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The Third Nero by Lindsey Davis

‘The Third Nero’ is the 5th novel in the Flavia Albia series by Lindsey Davis. Albia is the adopted daughter of Marcus Didius Falco and like her father is a detective (informer). In the previous novel in the series – … Continue reading

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Ragdoll by Daniel Cole

‘Ragdoll’ is Daniel Cole’s debut novel. It was originally rejected as a screenplay before finding success as a novel. DS William Oliver Layton-Fawkes (Wolf) has just been reinstated to the Met. Four years ago he worked on a serial killer … Continue reading

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The Poet by Michael Connelly

In ‘The Poet’ Michael Connelly has taken a break from his Harry Bosch series and introduced us to reporter Jack McEvoy who also appears in a number of other later books. Jack McEvoy is a reporter for a Denver newspaper … Continue reading

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If The Dead Rise Not by Philip Kerr

‘If The Dead Rise Not’ is the 6th novel in Philip Kerr’s Bernie Gunther series. This one is set in Berlin in 1934 and in Havana, Cuba in 1954. Gunther left the police force before being forced out – for … Continue reading

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Quieter Than Killing by Sarah Hilary

‘Quieter Than Killing’ is the 4th novel in Sarah Hilary’s DI Marnie Rome series. DI Marnie Rome and DS Noah Jake have been investigating a series of assaults. The only connection between them is that the victims have all spent … Continue reading

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The Hidden Hours by Sara Foster

‘The Hidden Hours’ is a psychological thriller and the latest novel by Sara Foster. Eleanor had a traumatic childhood and has never managed to come to terms with what happened. Now at the age of 21, she has travelled to … Continue reading

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The Last Coyote by Michael Connelly

‘The Last Coyote is the 4th book in Michael Connelly’s Harry Bosch series. This story sees Detective Heironymous Bosch working as a loner on a case very close to his heart. Harry’s life has fallen apart. He has been suspended … Continue reading

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In the Woods by Tana French

‘In the Woods’ is the 1st novel in the Dublin Murder Squad series by Tana French. It introduces detectives Rob Ryan, Cassie Maddox and Sam O’Neil. Rob Ryan has a past that is buried so deeply that he can’t remember … Continue reading

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The Name of the Game is Kidnapping by Keigo Higashino

‘The Name of the Game is Kidnapping’ is an odd mystery. I kept reading through the novel knowing that Keigo Higashino can always produce an excellent ending. Sakuma is a successful Ad agency man. Things always work well for him … Continue reading

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The Secret Hangman by Peter Lovesey

‘The Secret Hangman’ is Peter Lovesey’s 9th Inspector Diamond novel. DI Peter Diamond and his team are working on two cases. The first involves a series of ram raids on Jewellery stores. Despite what appears to be a good tip-off, … Continue reading

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