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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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Ravenspur: Rise of the Tudors by Conn Iggulden

‘Ravenspur’ is the 4th and final novel in Conn Iggulden’s War of the Roses series. After the throne changing hands several times between the Yorks and the Lancasters, the wars finally come to an end with Henry VII on the … Continue reading

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The Colditz Legacy by Guy Walters

‘The Colditz Legacy’ is a two part story set in 1941 and 1973 in the Colditz castle in East Germany. Hugh Hartley and Malcolm Royce were two British officers who met in Greece in 1941. When the British evacuation failed, … 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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City of Shadows by Ariana Franklin

‘City of Shadows’ is the first novel that Diana Norman published under the penname Ariana Franklin. The novel is set in the 1920s and 1930s in Berlin. Esther Solomonova is a young Russian Jewish woman who escaped to Germany (as … Continue reading

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The Third Nero by Lindsey Davis

‘The Third Nero’ is the 5th novel in the Flavia Albia series by Lindsey Davis. Albia is the adopted daughter of Marcus Didius Falco and like her father is a detective (informer). In the previous novel in the series – … Continue reading

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If The Dead Rise Not by Philip Kerr

‘If The Dead Rise Not’ is the 6th novel in Philip Kerr’s Bernie Gunther series. This one is set in Berlin in 1934 and in Havana, Cuba in 1954. Gunther left the police force before being forced out – for … 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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The Unmourned by Meg and Tom Keneally

‘The Unmourned’ is the 2nd novel in Meg and Tom Keneally’s Monsarrat series which features ex-convict, clerk and sleuth Hugh Llewellyn Monsarrat. Monsarrat was granted his ticket of leave in Port Macquarie and has now moved to Parramatta, West of … 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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