Monthly Archives: November 2013

Denise Mina Profile and Books

Denise Mina was born in 1966 in Glasgow but spent the first 18 years of her life travelling around Europe. Her father was an Engineer and followed the European oil boom. She left school at the age of 16 and … Continue reading

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The Kill List by Frederick Forsyth

The US government maintains a list of names of people considered extremely dangerous to the safety of US citizens. This list is known as the kill list. A highly secret organisation with the non-descript name of Technical Operations Support Activity … Continue reading

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Fleshmarket Close by Ian Rankin

‘Fleshmarket Close’ is Ian Rankin’s 15th Inspector Rebus book. The story starts with St Leonards CID closed down and the staff scattered through other stations. Inspector John Rebus has been assigned to Gayfield station, but hasn’t even been given his … Continue reading

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Seven For A Secret by Lyndsay Faye

‘Seven For A Secret’ is the second book in Lyndsay Faye’s series set in the mid-1800s and featuring Timothy Wild, a young New York police detective. The events of the first book ‘The Gods of Gotham’ led to the creation … Continue reading

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Sycamore Row by John Grisham

‘Sycamore Row’ is the sequel to John Grisham’s first novel – ‘A Time To Kill’. Although the stories in the two books aren’t that closely linked, an excellent cast of characters carries across from the first book to this one. … Continue reading

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The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton

The book was set in 1866 in the New Zealand gold town of Hokitaka (West Coast of the South Island). There is a death, an attempted suicide, a man has vanished and a large amount of gold has been discovered … Continue reading

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Dead Lions by Mick Herron

When MI5 agents disgrace themselves, or get in the way of someone more influential, they are exiled to Slough House. Here they become known as the ‘slow horses’. They are loaded up with endless tedious tasks in the hope that … Continue reading

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Just One Evil Act by Elizabeth George

‘Just One Evil Act’ is the latest Inspector Linley book by Elizabeth George – number 18 in the series. And, like several of the other books in the series it is very much about Barbara Havers (the woman and the … Continue reading

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Wiley Cash Profile and Books

Wiley Cash was born and grew up in North Carolina. His writing paints a strong picture of this area with many of his book characters using voices from his childhood. Wiley Cash studied Literature and English at Universities in North … Continue reading

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Killing Floor by Lee Child

‘Killing Floor’ is Lee Child’s first book in the Jack Reacher series and I was pleasantly surprised by this book. Often when I’ve gone back to start a series from the beginning, I’ve found the writing in the early books … Continue reading

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