Monthly Archives: August 2013

Templar’s Acre by Michael Jecks

The Knights Templar Mystery series by Michael Jecks numbers 31 books. When we first met the main character – Baldwin de Furnshill, he had already survived the disbanding of the Templars. In ‘Templar’s Acre’, we meet the young Baldwin – … Continue reading

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A Dreadful Murder by Minette Walters

‘A Dreadful Murder’ is a short story based on a real 100 year old unsolved murder. Caroline Luard was murdered in 1908 and though many in the community suspected her husband – Major General Charles Luard, the evidence was against … Continue reading

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Death Du Jour by Kathy Reichs

‘Death Du Jour’ is Kathy Reich’s second novel featuring forensic anthropologist Tempe Brennan who splits he time between Charlotte North Carolina and Montreal. This novel starts out in winter in Montreal, with Tempe exhuming the coffin of a nun who … Continue reading

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Ratlines by Stuart Neville

‘Ratlines’ is a fictional story based around a real person. Colonel Otto Scorzeny was a Nazi who fought for the Germans in WWII. He later was later ‘de-Nazified’ and settled in Ireland where he set up escape routes (Ratlines) for … Continue reading

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The Messenger by Daniel Silva

‘The Messenger’ is the 6th installment in Daniel Silva’s Gabriel Allon series. In the previous book – ‘Prince of Fire’, Gabriel’s cover in Europe was blown. So, this book starts in Israel with Gabriel restoring a painting that has been … Continue reading

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David Gemmell Profile and Books

David Andrew Gemmell was born in 1948 in West London and died in 2006. He lived a very tough childhood, raised by a single mother till the age of six. This led to bullying and it wasn’t till later that … Continue reading

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Let It Burn by Steve Hamilton

‘Let It Burn’ is the 10th book in Steve Hamilton’s Alex McKnight series, but it is concerned with a case that ex-cop and reluctant private detective – Alex, worked on when still a cop in Detroit. So, it goes back … Continue reading

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Missing Joseph by Elizabeth George

‘Missing Joseph’ is the sixth novel in Elizabeth George’s Linley series and once again the story is as much about tangled relationships as it is about solving a murder. Simon Allcourt St-James has decided that the best option for having … Continue reading

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The Red Dahlia by Lynda La Plante

‘The Red Dahlia’ begins with a young newspaper boy discovering the badly mutilated body of a young woman. It is the 2nd book in Lynda La Plante’s Anna Travis / James Langdon series which is still being written with number … Continue reading

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A Time To Kill by John Grisham

‘A Time To Kill’ is the first John Grisham book that I’ve read for years and now I can’t work out why I haven’t been reading Grisham books regularly. I picked this book up because ‘Sycamore Row’, due for release … Continue reading

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