ‘The Hermit of Eyton Forest’ and ‘The Confession of Brother Haluin’. When Judith Perle is devastated by the death of … Continue reading

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