Monthly Archives: March 2014

A Guilty Thing Surprised by Ruth Rendell

‘A Guilty Thing Surprised’ is the 5th Novel in Ruth Rendell’s Inspector Wexford series. It was first published in 1970, so as with many of the other early Ruth Rendell novels it has a certain old-world charm. Quentin and Elizabeth … Continue reading

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Until It’s Over by Nicci French

‘Until It’s Over’ is an older thriller written by the husband and wife team of Nicci French. I decided to read it while waiting on the next instalment in the Frieda Kleine series (‘Blue Monday’, ‘Tuesday’s Gone’, ‘Waiting For Wednesday’). … Continue reading

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The Farm by Tom Rob Smith

Since reading Tom Rob Smith’s Russian trilogy of ‘Child 44’, ‘The Secret Speech’ and ‘Agent 6’, I have been looking forward to his next novel with great anticipation. ‘The Farm’ is a completely different book that still showcases Smith’s excellent … Continue reading

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The Hit by David Baldacci

‘The Hit’ is the second book in David Baldacci’s Will Robie series and follows on from ‘The Innocent’. The third book in the series ‘The Target’ is soon to be released. ‘The Innocent’ introduced us to government assassin Will Robie. … Continue reading

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After I’m Gone by Laura Lippman

‘After I’m Gone’ is much more about the characters surrounding a mystery than about the mystery itself. Felix Brewer met Bambi when she was 19, and they married not long after. While Felix was not always faithful, he did always … Continue reading

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The Best Man to Die by Ruth Rendell

‘The Best Man To Die’ is Ruth Rendell’s 4th Inspector Wexford novel. Written in 1969, it is a bit dated in some respects, but another step in the building of the Wexford character, his family and his work colleagues. Jack … Continue reading

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Sara Paretsky Profile and Books

Sara Paretsky was born in 1947 in Iowa and was raised in Kansas. She had a difficult childhood. It was a time when Jewish families were still fighting for acceptance. Her parents constantly argued making home life unpleasant. She was … Continue reading

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Blind Fury by Lynda La Plante

‘Blind Fury’ is the 6th book in Lynda La Plante’s Anna Travis/ James Langdon series. There are two main storylines in this book – The murder case on which Anna is working, and the developments in Anna’s personal life. The … Continue reading

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Death of an Expert Witness by P. D. James

‘Death of an Expert Witness’ is the 6th novel in the Commander Adam Dalgliesh series by P.D. James. This book is set in the Hoggart’s Forensic Laboratory and clearly shows P.D. James’s experience working with police and criminal law. The … Continue reading

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The Accident by Chris Pavone

‘The Accident’ is Chris Pavone’s second novel and I enjoyed it even more than his first – ‘The Expats’. What both books have is loads of tension and action and the ability to keep you reading to find out what … Continue reading

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