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In Dust and Ashes by Anne Holt

In Dust and Ashes is the 10th novel by Anne Holt featuring Oslo Detective Hanne Wilhelmsen. All novels in the series have now been translated into English. Hanne continues to work from home assisted by the young and awkward police … Continue reading

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Skeleton Hill by Peter Lovesey

‘Skeleton Hill’ is the 10th Inspector Diamond mystery by Peter Lovesey. The series is set in Bath and always makes me want to visit the place. Lansdown Hill was the site of a civil war battle 350 years ago. These … Continue reading

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Clear To the Horizon by Dave Warner

‘Clear To the Horizon’ is a crime novel by West Australian musician and author Dave Warner. This novel features characters from two of his earlier novels – Snowy Lane from ‘City of Lights’ and Dan Clement from ‘Before it Breaks’. … Continue reading

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Come Back to Me by Sara Foster

‘Come Back to Me’ was Sara Foster’s first novel and it was amazingly good. It is set in London and Perth, the two places that Sara Foster knows best. Chloe and Alex are a happily married couple and things are … Continue reading

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The Sticklepath Strangler by Michael Jecks

‘The Sticklepath Strangler’ is the 12th novel in the Knights Templar series by Michael Jecks which features ex Templar Knight and now Keeper of the kings Peace Sir Baldwin Furnshill and Bailiff Simon Puttock. Two ten year old girls in … Continue reading

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The Funeral Boat by Kate Ellis

‘The Funeral Boat’ is the 4th novel in the Wesley Peterson series by Kate Ellis DS Wesley Peterson and DI Gerry Heffernan are having a busy summer. There are tourists everywhere and a corresponding increase in crime. One tourist in … Continue reading

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The Tournament of Blood by Michael Jecks

‘The Tournament of Blood’ is the 11th novel in the Knights Templar mysteries by Michael Jecks. The story begins when Sir Baldwin Furnshill’s wife Jeanne gives birth to their first child – a girl. So with a bellowing newborn in … Continue reading

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The Vanishing Box by Elly Griffiths

‘The Vanishing Box’ is the 4th novel in Elly Griffiths’ series featuring DI Edgar Stephens and Magician Max Mephisto. The series is set in Brighton in the 1950s. It is a cold Christmas and Max and his daughter Ruby are … Continue reading

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The Boy Bishop’s Glovemaker by Michael Jecks

‘The Boy Bishop’s Glovemaker’ is the 10th Knights Templar mystery by Michael Jecks. In Exeter Cathedral (and many others) there is a tradition where one of the Boys in the choir is selected to be bishop for a day, on … Continue reading

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Tall Oaks by Chris Whitaker

‘Tall Oaks’ is Chris Whitaker’s debut novel and it’s easy to see why it’s winning awards. Tall Oaks is a small wealthy town where everyone seems to have a secret. There isn’t much serious crime until 3 year old Harry … Continue reading

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