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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 Silent Room by Mari Hannah

‘The Silent Room’ is the first novel in Mari Hannah’s series featuring DS Matthew Ryan and DI Eloise O’Neil. DS Ryan and his boss DI Jack Fenwick were more than colleagues in Special Branch, they were also close friends. So … 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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In The Morning I’ll Be Gone by Adrian McKinty

‘In The Morning I’ll Be Gone’ is the 3rd novel in Adrian McKinty’s Sean Duffy series. Duffy has upset his senior officers and been demoted from Detective Inspector to Sergeant before being forced out of the police force completely. That … Continue reading

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All The Wicked Girls by Chris Whitaker

‘All The Wicked Girls’ is the 2nd novel by Chris Whitaker and is as good as his first ‘Tall Oaks’. The story is set in the small town of Grace in Alabama and the small Southern town feel comes through … Continue reading

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The Tenderness of Wolves by Stef Penney

‘The Tenderness of Wolves’ was Stef Penney’s debut novel and like her other novels is beautifully and warmly written. The story is set in 1867 in the sparsely populated and cold areas of Northern Canada. At the time, the Hudson … 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 Distant Echo by Val McDermid

‘The Distant Echo’ is the novel where we are first introduced to DI Karen Pirie, but she doesn’t appear until well into the story. In 1978, Alex Gilbey and his three best friends, all four from Kirkcaldy are studying in … 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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After You Die by Eva Dolan

‘After You Die’ is the 3rd novel by Eva Dolan featuring DI Dushan Zigic and DS Mel Ferreira of the Peterborough Hate Crimes Unit. The first two in the series are – ‘Long Way Home’ and ‘Tell No Tales’. Holly … Continue reading

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