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In the Woods by Tana French

‘In the Woods’ is the 1st novel in the Dublin Murder Squad series by Tana French. It introduces detectives Rob Ryan, Cassie Maddox and Sam O’Neil. Rob Ryan has a past that is buried so deeply that he can’t remember … Continue reading

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The Secret Hangman by Peter Lovesey

‘The Secret Hangman’ is Peter Lovesey’s 9th Inspector Diamond novel. DI Peter Diamond and his team are working on two cases. The first involves a series of ram raids on Jewellery stores. Despite what appears to be a good tip-off, … Continue reading

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The Armada Boy by Kate Ellis

‘The Armada Boy’ is the 2nd novel in Kate Ellis’s Wesley Peterson series. The series is set in the fictional town of Tradmouth in Devon and features DS Wesley Peterson, a police detective with a degree in archaeology. The town … Continue reading

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I Hear Sirens In The Street by Adrian McKinty

‘I Hear Sirens In The Street’ is the 2nd Sean Duffy novel by Adrian McKinty. At the end of the previous novel, we left Duffy injured. He has now returned to work at Carrickfergus police station with a Queens medal … Continue reading

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The House Sitter by Peter Lovesey

‘The House Sitter’ is the 8th novel in Peter Lovesey’s Inspector Diamond series featuring grumpy old Bath DI, Peter Diamond. After a beautiful day at Wightview Sands on the Sussex coast, the tide is now coming in and beachgoers are … Continue reading

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The Intrusions by Stav Sherez

I have read and loved all of Stav Sherez’s novels so I couldn’t wait to get hold of ‘The Intrusions’, the 3rd novel in his Carrigan and Miller series. When Madison Carter arrives at the police station to report her … Continue reading

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Lennox by Craig Russell

‘Lennox’ is the 1st novel in Craig Russell’s Lennox series, set in the 1950s in Glasgow. Lennox fought in the war and feels too damaged to return to his family in Canada, so he is working as a Private Investigator … Continue reading

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Diamond Dust by Peter Lovesey

‘Diamond Dust’ is the 7th novel in Peter Lovesey’s series featuring the Bath based, surly detective Peter Diamond. The crime in this novel was a complete surprise to me. I have read some of the later novels in the series … Continue reading

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Friends In High Places by Caro Peacock

‘Friends in High Places’ is the 7th novel in Caro Peacock’s Liberty Lane series featuring the young female private detective. It is 1840 and Prince Louis Napoleon Bonaparte, nephew of the Emperor, has just failed in an attempt to seize … Continue reading

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Stasi Wolf by David Young

‘Stasi Wolf’ is the 2nd novel in David Young’s Karin Müller series. Müller is an Oberleutnant with Kripo and this story is set in East Germany in 1975. Müller has been relegated to a boring desk job, so jumps at … Continue reading

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