Monthly Archives: October 2012

Good Bait by John Harvey

‘Good Bait’ is my first John Harvey novel and I found it fairly complex and slightly difficult to follow at times, but still an excellent novel. The novel tells two stories of separate police investigations that end up being related … Continue reading

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Tooth and Nail by Ian Rankin

‘Tooth and Nail’ is the 3rd book in Ian Rankin’s Rebus series and this book has Rebus working in London rather than at home in Scotland. Rebus has made a bit of a name for himself as a serial killer … Continue reading

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Ace Atkins Profile and Books

(William) Ace Atkins is an American journalist and novelist. He was born in 1970 in Troy Alabama and grew up in Alabama, San Francisco and Tampa Florida. He worked as a crime reporter in Tampa (where he earned a Pulitzer … Continue reading

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Venus In Copper by Lindsey Davis

This is the third book in the Falco series by Lindsey Davis and we are getting to know the investigator – Marcus Didius Falco quite well. After some difficulties working with Anacrites – the chief palace spy (Anacrites has had … Continue reading

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Hide and Seek by Ian Rankin

Hide and Seek is the 2nd book in Ian Rankin’s Rebus series and follows on from ‘Knots and Crosses’. John Rebus has been promoted to Detective Inspector and is soon to be assigned to a drugs task-force so he currently … Continue reading

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Die a Stranger by Steve Hamilton

‘Die a Stranger’ is the 9th book in Steve Hamilton’s Alex McKnight series and I think each book is better than the one before. This book could be read as a stand-alone novel, but knowing some of the background of … Continue reading

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The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling

I just read a few other reviews of this book and it seems that a lot of people were looking for some sort of ‘Happy Ever After’. If that’s what you’re after from a book, then this one isn’t for … Continue reading

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Winter of the World by Ken Follett

‘Winter of the World’ is the second book in Ken Follett’s 20th Century trilogy. Book 1 – ‘Fall of Giants’ presented WWI through the eyes of a number of families in different countries and from different backgrounds. This book covers … Continue reading

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Knots and Crosses by Ian Rankin

I’ve been planning to start reading Ian Rankin’s Inspector Rebus series for a while now. With the first book of the series – Knots and Crosses, I certainly haven’t been disappointed. In this story, Rebus, still a Detective Sergeant, finds … Continue reading

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S.J. Watson Profile and Books

S.J. (Steven) Watson was born in Stourbridge in the West Midlands in England in 1971. He studied physics at the University of Birmingham before moving to London. In London he worked in a number of hospitals specialising in the treatment … Continue reading

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