Monthly Archives: June 2017

Down River by John Hart

‘Down River’ is a beautifully written mystery by John Hart. I have loved most of Hart’s novels and this is among the best. Five years ago 23 year old Adam Chase was charged with the murder of a popular young … Continue reading

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Fallout by Sara Paretsky

‘Fallout’ is the 18th V.I. Warshawski novel by Sara Paretsky and I think this is the best one yet. Vic is begged by her young friend Bernie Fouchard to find August Veriden, the cousin of her friend. He is a … Continue reading


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Lazybones by Mark Billingham

‘Lazybones’ is the 3rd novel in Mark Billingham’s Tom Thorne series, following on from ‘Sleepyhead’ and ‘Scaredy Cat’. During Douglas Remfry’s last few months in prison for rape, he started receiving letters and explicit photos from a woman named Jane … Continue reading


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Eden by Candice Fox

‘Eden’ is the 2nd novel in Candice Fox’s Archer and Bennet series and despite the name, this novel is more about Hades (Eden Archer’s adopted father) than about Eden. I would recommend that you read the first in the series … Continue reading


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City of Shadows by Ariana Franklin

‘City of Shadows’ is the first novel that Diana Norman published under the penname Ariana Franklin. The novel is set in the 1920s and 1930s in Berlin. Esther Solomonova is a young Russian Jewish woman who escaped to Germany (as … Continue reading


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Parting Shot by Linwood Barclay

‘Parting Shot’ is a standalone novel by Linwood Barclay but it is very closely linked to the Promise Falls trilogy (‘Broken Promise‘, ‘Far From True‘, ‘The Twenty Three‘) taking place once again in Promise Falls and featuring many of the … Continue reading

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Before The Fall by Noah Hawley

When I first read the description for ‘Before The Fall’ I wasn’t sure if I wanted to read it. But it was so much better than I expected. A rich and powerful TV executive has chartered a flight from Martha’s … Continue reading

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Daniel Cole Profile and Books

Daniel Cole was born in Bournemouth in the UK in 1983. His mother is a schoolteacher and his father is a mechanic. Cole has worked as a paramedic and an RSPCA officer and has just started working in the control … Continue reading

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Sunday Morning Coming Down by Nicci French

SUNDAY MORNING COMING DOWN is the 7th novel in the Frieda Klein series by husband and wife team Nicci French. There has been a novel for each day of the week Monday-Sunday. There is one more planned to wrap up … Continue reading


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Into the Water by Paula Hawkins

Paula Hawkins shot to fame with ‘The Girl on the Train’. Her second novel – ‘Into the Water’ is very different but just as good. Nel Abbot is the latest woman in Beckford to die in the section of river … Continue reading

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