Category Archives: Authors

List of authors

Jock Serong Profile and Books

Jock Serong is an Australian writer. He fell into being a lawyer. It sounded like a good profession and he had the marks to get into the University course. But he found it was not where he really wanted to … Continue reading

1 Comment

Filed under Australian Author, Author Profiles, Serong, Jock

Death Message by Mark Billingham

DEATH MESSAGE is the 7th novel in the Tom Thorne series by Mark Billingham and one of the best in the series that I’ve read. Thorne is used to investigating murderers, but in this case the murderer is getting personal. … Continue reading

2 Comments

Filed under Billingham, Mark, Book Reviews, Crime, Detective, Series Fiction, Thriller

Snap by Belinda Bauer

SNAP is the latest novel by Belinda Bauer. This is a standalone novel, however, the character DCI Marvel also appeared in Bauer’s earlier novels DARKSIDE and THE SHUT EYE. One summer day, Eileen is travelling with her 3 children in … Continue reading

Leave a Comment

Filed under Bauer, Belinda, Book Reviews, Crime, Detective, Thriller

Here and Gone by Haylen Beck (Stuart Neville)

HERE AND GONE is a suspense thriller by Stuart Neville writing under the name Haylen Beck. Neville is best known for his Irish detective novels while this novel is a suspense thriller set in Arizona. Audra Kinney has finally broken … Continue reading

1 Comment

Filed under Beck, Haylen, Book Reviews, Neville, Stuart, Thriller

The Burning Chambers by Kate Mosse

THE BURNING CHAMBERS is set in Carcassonne at the time of the French religious wars. The Catholic church, long dominant in France, is intent on driving the Protestant Huguenots out of the country. This has echoes of the attacks against … Continue reading

1 Comment

Filed under Book Reviews, Historical, Mosse, Kate

Buried by Mark Billingham

BURIED is the 6th novel in Mark Billingham’s Tom Thorne series. When Luke Mullen, the 16 year old son of a former DCI is kidnapped, Tom Thorne is lent to the kidnapping unit. Here he works with DI Louise Porter … Continue reading

2 Comments

Filed under Billingham, Mark, Book Reviews, Crime, Detective, Series Fiction, Thriller

Dark Tides by Chris Ewan

DARK TIDES is a thriller by Chris Ewan set on the Isle of Man. The Manx version of Halloween is known as Hop-tu-naa. On 31 October 1995, when Claire Cooper was 8 years old, her mother went missing and was … Continue reading

1 Comment

Filed under Book Reviews, Ewan, Chris, Thriller

Quota by Jock Serong

QUOTA is the debut novel of Australian author Jock Serong. The novel is set in Melbourne and a sea side town on the South Coat of Victoria. Charles Jardim is a lawyer whose life is in crisis. He has just … Continue reading

1 Comment

Filed under Australian Author, Book Reviews, Crime, Legal, Serong, Jock

Rick Riordan Profile and Books

Rick Riordan was born in 1964 in San Antonio, Texas. He studied English and History at the University of Texas and taught English and History at various schools for 15 years. He was always a writer and attempted to have … Continue reading

1 Comment

Filed under Author Profiles, Riordan, Rick

Ode to a Banker by Lindsey Davis

ODE TO A BANKER is the 12th Falco novel by Lindsey Davis featuring informer (detective) Marcus Didius Falco and set in the 1st century AD in Rome. Falco has finally been presented with an opportunity to read his poetry to … Continue reading

2 Comments

Filed under Book Reviews, Crime, Davis, Lindsey, Detective, Historical, Mystery, Series Fiction