Monthly Archives: July 2014

Faithless by Karin Slaughter

‘Faithless’ is the 5th book in Karin Slaughter’s Grant County series, and once again the tiny county is experiencing more than its share of problems. Chief of police Jeffrey Tolliver and paediatrician and coroner Sara Linton have been continuing to … Continue reading

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Darkness, Darkness by John Harvey

‘Darkness, Darkness is the 12th Charlie Resnick novel by John Harvey and likely to be the last in the series. Thirty years ago, as a new DI, Charlie Resnick ran an intelligence gathering group during the height of the miners’ … Continue reading

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Cop Town by Karin Slaughter

I must admit that I was a bit nervous about Karin Slaughter producing a stand-alone novel after years of successful series novels. I needn’t have worried because ‘Cop Town’ is her best book so far and the characters are so … Continue reading

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Murder Being Once Done/ Murder Being Done Once by Ruth Rendell

‘Murder Being Once Done (USA- Murder Being Done Once)’ is Ruth Rendell’s 7th Inspector Wexford novel and this book sees Wexford in London rather than his usual home of Kingsmarkham. Reg and Dora Wexford are staying with their nephew Howard … Continue reading

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John Le Carré Profile and Books

John le Carré is the penname for David John Moore Cornwell who was born in 1931 in Poole, Dorset, England. He started writing under a penname because Foreign Office officials were not allowed to publish under their own names. Cornwell … Continue reading

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Touch Not the Cat by Mary Stewart

I love Mary Stewart, so when I saw this book I couldn’t resist it, even though I normally avoid romance books. I first read this book about 35 years ago. Bryony Ashley has had a telepathic link with someone all … Continue reading

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Original Sin by P.D. James

‘Original Sin’ is the 9th novel by P.D. James featuring detective Adam Dalgliesh and is set mostly within a London publishing company called Peverell Press. With the death of the Managing Director, Henry Peverell, Gerard Etienne, the son of Peverell’s … Continue reading

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Time to Depart by Lindsey Davis

‘Time To Depart’ is the seventh book in the Falco series by Lindsey Davis and this is one of my favourites so far. In ancient Rome, criminals who were sentenced to death were not actually killed, but exiled from the … Continue reading

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Devices and Desires by P. D. James

This novel is the 8th featuring P.D. James’s well known character, Commander Adam Dalgliesh. Dalgliesh is on leave from work because his aunt and last living relative has just died, leaving him a substantial amount of money and her home … Continue reading

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The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith (J.K. Rowling)

‘The Silkworm’ is the second Cormoran Strike novel by Robert Galbraith. It was written before Robert Galbraith was revealed to be J.K. Rowling, so I hope that Rowling still continues with this excellent series. After solving the Lula Landry case … Continue reading

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