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A Darker State by David Young

‘A Darker State’ is the 3rd novel by David Young in the Karin Muller series featuring Karin Muller, a detective in the East German People’s police and set in the 1970s, a time when much of life in East Germany … Continue reading

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Blood Work by Michael Connelly

‘Blood Work’ is the 1st novel by Michael Connelly featuring ex-FBI agent Terry McCaleb. He appears again in a later novel ‘A Darkness More than Night’ alongside Connelly’s main hero Harry Bosch. Terry McCaleb was a very successful FBI Agent … Continue reading

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Missing, Presumed by Susie Steiner

‘Missing, Presumed’ is the first novel in a series by Susie Steiner featuring DS Manon Bradshaw. Manon is a 39 year old detective who is very conscious of her single status and feels the ‘clock ticking’. During the novel she … Continue reading

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Redemption Point by Candice Fox

‘Redemption Point’ is the 2nd novel by Candice Fox set in the town of Crimson Lake in Northern Queensland and featuring the private investigation team of disgraced former cop Ted Conkaffey and convicted murderer Amanda Pharrell. Two young bartenders have … Continue reading

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Down Among the Dead Men by Peter Lovesey

‘Down Among the Dead Men’ is the 15th novel in the Peter Diamond series by Peter Lovesey. Before we even meet Diamond in this novel we are treated to two events. The GCSE Art students at a private girls school … Continue reading

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Resurrection Bay by Emma Viskic

‘Resurrection Bay’ is Emma Viskic’s debut novel and the first in a series featuring Caleb Zelic and set in Melbourne and country Victoria. Caleb has been profoundly deaf since childhood. He mostly gets by OK using a combination of sign … Continue reading

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The Death Messenger by Mari Hannah

‘The Death Messenger’ is the 2nd novel by Mari Hannah featuring DI Eloise O’Neil and DS Matthew Ryan and follows on from ‘The Silent Room’. O’Neil has been tasked with setting up an elite squad to investigate serious crimes. She … Continue reading

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Stagestruck by Peter Lovesey

‘Stagestruck’ is Peter Lovesey’s 11th novel featuring Bath detective Peter Diamond and as the name suggests, this novel revolves around the theatre. The latest production by the Bath Royal Theatre is I am a Camera and the leading actress in … Continue reading

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The Sleeping Doll by Jeffery Deaver

‘The Sleeping Doll’ is the first novel in Jeffery Deaver’s Katherine Dance series. Katherine Dance is a Special Agent with the California Bureau of Investigation and an expert in kinesics, the science of interpreting behaviour. Daniel Pell has been in … Continue reading

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Fall by Candice Fox

‘Fall’ is the 3rd novel in Candice Fox’s Archer and Bennett series. The novel opens with a scene from Eden Archer’s secret life – just so that we know that even with her injuries sustained in the previous novel – … Continue reading

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