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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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An Unhallowed Grave by Kate Ellis

‘An Unhallowed Grave’ is the 3rd novel in the Wesley Peterson series by Kate Ellis. The body of Pauline Brent is found hanging from a Yew tree in a churchyard. The killer has tried to disguise the death as suicide, … Continue reading

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Dead Scared by S.J. (Sharon) Bolton

‘Dead Scared’ is the 2nd novel in S.J. Bolton’s Lacey Flint series and it is just as gripping as the first in the series – ‘Now You See Me’. There has been an increase in the number of suicides at … Continue reading

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Lifeless by Mark Billingham

‘Lifeless’ is the 5th novel in Mark Billingham’s Tom Thorne series. In the previous novel ‘The Burning Girl’, DI Tom Thorne’s father died. Thorne feels that he is to blame for his father’s death and he is having difficulty coming … Continue reading

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You Can Run by Steve Mosby

‘You Can Run’ is Steve Mosby’s latest novel and is a very tense, very creepy and very compelling story about a serial killer. The Red River Killer has been active for nearly 2 decades. He abducts women who are never … Continue reading

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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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