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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Lost by Michael Robotham

LOST is the 2nd novel by Michael Robotham featuring London psychiatrist Joseph O’Laughlin. But O’Laughlin only has a minor role in this novel, the main character this time is detective Vincent Ruiz who also featured in the first novel in … Continue reading

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The Craftsman by Sharon Bolton

THE CRAFTSMAN is set in the area in which Sharon Bolton grew up, in Lancashire around Pendle Hill, an area known over the centuries to be home to many witches. The story is set in 1969 and in 1999. Assistant … Continue reading

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The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

THE LIGHTNING THIEF is the 1st novel featuring Percy Jackson. Percy is a demi-god – his mother is human and his absent father is a Greek god. But in the beginning he doesn’t know this. He suffers from ADHD and … Continue reading

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American by Day by Derek B. Miller

AMERICAN BY DAY is a sequel to Derek B. Miller’s debut novel NORWEGIAN BY NIGHT. Within this novel, the events of the earlier novel are mentioned several times and Norwegian detective Sigrid Odegard appears in both novels. When Sigrid’s father … Continue reading

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