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About peterjearle

Writer of thriller novels. 6 Published: 'Purgatory Road', 'The Barros Pawns', and the Detective Dice Modise Series:'Hunter's Venom - #1' 'Medicinal Purposes Only - #2', and 'Children Apart - #3; and 'Tribes of Hillbrow'; all from Southern Africa.

The 19th CHRISTMAS – James Patterson & Maxine Paetro

Like a lot of Mr Patterson’s thriller factory product, there are ups and downs. The ups are some of the most exciting crime thrillers on the planet. The downs probably more disappointing due to the comparison. Especially with the long-running … Continue reading

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CRISS CROSS – James Patterson

One red herring after another has Alex Cross darting from one copy-cat murder and kidnapping scene to the next, all different except for one detail: an added taunt from an enigmatic psychopath calling himself M. Even the witnessed electrocution of … Continue reading

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BLUE MOON – Lee Child

(Jack Reacher #24) As usual, wanderer Jack Reacher can’t help standing up for the downtrodden and the underdogs. Approaching an unnamed medium sized American city, Reacher notices an enticing envelope protruding from a dozing old man’s pocket and the interest … Continue reading

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THE GIVER OF STARS – Jojo Moyes

Brilliant. Sometimes I regret sticking to crime fiction, and this is one of those times. Well, someone dies and someone goes to prison, but that’s not really what this enchanting story is about. Meeting handsome American, Bennett Van Cleve, touring … Continue reading

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KILLER INSTINCT – James Patterson & Howard Roughan

A terror attack on New York’s Times Square interrupts Professor Reinhart’s lecture. Knowing his partner was taking their adopted daughter there as a treat has him headed that way at breakneck speed. C4 explosive packages rip the Square apart, followed … Continue reading

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THE SECOND SLEEP – Robert Harris

An interesting concept; eight hundred years have passed since the scientific IT revolution collapsed in about 2025. With the world, then, so over-populated that when electricity and IT failed, thousands starved and millions from the cities overwhelmed the countryside in … Continue reading

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TOM CLANCY’s ENEMY CONTACT –– Mike Maden

(Jack Ryan Universe #27) An intricate, suspense-building sequence of events is laid out; a series of disastrous incidents indicating evidence of a massive security breach in the world’s most secure firewall ever designed. The whole of the US security is … Continue reading

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DEATH on the LIMPOPO – Sally Andrew

TANNIE MARIA MYSTERY #3. Tannie Maria, that agony aunt with rescue recipes from the Klein Karoo is back, much to my delight. She is busy with answering calls for help in her column, with suitable recipes and advice of the … Continue reading

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THE SKELETON STUFFS A STOCKING – Leigh Perry

The Family Skeleton Series #6. Publishing Date: September 24, 2019. That’s tomorrow, folks. Delightful light reading – very light, I might add – involving the most unlikely pair of investigators readers of cosy mysteries have met in a long time. … Continue reading

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KNIFE – Jo Nesbo

Devotees to Jo Nesbo’s Harry Hole series, and others that have gripped us to follow them avidly, get pretty fond of the main characters. Take Rakel, for instance. Harry’s saving grace, I would have said, and Harry needs all the … Continue reading

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