Monthly Archives: June 2016

Saturday Requiem by Nicci French

‘Saturday Requiem’ is the 6th novel in the Frieda Klein series by the husband and wife duo known as Nicci French. While each novel in the series builds in the life of psychotherapist Frieda Klein, this novel could be read … Continue reading

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Adriana Koulias Profile and Books

Adriana Koulias was born in 1960 in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. She was surrounding by extended family during her early years and it was here that she developed her love of music and also her interest in mysticism. She … Continue reading

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The Leper’s Return by Michael Jecks

‘The Leper’s Return’ is the 6th novel in the Templar Knights series by Michael Jecks. This story is mostly set in the small town of Crediton which contains a leper hospital where one dedicated priest looks after half a dozen … Continue reading

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Die of Shame by Mark Billingham

‘Die of Shame’ is a standalone novel by Mark Billingham who is best known for his Tom Thorne series of novels. Tony De Silva is a therapist who leads a group of recovering addicts in their weekly meetings. The group … Continue reading

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The Abbot’s Gibbet by Michael Jecks

‘The Abbot’s Gibbet’ is the 5th Knights Templar mystery by Michael Jecks and I will always think of this novel as the one where Baldwin met Jeanne. Tavistock Fair is the largest fair in Devon. Abbot Robert Champeaux, on whose … Continue reading

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The Travelers by Chris Pavone

‘The Travelers’ is Chris Pavone’s third novel. His first two ‘The Expats’ and ‘The Accident’ were pretty good but this one fell a bit flat. Will is a travel writer for a magazine called the Travelers. He goes to exotic … Continue reading

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Splinter The Silence by Val McDermid

‘Splinter The Silence’ is the 9th novel by Val McDermid featuring psychologist Tony Hill and police detective Carol Jordan. Carol has left the police force and is extensively renovating the barn once owned by her brother. She is drinking far … Continue reading

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The Firm by John Grisham

I hate it when you read a book and the actor who played the main character keeps popping into you head. I much prefer creating my own pictures of characters and I had a lot of trouble making Mitch McDeere … Continue reading

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Harper Lee Profile and Books

Nelle Harper Lee was born in 1926 In Monroeville Alabama and died in 2016. Her father worked as a newspaper editor and later as a lawyer and in many ways was the model for the character Atticus Finch in ‘To … Continue reading

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Purgatory Ridge by William Kent Krueger

‘Purgatory Ridge’ is William Kent Krueger’s 3rd novel featuring Cork O’Connor and set in the small town of Aurora in Northern Minnesota. I preferred book 2 – ‘Boundary Waters’ to this novel, but still found this one excellent. Karl Lindstrom’s … Continue reading

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