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Beyond The Truth by Anne Holt

‘Beyond The Truth’ is Anne Holt’s 7th Hanne Wilhelmsen novel and I’ve been waiting for the English translations of this excellent series to catch up ever since I read the 8th in the series ‘1222’ several years ago. Hanne is … Continue reading

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Playing With Fire by Peter Robinson

‘Playing With Fire’ is Peter Robinson’s 14th Inspector Banks novel. The story begins when two narrow boats, occupied by squatters are destroyed by fire. There is one dead body on each boat. Thomas was a middle aged, discontented, not very … Continue reading

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The Summer That Never Was/ Close To Home by Peter Robinson

‘The Summer That Never Was/ Close To Home’ is Peter Robinson’s 13th Inspector Banks novel. Banks is holidaying in Greece when he reads that a body has been found near where he grew up. When Banks was 14 years old, … Continue reading

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Aftermath by Peter Robinson

‘Aftermath’ is the 12th novel in the Inspector Banks series by Peter Robinson. This novel explores the issues of domestic abuse against women and children. Alan Banks is acting Superintendent and feeling very much out of his depth. His main … Continue reading

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The Vault by Peter Lovesey

‘The Vault’ is Peter Lovesey’s 6th novel featuring Inspector Peter Diamond, head of the Bath murder squad. Once again there is a shortage of murders in Bath, so when a pair of skeletonised hand arrives on Diamond’s desk, he is … Continue reading

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No Echo by Anne Holt

‘No Echo’ is the 6th novel in Anne Holt’s Hanne Wilhelmsen series. Hanne has been in exile in a convent in Verona since the death of her partner Cecilie. She left without a word to her friends or boss. Now … Continue reading

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Upon a Dark Night by Peter Lovesey

‘Upon a Dark Night’ is the 5th novel of Peter Lovesey’s DI Peter Diamond series. This novel starts out with Diamond feeling very stressed – from underwork. He is the head of the murder squad and no one in Bath … Continue reading

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Bloodhounds by Peter Lovesey

‘Bloodhounds’ is Peter Lovesey’s 4th Inspector Peter Diamond novel and is a golden age locked room mystery. As with all of Lovesey’s novels it is a delightful and easy read. Shirley-Ann Miller has just joined the Bloodhounds. They are an … Continue reading

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The Ashes of London by Andrew Taylor

‘The Ashes of London’ is a historical fiction murder mystery by Andrew Taylor set in 1666 around the time of the great fire of London. This was also a time of political turmoil. Charles II is on the throne after … Continue reading

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A Midsummer’s Equation by Keigo Higashino

‘A Midsummer’s Equation’ is Keigo Higashino’s 3rd novel featuring Tokyo detective Shunpei Kusanagi and his friend physics professor Manabu Yukawa, sometimes known as Detective Galileo. Yukawa has travelled to the small seaside town of Hari Cove. DESMEC (Deep Sea Metals … Continue reading

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