Monthly Archives: March 2017

Can You Keep A Secret by Caroline Overington

‘Can You Keep A Secret’ is a psychological thriller. It is a disturbing novel featuring some very disturbed characters. Caitlin and Colby are both very manipulative people. They first met on a yacht cruising the Queensland Whitsunday Islands. Caitlin was … Continue reading

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Spook Street by Mick Herron

‘Spook Street’ is the 4th novel in Mick Herron’s Slough House series which features a group of reject MI5 agents exiled to Slough House and known as the slow horses. The novel opens with a flash mob of teenagers at … Continue reading

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Ann Cleeves Profile and Books

Ann Cleeves was born in 1954 and grew up in the country in Herefordshire and Devon. Her father was a school teacher and she always dreamed of being a writer. But, she didn’t finish her English degree at university. Cleeves … Continue reading

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Journey Under the Midnight Sun by Keigo Higashino

‘Journey Under the Midnight Sun’ is a complex mystery by Japanese author Keigo Higashino. In 1973 in a partly constructed building in Osaka, a child finds a dead man who has been stabbed. The man is a pawnbroker named Kirihara. … Continue reading

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Tell No Tales by Eva Dolan

‘Tell No Tales’ is the 2nd novel by Eva Dolan featuring DI Dushan Zigic and DS Mel Ferreira of the Peterborough hate crimes unit. Zigic and Ferreira have been investigating the brutal murder of two Asian men. They have been … Continue reading

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Eleven Days by Stav Sherez

‘Eleven Days’ is the 2nd novel by Stav Sherez featuring DI Jack Carrigan and DS Geneva Miller. The first in the series was ‘A Dark Redemption’. The story begins when a convent in an upmarket area of London burns down. … Continue reading

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Crimson Lake by Candice Fox

‘Crimson Lake’ is set in and around Cairns in Queensland’s tropical north. It is a small and quiet place surrounded by crocodiles. And it is where Ted Conkaffey has come to hide. Ted was working as a police detective in … Continue reading

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Belladonna at Belstone by Michael Jecks

‘Belladonna at Belstone’ is the 8th novel in the Templar Knights series by Michael Jecks. This novel is based in a convent of nuns at Belstone. While Bishop Stapleton is working as the King’s treasurer, Bishop Bertrand is looking after … Continue reading

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The Crow Trap by Ann Cleeves

‘The Crow Trap’ is the 1st novel in the Vera Stanhope series by Ann Cleeves. I’ve been avoiding the Vera TV series until I could get round to reading the novels. A new quarry is planned near a small village … Continue reading

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The Chessmen by Peter May

‘The Chessmen’ is the 3rd novel in Peter May’s Lewis trilogy following on from ‘The Blackhouse’ and ‘The Lewis Men’. Fin Macleod has just taken the job of head of security for a Lewis estate. The job involves catching poachers … Continue reading

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