Monthly Archives: February 2014

This Dark Road to Mercy by Wiley Cash

‘This Dark Road to Mercy’ is Wiley Cash’s second novel and once again he has managed to completely capture me and take me to another place. The story is narrated by three different people – Easter Quillby is a nine … Continue reading

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The American Boy by Andrew Taylor

‘The American Boy’ is a complex saga, mixing history and fiction and reflecting the atmosphere that existed in England at the time (1819-1820). The young Edgar Allen (Poe) is the American boy and while not a central figure, he appears … Continue reading

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Laura Lippman Profile and Books

Laura Lippman was born in 1959 in Atlanta Georgia and grew up in Baltimore Maryland. She followed in her father’s footsteps working as a reporter for the Baltimore Sun. She continued work as a reporter for twenty years, producing her … Continue reading

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A Dedicated Man by Peter Robinson

‘A Dedicated Man’ is the 2nd novel in the Inspector Banks series by Peter Robinson and already at number two we are starting to see the character of Alan Banks evolve into the man we know later in the series. … Continue reading

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Shroud For A Nightingale by P. D. James

‘Shroud for a Nightingale’ is P.D. James’s 4th Dalgliesh novel and is set in a nurse training hospital located in an old gloomy Victorian mansion. Totally inappropriate for the purpose, but not quite bad enough to pull down and replace. … Continue reading

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Fall From Grace by Richard North Patterson

‘Fall From Grace’ is the first book in a trilogy which is a saga about the Blaine family. The later two books are ‘Loss of Innocence’ and ‘Eden in Winter’. The story begins with Adam Blaine returning to Martha’s Vineyard … Continue reading

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Fear Nothing by Lisa Gardner

‘Fear Nothing’ is the 7th novel in Lisa Gardner’s D.D. Warren series featuring the tough female homicide detective D.D. Warren. Forty years ago, serial torturer and murder Harry Day’s reign of terror ended with his death. Of his two daughters … Continue reading

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Entry Island by Peter May

‘Entry Island’ is a standalone novel with a split time-line. The story is set in the present in the remote community (population 130) of Entry Island in the Gulf of St Lawrence, and in the Hebridean Island of Lewis during … Continue reading

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Silent Scream by Lynda La Plante

‘Silent Scream’ is the 5th book in Lynda La Plante’s Anna Travis/ James Langdon series. This book involves the murder of 24 year old actress – Amanda Delaney. Amanda was beautiful and talented. And, with a few successful film roles … Continue reading

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The Rembrandt Affair by Daniel Silva

‘The Rembrandt Affair’ is the 10th Gabriel Allon novel by Daniel Silva. Once again, the book begins with Gabriel retired from the Israeli secret service. He is living quietly in an isolated village on the Cornish coast. Then he is … Continue reading

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