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The Sinners by Ace Atkins

THE SINNERS is the 8th novel in the Quinn Colson series by Ace Atkins, set in the fictional Tibbehah county in Northern Mississippi where Quinn Colson is the sheriff. Heath Pritchard has finally returned home after 23 years in prison … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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Lost by Michael Robotham

LOST is the 2nd novel by Michael Robotham featuring London psychiatrist Joseph O’Laughlin. But O’Laughlin only has a minor role in this novel, the main character this time is detective Vincent Ruiz who also featured in the first novel in … 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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