Monthly Archives: September 2015

Vanishing Games by Roger Hobbs

‘Vanishing Games’ is the second novel by Roger Hobbs and follows on from his first novel ‘Ghostman’. A third book in the Ghostman series is already planned. Jack is a Ghostman – he specialises in helping criminals vanish. No one … Continue reading

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The Enemy by Lee Child

‘The Enemy’ is the 8th Reacher book by Lee Child and takes Jack Reacher back in time to New Year’s Day 1990 when he was working for the military police. So, if you’re reading the series in order and wondering … Continue reading

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Dissolution by C.J. Sansom

‘Dissolution’ is the first novel in the Matthew Shardlake series by C.J. Sansom, set in the 1500s during the rule of King Henry VIII. There is no book I enjoy more than a well written historical murder mystery. Matthew Shardlake … Continue reading

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Hide by Lisa Gardner

‘Hide’ is the 2nd book in Lisa Gardner’s D.D. Warren series although, once again, D.D. is not the main character. Annabelle Granger has been on the run for her whole life. When she was 7 years old, her father packed … Continue reading

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The Seeker by S.G. MacLean

‘The Seeker’ is Shona MacLean’s first book featuring Damien Seeker with more books planned for the series. The book is set in 1657. Seeker is a soldier and intelligence officer who is completely loyal to Oliver Cromwell. He will stop … Continue reading

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Blood Salt Water by Denise Mina

‘Blood Salt Water’ is the 5th book in Denise Mina’s Alex Morrow series. It involves a complex crime and focuses less on Alex’s personal like than some of the other books in the series. The Met have had a group … Continue reading

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Persuader by Lee Child

‘Persuader’ is the 7th novel in the Reacher series by Lee Child and once again sees ex-military cop Jack Reacher helping federal authorities ‘off the books’. Ten years ago, Reacher’s team of military cops set out to arrest bad guy … Continue reading

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Robert Barnard Profile and Books

Robert Barnard was born in 1936 in Essex, England and died in 2013. He studied English at Oxford then worked as a bookstore manager before lecturing in English in England, Australia and Norway. While living in Norway, he began to … Continue reading

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Broken Promise by Linwood Barclay

‘Broken Promise’ is the first book in the Promise Falls series by Linwood Barclay, set in the small town of Promise Falls. David grew up in Promise Falls and after years of working in Boston he has returned with his … Continue reading

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Dark Hollow by John Connolly

‘Dark Hollow’ is John Connolly’s 2nd Charlie Parker novel and once again has the haunted Charlie ‘Bird’ Parker on the trail of a truly sadistic killer (several of them in fact). Nearly thirty years ago Caleb Kyle stalked young women … Continue reading

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