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.

THE DYING GAME – Asa Avdic

The locked-room component of the blurb was a well-wormed hook, so I was looking forward to this, hopefully, intriguing and promising thriller mystery. Anna Francis is assigned by the Chairman the job of acting as a murdered body. She is … Continue reading

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The SNAKEWATER AFFAIR – Liz Adair.

I could not resist my second visit with Spider Latham in this third adventure sent by adept author, Liz Adair, and was once again warmed by her lovely tough but moral protagonists. When father Spider kneels beside his reluctant and … Continue reading

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THE ENIGMA STRAIN – Nick Thacker

There is no doubt that NICK THACKER is going from strength to strength, both as a writer and as a story teller. This story involves an attempt to nudge the Yellowstone Caldera towards erupting, at the same time ensuring that … Continue reading

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The WORD is MURDER – Anthony Horowitz

Keeping in mind that the author is the hugely talented author of a James Bond novel as well as being a Sherlock Holmes expert and screen-writer of some fame, with FOYLE’S WAR, one of my all-time favourites, to his credit, … Continue reading

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TROUBLE AT RED PUEBLO – Liz Adair

Five Stars! I loved this whodunnit. Deputy Sheriff, Spider Latham takes time off to go the Red Pueblo Museum for a friend to find out who is behind the efforts to wreck the museum financially. His wife Laurie goes along … Continue reading

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HERE and GONE – Haylen Beck

You are on the run from a manipulative and heartless husband, just looking for a place for the night for yourself and your two kids. You have been pulled over on a lonely road by the sheriff who finds a … Continue reading

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MOVING TARGET – Lynette Eason

Elite Guardians #3. There is nothing that helps the making of successful video games better than filming the hunting of real fleeing prey with cross-bow bolts and digitalising the action. Recipe: Drug Maddy McKay and Detective Quinn Holcombe, and take … Continue reading

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PURGATORY ROAD – Samuel Parker

The portrait of the city slicker’s arrogance and inferiority complex is scarily realistic causing one to want to smack him at the same time as sympathizing. The cruel and accurate reading of his vulnerability by the unsavoury pump attendant as … Continue reading

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TWO NIGHTS – Kathy Reichs

I am a Tempe Brennan fan, but not to rake up old bones, this is a stand-alone diversion. A fast moving exciting tale for whom, if it was for a debut novelist, I’d be encouragingly optimistic. But Kathy Reichs is … Continue reading

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LEDSTON LUCK – Andrew Barrett

EDDIE COLLINS series # 4. Andrew Barrett is now on the top shelf and compares well with any of the best in the crime thriller genre. I am a fan. He is striking a nice balance with enough necessary expert … Continue reading

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