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The Burning Girl by Mark Billingham

‘The Burning Girl’ is the 4th novel in Mark Billingham’s Tom Thorne series. Twenty years ago, Carol Chamberlain was the lead investigator on a case where a schoolgirl was doused in lighter fluid and set alight. Gordon Rooker confessed to … Continue reading

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The Other Side of Silence by Philip Kerr

‘The Other Side of Silence’ is the 11th novel in Philip Kerr’s Bernie Gunther series featuring the Berlin homicide detective before, during and after WWII. It is 1956 and Bernie is working as a hotel concierge on the French Riviera … Continue reading

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Fallout by Sara Paretsky

‘Fallout’ is the 18th V.I. Warshawski novel by Sara Paretsky and I think this is the best one yet. Vic is begged by her young friend Bernie Fouchard to find August Veriden, the cousin of her friend. He is a … Continue reading

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Lazybones by Mark Billingham

‘Lazybones’ is the 3rd novel in Mark Billingham’s Tom Thorne series, following on from ‘Sleepyhead’ and ‘Scaredy Cat’. During Douglas Remfry’s last few months in prison for rape, he started receiving letters and explicit photos from a woman named Jane … Continue reading

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Eden by Candice Fox

‘Eden’ is the 2nd novel in Candice Fox’s Archer and Bennet series and despite the name, this novel is more about Hades (Eden Archer’s adopted father) than about Eden. I would recommend that you read the first in the series … Continue reading

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Into the Water by Paula Hawkins

Paula Hawkins shot to fame with ‘The Girl on the Train’. Her second novel – ‘Into the Water’ is very different but just as good. Nel Abbot is the latest woman in Beckford to die in the section of river … Continue reading

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Trunk Music by Michael Connelly

‘Trunk Music’ is the 5th of Michael Connelly’s novels featuring LAPD Detective Harry Bosch. Bosch has finally returned to work after an involuntary leave. He has a new boss in Grace Billets, and she is someone Harry thinks he can … Continue reading

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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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