Author Archives: peterjearle

About peterjearle

Writer of thriller novels. 4 Published: 'Purgatory Road', 'The Barros Pawns', and the Detective Dice Modise Series:'Hunter's Venom' and 'Medicinal Purposed Only', all from Southern Africa.

A Sense of Place – TEXAS 1

TEXAS: CREATING A LONE STAR SENSE OF PLACE FOR GRITTY CRIME NOVELS By Jim Nesbitt Part 1. When I was a journalist, I roved the border between Texas and Mexico in search of stories about a rugged region that is … Continue reading

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DOUBLE TAKE – Kendall Talbot

For me, although this was not an un-put-downable read through which I struggled the first half, but the second half seemed to find its gyro and took off like a rocket. Set in Brisbane, Australia, it is the story of … Continue reading

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E-Freebies

Main Stream Publishers, sit up and take notice. No, you did long ago; this won’t take you by surprise. You’re certainly aware of the creeping threat to your previously unrockable domain. Print-On-Demand, et al. FREE E-BOOKS! Serious readers of any … Continue reading

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Top Ten Perps

BOOK POSTMORTEM is about examining the CRIME SCENE left in grime of the Mean Streets and dark alleys by the more skillful of perpetrators; authors who keep us genre addicts glued to the pages. HARRY BINGHAM His Fiona Griffiths series, … Continue reading

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BLEED FOR ME – Michael Robotham

(Joseph O’Loughlin #4) My introduction to Michael Robotham was when I reviewed BOMBPROOF awhile back to find it an unexpected delight, but somehow never got back to finding another Robotham to get my teeth into. With a gap in my … Continue reading

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GOOD AS GONE – Amy Gentry

You have just about managed to hold what is left of your family together – your husband and younger daughter – since the older daughter, then aged 13, was kidnapped. Then she turns up at your door, a young woman, … Continue reading

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THE PROTECTOR – Danielle Lenee Davis

Enter Detective Sydney Valentine. She’s strong, sassy, intelligent, likeable and above all, a loyal friend. Sydney and her colleagues are well drawn, flesh and blood, and I especially liked the repartee. As to the plot, the body count rises and … Continue reading

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TOUCHING THE SUN – Bahamas series 1 – Maynard Sims

Childhood friendships change, of course they do. But Harry Beck never expected just how much it was possible for those to change, so his rose-tinted glasses don’t fall off until faces the awful truth. Thankfully, current friendships turn out to … Continue reading

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The BIG MANGO -Jake Needham

Jump the smelly puddles and hang on to your wallet; this is Bangkok. Nobody paints it better than Jake Needham, so hold your nose. After the fall of Saigon, the South Vietnamese Government treasury is shipped out by plane to … Continue reading

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The RIGHT WRONG NUMBER – Jim Nesbitt

Beware of old flames when the fire’s gone out, you can still be burned on the coals when she phones long after midnight and offers you money and sex. Especially when you should know better. Ed Earl Burch says no, … Continue reading

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