Category Archives: Crime

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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INTO THE WATER – Paula Hawkins

Much expected from the successful author of  highly proclaimed THE GIRL on the TRAIN!   A small community living on a river bank flanked by a cliff is, and has been, a site for drowning women as far back as … Continue reading

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NIGHTHAWK – Clive Cussler & Graham Brown.

As true to the Cussler tradition of high adventure as any of his best. Another one from the NUMA Files; a gripping ride from one dire situation to the next. An American space craft is high-jacked just after re-entry and … Continue reading

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DEAD LETTERS – Caite Dolan-Leach

A fairly satisfying mystery, but by no means a thriller, following an electronic and real paper chase amongst a series of multi-hued herrings awash with wine and pills. Summoned home to the news that a fire has destroyed the barn … Continue reading

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The EMPEROR’S REVENGE – Clive Cussler & Boyd Morrison

As is usual Cussler, history, treasure and world-threatening events intertwine to give us another exciting read from a master of adventure. Napoleon Bonaparte, imprisoned on the island of St Helena, dies of arsenic poisoning, as we all know. Well, of … Continue reading

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The THIRST – Harry Hole 11 – Jo Nesbo

Harry Hole has embedded himself solidly into the top of the ranks of detectives; and this offering is no exception. Heart-stoppingly tense, Nesbo not only gives a tight story, his characters are so real, so deep and so subtle that … Continue reading

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THE SLEEPWALKER LEGACY – Christopher Hepworth.

An exciting thriller steeped in historical background starting two hundred years ago on a US battleground where British scientist George Napier witnesses a drug-driven massacre and vows to eradicate the drug called Berserker, but his drug company is taken over … Continue reading

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HUNTER’S VENOM – Peter J. Earle

A review by JIM NESBITT of the first in the Detective Sgt. DICE MODISE SERIES. One of the finest features of a Peter J. Earle detective novel is the rich and evocative detail he provides of the landscape of southern … Continue reading

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THE DEEPEST GRAVE – Harry Bingham

DS Fiona Griffiths no.6. You and I might be hooked on, now Detective Sergeant, Fiona Griffiths, but her new boss, DI Bleddyn Jones, nre head of the Major Crimes Unit in Cardiff, is not. Oh, yes, he is a good dedicated … Continue reading

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