Monthly Archives: September 2017

Friend of the Devil by Peter Robinson

‘Friend of the Devil’ is Peter Robinson’s 17th Inspector Banks novel and this one has echoes back to an earlier novel in the series ‘Aftermath’. Annie Cabot is temporarily assigned to another division, so is not currently working with her … Continue reading

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A Dark So Deadly by Stuart MacBride

‘A Dark So Deadly’ is the first novel that I’ve read by Stuart MacBride and it certainly won’t be the last. The story is set in the fictional Scottish town of Oldcastle where DC Calum MacGregor has been assigned to … Continue reading

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A Game of Sorrows by Shona (S.G.) MacLean

‘A Game of Sorrows’ is the 2nd novel in S.G. Maclean’s Alexander Seaton series. We were introduced to Seaton in ‘The Redemption of Alexander Seaton’. It is now 1628. Seaton is living and teaching in Aberdeen and has finally gained … Continue reading

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Darkside by Belinda Bauer

‘Darkside’ is the 2nd novel in Belinda Bauer’s Exmoor Trilogy and includes some of the characters from the 1st novel ‘Blacklands’. Jonas Holly was a young policeman with an exciting future ahead of him. But then his wife Lucy was … Continue reading

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Piece of My Heart by Peter Robinson

‘Piece of My Heart’ is the 16th Inspector Banks novel by Peter Robinson and presents us with two intertwined murders, one in 1969 and one in the present day. 1969 was a time of drugs, hippies, free love and amazing … Continue reading

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Extraordinary People by Peter May

I loved reading Peter May’s Lewis Trilogy and his later novels so much that I decided to go back and read the Enzo files series. ‘Extraordinary People’ is so different from the other Peter May novels that I’ve read that … Continue reading

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Lie With Me by Sabine Durrant

‘Lie With Me’ is the first of Sabine Durrant’s novels that I’ve read. The main character of the novel is Paul Morris. He achieved moderate success with a novel be published in his 20s. He is now in his 40s … Continue reading

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Christopher Brookmyre Profile and Books

Christopher Brookmyre was born in Glasgow in 1968. He attended Glasgow university then worked for the film magazine Screen International, The Scotsman and the Edinburgh Evening News. Brookmyre published his first novel in 1996 and has been a full-time writer … Continue reading

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Dead Line by Chris Ewan

‘Dead Line’ is a thriller by Chris Ewan that had me on the edge of my seat from the first page till the last. Daniel Trent is an experienced hostage negotiator who works alongside his fiancé Aimee Paget. But things … Continue reading

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The Good Daughter by Karin Slaughter

‘The Good Daughter’ is a standalone psychological thriller by Karin Slaughter. 28 years ago, the Quinn family was ripped apart. Rusty Quinn was a defence lawyer who defended the worst of the worst, so he had gained many enemies. Firstly … Continue reading

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