Monthly Archives: January 2015

Ice Station by Matthew Reilly

‘Ice Station’ was certainly an action packed book. I wondered if it was supposed to be a parody of some of the gung-ho US Marine books out there – with a bit of sci-fi thrown in. There is something buried … Continue reading

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The Crossing Places by Elly Griffiths

‘The Crossing Places’ is Elly Griffiths first novel and is also the first in a series featuring forensic archaeologist Ruth Galloway. I’ve had this book on my reading list for a while and I’m glad that I’ve finally got to … Continue reading

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Mark Billingham Profile and Books

Mark Billingham was born in July 1961 and grew up in Birmingham. From an early age, Billingham was the class ‘show-off’ and wanted to become an actor. He studied drama and became an actor, but found himself typecast as a … Continue reading

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The Bourne Supremacy by Robert Ludlum

‘The Bourne Supremacy’ is Robert Ludlum’s second Bourne novel and unfortunately doesn’t reach the same high standard as ‘The Bourne Identity’. The book is almost 700 pages long and I felt as though I had to work to get through … Continue reading

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A Certain Justice by P. D. James

‘A Certain Justice’ is the 10th Adam Dalgliesh novel by P.D. James and this series just seems to get better with each additional book. Venetia Aldridge is a criminal defence barrister who loves to win – regardless of the guilt … Continue reading

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The Devil’s Playground by Stav Sherez

‘The Devil’s Playground’ is the first book that I’ve read by Stav Sherez and it was so dark and gruesome at times that I almost didn’t finish it. It was an excellent book and I’m glad that I pushed through … Continue reading

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No Time for Goodbye by Linwood Barclay

I love it when I come across an author I haven’t read before and can’t put the book down. ‘No Time for Goodbye’ was just such a book. When Cynthia Bigge was 14 years old, she woke up one morning … Continue reading

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The Bat by Jo Nesbo

‘The Bat’ is the first book in Jo Nesbo’s Harry Hole (pronounced Hoo-leh) series which now numbers 10 books. Having been introduced to Joe Nesbo through his standalone novel ‘The Son’, I was keen to read some of his earlier … Continue reading

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The Twelve/ The Ghosts of Belfast by Stuart Neville

‘The Twelve’ also published as ‘The Ghosts of Belfast’ is Stuart Neville’s first novel. It is set in Northern Ireland during the early days of the peace when the country was barely holding on to that illusion. It has been … Continue reading

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What Came Before He Shot Her by Elizabeth George

‘What Came Before He Shot Her’ is not strictly part of the Inspector Linley Series, but describes the events leading up to the tragedy at the end of book 13 – ‘With No One as Witness’ where Linley’s pregnant wife … Continue reading

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