Monthly Archives: February 2018

The Sleeping Doll by Jeffery Deaver

‘The Sleeping Doll’ is the first novel in Jeffery Deaver’s Katherine Dance series. Katherine Dance is a Special Agent with the California Bureau of Investigation and an expert in kinesics, the science of interpreting behaviour. Daniel Pell has been in … Continue reading

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Carnival of Shadows by R.J. Ellory

‘Carnival of Shadows’ is a very different novel. It can’t really be categorised as a crime novel, even though it involved the FBI and a murder investigation. It is set in 1959 in Kansas. At the time, America feared communism … Continue reading

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Crucible of Secrets by Shona (S.G.) Maclean

‘Crucible of Secrets’ is also known as ‘Crucible’ and depending on the version you read it is by Shona Maclean or S.G. Maclean. It is the third novel in her Alexander Seaton series set in 17th century Scotland. Alexander Seaton … Continue reading


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Fall by Candice Fox

‘Fall’ is the 3rd novel in Candice Fox’s Archer and Bennett series. The novel opens with a scene from Eden Archer’s secret life – just so that we know that even with her injuries sustained in the previous novel – … Continue reading


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In Dust and Ashes by Anne Holt

In Dust and Ashes is the 10th novel by Anne Holt featuring Oslo Detective Hanne Wilhelmsen. All novels in the series have now been translated into English. Hanne continues to work from home assisted by the young and awkward police … Continue reading


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A Darker Domain by Val McDermid

‘A Darker Domain’ is the 2nd novel in Val McDermid’s DI Karen Pirie series and in this novel Pirie has a much larger role than in the first novel. Pirie and her team are working on 2 cold cases in … Continue reading


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Mari Hannah Profile and Books

Mari Hannah brings her personal experience to her detective stories. She worked as a probation officer until she left the job after being assaulted. The main character in her Kate Daniels series is a lesbian murder detective just like her … Continue reading


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Skeleton Hill by Peter Lovesey

‘Skeleton Hill’ is the 10th Inspector Diamond mystery by Peter Lovesey. The series is set in Bath and always makes me want to visit the place. Lansdown Hill was the site of a civil war battle 350 years ago. These … Continue reading


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