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All That Remains by Patricia Cornwell

‘All That Remains’ is the 3rd Scarpetta novel by Patricia Cornwell. Once again it contains an excellent mystery as well as the ongoing development of the regular characters. Young Couples have been going missing from their cars with the semi-skeletonised … Continue reading

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Cry For Help by Steve Mosby

Every time I read a Steve Mosby novel, I’m amazed at how good it is. ‘Cry For Help’ is just as good as the others that I’ve read. The story is told from the perspective of the two main characters. … Continue reading

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Body of Evidence by Patricia Cornwell

‘Body of Evidence’ is the 2nd instalment in Patricia Cornwell’s Scarpetta series featuring the tough female Chief Medical Examiner Kay Scarpetta. Beryl Madison was a reclusive author of historical romance novels. But her current work is an autobiography which promises … Continue reading

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Shallow Breath by Sara Foster

‘Shallow Breath’ is the second Sara Foster novel that I’ve read, the first being ‘All That is Lost Between us’. This one is set in Foster’s home of Western Australia and she has created a remarkable picture of the area. … Continue reading

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Postmortem by Patricia Cornwell

‘Postmortem’ is the first of Patricia Cornwell’s Scarpetta novels. I first read this book soon after it was written in 1990 and I’d forgotten how good it is. Alas, some younger people may find this book difficult to deal with … Continue reading

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The Lasko Tangent by Richard North Patterson

‘The Lasko Tangent’ was Richard North Patterson’s first novel. It introduced the character Christopher Paget, a lawyer who appeared in later novels – ‘Degree of Guilt’, ‘Eyes of a Child’ and ‘Conviction’. Paget is a lawyer working with the Economic … Continue reading

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The White Road by John Connolly

‘The White Road’ is the 4th novel in John Connolly’s Charlie Parker series. This is a series that should definitely be read in order since each novel builds on the previous ones. The previous novel ‘The Killing Kind’ should definitely … Continue reading

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Brush Back by Sara Paretsky

‘Brush Back’ is the 17th novel in Sara Paretsky’s V.I. Warshawski series in which V.I. (Vic) takes on crime and corruption in Chicago as a private investigator. When Vic was at school, she had a brief relationship with one of … Continue reading

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Body Work by Sara Paretsky

‘Body Work’ is Sara Paretsky’s 14th novel featuring female private investigator V.I. (Vic) Warshawski. Vic attends a night club with several friends. The main show features the body artist – a nude woman who has the audience paint her body … Continue reading

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The Beautiful Dead by Belinda Bauer

‘The Beautiful Dead’ is another intense thriller from Belinda Bauer. Eve Singer is a TV news presenter working the homicide desk. It is a cut throat industry with rival TV stations rushing to be first to the scene and to … Continue reading

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