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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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The Fire Court by Andrew Taylor

THE FIRE COURT sees the return of James Marwood and Cat Lovett who were introduced to us in THE ASHES OF LONDON. James Marwood has been doing reasonably well financially with two clerkships under two different masters. He has moved … Continue reading

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One Virgin Too Many by Lindsey Davis

ONE VIRGIN TOO MANY is the 11th novel in the Falco series by Lindsey Davis which features Marcus Didius Falco, an informer in ancient Rome. After Falco and Helena’s adventures in Africa in the previous novel, Falco has been promoted … Continue reading

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Gun Street Girl by Adrian McKinty

GUN STREET GIRL is the 4th novel in Adrian McKinty’s Sean Duffy series. Duffy is a Catholic cop in the almost exclusively Protestant RUC (Royal Ulster Constabulary) in 1985 at the height of the troubles. Between endless rounds of riot … Continue reading

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The Distance by Helen Giltrow

THE DISTANCE is the first novel in a series by Helen Giltrow featuring Charlotte Alton. The 2nd novel in the series – IDENTITY was published in 2015 but unfortunately I have not been able to find this novel published in … Continue reading

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Macbeth by Jo Nesbo

MACBETH is one of the most violent novels that I’ve read for a while. This is Jo Nesbo’s version of Shakespeare’s Macbeth. Macbeth starts out as the head of the SWAT team in a town that is run by organised … Continue reading

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Two For The Lions by Lindsey Davis

TWO FOR THE LIONS is the 10th novel in the Marcus Didius Falco series by Lindsey Davis. After the dreadful failure of the work partnership of Falco and his friend Petronius, Falco has now been forced into talking a new … Continue reading

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The Day of the Dead by Nicci French

THE DAY OF THE DEAD is the 8th and final novel in the Frieda Klein series by the husband and wife duo known as Nicci French. Frieda is in hiding. This was the only way she could think to protect … Continue reading

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Greeks Bearing Gifts by Philip Kerr

GREEKS BEARING GIFTS is the 13th novel in Philip Kerr’s Bernie Gunther series and sadly with Kerr’s untimely death there will be only one more novel in the series after this one. Bernie is now living under the assumed name … Continue reading

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The Lost by Mari Hannah

THE LOST is the 1st novel in a new series by Mari Hannah featuring CID detectives David Stone and Frankie (Frances) Oliver based in Northumbria. Frankie is the third Frank Oliver to serve in the police after her father and … Continue reading

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