Monthly Archives: February 2013

Sunset by Al Lamanda

Twelve years ago John Bekker was a cop with a loving wife – Carol, and a beautiful five year old daughter – Regan. But when his wife was brutally raped and murdered with his daughter watching on, life as Bekker … Continue reading

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A Great Deliverance by Elizabeth George

This is the first novel of Elizabeth George’s Inspector Linley series, and I’m glad that I’ve decided to start reading this series from the beginning. This novel was excellent, as much for the characters as the plot. Detective Sergeant Barbara … Continue reading

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All I Did Was Shoot My Man by Walter Mosley

‘All I Did Was Shoot My Man’ is the first Walter Mosley book that I’ve read, but it is the 4th book in Mosley’s series featuring Private Detective Leonid McGill. Leonid McGill is a very complex character with a very … Continue reading

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A Charitable Body by Robert Barnard

‘A Charitable Body’ is a quaint, gentle mystery novel for people who like good old-fashioned mysteries without having to wade through blood and gore. Walbrook Manor is an eighteenth century Stately Home that has recently been sold to the National … Continue reading

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The Gods of Gotham by Lyndsay Faye

I’m not sure exactly what I was expecting when I picked up ‘Gods of Gotham’ but by the end of the first chapter I was absolutely loving it. Timothy Wilde is working as a bar tender in New York in … Continue reading

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Dead Souls by Ian Rankin

‘Dead Souls’ is the 10th book in the Rebus series by Ian Rankin. After the crises at the end of the previous novel ‘Hanging Garden’ Rebus now finds himself surrounded by the ghosts of his past – particularly Jack Morton. … Continue reading

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Philip Kerr Profile and Books

Philip Kerr was born in Edinburgh in 1956 and is famous for his Bernie Gunther series of novels set during and after WWII. He has also written non-fiction and children’s books. Kerr studied law and worked in advertising but was … Continue reading

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Above Suspicion by Lynda La Plante

Above Suspicion is the first novel in the Anna Travis series written by Lynda La Plante. Having read the two most recent novels in the series – ‘Backlash’ and ‘Bloodline’, it was good to go back to the beginning of … Continue reading

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The Day of the Jackal by Frederick Forsyth

I found it fascinating reading a book that is full of technical details and is now over 40 years old. So many of the criminal tricks such as applying for a passport in the name of a dead person would … Continue reading

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