Monthly Archives: January 2014

Peter Robinson Profile and Books

Peter Robinson was born in 1950 in Yorkshire. He attended the University of Leeds attaining a BA Honours Degree in English Literature, then emigrated to Canada where he studies at the University of Windsor (tutored by Joyce Carol Oates) and … Continue reading

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The Innocent by David Baldacci

‘The Innocent’ is the first book in a series by David Baldacci featuring the assassin Will Robie. The second book in the series – ‘The Hit’ is already available with the third – ‘The Target’ to be published soon. Will … Continue reading

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The Defector by Daniel Silva

‘The Defector’ is the 9th book in Daniel Silva’s Gabriel Allon series. This book continues a story started in the 7th book ‘Moscow Rules’ where the villain – Ivan Kharkov was outsmarted and confined to Russia, but still alive. Book … Continue reading

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The Tilted World by Tom Franklin and Beth Ann Fennelly

‘The Tilted World’ is an unexpected romance set during the devastating floods in Mississippi in 1927. Dixie Clay was originally from Alabama. The prettiest girl around, she fell for Jessie the prettiest boy when she was 12 years old. When … Continue reading

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Deception on His Mind by Elizabeth George

‘Deception on his Mind’ is the 9th book in Elizabeth George’s Inspector Linley series, but Thomas Linley is almost completely absent in this book since he is on his honeymoon with Helen (finally). DS Barbara Havers ended the previous novel … Continue reading

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March Violets by Philip Kerr

In March 1933 when Hitler became dictator, many people who had been ‘sitting on the fence’ rushed to join the Nazi party. These people are known as March Violets. Membership of the Nazi party was closed a few months later. … Continue reading

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The Treatment by Mo Hayder

‘The Treatment’ is the 2nd book in Mo Hayder’s Jack Caffery series. It follows on from and has many of the same characters as the first book in the series – ‘Birdman’. The subject matter of this book is completely … Continue reading

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Charles Cumming Profile and Books

Charles Cumming was born in Scotland in April 1971. He attended Eton College and the University of Edinburgh where he obtained first class honours in English Literature. Cumming had always wanted to write a novel, but was struggling to find … Continue reading

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Ghostman by Roger Hobbs

‘Ghostman’ is Roger Hobbs’ first novel but I immediately felt as though I’d been reading books from this excellent author for years. A Ghostman is a criminal who is a master of disguise and impersonation. Jack is one of the … Continue reading

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In the Presence of the Enemy by Elizabeth George

‘In the Presence of the Enemy’ is Elizabeth George’s 8th Inspector Linley novel and the twists and turns of the story and quality of the writing had me reading well into the night on this one. Charlotte Bowen is the … Continue reading

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