Monthly Archives: October 2016

Books and Profile for S.G. (Shona) Maclean

Shona (S.G.) Maclean was born in Inverness in 1968 and grew up in the Scottish Highlands. She attended the University of Aberdeen where she studied for a BA and a PhD in History. She was interested in writing from an … Continue reading

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Hardball by Sara Paretsky

‘Hardball’ is the 13th novel in Sara Paretsky’s V.I. Warshawski series featuring the Chicago based feminist female private detective. In this story a number of seemingly unrelated plots are brought together to a dramatic ending. Lamont Gadsden disappeared 40 years … Continue reading

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Keeping Bad Company by Caro Peacock

‘Keeping Bad Company’ is the 5th novel in the Liberty Lane series by Caro Peacock. Liberty Lane is a Private Investigator in early Victorian London. Liberty is carrying out an assignment at a diplomatic gathering when her work is rudely … Continue reading

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Fire Sale by Sara Paretsky

‘Fire Sale’ is the 12th novel is Sara Paretsky’s series featuring the tough female private investigator V.I. Warshawski. V.I. really doesn’t like returning to her childhood neighbourhood of South Chicago. But when the basketball coach of her old high school … Continue reading

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The Seal by Adriana Koulias

‘The Seal’ is the 2nd novel in the Rosicrucian Quintet by Adriana Koulias and once again she has written a beautiful but complex novel. This novel is based around the demise of the Templars in the 14th century. An author … Continue reading

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Trinity/ Margaret of Anjou by Conn Iggulden

‘Trinity/ Margaret of Anjou’ is the 2nd novel in Conn Iggulden’s War of the Roses series. The first novel in the series is ‘Stormbird’ and the 3rd and 4th are ‘Bloodline’ and ‘Ravenspur: The Rise of the Tudors’. This novel … Continue reading

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Mockingbird Songs by R.J. Ellory

‘Mockingbird Songs’ is the first novel I’ve read by R.J. Ellory. I was a bit unsure through the first parts on the novel, but after a while I was completely hooked. Henry Quinn made a simple mistake just before his … Continue reading

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Sarah Hilary Profile and Books

Sarah Hilary is a UK crime novelist. She was born in Cheshire, studied in London and now lives in Bath. Her early writing includes short stories and a book about her mother and grandparents who were held in a Japanese … Continue reading

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Stolen Souls by Stuart Neville

‘Stolen Souls’ is the 3rd novel by Stuart Neville featuring Belfast police detective Jack Lennon. Galya Petrova leaves her home in Ukraine with the promise of a good job in Northern Ireland. But like many young women from Eastern Europe … Continue reading

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Blacklist by Sara Paretsky

‘Blacklist’ is Sara Paretsky’s 11th V.I. Warshawski novel featuring the invincible female private detective. V.I.’s lover Morrel is still in Afghanistan researching and writing. She worries about him daily since he can’t always get to a computer to send an … Continue reading

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