Category Archives: Book Reviews

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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FOREVER and a DAY – Anthony Horovitz

The birth of a legend; James Bond, shaken but not stirred. Commissioned by Ian Fleming Publications, this is a James Bond prequel. There have been many contributions, by at least ten writers, to the 007 extended thriller list. Author John Gardner was … Continue reading

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GOLDEN PREY – John Sandford (Davenport #27)

I was stunned to see that the Lucas Davenport series still ploughs on steadily with this, the 27th offering, and, no, it shows no signs of being dead in the water. There is a change of flag in that Lucas … Continue reading

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CASHED OUT – By Michael H. Rubin

A JIM NESBITT REVIEW: BLOODY ETOUFFEE   The main difference between Mike Rubin and all the other lawyers-turned-authors out there writing legal thrillers is that this guy writes like a homesick angel and never lets the law get in the … Continue reading

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DAY of the DEAD – Frieda Klein #8 – Nicci French

As the last leaf of autumn falls, so comes the final reckoning in Frieda Klein, psychologist’s pursuit of serial killer, Dean Reeve. Of course, just who is pursuing whom? If you like final conclusions, this is a deadly one indeed. … Continue reading

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WANNA GET LUCKY – Deborah Coonts

Excellent. I thoroughly enjoyed this bawdy, funny, tale of a Las Vegas hotel and casino’s six foot trouble-shooting customer relations gal. She answers to The Big Boss, whom she is in awe of. A girl falls out of the Hotel’s … Continue reading

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REMORSELESS – Will Patching

Doc Powers, is a forensic psychiatrist; now one of a panel of three who must determine whether parental murderer, Leech, is eligible for parole, half a life-time after eighteen year old Leech stood trial. Outnumbered two to one, Doc is … Continue reading

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DEATH & DECEPTION – B.A.Steadman.

Detective Inspector Dan Hellier returns home to Exeter afraid that he might not be up to standard in a force critical of a young newcomer from London. Especially nerve wracking is the soon-to-retire DI who he feels is always looking … Continue reading

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COLDWATER – Samuel Parker

Another extraordinary thriller from the author of PURGATORY ROAD, testing our belief in the physical manifestations of the powers of the devil. A man returns, after twenty years in prison for murder, to his home town. To the rotting home … Continue reading

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A BLACK SAIL – Rich Zahradik

A JIM NESBITT Review: When you pick up one of Rich Zahradnik’s Coleridge Taylor mysteries, get ready for a taut and gritty tale wrapped in the perfect time capsule — New York City in the 1970s and all it’s violent, … Continue reading

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