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American by Day by Derek B. Miller

AMERICAN BY DAY is a sequel to Derek B. Miller’s debut novel NORWEGIAN BY NIGHT. Within this novel, the events of the earlier novel are mentioned several times and Norwegian detective Sigrid Odegard appears in both novels. When Sigrid’s father … Continue reading

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The Fire Court by Andrew Taylor

THE FIRE COURT sees the return of James Marwood and Cat Lovett who were introduced to us in THE ASHES OF LONDON. James Marwood has been doing reasonably well financially with two clerkships under two different masters. He has moved … Continue reading

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The Punishment she Deserves by Elizabeth George

‘The Punishment She Deserves’ is the 20th novel in Elizabeth George’s Inspector Linley series. And the title immediately made me wonder what DS Barbara Havers had been up to this time. In the historic Shropshire town of Ludlow, a respected … Continue reading

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The Hush by John Hart

I love John Hart’s writing and I loved his novel ‘The Last Child’, but ‘The Hush’, which continues the lives of Johnny Merimon and Jack Cross 10 years after the events of ‘The Last Child’ was not what I was … Continue reading

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Down Among the Dead Men by Peter Lovesey

‘Down Among the Dead Men’ is the 15th novel in the Peter Diamond series by Peter Lovesey. Before we even meet Diamond in this novel we are treated to two events. The GCSE Art students at a private girls school … Continue reading

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Stagestruck by Peter Lovesey

‘Stagestruck’ is Peter Lovesey’s 11th novel featuring Bath detective Peter Diamond and as the name suggests, this novel revolves around the theatre. The latest production by the Bath Royal Theatre is I am a Camera and the leading actress in … Continue reading

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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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