Monthly Archives: August 2017

The Fallen by Ace Atkins

‘The Fallen’ is the 7th novel in the Quinn Colson series by Ace Atkins. Colson is settling in as Sheriff with Lillie Virgil as his deputy and Tibbehah County is keeping them busy. A group of bank robbers have been … Continue reading

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Strange Affair by Peter Robinson

‘Strange Affair’ is the 15th novel in Peter Robinson’s DI Banks series. In the previous novel ‘Playing With Fire’ Alan Banks nearly lost his life while his home burned to the ground. He lost everything he owned. He is still … Continue reading

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Telling Tales by Ann Cleeves

‘Telling Tales’ is the 2nd novel in the Vera Stanhope series by Ann Cleeves. Ten years ago, Emma discovered the body of her best friend Abigail. The girls were 15 years old at the time. Jeanie Long, the girlfriend of … Continue reading

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Offline/ Odd Numbers by Anne Holt

‘Offline/ Odd Numbers’ is the 9th novel in the Hanne Wilhelmsen series by Anne Holt. It is 11 years since the tragic events that left Hanne in a wheelchair. Since then, she has become very reclusive and resisted all contact … Continue reading

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Black Widow by Chris Brookmyre

‘Black Widow’ is the 7th novel in Chris Brookmyre’s Jack Parlabane series. If I had realised that this novel was part of a series, I would have set it aside and started at the beginning. Diana Jaeger is a highly … Continue reading

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The Monster in the Box by Ruth Rendell

‘The Monster in the Box’ is Ruth Rendell’s 22nd Inspector Wexford novel. This one involves Reg Wexford reminiscing about his past while solving his latest crime. In his early days as a policeman in the 1950s, Wexford met Eric Targo. … Continue reading

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Prussian Blue by Philip Kerr

‘Prussian Blue’ is the 12th Bernie Gunther novel by Philip Kerr. Prussian Blue is also a paint pigment and the only known cure for Thallium poisoning. It is 1956 and Bernie is still on the French Riviera when he is … Continue reading

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Harry Bingham Profile and Books

Harry Bingham was born in London in 1967. He was working in banking when in 2005 he started a literary consultancy which was initially planned to earn a bit of extra money by editing manuscripts. The demand for the service … Continue reading

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A Murder Too Soon by Michael Jecks

‘A Murder Too Soon’ is the 2nd novel in the Jack Blackjack/ Blood Mary series by Michael Jecks, set during the reign of Mary Tudor. After the previous novel ‘Rebellion’s Message’, Jack has been given employment as an assassin by … Continue reading

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The Secrets She Keeps by Michael Robotham

‘The Secrets She Keeps’ is a psychological thriller from Australian author Michael Robotham that is full of twists and turns. Agatha and Meghan have something in common. They are pregnant and due around the same time. But that’s where the … Continue reading

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