Monthly Archives: May 2015

Roger Hobbs Profile and Books

Roger Hobbs was born in Boston, Massachusetts on June 10 1988. He died on November 14 2016, only 28 years old. Hobbs seems to have been writing all his life and when he completed his debut thriller – ‘Ghostman’ it … Continue reading

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Skin by Mo Hayder

After the disappointment of the previous novel – ‘Ritual’, it was good to see Mo Hayder back on track with her 4th Jack Caffery novel – ‘Skin’. I even developed some respect for Flea Marley. This book starts less than … Continue reading

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Blood Shot/ Toxic Shock by Sara Paretsky

‘Blood Shot/ Toxic Shock’ is the 5th book in the V.I. Warshawski series by Sara Paretsky and once again has V.I. putting her life in danger to solve a mystery. The South side of Chicago where V.I. grew up was … Continue reading

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The Suspect by Michael Robotham

‘The Suspect’ is Michael Robotham’s first novel but has the feel of a novel from a much more experienced author. This is probably due to Robotham’s experience as a journalist and Ghost Writer. Joseph O’Louglin is a psychologist. He has … Continue reading

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I Can See in the Dark by Karin Fossum

‘I Can See in the Dark’ is the first book that I’ve read by Karin Fossum. Maybe it wasn’t a very good place to start. The story is narrated by Riktor and he is not a very nice man. I … Continue reading

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Mr Mercedes by Stephen King

I used to read a lot of Stephen King a long time ago. Then I read one of his books (I can’t remember which) that gave me nightmares for a while. I decided I would never read another Stephen King … Continue reading

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The Tapestry by Nancy Bilyeau

‘The Tapestry’ is the 3rd book in Nancy Bilyeau’s Joanna Stafford trilogy and once again her writing has succeeded in immersing me in the sights, sounds and smells (yuk) of Tudor England. Joanna Stafford was a novice nun until her … Continue reading

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Cross Bones by Kathy Reichs

‘Cross Bones’ is the 8th Tempe Brennan novel by Kathy Reichs and, written not too long after Dan Brown’s ‘Da Vinci Code’, also uses the plot tool of controversy about the life and family of Jesus. In Montreal, Avram Ferris, … Continue reading

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Derek B. Miller Profile and Books

Derek B. Miller was born and grew up in Boston Massachusetts, although since the mid 1990s he has lived in Israel, England, Hungary, Switzerland and Norway. He is an international affairs specialist who is a director of the Policy Lab … Continue reading

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The Shut Eye by Belinda Bauer

‘The Shut Eye’ is a standalone novel by Belinda Bauer. While some of the characters in the book were very unlikeable, the overall story was very moving and managed to evoke many different emotions. Anna Buck’s 4 year old son … Continue reading

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