Monthly Archives: July 2015

Harlan Coben Profile and Books

Harlan Coben was born in 1962 in Newark, New Jersey. He still lives in New Jersey and most of his books are set in New Jersey and New York. He is married to paediatrician Anne Armstrong-Coben and they have four … Continue reading

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Pretty Girls by Karin Slaughter

‘Pretty Girls’ is the 2nd standalone novel by Karin Slaughter, although she has promised that next year’s novel will again feature her series characters Will Trent and Sara Linton. Whether she writes standalone or series novels, Slaughter is one of … Continue reading

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Careless in Red by Elizabeth George

Although ‘Careless in Red’ was published several years after ‘With No One as Witness’, the events within these two books takes place only three months apart (I’ll quite happily ignore ‘What Came Before He Shot Her’). So at the beginning … Continue reading

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Deadly Election by Lindsey Davis

‘Deadly Election’ is the 3rd book in Lindsey Davis’s Flavia Albia series. Flavia Albia is an informer and the daughter of Marcus Didius Falco. This story is set in July AD 89. With Falco away, avoiding the oppressive Roman summer … Continue reading

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Innocent Graves by Peter Robinson

‘Innocent Graves’ is the 8th Inspector Banks book by Peter Robinson. Once again Robinson has done an excellent job with his Yorkshire DI Alan Banks and this book kept me guessing till almost the very end (although I suspected many … Continue reading

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Friday On My Mind by Nicci French

‘Friday on my Mind’ is the 5th book in the Frieda Klein series by Nicci French. As usual with a new Nicci French book, I devoured this on in a very short time and I’m now left waiting a year … Continue reading

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The Bourne Legacy by Eric Van Lustbader

‘The Bourne Legacy’ is the 4th Bourne novel but it is the first written by Eric Van Lustbader after the death of Bourne’s inventor, Robert Ludlum. As with all the Bourne books, this one contains nonstop action. David Webb is … Continue reading

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Blacklands by Belinda Bauer

‘Blacklands’ is Belinda Bauer’s first novel and even though I prefer two of her later novels that I’ve read – ‘Rubbernecker’ and ‘The Facts of Life and Death’, this one is still excellent. She originally set out to write a … Continue reading

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Peter May Profile and Books

Peter May was born in Glasgow, Scotland in 1951. May always dreamed of being a novelist and started his career in journalism as a way to get paid for writing. Even while pursuing a very successful journalism career, May was … Continue reading

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The Last Confession of Thomas Hawkins by Antonia Hodgson

‘The Last Confession of Thomas Hawkins’ is a follow on from Antonia Hodgson’s debut novel ‘The Devil in the Marshalsea’ and features many of the characters that appeared in the first book. But, it could just as easily be read … Continue reading

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