Monthly Archives: January 2013

Blessed Are Those Who Thirst by Anne Holt

‘Blessed Are Those Who Thirst’ is the second novel in Anne Holt’s series featuring Oslo police detective Hanne Wilhelmsen. Like many people, I first discovered Anne Holt when the 8th book in this series – ‘1222’ was shortlisted for the … Continue reading

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Flash and Bones by Kathy Reichs

This is the 14th book in the Kathy Reichs series featuring forensic anthropologist Temperence (Tempe) Brennan. The novel is set in Charlotte, North Carolina – home of NASCAR. Just as the fans are starting to pour in for race week, … Continue reading

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Cop To Corpse by Peter Lovesey

‘Cop To Corpse’ is the first book by Peter Lovesey that I’ve read and now I have yet another series that I want to go back and read from the beginning. This is the 12th book in the Peter Diamond … Continue reading

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The Hanging Garden by Ian Rankin

‘The Hanging Garden’ is the 9th novel in Ian Rankin’s Rebus series and I think it is the best one that I’ve read to date. At the start of the story DI John Rebus has been shunted to a back … Continue reading

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Keigo Higashino Profile and Books

Keigo Higashino (東野 圭吾) is one of the most popular authors in Japan, writing mystery books as well as children’s books. He was born in 1958 in Osaka and began writing while working as an engineer for DENSO. After winning … Continue reading

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Birdman by Mo Hayder

‘Birdman’ is Mo Hayder’s first novel and the first in her Jack Caffery series (she has also now added a number of stand-alone novels). I discovered Mo Hayder when her latest novel ‘Gone’ won the 2012 Edgar award. Detective Inspector … Continue reading

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Black and Blue by Ian Rankin

‘Black and Blue’ is the 8th novel in Ian Rankin’s series featuring Detective Inspector John Rebus, and as usual, Rebus is out on his own tracking down a murderer while surrounded by corruption and those who would like to see … Continue reading

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Breakdown by Sara Paretsky

This is the first book by Sara Paretsky that I’ve read, but it’s part of a long running series (30 years and 15 novels) featuring the private investigator V. I. (Victoria Iphigenia) Warshawski. A group of 12 and 13 year … Continue reading

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Gods and Beasts by Denise Mina

‘Gods and Beasts’ is Denise Mina’s third novel featuring DS Alex Morrow and follows on from ‘Still Midnight’ and ‘The End of the Wasp Season’. And, in this novel Alex has recently returned to work after the birth of her … Continue reading

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And When She Was Good by Laura Lippman

‘And When She Was Good’ is the first Laura Lippman novel that I’ve read and I found it extremely entertaining. Helen Lewis grows up in a dysfunctional family with a weak mother and an abusive father. Although she enjoys school … Continue reading

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