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Gun Street Girl by Adrian McKinty

GUN STREET GIRL is the 4th novel in Adrian McKinty’s Sean Duffy series. Duffy is a Catholic cop in the almost exclusively Protestant RUC (Royal Ulster Constabulary) in 1985 at the height of the troubles. Between endless rounds of riot … Continue reading

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The Distance by Helen Giltrow

THE DISTANCE is the first novel in a series by Helen Giltrow featuring Charlotte Alton. The 2nd novel in the series – IDENTITY was published in 2015 but unfortunately I have not been able to find this novel published in … Continue reading

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Macbeth by Jo Nesbo

MACBETH is one of the most violent novels that I’ve read for a while. This is Jo Nesbo’s version of Shakespeare’s Macbeth. Macbeth starts out as the head of the SWAT team in a town that is run by organised … Continue reading

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The Day of the Dead by Nicci French

THE DAY OF THE DEAD is the 8th and final novel in the Frieda Klein series by the husband and wife duo known as Nicci French. Frieda is in hiding. This was the only way she could think to protect … Continue reading

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The Lost by Mari Hannah

THE LOST is the 1st novel in a new series by Mari Hannah featuring CID detectives David Stone and Frankie (Frances) Oliver based in Northumbria. Frankie is the third Frank Oliver to serve in the police after her father and … Continue reading

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Hangman by Daniel Cole

HANGMAN is the 2nd novel in the Detective William Fawkes series by Daniel Cole, the sequel to RAGDOLL. Fawkes doesn’t have much of a role in this novel but we see a lot of his colleague, newly promoted DCI Emily … Continue reading

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Love Story, With Murders by Harry Bingham

‘Love Story, With Murders’ is the 2nd novel by Harry Bingham featuring the very unusual DC Fiona Griffiths. Fiona and another officer attend a call out where an unusual package has been found during the cleanup of the house of … Continue reading

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Origin by Dan Brown

‘Origin’ is the 5th novel by Dan Brown featuring world famous religious iconologist professor Robert Langdon. For those of you familiar with Dan Brown, this novel very much follows the usual pattern. An ex student of Langdon’s from Harvard, Edmond … Continue reading

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Let Me Lie by Clare Mackintosh

‘Let Me Lie’ is a thriller by Clare Mackintosh with more than one surprising twist. One year ago Anna Johnson’s mother committed suicide, only 7 months after her father also committed suicide. Since then, Anna has met a man she … Continue reading

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London Rules by Mick Herron

‘London Rules’ is the 5th novel in Mick Herron’s Slow Horses series which follows the misfit group of disgraced spies who have been exiled to work at Slough House (in the hope that they will leave the service). A village … Continue reading

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