Monthly Archives: October 2014

John Grisham Profile and Books

John Grisham, born in 1955, is the master of the legal thriller. He was born in Jonesboro Arkansas and grew up in Southaven Mississippi. His father was a construction worker and cotton farmer and his mother was a homemaker. Grisham … Continue reading

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The Skeleton Road by Val McDermid

‘The Skeleton Road’ is the third novel in Val McDermid’s DCI Karen Pirie series and very different from what I’ve come to expect from Val McDermid. I’m used to McDermid novels keeping me on the edge of my seat from … Continue reading

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Deadlock by Sara Paretsky

‘Deadlock’ is Sara Paretsky’s second book in the V.I. Warshawski Mystery series. V.I. (Vic) Warshawski is a private detective in Chicago. Her favourite cousin Boom Boom is an ex-Hockey player with the Black Hawks who after an injury now works … Continue reading

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The Edge of Eternity by Ken Follett

‘The Edge of Eternity’ is the third and final book in Ken Follett’s 20th Century Trilogy, following on from ‘Fall of Giants’ and ‘Winter of the World’. All three books follow the lives of 5 families introduced in ‘Fall of … Continue reading

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Triptych by Karin Slaughter

‘Triptych’ was Karin Slaughter’s first non-Grant County novel. It is where she first introduces Will Trent who I have grown to love through some of her later books. The story begins with the brutal murder and mutilation of a prostitute … Continue reading

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The Midnight Choir by Gene Kerrigan

In ‘The Midnight Choir’ Gene Kerrigan once again focuses on the interactions between small time Irish criminals and the garda (the Irish cops). And, in this book, the spotlight is turned on corruption within the garda. The book starts out … Continue reading

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The Silent Boy by Andrew Taylor

‘The Silent Boy’ (which is also published as ‘Silent Wounds’) is such an excellent book. Andrew Taylor just gets better and better with each book. Edward Savill (who we met in Taylor’s previous novel – ‘The Scent of Death’) is … Continue reading

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The Secret Dead by S.J. Parris

‘The Secret Dead’ is a novella and is a prequel to the Giordano Bruno series (currently ‘Heresy’, ‘Prophesy’, ‘Sacrilege’ and ‘Treachery’) by S.J. Parris (a penname for Stephanie Merritt). The book is set in 1566 has Bruno as an 18 … Continue reading

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Grave Secrets by Kathy Reichs

‘Grave Secrets’ is the 5th Tempe Brennan novel by Kathy Reichs and in this novel, Tempe has taken a break from her usual forensic anthropology work in Montreal and Charlotte to help identify remains in a mass grave in Guatemala. … Continue reading

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Robert Ludlum Profile and Books

Robert Ludlum was born in 1927 in New York and died in 2001. He was from a reasonably wealthy family and attended the Rectory School, the Cheshire Academy and the Wesleyan University in Connecticut. Ludlum was a United States Marine, … Continue reading

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