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The Death Messenger by Mari Hannah

‘The Death Messenger’ is the 2nd novel by Mari Hannah featuring DI Eloise O’Neil and DS Matthew Ryan and follows on from ‘The Silent Room’. O’Neil has been tasked with setting up an elite squad to investigate serious crimes. She … Continue reading

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I’ll Keep You Safe by Peter May

‘I’ll Keep You Safe’ is a standalone novel by Peter May mostly set on the Islands of Lewis and Harris in the Outer Hebrides. Niamh and Ruairidh grew up in the same small village in Lewis. They were in love … Continue reading

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Fall by Candice Fox

‘Fall’ is the 3rd novel in Candice Fox’s Archer and Bennett series. The novel opens with a scene from Eden Archer’s secret life – just so that we know that even with her injuries sustained in the previous novel – … Continue reading

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A Darker Domain by Val McDermid

‘A Darker Domain’ is the 2nd novel in Val McDermid’s DI Karen Pirie series and in this novel Pirie has a much larger role than in the first novel. Pirie and her team are working on 2 cold cases in … Continue reading

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The Likeness by Tana French

‘The Likeness’ is the 2nd novel in the Dublin Murder Squad series by Tana French. After the events of the previous novel ‘In The Woods’ Cassie Maddox left the Murder Squad to work for domestic violence. Rob also left, but … 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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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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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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The Murder Wall by Mari Hannah

‘The Murder Wall’ is Mari Hannah’s debut novel and the first in a series featuring DCI Kate Daniels, a detective based in Newcastle. Eleven months ago, Kate entered a church in her home town to light a candle for her … Continue reading

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