Monthly Archives: April 2018

The Power Game by Meg and Tom Keneally

‘The Power Game’ is the 3rd novel in the Monserrat series by father and daughter team Meg and Tom Keneally. The series is set in colonial Australia and Monserrat is an ex-convict who along with his housekeeper Mrs Mulrooney has … Continue reading

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The Punishment she Deserves by Elizabeth George

‘The Punishment She Deserves’ is the 20th novel in Elizabeth George’s Inspector Linley series. And the title immediately made me wonder what DS Barbara Havers had been up to this time. In the historic Shropshire town of Ludlow, a respected … Continue reading

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Let Me Lie by Clare Mackintosh

‘Let Me Lie’ is a thriller by Clare Mackintosh with more than one surprising twist. One year ago Anna Johnson’s mother committed suicide, only 7 months after her father also committed suicide. Since then, Anna has met a man she … Continue reading

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Angels Flight by Michael Connelly

‘Angel’s Flight’ is the 6th Harry Bosch novel by Michael Connelly. The name refers to a trolley car loved by locals and tourists for navigating one of LA’s many hills. Late one night, black civil rights lawyer Howard Elias is … Continue reading

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The Last Ballad by Wiley Cash

‘The Last Ballad’ tells the story of Ella May Wiggins, a young woman who became a symbol for workers’ rights in America in the late 1920s. This novel was inspired by the 1929 strike at the Loray Textile mill in … Continue reading

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A Darker State by David Young

‘A Darker State’ is the 3rd novel by David Young in the Karin Muller series featuring Karin Muller, a detective in the East German People’s police and set in the 1970s, a time when much of life in East Germany … Continue reading

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Emma Viskic Profile and Books

Emma Viskic has been a writer all her life but from her late teens, her career as a classically trained clarinettist took most of her focus. During this time she missed writing. Now she has a family, works part-time and … Continue reading

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Blood Work by Michael Connelly

‘Blood Work’ is the 1st novel by Michael Connelly featuring ex-FBI agent Terry McCaleb. He appears again in a later novel ‘A Darkness More than Night’ alongside Connelly’s main hero Harry Bosch. Terry McCaleb was a very successful FBI Agent … Continue reading

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Missing, Presumed by Susie Steiner

‘Missing, Presumed’ is the first novel in a series by Susie Steiner featuring DS Manon Bradshaw. Manon is a 39 year old detective who is very conscious of her single status and feels the ‘clock ticking’. During the novel she … Continue reading

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