Monthly Archives: December 2016

The Blood Card by Elly Griffiths

It is 1953. The young Elizabeth is about to be crowned queen, rationing is still in place in Britain and DI Edgar Stephens and magician Max Mephisto take on their 3rd case together in ‘The Blood Card’. When Edgar and … Continue reading

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Stasi Child by David Young

‘Stasi Child’ is David Young’s brilliant debut novel, set in East Berlin in the mid 1970’s when the Stasi (the secret police) overshadowed the lives of the citizens. Oberleutnant Karin Müller and her partner Unterleutnant Werner Tilsner of the criminal … Continue reading

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M.L. Stedman Profile and Books

M.L. Stedman was born and grew up in Western Australia but has lived in London for many years working as a lawyer. In 1997 she started to attend writing courses. She has had several short stories published and her first … Continue reading

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Hidden Killers by Lynda La Plante

Last year Lynda La Plante’s novel ‘Tennison’ introduced us to the young Jane Tennison, made famous as a tough detective in the Prime Suspect series. ‘Hidden Killers’ follows on from ‘Tennison’ presenting us with more of the young Jane’s life … Continue reading

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Rather be the Devil by Ian Rankin

‘Rather be the Devil’ is Ian Rankin’s 21st Rebus novel. Even though Grouchy old John Rebus has been retired for a few years, he can’t help himself meddling in police cases. It helps him to keep his mind off his … Continue reading

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Gone Tomorrow by Lee Child

‘Gone Tomorrow’ is Lee Child’s 13th Reacher novel. Reacher is drifting through New York on his way to nowhere in particular. He is on the subway at 2 in the morning with 5 other people in his car. Everyone in … Continue reading

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R.J. (Roger Jon) Ellory Profile and Books

RJ (Roger Jon) Ellory was born in Birmingham England. He never knew his father and his mother died when he was seven years old. He attended a series of boarding schools till the age of 16, when he returned to … Continue reading

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Beyond The Truth by Anne Holt

‘Beyond The Truth’ is Anne Holt’s 7th Hanne Wilhelmsen novel and I’ve been waiting for the English translations of this excellent series to catch up ever since I read the 8th in the series ‘1222’ several years ago. Hanne is … Continue reading

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Dave Warner Profile and Books

David Robert Warner was born in 1953 in Western Australia. He attended the University of Western Australia where he studied psychology. In the early 1970s, Warner formed Australia’s first punk bank, Pus. The band performed an early version of ‘Suburban … Continue reading

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Nothing to Lose by Lee Child

‘Nothing to Lose’ is the 12th Reacher novel by Lee Child and certainly didn’t reach the heights of some of the other novels in the series. In the middle of nowhere in Colorado are two neighbouring towns called Hope and … Continue reading

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