Monthly Archives: April 2015

The Stranger by Harlan Coben

‘The Stranger’ is the 2nd Harlan Coben novel that I’ve read and once again I have been completely pulled in by an absolute thriller. Adam and Corinne are happily married and leading a comfortable life with two teenage (sports mad) … Continue reading

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Bare Bones by Kathy Reichs

‘Bare Bones’ is the 6th Tempe Brennan novel by Kathy Reichs and after 5 novels of building up Tempe’s relationship with the gorgeous Andrew Ryan, it finally looks like we are going to see some real action. Tempe and Ryan … Continue reading

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Blood on Snow by Jo Nesbo

‘Blood On Snow’ is a short novel by Jo Nesbo. While it reads like a standalone novel, there is another book due later this year featuring The Fisherman – a character from this story (‘Midnight Sun‘). This story is mostly … Continue reading

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Death of a Dancer/ A Dangerous Affair by Caro Peacock

‘Death of a Dancer/ A Dangerous Affair’ is Caro Peacock’s second book featuring the young female Victorian sleuth Liberty Lane. I found the first book – ‘Death At Dawn/ A Foreign Affair’ a bit light, but this book seemed to … Continue reading

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Filed under Book Reviews, Crime, Historical, Linscott, Gillian, Peacock, Caro (Gillian Linscott), Series Fiction

Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows Profile and Books

Mary Ann Shaffer was born in 1934 and died in 2008. She worked as an editor, a librarian and in bookstores, but she always wanted to write a book. Shaffer became interested in occupied Guernsey when she was stranded there … Continue reading

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Ritual by Mo Hayder

‘Ritual’ is the 3rd Jack Caffery novel by Mo Hayder and our first introduction to both the Walking Man and Flea (Phoebe) Marley. This is the first Mo Hayder novel I’ve read that didn’t completely grab me from the first … Continue reading

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The Speaker of Mandarin by Ruth Rendell

‘The Speaker of Mandarin’ is Ruth Rendell’s 12th Wexford novel and one that unfortunately feels quite dated. Much of the story is set in China and the way that the Chinese people are portrayed as well as the attitude of … Continue reading

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The Liar’s Chair by Rebecca Whitney

‘The Liar’s Chair’ is Rebecca Whitney’s debut novel and I’m not sure exactly how I feel about it. I think the characters were all so horrible that even in the moments that I should have felt some sympathy, all I … Continue reading

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Temple of the Grail by Adriana Koulias

‘Temple of the Grail’ is set in 1254 in France in an isolated Cistercian monastery high in the Pyrenees. The monastery of St Lazarus guards its isolation to the point where the Abbot doesn’t even attend external meetings. But now … Continue reading

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The Odessa File by Frederick Forsyth

‘The Odessa File’ is the best Frederick Forsyth book that I’ve read and published more than 40 years ago it is still a good read today, even though most people old enough to be actively involved in WWII would now … Continue reading

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