Monthly Archives: June 2013

A Suitable Vengeance by Elizabeth George

‘A Suitable Vengeance’ is the 4th novel in Elizabeth George’s Linley series, but it is set in time several years before the first three books. This flashback novel gives an excellent insight into the lives of Thomas Linley, Simon Allcourt-St … Continue reading

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The Broken Places by Ace Atkins

‘The Broken Places’ is the third book in Ace Atkins’ Quinn Colson series. Quinn is an Afghanistan veteran who has returned to his home town of Jericho Mississippi and is now sheriff of Tibbehah County. The first two books in … Continue reading

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A New Lease of Death/Sins of the Fathers by Ruth Rendell

‘A New Lease of Death/ Sins of the Fathers’ is the second book in Ruth Rendell’s Wexford series, and once again we are taken back to the thinking and beliefs that existed in the 1960s. Reverend Archery’s son – Charles … Continue reading

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Black Bear by Aly Monroe

‘Black Bear’ is the fourth appearance of Peter Cotton, the British Intelligence Officer created by Aly Monroe. This novel is set in 1947 and Cotton has been sent to New York to observe the setting up of the United Nations. … Continue reading

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Resurrection Men by Ian Rankin

‘Resurrection Men’ is the 13th of Ian Rankin’s Rebus novels. Inspector John Rebus has been sent on a re-education course after throwing a mug of tea at DI Gill Templar. Initially we are led to believe that Rebus just lost … Continue reading

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Nancy Bilyeau Profile and Books

Nancy Billyeau was born in Chicago Illinois. She grew up in Michigan – attending the University of Michigan, then moved to New York and started a career as a magazine editor. She worked on magazines such as Rolling Stone, Good … Continue reading

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The Prince and the Pilgrim by Mary Stewart

‘The Prince and the Pilgrim’ has been grouped with the other books of Mary Stewart’s Arthurian saga – ‘The Crystal Cave’, ‘The Hollow Hills’, ‘The Last Enchantment’, and ‘The Wicked Day’. But, it doesn’t seem to have very much in … Continue reading

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The Expats by Chris Pavone

‘The Expats is the much acclaimed debut novel by Chris Pavone. It is a great fun read and so full of people with double lives that it will have your head spinning. Kate (or Kat) and Dexter are a couple … Continue reading

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Busted by Karin Slaughter

‘Busted’ is a Novella and is the prequel to the soon to be released novel ‘Unseen’. In Unseen, GBI Agent Will Trent is working undercover as ex-con Bill Black, in the incredibly corrupt town of Macon. In Busted, Will is … Continue reading

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