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Offline/ Odd Numbers by Anne Holt

‘Offline/ Odd Numbers’ is the 9th novel in the Hanne Wilhelmsen series by Anne Holt. It is 11 years since the tragic events that left Hanne in a wheelchair. Since then, she has become very reclusive and resisted all contact … Continue reading

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Black Widow by Chris Brookmyre

‘Black Widow’ is the 7th novel in Chris Brookmyre’s Jack Parlabane series. If I had realised that this novel was part of a series, I would have set it aside and started at the beginning. Diana Jaeger is a highly … Continue reading

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The Monster in the Box by Ruth Rendell

‘The Monster in the Box’ is Ruth Rendell’s 22nd Inspector Wexford novel. This one involves Reg Wexford reminiscing about his past while solving his latest crime. In his early days as a policeman in the 1950s, Wexford met Eric Targo. … Continue reading

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Prussian Blue by Philip Kerr

‘Prussian Blue’ is the 12th Bernie Gunther novel by Philip Kerr. Prussian Blue is also a paint pigment and the only known cure for Thallium poisoning. It is 1956 and Bernie is still on the French Riviera when he is … Continue reading

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A Murder Too Soon by Michael Jecks

‘A Murder Too Soon’ is the 2nd novel in the Jack Blackjack/ Blood Mary series by Michael Jecks, set during the reign of Mary Tudor. After the previous novel ‘Rebellion’s Message’, Jack has been given employment as an assassin by … Continue reading

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The Secrets She Keeps by Michael Robotham

‘The Secrets She Keeps’ is a psychological thriller from Australian author Michael Robotham that is full of twists and turns. Agatha and Meghan have something in common. They are pregnant and due around the same time. But that’s where the … Continue reading

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Not in the Flesh by Ruth Rendell

‘Not in the Flesh’ is Ruth Rendell’s 21st Wexford novel and follows Wexford as he solves the murders of two long dead men. While truffle hunting with his dog in Grimble’s field, a man unearths a skeleton. Grimble’s field is … Continue reading

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Dead Woman Walking by Sharon Bolton

‘Dead Woman Walking’ is Sharon Bolton’s latest thriller. Jessica and Isabel experienced a lot of family tragedy while growing up. At 18 Isabel became a nun. Jessica is still devoted to her and often visits Wynding Priory. Now, on Isabel’s … Continue reading

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Talking to the Dead by Harry Bingham

‘Talking to the Dead’ is the first novel I’ve read by Harry Bingham and the first in his Fiona Griffiths series. Fiona is a lowly DC, so ends up with a lot of the legwork on cases. She appears a … Continue reading

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Babes In The Wood by Ruth Rendell

‘Babes In The Wood’ is Ruth Rendell’s 19th Inspector Wexford novel and probably one of the best in the series so far. Katrina and Roger Dade have taken their first weekend away since before their children were born. A friend … Continue reading

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