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The Punishment she Deserves by Elizabeth George

‘The Punishment She Deserves’ is the 20th novel in Elizabeth George’s Inspector Linley series. And the title immediately made me wonder what DS Barbara Havers had been up to this time. In the historic Shropshire town of Ludlow, a respected … Continue reading

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Let Me Lie by Clare Mackintosh

‘Let Me Lie’ is a thriller by Clare Mackintosh with more than one surprising twist. One year ago Anna Johnson’s mother committed suicide, only 7 months after her father also committed suicide. Since then, Anna has met a man she … Continue reading

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Angels Flight by Michael Connelly

‘Angel’s Flight’ is the 6th Harry Bosch novel by Michael Connelly. The name refers to a trolley car loved by locals and tourists for navigating one of LA’s many hills. Late one night, black civil rights lawyer Howard Elias is … Continue reading

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The Last Ballad by Wiley Cash

‘The Last Ballad’ tells the story of Ella May Wiggins, a young woman who became a symbol for workers’ rights in America in the late 1920s. This novel was inspired by the 1929 strike at the Loray Textile mill in … Continue reading

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A Darker State by David Young

‘A Darker State’ is the 3rd novel by David Young in the Karin Muller series featuring Karin Muller, a detective in the East German People’s police and set in the 1970s, a time when much of life in East Germany … Continue reading

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Blood Work by Michael Connelly

‘Blood Work’ is the 1st novel by Michael Connelly featuring ex-FBI agent Terry McCaleb. He appears again in a later novel ‘A Darkness More than Night’ alongside Connelly’s main hero Harry Bosch. Terry McCaleb was a very successful FBI Agent … Continue reading

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Missing, Presumed by Susie Steiner

‘Missing, Presumed’ is the first novel in a series by Susie Steiner featuring DS Manon Bradshaw. Manon is a 39 year old detective who is very conscious of her single status and feels the ‘clock ticking’. During the novel she … Continue reading

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The Hush by John Hart

I love John Hart’s writing and I loved his novel ‘The Last Child’, but ‘The Hush’, which continues the lives of Johnny Merimon and Jack Cross 10 years after the events of ‘The Last Child’ was not what I was … Continue reading

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London Rules by Mick Herron

‘London Rules’ is the 5th novel in Mick Herron’s Slow Horses series which follows the misfit group of disgraced spies who have been exiled to work at Slough House (in the hope that they will leave the service). A village … Continue reading

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Redemption Point by Candice Fox

‘Redemption Point’ is the 2nd novel by Candice Fox set in the town of Crimson Lake in Northern Queensland and featuring the private investigation team of disgraced former cop Ted Conkaffey and convicted murderer Amanda Pharrell. Two young bartenders have … Continue reading

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