Monthly Archives: October 2013

Clean Cut by Lynda La Plante

‘Clean Cut is the third book in Lynda La Plante’s Travis/Langdon series. DCI James Langdon has been living with DI Anna Travis for 18 months. It is not unusual for Langdon to get home late without letting Anna know, but … Continue reading

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The English Girl by Daniel Silva

‘The English Girl’ is the 13th novel in Daniel Silva’s Gabriel Allon series and for the first time I got the sense that Gabriel was doing what he needed to do rather than passionately righting a wrong. He seems to … Continue reading

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Cross and Burn by Val McDermid

‘Cross and Burn’ is the 8th book in Val McDermid’s Tony Hill/Carol Jordan series and follows on from book 7 ‘The Retribution’. In fact, the closing events of ‘The Retribution’ are covered in this book to give this story context. … Continue reading

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Blood Secret by Jaye Ford

Make sure you’re setting comfortably before you start reading this book because it might be a while before you move again. I started off wondering if the book had general appeal or just appealed to the Australian in me, but … Continue reading

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Gene Kerrigan Profile and Books

Gene Kerrigan was born in Dublin Ireland. He has worked as a journalist and novelist since the 1970s. Much of his non-fiction work focuses on political and social issues, and his novels include major social issues affecting Ireland. Kerrigan was … Continue reading

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Last Act In Palmyra by Lindsey Davis

‘Last Act in Palmyra’ is the 6th novel in Lindsey Davis’s Falco series of novels which feature the detective Marcus Didius Falco, a Roman in the first century. At the end of the previous novel – ‘Poseidon’s Gold’, Falco was … Continue reading

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Unnatural Causes by P. D. James

‘Unnatural Causes’ is the third book in P.D. James’s Adam Dalgliesh series and in this book Superintendent Dalgliesh is taking a much needed break from work and time to decide whether to marry Deborah Risco or end the relationship. He … Continue reading

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Blindsighted by Karin Slaughter

‘Blindsighted’ is Karin Slaughter’s first novel and it is a gruesomely graphic book. If you’re at all squeamish, then it’s probably best that you give this book a miss. In the town of Heartsdale, Georgia, Sara Linton is the paediatrician … Continue reading

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Wolf to the Slaughter by Ruth Rendell

‘Wolf to the Slaughter’ is Ruth Rendell’s third Wexford mystery. Written in 1967 it is a long way from the Ruth Rendell books that we see today, but still an excellent buildup of the Inspector Reg Wexford character. When the … Continue reading

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The Red Road by Denise Mina

‘The Red Road’ by Denise Mina is the 4th book featuring Police Detective Alex Morrow. This book jumps between 1997 when two murders occurred and the present where the consequences are still being felt. On the night in 1997 when … Continue reading

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