Monthly Archives: July 2013

The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith (J.K. Rowling)

I wish that I’d read ‘The Cuckoo’s Calling’ before finding out that Robert Galbraith is in fact a penname of J.K. Rowling. But, once I got into the book, I was so absorbed that I was able to forget. After … Continue reading

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No Man’s Nightingale by Ruth Rendell

‘No Man’s Nightingale’ is Ruth Rendell’s 24th Wexford novel and the second one with ex Inspector Reg Wexford retired from the police force. The Vicar in Kingsmarkham has divided the opinion of the community. Sarah Hussein is female and a … Continue reading

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Aly Monroe Profile and Books

Aly Monroe is a British writer who grew up in the outer suburbs of London. She spent much of her life living in Spain working as a teacher and translator. She has three children and two grandchildren who live in … Continue reading

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The Bourne Identity by Robert Ludlum

‘The Bourne Identity’ is the book that started the whole Bourne saga. There are now 10 books in the series plus a series of movies, although the relationship of the later books and the movies to the original book is … Continue reading

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Unseen by Karin Slaughter

Having read the novella ‘Busted’, I already had a fairly clear picture in my head of Billy Black. He is a tough bike riding ex-con. He is also GBI (Georgia Bureau of Investigation) Agent Will Trent working undercover. This book … Continue reading

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Gallows View by Peter Robinson

I recently read ‘Watching The Dark’ by Peter Robinson and was keen to go back and find out more about Inspector Alan Banks. ‘Gallows View’ is the first book in the series that now numbers 20. Inspector Alan Banks has … Continue reading

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Waiting For Wednesday by Nicci French

‘Waiting For Wednesday’ is the third book in the excellent Frieda Klein series by husband and wife team Nicci French. Unfortunately having read this book soon after release, I’ll have to wait about a year for the next instalment. At … Continue reading

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Indemnity Only by Sara Paretsky

‘Indemnity Only’ is the first book in Sara Paretsky’s V.I. Warshawski series, and while some of the concepts in the book are a little dated, it was an excellent introduction to the series. V.I. (Vic to her friends, but never … Continue reading

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For the Sake of Elena by Elizabeth George

‘For the Sake of Elena’ is the 5th book in Elizabeth George’s Linley series and in this story, a twenty year old Cambridge student has been brutally bashed and strangled. Apart from the main plot, there are further instalments in … Continue reading

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S.J. Parris (Stephanie Merritt) Profile and Books

Stephanie Merritt has written novels under her own name but is probably better known for her novels written using the pen-name S.J. Parris. Merritt was born in Surrey England in 1974. She studied English at Cambridge before going on to … Continue reading

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