Category Archives: Mystery

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Journey Under the Midnight Sun by Keigo Higashino

‘Journey Under the Midnight Sun’ is a complex mystery by Japanese author Keigo Higashino. In 1973 in a partly constructed building in Osaka, a child finds a dead man who has been stabbed. The man is a pawnbroker named Kirihara. … Continue reading

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Belladonna at Belstone by Michael Jecks

‘Belladonna at Belstone’ is the 8th novel in the Templar Knights series by Michael Jecks. This novel is based in a convent of nuns at Belstone. While Bishop Stapleton is working as the King’s treasurer, Bishop Bertrand is looking after … Continue reading

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The Crow Trap by Ann Cleeves

‘The Crow Trap’ is the 1st novel in the Vera Stanhope series by Ann Cleeves. I’ve been avoiding the Vera TV series until I could get round to reading the novels. A new quarry is planned near a small village … Continue reading

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Squire Throwleigh’s Heir by Michael Jecks

‘Squire Throwleigh’s Heir’ is the 7th novel in the Templar Knights series by Michael Jecks featuring the medieval sleuths Sir Baldwin Furnshill and Simon Puttock. Baldwin’s marriage to Jeane is rapidly approaching and he is beginning to feel nervous. As … Continue reading

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The Invisible Ones by Stef Penney

‘The Invisible Ones’ is a mystery centred on a Gypsy family in England. Rose Wood married Ivo Janko but went missing soon after the birth of their son Christo. The Janko family are one of the few remaining Romany families … Continue reading

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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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