Monthly Archives: May 2018

Macbeth by Jo Nesbo

MACBETH is one of the most violent novels that I’ve read for a while. This is Jo Nesbo’s version of Shakespeare’s Macbeth. Macbeth starts out as the head of the SWAT team in a town that is run by organised … Continue reading

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Two For The Lions by Lindsey Davis

TWO FOR THE LIONS is the 10th novel in the Marcus Didius Falco series by Lindsey Davis. After the dreadful failure of the work partnership of Falco and his friend Petronius, Falco has now been forced into talking a new … Continue reading

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The Day of the Dead by Nicci French

THE DAY OF THE DEAD is the 8th and final novel in the Frieda Klein series by the husband and wife duo known as Nicci French. Frieda is in hiding. This was the only way she could think to protect … Continue reading

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Greeks Bearing Gifts by Philip Kerr

GREEKS BEARING GIFTS is the 13th novel in Philip Kerr’s Bernie Gunther series and sadly with Kerr’s untimely death there will be only one more novel in the series after this one. Bernie is now living under the assumed name … Continue reading

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The Lost by Mari Hannah

THE LOST is the 1st novel in a new series by Mari Hannah featuring CID detectives David Stone and Frankie (Frances) Oliver based in Northumbria. Frankie is the third Frank Oliver to serve in the police after her father and … Continue reading

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Pilgrim’s War by Michael Jecks

PILGRIM’S WAR is the first novel in a new series by Michael Jecks about the crusades. This novel is about the first crusade – the pilgrim’s crusade. In 1096 the Pope Urban II decided that Christians should take the birth … Continue reading

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Sovereign by C.J. Sansom

SOVEREIGN is the 3rd novel in C.J. Sansom’s Matthew Shardlake series which features the hunchback lawyer in the time of King Henry VIII. With the death of Thomas Cromwell, Shardlake and his assistant Jack Barak had hoped that their days … Continue reading

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Hangman by Daniel Cole

HANGMAN is the 2nd novel in the Detective William Fawkes series by Daniel Cole, the sequel to RAGDOLL. Fawkes doesn’t have much of a role in this novel but we see a lot of his colleague, newly promoted DCI Emily … Continue reading

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Love Story, With Murders by Harry Bingham

‘Love Story, With Murders’ is the 2nd novel by Harry Bingham featuring the very unusual DC Fiona Griffiths. Fiona and another officer attend a call out where an unusual package has been found during the cleanup of the house of … Continue reading

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Origin by Dan Brown

‘Origin’ is the 5th novel by Dan Brown featuring world famous religious iconologist professor Robert Langdon. For those of you familiar with Dan Brown, this novel very much follows the usual pattern. An ex student of Langdon’s from Harvard, Edmond … Continue reading

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