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End Game by David Baldacci

‘End Game’ is the 5th novel in the Will Robie series by Davis Baldacci. At the end of the previous novel ‘The Guilty’, there was a burgeoning relationship between the two master assassins Will Robie and Jessica Reel. But Reel … Continue reading

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From Potter’s Field by Patricia Cornwell

‘From Potter’s Field’ is the 6th Kay Scarpetta novel by Patricia Cornwell, featuring Virginia Chief Medical Examiner and FBI Consultant Kay Scarpetta. The FBI has been notified of another victim of long term serial killer Temple Gault. And unlike the … Continue reading

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The Rooster Bar by John Grisham

‘The Rooster Bar’ is the latest legal thriller from John Grisham and novel number 25 for him. Gordy, Mark, Todd and Zola each embark on a law degree for their own reasons. They join a for-profit law school with the … Continue reading

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Fools and Mortals by Bernard Cornwell

‘Fools and Mortals’ is a novel set around the theatre in 1595. The main character of the story is Richard Shakespeare, younger brother of William. When the young Richard ran away from his Stratford home to join his older brother … Continue reading

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A Rising Man by Abir Mukherjee

‘A Rising Man’ is Abir Mukherjee’s debut novel and the first in a series featuring Captain Sam Wyndham who after working as a detective for Scotland Yard, serving in WWI and losing his wife to the flu epidemic, has now … Continue reading

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Tall Oaks by Chris Whitaker

‘Tall Oaks’ is Chris Whitaker’s debut novel and it’s easy to see why it’s winning awards. Tall Oaks is a small wealthy town where everyone seems to have a secret. There isn’t much serious crime until 3 year old Harry … Continue reading

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Force of Nature by Jane Harper

‘Force of Nature’ sees the return of Detective Aaron Falk of the Australian Federal Police who we met in Jane Harper’s brilliant debut novel ‘The Dry’. We are once again taken to a hostile Australian environment, this time with constant … Continue reading

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Munich by Robert Harris

‘Munich’ is a historical fiction novel covering a brief period in 1938 during which the world held its breath while the English, Italians and French tried to stop the Germans from going to war with Czechoslovakia. Hugh Legat and Paul … Continue reading

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The Body Farm by Patricia Cornwell

‘The Body Farm’ is the 5th novel by Patricia Cornwell featuring Virginia Chief Medical Examiner Kay Scarpetta. In addition to being Virginia’s Chief Medical Examiner and being in charge of a busy morgue, Dr Kay Scarpetta is also consulting with … Continue reading

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The Last Hours by Minette Walters

The Last Days is the first novel from Minete Walters in many years and is her first Historical Fincion novel – her others were psychological thrillers. The story is set in 1348 and Sir Richard of Develish is fairly typical … Continue reading

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