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Silent Victims by Lynda La Plante

SILENT VICTIMS is the 3rd novel in Lynda La Plante’s Prime Suspect series and features Jane Tennison as a detective in charge of her own investigation. But in a sign of the times, her male colleagues are still trying to … Continue reading

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A Noise Downstairs by Linwood Barclay

A NOISE DOWNSTAIRS is a standalone thriller by Linwood Barclay. Paul Davis, a college professor, sees one of his colleagues, Kenneth Hoffman, driving erratically, so he decides to follow him to make sure he is OK. When Paul finally catches … Continue reading

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Bloodline by Mark Billingham

BLOODLINE is the 8th Tom Thorne novel by Mark Billingham. Thorne didn’t have to take this latest case, but he and his girlfriend Louise have suffered a tragedy and Thorne feels more comfortable working than facing his own life. A … Continue reading

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Pandora’s Boy by Lindsey Davis

PANDORA’S BOY is the 6th novel in the Flavia Albia series by Lindsey Davis. Flavia Albia is the daughter of Marcus Didius Falco and like her father is a private investigator in ancient Rome. Albia’s new husband Tiberius is still … Continue reading

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Little Deaths by Emma Flint

LITTLE DEATHS is a crime thriller set in 1965 and is inspired by a true story. It is Emma Flint’s debut novel. Ruth Malone is a single mother of two children living in a working class Queens neighbourhood. She works … Continue reading

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Death Message by Mark Billingham

DEATH MESSAGE is the 7th novel in the Tom Thorne series by Mark Billingham and one of the best in the series that I’ve read. Thorne is used to investigating murderers, but in this case the murderer is getting personal. … Continue reading

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Snap by Belinda Bauer

SNAP is the latest novel by Belinda Bauer. This is a standalone novel, however, the character DCI Marvel also appeared in Bauer’s earlier novels DARKSIDE and THE SHUT EYE. One summer day, Eileen is travelling with her 3 children in … 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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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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