Monthly Archives: April 2014

Treachery by S.J. Parris

‘Treachery’ is the fourth book in the Giordano Bruno series by S.J. Paris (Stephanie Merrit), and once again the brilliant mix of history and fiction has led to a fantastic historical crime novel. Sir Frances Drake, already famous for sailing … Continue reading

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The Impossible Dead by Ian Rankin

‘The Impossible Dead’ is the second book in Ian Rankin’s Malcolm Fox series, following on from ‘The Complaints’. The Internal Investigation team of Malcolm Fox, Tony Kaye and Joe Naysmith have been investigation Fife based detective Paul Carter for corruption. … Continue reading

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Lyndsay Faye Profile and Books

Lyndsay Faye was born in California and grew up mostly in Washington State before moving to and falling in love with New York in 2005. She has a duel degree in English and performance and worked as a professional actress. … Continue reading

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Die Trying by Lee Child

‘Die Trying’ is the 2nd book in Lee Child’s Jack Reacher series and this one piles on the action almost from the very first page. Reacher – our action man, superhero, wandering around the United States – finds himself in … Continue reading

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The Complaints by Ian Rankin

`The Complaints’ is the first book in Ian Rankin’s new series involving DCI Malcolm Fox. This book is much less dark than many of the Rebus books and as such I found it an easier read. The complaints is the … Continue reading

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Missing You by Harlan Coben

This is the first Harlan Coben novel that I’ve read and I can’t believe that I’ve been missing out on such an excellent author. It certainly won’t be the last Coben novel that I read! NYPD detective Kat Donovan is … Continue reading

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No More Dying Then by Ruth Rendell

‘No More Dying Then’ is the 6th Inspector Wexford book by Ruth Rendell. And for me, this book took the series forward a long way – rounding out the character of Mike Burden who until this book has had much … Continue reading

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Kisscut by Karin Slaughter

‘Kisscut’ is the second book in Karin Slaughter’s Grant County series and this is definitely not a book for the faint of heart. The crimes in this story are completely sickening. After their divorce, Jeffrey Tolliver (chief of police) and … Continue reading

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Eden in Winter by Richard North Patterson

‘Eden in Winter’ is the 3rd book in Richard North Patterson’s Blaine Family trilogy. The first 2 books are ‘Fall From Grace’ and ‘Loss of Innocence’. I had a bit of trouble working out the purpose of this book. I … Continue reading

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Peter Lovesey Profile and Books

Peter Lovesey was born in 1936. He lived in London during the war and in 1944 his family’s home was bombed. The neighbours who lived in the adjoining duplex died. After finishing school, Lovesey attended Reading University to study fine … Continue reading

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