Monthly Archives: September 2016

Dead Man’s Blues by Ray Celestin

‘Dead Man’s Blues’ is Ray Celestin’s 2nd novel and follows on from his first ‘The Axeman’s Jazz’ which was set in New Orleans. We are reunited with the main characters Michael Talbot, Ida Davis and Louis Armstrong six years later … Continue reading

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Before It Breaks by Dave Warner

‘Before it Breaks’ is the first novel that Dave Warner has written in 15 years and it is the first that I’ve read. DI Dan Clement was a high flying homicide detective in Perth until his marriage fell apart. He … Continue reading

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Harm Done by Ruth Rendell

‘Harm Done’ is the 18th Ruth Rendell novel featuring Detective Reg Wexford and his companion Mike Burden and set in the fictional country village of Kingsmarkham. On two successive Saturday nights, a young woman is abducted only to be returned … Continue reading

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Karin Fossum Profile and Books

Karin Fossum is a Norwegian writer born in 1954. She is often referred to as the Norwegian Queen of crime. Fossum’s first published work was poetry, but she is most famous for her Inspector Sejer series of crime novels. The … Continue reading

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The Cold Cold Ground by Adrian McKinty

‘The Cold Cold Ground’ is the first novel I’ve read by Adrian McKinty and is the first in a series featuring Detective Sean Duffy. Duffy is a Catholic cop in a mostly Protestant police force in Carrickfergus on the outskirts … Continue reading

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John Hart Profile and Books

John Hart was born in 1965 in North Carolina. He became a defence attorney but dreamed of being a writer. Eventually, disenchanted with spending his time around criminal, he left the law to write. With a young family and no … Continue reading

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Road Rage by Ruth Rendell

‘Road Rage’ is the 17th novel in the Inspector Wexford series by Ruth Rendell. A new bypass is planned around Kingsmarkham. It will destroy some of the woods which Reg Wexford and others love to walk in and destroy the … Continue reading

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When The Devil Drives by Caro Peacock

‘When the Devil Drives’ is the 4th novel by Caro Peacock (Gillian Linscott) featuring the Victorian London PI Liberty Lane. Liberty is still establishing her investigation business and wondering where the money will come from to pay the rent when … Continue reading

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Simisola by Ruth Rendell

‘Simisola’ is the 16th Inspector Wexford novel by Ruth Rendell and one of the main focuses of this novel is prejudice. Wexford’s doctor Raymond Arkande approaches Wexford because his 22 year old daughter Melanie has gone missing. The Arkandes are … Continue reading

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The Girl in Green by Derek B. Miller

‘The Girl in Green’ is Derek B. Miller’s second novel. It is completely different from his first ’Norwegian By Night’ but just as brilliantly written and has just as much of an impact. The story begins in 1991. Twenty year … Continue reading

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