Category Archives: Crime

THE OTTOMAN SECRET – Raymond Khoury

PARIS 2017. THE OTTOMAN EMPIRE HAS RULED EUROPE FOR OVER 300 YEARS It has to be really clever thriller Sci-Fi and still fit into my reviews of the Crimefiction genre to appear on BOOK POSTMORTEM. Fantasy doesn’t cut it, so … Continue reading

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HUSH HUSH – (Detective Harriet Blue, #4) Candice Fox & James Patterson

Harriet Blue is back. Well, after being sprung from prison as Inmate 3329 by the man who put her there, Deputy Commissioner, Joe Woods, she’s back. Her mission, and the reason she is free, is to find Woods’ daughter and … Continue reading

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SECRET SERVICE – Tom Bradby

Surely the best spy novel I have read in years. How can Kate Henderson take the intel seriously that the British Prime Minister has cancer, and that one of the contenders to replace him has Russian connections? And that there … Continue reading

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BIG SKY – Kate Atkinson

It is Kate Atkinson’s brilliant writing that makes this almost thriller. Her characters are excellently individual, although, for the purist there may be too many of them. And Jackson Brodie, private detective, ex-policeman, whom Atkinson fans will have fondly met … Continue reading

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BEYOND REASONABLE DOUBT- Gary Bell QC & Scott Kershaw

A huge, involved fraud case suggests that Elliot Rook, QC, a barrister with Miller & Stubbs, needs some help as he gets further and further mired down in the paperwork, Sheer audacity gets young, hungry, mixed-race Zara Barnes the job. … Continue reading

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NEON PREY – John Sandford

Lucas Davenport # 27. It is jaw-droppingly surprising, when the US Marshalls begin to search Clayton Deese’s home and yard, to find not one body buried there, but several. Deese, a contract killer, takes his targets home and fillets them … Continue reading

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UNDER THE ICE – Rachael Blok

Jenny is a new mother; exhausted, tearful, brittle. She finds herself sleep-walking, barefooted in the snow, down to the nearby lake which seems to have a hold on her. Her visions include shadowy figures and threatening whispers. Inexplicably, barely remembered … Continue reading

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WINTER SISTERS – Robin Oliveira

Mary Sutter #2. When the 1879 blizzard that devastates Albany, New York, finally releases its killer grip, close family friends, husband and wife, of Dr Mary Sutter and her physician husband, have both lost their lives. But more troubling is … Continue reading

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RUN AWAY – Harlan Coben

Your eldest daughter has run away; she does not want to be found. Then you see her in a park, busking. You hardly recognise her, so wasted, so shrunken and filthy is she; but you can’t help yourself reaching out … Continue reading

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THE SECRETARY – Renee Knight

The plot is centred on the relationship between the absolutely discreet and loyal secretary, Personal Assistant Christine Butcher, and her driven ruthless boss, supermarket mogul, Mina Appleton. It is Christine’s post-traumatic diary of the events leading up to that present … Continue reading

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