Monthly Archives: November 2016

Conclave by Robert Harris

As you can probably guess, ‘Conclave’ is about the election of a new Pope. Initially I was wondering how a novel about 60 and 70 year old men, following ancient rituals to elect a leader, could possibly be interesting. Robert … Continue reading

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Now You See Me by S.J. (Sharon) Bolton

‘Now You See Me’ is the first novel in a series by S.J. (Sharon) Bolton featuring the detective Lacey Flint. She is a very different detective with the sort of past that would keep most people away from the police. … Continue reading


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Adrian McKinty Profile and Books

Adrian McKinty was born in 1968 in Belfast, Northern Ireland and grew up in Carrickfergus, county Antrim. He left Northern Ireland to attend university, studying law at the University of Warwick and politics and philosophy at Oxford. He moved to … Continue reading


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Out of Bounds by Val McDermid

‘Out of Bounds’ is Val McDermid’s 4th Novel featuring DCI Karen Pirie. Karen is still coming to terms with the death of the man she loved, Phil Parhatka. During the day, she has thrown herself back into her job as … 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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The Flame Bearer by Bernard Cornwell

‘The Flame Bearer’ is the 10th novel in Bernard Cornwell’s Saxons Stories series (the name of the series has changed several times). I didn’t enjoy the previous few novels in the series very much, but this novel was back to … Continue reading


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So Say The Fallen by Stuart Neville

‘So Say The Fallen’ is the 2nd novel by Stuart Neville featuring DCI Serena Flanagan. We first met her in ‘Those We Left Behind’. Henry Garrick was a successful business man who seemed to have it all. He was wealthy … Continue reading


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Candice Fox Profile and Books

Candice Fox is an Australian author born in the 1980s. She grew up in Bankstown in Sydney’s western suburbs. Her father was a parole officer and her mother a keen foster carer, so she grew up in a large blended … Continue reading


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Blood of the Innocents by Michael Jecks

‘Blood of the Innocents’ is the 3rd novel in Michael Jecks’ Vintener trilogy. The first in the series ‘Fields of Glory’ focuses on the battle of Crecy, the 2nd ‘Blood on Sand’ focuses on the siege of Calais while this … Continue reading


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The Twenty Three by Linwood Barclay

‘The Twenty Three’ is the final novel in Linwood Barclay’s Promise Falls trilogy. While the previous novel ‘Far From True’ left me feeling a bit lost and confused, this novel brought all the loose ends together and made sense of … Continue reading


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