Author Archives: peterjearle

About peterjearle

Writer of thriller novels. 5 Published: 'Purgatory Road', 'The Barros Pawns', and the Detective Dice Modise Series:'Hunter's Venom - #1' 'Medicinal Purposes Only - #2', and 'Children Apart - #3; all from Southern Africa.

REVENGE – James Patterson & Andrew Holmes.

It seems that BOOK POSTMORTEM is not the only one to have a teeter-totter relationship with the James Patterson factory output, seemingly so variable in the choice of co-author. However, this liaison is a great one! Supposedly a stand-alone thriller, … Continue reading

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COLD PRESS (Anna Burgin #1) – David Bradwell

Talk about twists! This was a great read involving a fashion photographer, Anna Burgin, whose flat-mate and friend, Danny, an investigative journalist’s researcher is searching for his boss. He had an appointment to meet up with her, leading British tabloid’s … Continue reading

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SHADOW TYRANTS – Clive Cussler & Boyd Morrison.

(The Oregon Files #13) The Boyd Morrison/Clive Cussler combo had me worried when I reviewed TYPHOON FURY, #12 in the Oregon Files Series, a while ago when I found it to be just too much to swallow, exciting as it … Continue reading

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Tom Clancy’s LINE OF SIGHT – Mike Maden

A one-night stand between a historic tour of the Balkans and a Jack Ryan Jr thriller. Roughly shared half and half, the 460-page tome could have made a good 300 page Tom Clancy gripper. Mike Maden is one of three … Continue reading

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FOUR KINDS of RAIN – Robert Ward

A JIM NESBITT REVIEW: In Four Kinds of Rain, Robert Ward spins a classic noir tale that is both riveting and relentless in its portrayal of a desperate middle-aged loser who has stubbornly kept the faith of his idealistic 60s … Continue reading

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LIAR LIAR – James Patterson & Candice Fox

Feisty NSW police detective, Harriet Blue is off the grid, pursued by not only a fixated serial killer who was an intimate associate of her own brother, but also her own colleagues. Her only allies are a friend who should … Continue reading

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The BREAK LINE – James Brabazon

MAX McLEAN #1. – A possible contender for thriller of the year, if you are hooked on an absolutely brutal tale. It grips like a vice and doesn’t let go, but this thriller is not for the faint-hearted and also … Continue reading

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GHOST (Marc Dane #3) – James Swallow.

A five-star ripper. Easily swallowed techno language for any age of thriller palate, this is the third in the series, although the first I have tasted. Picture the sort of hackers that are able to turn off any major city’s … Continue reading

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ANATOMY OF A SCANDAL – Sarah Vaughan

A court drama with twists. A politician, a close friend of the British Prime Minister, is standing trial for the rape of his mistress. We see the chief characters mainly through the eyes of the female judge whose detachment grows … Continue reading

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TURN A BLIND EYE – Vicky Newham (DI Maya Rahman #1)

This is the promising first in a series featuring DI Maya Rahman. Being Bangladesi born, she is ideally suited to deal with the multi-ethnic Tower Hamlet district of London in which she works. Hardly has she returned from the funeral … Continue reading

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