Monthly Archives: December 2015

Heresy by S.J. Parris

‘Heresy’ is the first novel in the Bruno Giordano series by S.J. Parris (based on the historical figure). While this novel was not as good as some of the ones I’ve read from later in the series, I wish I … Continue reading

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The Black Monastery by Stav Sherez

‘The Black Monastery’ is the second novel that I’ve read by Stav Sherez and once again I have been completely absorbed by his writing even if the story, at times, has been very disturbing. Jason has just completed his first … Continue reading

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Belinda Bauer Profile and Books

Belinda Bauer was born in 1962 in England. She spent 10 years of her childhood in South Africa (under Apartheid) and the rest of her childhood in England. She has worked as a journalist and was an award winning screenwriter … Continue reading

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Smoke and Mirrors by Elly Griffiths

‘Smoke and Mirrors’ is the 2nd novel in the Stephens and Mephisto series by Elly Griffiths. Once again the story is set in Brighton in the early 1950s. I enjoyed this novel more than the first in the series ‘The … Continue reading

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The Veiled One by Ruth Rendell

‘The Veiled One’ is the 14th Inspector Wexford novel and probably the first time in the series that we have moved beyond old-fashioned stereotypes. This story is an excellent psychological thriller and kept the suspense going till the last page. … Continue reading

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Even Dogs in the Wild by Ian Rankin

‘Even Dogs in the Wild’ is the 20th Rebus novel by Ian Rankin and is one of the best novels in the series. This novel could be read as a standalone, but some of the character interactions between characters are … Continue reading

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Career of Evil by Robert Galbraith (J.K. Rowling)

‘Career of Evil’ is the 3rd novel in the Cormoran Strike series by Robert Galbraith (aka J.K. Rowling). I think my only problem with this series is that it takes me about 2 days to read the books and then … Continue reading

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Antonia Hodgson Profile and Books

Antonia Hodgson was born in 1971 in Derby in England’s East Midlands. She studied at Leeds University and graduated with a degree in English Literature. She has worked in the publishing industry for most of her adult life and rose … Continue reading

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The Guilty by David Baldacci

‘The Guilty’ is the 4th book in the Will Robie series by David Baldacci about a CIA black ops assassin. Robie has succeeded in his latest mission, but in addition to killing his target, he has also killed a child. … Continue reading

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A Banquet of Consequences by Elizabeth George

‘A Banquet of Consequences’ is the 19th Inspector Linley novel by Elizabeth George. The previous novel in the series ‘Just One Evil Act’ was getting back towards the best (after a bit of a slump in the series), but this … Continue reading

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