Monthly Archives: January 2016

Devil Bones by Kathy Reichs

‘Devil Bones’ is the 11th novel in the Tempe Brennan series by Kathy Reichs. Although the plot in this one was OK, the character interactions weren’t great and overall the book just wasn’t one of the best in the series. … Continue reading

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Trust Your Eyes/ 360 by Linwood Barclay

‘Trust Your Eyes/ 360’ is a standalone novel by Linwood Barclay from a few years ago. It is set in Promise Falls, the same location as his current Promise Falls series – ‘Broken Promise’ and ‘Far From True’. Thomas Killbride … Continue reading

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Rage Against The Dying by Becky Masterman

‘Rage Against The Dying’ is Becky Masterman’s debut novel and introduces the ex-FBI agent Brigid Quinn as its main character. I absolutely loved the idea of Brigid Quinn. She is 59, so older than the average hero, has grey hair … Continue reading

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Richard Flanagan Profile and Books

Richard Flanagan was born in 1961 in Tasmania. He is the 5th of 6 children and his family is descended from Irish convicts transported to Australia. Flanagan grew up in a remote mining town and left school at the age … Continue reading

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Collusion by Stuart Neville

‘Collusion is Stuart Neville’s 2nd DI Jack Lennon novel and while it could be read as a standalone novel, it is a much better read if you have already read book 1 – ‘The Twelve/ The Ghosts of Belfast’. The … Continue reading

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Slow Horses by Mick Herron

‘Slow Horses’ is a witty, cynical look at British MI6. The slow horses are the people who work at Slough House. They are the agents who have disgraced themselves in some way and have been sent into exile. It is … Continue reading

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Bones to Ashes by Kathy Reichs

‘Bones to Ashes’ is the 10th Tempe Brennan novel by Kathy Reichs, who like her main character is a forensic anthropologist. I have been reading the books in order and have found some more enjoyable than others. This one I … Continue reading

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Ray Celestin Profile and Books

Ray Celestin lives in London and works as a script writer for film and TV. He has published several short stories and one novel – The Axeman’s Jazz, with a sequel currently in progress. Celestin set out to write a … Continue reading

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Scaredy Cat by Mark Billingham

‘Scaredy Cat’ is the 2nd novel in Mark Billingham’s DI Thorne series. I didn’t find it as riveting as the first book – ‘Sleepyhead’, but it introduced the vital character of Stuart Nicklin who we get to meet again in … Continue reading

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Walter Mosley Profile and Books

Walter Mosley was born in 1952 in California. His mother Ella was Jewish with Russian ancestry and his father Leroy was an African-American born in Louisiana. When his parents tried to marry in 1951, the marriage was legal in California … Continue reading

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