Monthly Archives: March 2015

Runaway by Peter May

‘Runaway’ is a standalone novel by Peter May about 5 teenage boys who ran away from Glasgow to London in 1965 and how the events of 1965 still affect their lives 50 years later. 1965 was an exciting time for … Continue reading

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Put on by Cunning/ Death Notes by Ruth Rendell

‘Put on by Cunning/ Death Notes’ is Ruth Rendell’s 11th Inspector Wexford mystery and in this story Wexford gets a bit too clever for his own good. Sir Manuel Camargue was a world renowned flautist (flutist) until arthritis finally ended … Continue reading

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Matthew Reilly Profile and Books

Matthew Reilly was born in 1974 in Sydney, Australia. He attended Aloysius College on Sydney’s Lower North Shore and studied Law at the University of New South Wales. Reilly did not always enjoy reading and credits his turnaround at about … Continue reading

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Chickenfeed by Minette Walters

‘Chickenfeed’ is a ‘quick reads’ short story that Minette Walters has based on a true crime that occurred in the 1920s. Elsie Cameron has always had difficulty forming relationships – particularly with the opposite sex. She is moody, paranoid and … Continue reading

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A Sleeping Life by Ruth Rendell

‘A Sleeping Life’ is the 10th book in Ruth Rendell’s Wexford series, and once again the underlying theme in the book is women’s role in society (just starting to become a contentious issue in the late 1970s). Rhoda Comfrey’s body … Continue reading

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The Ice Princess by Camilla Läckberg

I was a bit reluctant to start reading another Scandinavian crime series, so put off reading ‘The Ice Princess’. But, I was pleasantly surprised and found it a very enjoyable read. I wish I’d started the series earlier. Erica Falk … Continue reading

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Echo Burning by Lee Child

‘Echo Burning’ is the 5th Jack Reacher novel by Lee Child. In the previous novel – ‘Running Blind/ The Visitor’ Reacher wasn’t quite the action man we are used to seeing, but in this novel we see a return of … Continue reading

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Crash and Burn by Lisa Gardner

‘Crash and Burn’ is the 3rd novel in Lisa Gardner’s Tessa Leoni series even though the main investigator in this story is Sergeant Wyatt Foster. There is also an appearance from an old favourite, D.D. Warren. The story begins with … Continue reading

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Second Life by SJ Watson

‘Second Life’ is S.J. Watson’s second book. His first novel – ‘Before I Go to Sleep’ was so brilliant that it was always going to be difficult for his second to reach the same standard. While this book is OK … Continue reading

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Richard North Patterson Profile and Books

Richard North Patterson was born 22nd February 1947 in Berkeley California. He studied both law and fiction writing studying at Ohio Wesleyan University, Case Western Reserve University and the University of Alabama in Birmingham. He worked as a lawyer from … Continue reading

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