Monthly Archives: June 2014

Andrew Taylor Profile and Books

Andrew Taylor was born in 1951 and grew up in the Fen country of East Anglia where he attended the King’s School at Ely and Woodbridge School. He then went on to Emmanual College Cambridge to read English followed by … Continue reading

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The Bourne Ascendancy by Eric Van Lustbader

‘The Bourne Ascendancy’ is the 12th novel featuring Jason Bourne and the 9th written by Eric Van Lustbader (who took over the series after Robert Ludlum’s death). While this is another exciting action thriller, I can’t help feeling that the … Continue reading

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A Taste For Death by P. D. James

‘A Taste for Death’ is the 7th Dalgliesh novel by P.D. James and apart from presenting an excellent murder mystery, it gives us a few more pieces of the mystery that is Commander Adam Dalgliesh. The book starts with the … Continue reading

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The Bones Beneath by Mark Billingham

‘The Bones Beneath’ is the 12th instalment in Mark Billingham’s Tom Thorne series and this book is set mostly on a remote island off the coast of Wales – Bardsey Island or Ynys Enlli in Welsh. I immediately recognised the … Continue reading

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Indelible by Karin Slaughter

‘Indelible’ is the 4th book in Karin Slaughter’s Grant County series and it is my favourite book in the series so far. It brings together a lot of information about the past and present lives of two main characters – … Continue reading

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A Colder War by Charles Cumming

‘A Colder War’ is Charles Cumming’s second novel featuring the disgraced MI6 agent Thomas Kell. In this novel, the head of MI6 Amelia Levene brings Kell in to investigate the death of the Turkish head of station – Paul Wallinger. … Continue reading

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The Target by David Baldacci

‘The Target’ is the third book in David Baldacci’s Will Robie series featuring government assassins Will Robie and Jessica Reel. And, while I really enjoyed the first two books – ‘The Innocent’ and ‘The Hit’, this book just didn’t seem … Continue reading

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A Place of Hiding by Elizabeth George

‘A Place of Hiding’ is the 12th book in Elizabeth George’s Inspector Linley series. Thomas Linley and Barbara Havers don’t feature in this book with the lead being taken by Deborah and Simon Allcourt St James. During her 20s, Deborah … Continue reading

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Lisa Gardner Profile and Books

As an author, Lisa Gardner is like two completely different people. The Lisa Gardner who writes crime novels and the Alicia Scott who wrote romance novels. She grew up in Hillsboro Oregon and started her working life in food services. … Continue reading

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Wolf by Mo Hayder

‘Wolf’ is Mo Hayder’s 7th Jack Caffery novel and is so gruesome in parts that I found myself wondering how anyone could have the imagination to create such a book. 14 years ago, two teenagers were brutally murdered and disembowelled … Continue reading

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