Monthly Archives: October 2015

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

‘The Girl on the Train is Paula Hawkins first novel and portrays one of the most horrible sets of characters I have ever come across. Despite the awful characters, the book completely pulled me in and I found it impossible … Continue reading

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The Nightmare Place by Steve Mosby

Having read ‘The Nightmare Place’ I couldn’t believe that I’ve not read anything by Steve Mosby before. This is one of the best crime thrillers that I’ve read this year and at times it made the hair stand up on … Continue reading

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A Moorland Hanging by Michael Jecks

‘A Moorland Hanging’ is the 3rd book in the Templar Knight Mystery series by Michael Jecks, set in Devonshire in the early 1300s. Bailiff Simon Puttock is called in by the Beauscyr family to help return their runaway villain Peter … Continue reading

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Eleanor Catton Profile and Books

Eleanor Catton was born in 1985 in Canada and grew up in Christchurch in New Zealand. Catton studied English at the University of Canterbury and did her Masters in Creative Writing at the University of Wellington. Her first novel ‘The … Continue reading

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Tennison by Lynda La Plante

Lynda La Plante’s Prime Suspect series featured the tough hardened DCI Jane Tennison. ‘Tennison’ has been written as a prequel to the Prime Suspect series, taking us back to the 1970s when Jane was a young probationer based in Hackney. … Continue reading

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The Preacher by Camilla Läckberg

‘The Preacher’ is the 2nd book in the Patrik Hedström series by Camilla Läckberg. Detective Patrik Hedström is taking a well-deserved summer holiday, with 8 months pregnant girlfriend Erica, when the body of a young woman is discovered by a … Continue reading

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The Merchant’s Partner by Michael Jecks

‘The Merchant’s Partner’ is the 2nd book in the Templar Knights series by Michael Jecks, about the life of Sir Baldwin Furnshill, a Templar Knight who escaped the purge and is now living in England. Sir Baldwin’s good friend Bailiff … Continue reading

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A German Requiem by Philip Kerr

‘A German Requiem’ is the third book of Philip Kerr’s Bernie Gunther series and is the last of the ‘Berlin Noir’ trilogy (along with ‘March Violets’ and ‘A Pale Criminal’). This book jumps ahead in time to 1947 and illustrates … Continue reading

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The Last Templar by Michael Jecks

‘The Last Templar’ is the first book in Michael Jecks’ 30+ Knights Templar series. As such, much of the book is focused on introducing the main characters – Sir Baldwin Furnshill and Simon Puttock and their relationship with each other. … Continue reading

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No Other Darkness by Sarah Hilary

‘No Other Darkness’ is Sarah Hilary’s 2nd novel featuring DI Marnie Rome and DS Noah Jake and this novel is among the best that I’ve read this year. Two young boys are locked in an underground bunker. They have food, … Continue reading

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