Monthly Archives: September 2013

A Mind to Murder by P. D. James

‘A Mind to Murder’ is the 2nd Dalgliesh mystery and already I can see the change in P.D. James’s writing as she gains confidence. This book was first published in 1963, so like the previous one – ‘Cover Her Face’, … Continue reading

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John Harvey Profile and Books

John Harvey is a British author of crime fiction who was born in 1938 in London. He studied at the University of London then went on to teach English and Drama. While teaching he studied part time to obtain an … Continue reading

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Death of the Demon by Anne Holt

‘Death of the Demon’ is the 3rd novel in Anne Holt’s series featuring Oslo police detective Hanne Wilhelmsen. And while written in 1995, this book has only been published in English this year. Since reading the last book in the … Continue reading

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Cover Her Face by P.D. James

‘Cover Her Face’ is the very first Adam Dalgliesh novel that P.D. James wrote, and I was a bit surprised at how little background information was given on Dalgliesh. Having read other books in the series, I know that we … Continue reading

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Bones of the Lost by Kathy Reichs

‘Bones of the Lost’ is the 16th Tempe Brennan book by Kathy Reichs, and the main themes of this instalment are – people trafficking and damaged (physically and mentally) war veterans. The book begins on two fronts. The body of … Continue reading

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Moscow Rules by Daniel Silva

‘Moscow Rules’ is Daniel Silva’s 8th novel featuring art restorer and occasional Israeli agent, Gabriel Allon. As with previous books, this one starts with Gabriel intent on his restoration work and hoping to avoid further work for ‘the office’. He … Continue reading

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Never Go Back by Lee Child

‘Never Go Back’ is Lee Child’s 18th Jack Reacher novel and as with the others that I’ve read in the series, this book was impossible to put down. In an earlier novel – ’61 hours’, Reacher spoke on the phone … Continue reading

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Wrongful Death by Lynda La Plante

‘Wrongful Death’ is the 9th instalment in Lynda La Plante’s Anna Travis / James Langdon series. The main characters are moving on with their careers with Anna Travis now a Detective Chief Inspector and James Langdon now Detective Chief Superintendent. … Continue reading

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J.K. Rowling Profile and Books

J.K. Rowling is the penname for Joanne (Jo) Rowling. Jo Rowling was born in July 1965 in England. She lived a reasonably comfortable childhood and attended Exeter University where she studied French and Classics. After university, she worked as a … Continue reading

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Children of the Revolution by Peter Robinson

‘Children of the Revolution’ is Peter Robinson’s 21st DCI Banks novel. The series started in 1987 with ‘Gallows View’. Over the years we have seen DCI Banks age at a similar pace to that at which the series has been … Continue reading

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