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Piece of My Heart by Peter Robinson

‘Piece of My Heart’ is the 16th Inspector Banks novel by Peter Robinson and presents us with two intertwined murders, one in 1969 and one in the present day. 1969 was a time of drugs, hippies, free love and amazing … Continue reading

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The Fallen by Ace Atkins

‘The Fallen’ is the 7th novel in the Quinn Colson series by Ace Atkins. Colson is settling in as Sheriff with Lillie Virgil as his deputy and Tibbehah County is keeping them busy. A group of bank robbers have been … Continue reading

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Strange Affair by Peter Robinson

‘Strange Affair’ is the 15th novel in Peter Robinson’s DI Banks series. In the previous novel ‘Playing With Fire’ Alan Banks nearly lost his life while his home burned to the ground. He lost everything he owned. He is still … Continue reading

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Telling Tales by Ann Cleeves

‘Telling Tales’ is the 2nd novel in the Vera Stanhope series by Ann Cleeves. Ten years ago, Emma discovered the body of her best friend Abigail. The girls were 15 years old at the time. Jeanie Long, the girlfriend of … Continue reading

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Offline/ Odd Numbers by Anne Holt

‘Offline/ Odd Numbers’ is the 9th novel in the Hanne Wilhelmsen series by Anne Holt. It is 11 years since the tragic events that left Hanne in a wheelchair. Since then, she has become very reclusive and resisted all contact … Continue reading

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The Monster in the Box by Ruth Rendell

‘The Monster in the Box’ is Ruth Rendell’s 22nd Inspector Wexford novel. This one involves Reg Wexford reminiscing about his past while solving his latest crime. In his early days as a policeman in the 1950s, Wexford met Eric Targo. … Continue reading

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Prussian Blue by Philip Kerr

‘Prussian Blue’ is the 12th Bernie Gunther novel by Philip Kerr. Prussian Blue is also a paint pigment and the only known cure for Thallium poisoning. It is 1956 and Bernie is still on the French Riviera when he is … Continue reading

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Not in the Flesh by Ruth Rendell

‘Not in the Flesh’ is Ruth Rendell’s 21st Wexford novel and follows Wexford as he solves the murders of two long dead men. While truffle hunting with his dog in Grimble’s field, a man unearths a skeleton. Grimble’s field is … Continue reading

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Talking to the Dead by Harry Bingham

‘Talking to the Dead’ is the first novel I’ve read by Harry Bingham and the first in his Fiona Griffiths series. Fiona is a lowly DC, so ends up with a lot of the legwork on cases. She appears a … Continue reading

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Babes In The Wood by Ruth Rendell

‘Babes In The Wood’ is Ruth Rendell’s 19th Inspector Wexford novel and probably one of the best in the series so far. Katrina and Roger Dade have taken their first weekend away since before their children were born. A friend … Continue reading

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