Monthly Archives: May 2016

Imperium by Robert Harris

‘Imperium’ is the first novel in Robert Harris’s trilogy about Cicero – the Roman politician and lawyer in the first century A.D. The other two book in the trilogy are ‘Lustrum/ Conspirata’ and ‘Dictator’. The narrator of the story is … Continue reading

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John Connolly Profile and Books

John Connolly was born in Dublin in 1968. He studied English at Trinity College Dublin and journalism at Dublin City University. Before becoming a full-time writer, Connolly worked at a variety of jobs including journalist, barman, waiter, local government official … Continue reading

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Graveyard of Hesperides by Lindsey Davis

‘The Graveyard pf Hesperides’ is the 4th Lindsey Davis novel featuring Flavia Albia. Albia is the adopted daughter of Marcus Didius Falco (who had his own 20 novel series) and like her father is an investigator in first century Rome. … Continue reading

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Tastes Like Fear by Sarah Hilary

‘Tastes Like Fear’ is Sarah Hilary’s 3rd novel featuring DI Marnie Rome and DS Jake Noah. The first two novels were very much about Marnie’s past and what it brought to her job. This novel was less focused on Marnie … Continue reading

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Bad Luck and Trouble by Lee Child

‘Bad Luck and Trouble’ is the 11th Reacher novel by Lee Child and has drifter Jack Reacher working as part of a team rather than on his own. When Reacher was in the army he spent a few years as … Continue reading

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Elly Griffiths Profile and Books

Elly Griffiths is the penname for Domenica de Rosa. Griffiths was born in London in 1963 and lived there till the age of 5 when her family moved to Brighton. She was interested in writing from an early age, so … Continue reading

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The Ashes of London by Andrew Taylor

‘The Ashes of London’ is a historical fiction murder mystery by Andrew Taylor set in 1666 around the time of the great fire of London. This was also a time of political turmoil. Charles II is on the throne after … Continue reading

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Stav Sherez Profile and Books

Stav Sherez was born in 1970 and grew up in London. After school in London, he attended University in Leeds. In addition to his novel writing, Sherez has worked as a freelance journalist, written for the music magazine – Comes … Continue reading

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The Hard Way by Lee Child

‘The Hard Way’ is the 10th Reacher novel by Lee Child but as with most of the novels in the series it could be read as a standalone novel. Jack Reacher is back in New York. He is in a … Continue reading

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A Midsummer’s Equation by Keigo Higashino

‘A Midsummer’s Equation’ is Keigo Higashino’s 3rd novel featuring Tokyo detective Shunpei Kusanagi and his friend physics professor Manabu Yukawa, sometimes known as Detective Galileo. Yukawa has travelled to the small seaside town of Hari Cove. DESMEC (Deep Sea Metals … Continue reading

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