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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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Down River by John Hart

‘Down River’ is a beautifully written mystery by John Hart. I have loved most of Hart’s novels and this is among the best. Five years ago 23 year old Adam Chase was charged with the murder of a popular young … Continue reading

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The Name of the Game is Kidnapping by Keigo Higashino

‘The Name of the Game is Kidnapping’ is an odd mystery. I kept reading through the novel knowing that Keigo Higashino can always produce an excellent ending. Sakuma is a successful Ad agency man. Things always work well for him … 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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A Quiet Belief In Angels by R.J. Ellory

‘A Quiet Belief In Angels’ is a slow moving but beautifully written mystery about Joseph Calvin Vaughan growing up in a small town in Georgia. Joseph tragically lost his father at the age of 11. In many ways his life … 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 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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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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The Traitor of St Giles by Michael Jecks

‘The Traitor of St Giles’ is the 8th novel in the Templar Knights series by Michael Jecks featuring Keeper of the Kings Peace Sir Baldwin Furnshill and Bailiff Simon Puttock as they solve mysteries in 1300s England. It is 1321 … Continue reading

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