Monthly Archives: November 2015

Paula Hawkins Profile and Books

Paula Hawkins was born in 1972 in Harare, Zimbabwe where her father was working as an economics professor and financial journalist. The family returned to England when she was 17. As a child, the house was full of foreign correspondents … Continue reading

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The Summons by Peter Lovesey

‘The Summons’ is the 3rd novel in the Peter Diamond series by Peter Lovesey featuring the grumpy old detective. Four years ago Diamond was the lead detective on a case in which John Mountjoy was found guilty of murder and … Continue reading

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Rogue Lawyer by John Grisham

‘Rogue Lawyer’ is about a lawyer named Sebastian Rudd who defends people who no one wlse will defend. Many of them are guilty but he still has a reasonable success rate. And for clients who are innocent he is excellent … Continue reading

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Diamond Solitaire by Peter Lovesey

‘Diamond Solitaire’ is the second book in Peter Lovesey’s Inspector Diamond series. While some parts of this book seem very far-fetched, it was extremely entertaining and also very heartwarming at times. In book 1 – ‘The Last Detective’, Peter Diamond … Continue reading

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Dark Corners by Ruth Rendell

‘Dark Corners is the very last novel by Ruth Rendell published after her death earlier this year. Her brilliance as a writer will be sadly missed as once again in this novel she has taken some fairly ordinary people and … Continue reading

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The Torment of Others by Val McDermid

‘The Torment of Others’ is the 4th book in the Tony Hill and Carol Jordan series by Val McDermid. This book sees both Tony and Carol living and working back in Bradfield. DCI Carol Jordan has just returned to work … Continue reading

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The Breaker by Minette Walters

‘The Breaker’ is Minette Walters’ 6th novel. Like all of her books that I’ve read, the plot forms a fairly minor part of the book, with the real impact being in getting inside the heads of the main characters. Two … Continue reading

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Steve Mosby Profile and Books

Steve Mosby was born in Horsforth Leeds UK in 1976. He studied philosophy at the University of Leeds and went on to work in a number of jobs before starting to write seriously. His first two novels contain a mix … Continue reading

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Midnight Sun by Jo Nesbo

‘Midnight Sun’ is the second book by Jo Nesbo featuring the Fisherman – the biggest crime lord in Oslo. The first was ‘Blood on Snow’. Jon Hansen has been working for the Fisherman as a debt collector and fixer (contract … Continue reading

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The Last Detective by Peter Lovesey

‘The Last Detective’ is the 1st book in Peter Lovesey’s Inspector Peter Diamond series. I’ve read some of the later books in the series and I’m not sure what I was expecting from this one, but I found it to … Continue reading

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