Monthly Archives: March 2016

A Most Wanted Man by John Le Carré

‘A Most Wanted Man’ is an incredibly sad novel and a terrible reflection on what the War in Terror has done to many people, innocent and guilty. Le Carré’s cynicism illustrates how easy it is for someone to be branded … Continue reading

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In a Dry Season by Peter Robinson

‘In a Dry Season’ is the 10th DI Banks mystery by Peter Robinson. Banks has returned to work after his suspension but Chief Inspector Jimmy Riddle has him trapped in his office doing paperwork. Finally an investigation comes along that … Continue reading

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Stormbird by Conn Iggulden

‘Stormbird’ is the first book in Conn Iggulden’s series about the War of the Roses in 15th century England. This book describes many of the events that led to the conflict between the House of Lancaster and the House of … Continue reading

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Beneath The Bleeding by Val McDermid

‘Beneath The Bleeding’ is the 5th novel in the Tony Hill and Carol Jordan series by Val McDermid. This novel begins very dramatically with Tony being attacked with an axe by an out-of-control patient at Bradfield Moor Secure Hospital. Tony … Continue reading

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The Redbreast by Jo Nesbo

‘The Redbreast’ is Jo Nesbo’s 3rd novel featuring Norwegian Detective Harry Hole. This novel was excellent – much better than the first two in the series – ‘The Bat’ and ‘Cockroaches’, but the two earlier novels set up background information … Continue reading

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Sara Foster Profile and Books

Sara Foster was born and grew up in the UK, but she always had family connections to Australia and eventually moved to Perth in Western Australia. Foster studied English language and literature at university and decided to pursue a career … Continue reading

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Real Tigers by Mick Herron

‘Real Tigers’ is the 3rd novel in Mick Heron’s Slough House series and I have come to love the motley crew known as the slow horses. Think of all the slick and sophisticated spies you’ve read about or seen in … Continue reading

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Dead Right/ Blood at the Root by Peter Robinson

‘Dead Right/ Blood at the Root’ is the 9th Inspector Banks novel by Peter Robinson. This one has a lot going on in Alan Banks’s personal life as well as a difficult murder for him to solve under difficult circumstances. … Continue reading

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Darkest Place by Jaye Ford

‘Darkest Place’ is the latest psychological thriller by Jaye Ford and I was once again reminded of the reasons I rush to get her novels as soon as they are available. 13 years ago, Charlotte Townsend was involved in a … Continue reading

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All That Is Lost Between Us by Sara Foster

As an Australian, I’m always surprised at how long it takes to discover Australian authors. Something must be wrong with the way they are promoted. ‘All That Is List Between Us’ is an excellent thriller from an excellent Australian author … Continue reading

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