Monthly Archives: August 2015

The Private Patient by P. D. James

‘The Private Patient’ is P.D. James’s 14th Dalgliesh mystery and throughout the book it had the feel of the last book in the series. Rhoda Gradwyn is an investigative journalist. She has had a disfiguring scar on her face since … Continue reading

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The Redeemers by Ace Atkins

‘The Redeemers’ is the 5th book in the Quinn Colson series by Ace Atkins and because of the character development over the course of the series, the books are best read in order. Quinn Colson has just been voted out … Continue reading

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The Wire in the Blood by Val McDermid

‘The Wire in the Blood’ is Val McDermid’s 2nd book featuring DI Carol Jordan and Dr Tony Hill. The events of the first book of the series – ‘The Mermaids Singing’ are mentioned in this book but don’t play a … Continue reading

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William Kent Krueger Profile and Books

William Kent Krueger (known to his friends as Kent) was born in 1950 in Torrington Wyoming. As a child, his family moved a lot but he spent a lot of his time in Oregon and considered it home. Krueger wanted … Continue reading

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Little Black Lies by Sharon Bolton

‘Little Black Lies’ is the first book that I’ve read by Sharon Bolton. What an introduction! I now want to read everything she’s written. The story is set in the Falkland Islands and this wild and rugged landscape with its … Continue reading

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The Lighthouse by P. D. James

‘The Lighthouse’ is the 13th Dalgliesh mystery by P.D. James and the second last one that she wrote. Even P.D. James eventually ran out of locked-room ideas and different and inventive murder ideas. Combe Island is a secluded island off … Continue reading

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The English Spy by Daniel Silva

‘The English Spy’ is the 15th novel in Daniel Silva’s Gabriel Allon series and is one of the most exciting and action packed books so far. The story starts out with the murder of an English princess (who is modelled … Continue reading

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Blood On The Sand by Michael Jecks

‘Blood On The Sand’ is the second book in the Vintener trilogy by Michael Jecks. The first book was – ‘Fields of Glory’ and the third book (hopefully next year) is ‘Blood of the Innocents‘. It is only a short … Continue reading

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This Rough Magic by Mary Stewart

I just keep coming back to Mary Stewart’s book – like a childhood memory. ‘This Rough Magic’ was published in 1965. Lucy Waring is in her mid-20s and working as an actress. She has just had her first major role … Continue reading

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Those We Left Behind by Stuart Neville

‘Those We Left Behind’ is the first book in a new series by Stuart Neville featuring DCI Serena Flanagan. Serena Flanagan made an appearance in an earlier Stuart Neville novel – ‘The Final Silence’. Seven years ago when Serena was … Continue reading

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