Monthly Archives: December 2014

The Lion’s Mouth by Anne Holt

‘The Lion’s Mouth’ is the 4th book in Anne Holt’s Hanne Wilhelmsen series and the 5th book in the series that has been translated into English. In this book Hanne plays a smaller role – she is on holidays in … Continue reading

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The Maze of Cadiz by Aly Monroe

‘The Maze of Cadiz’ is Aly Monroe’s first novel and introduces the character of Peter Cotton. Cotton is the ultimate phlegmatic Englishman (he made me think of John Major and his many grey ties) so this is definitely not an … Continue reading

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With No One as Witness by Elizabeth George

‘With No One as Witness’ is the 13th book in Elizabeth George’s Inspector Linley series and once again it permanently changes the lives of the main characters. A serial killer is operating in London – targeting 12 and 13 year … Continue reading

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Life or Death by Michael Robotham

‘Life or Death’ is the first novel that I’ve read by Michael Robotham. It is brilliant! Now that I know what I’ve been missing, I’m keen to read his other 9 novels. Ten years ago Audie Palmer was jailed for … Continue reading

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Past Reason Hated by Peter Robinson

‘Past Reason Hated’ is Peter Robinson’s 5th Inspector Banks novel and Banks has finally managed to have the less than ambitious Sergeant Hatchley moved to another area and has taken on a new Constable – Susan Gay. This novel is … Continue reading

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The Office of the Dead by Andrew Taylor

‘The Office of the Dead’ is the third book in Andrew Taylor’s Roth Trilogy and takes place in the 1950s with the second book – ‘The Judgement of Strangers’ set in the 1970s and the first book – ‘The Four … Continue reading

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The Great Zoo of China by Matthew Reilly

I absolutely loved my introduction to Matthew Reilly last year with ‘The Tournament’. I also enjoyed ‘The Great Zoo of China’ even though it is completely different. This book is apparently much more his style. It is an action book … Continue reading

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Stuart Neville Profile and Books

Stuart Neville is a Northern Irish Author born in the early 1972 within a few days of Bloody Sunday. He lives just outside Belfast and his books are mostly set in Belfast in the time after the Troubles when Northern … Continue reading

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The Empty Throne by Bernard Cornwell

‘The Empty Throne’ is the 8th book in Bernard Cornwell’s Saxon Stories series about the making of England. While each of the books in the series presents essential pieces of real history (mixed in with Uhtred’s story), I can’t help … Continue reading

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The Hanging Valley by Peter Robinson

‘The Hanging Valley’ is the 4th book in Peter Robinson’s Inspector Banks series and has Chief Inspector Banks investigating a murder near the Yorkshire village of Swainshead. Five years earlier there was another murder in the village. It was investigated … Continue reading

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