Category Archives: Crime

THE LAST SCOOP By Dick Belsky – a Jim Nesbitt Review

There’s something Dick Belsky delivers in all of his mysteries — spine-bending plot twists that leave you feeling like you’re riding a nuclear-powered rollercoaster instead of reading a book. His soon-to-be latest, another Clare Carlson mystery, THE LAST SCOOP, is … Continue reading

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BLOOD STONE – Irna van Zyl

Storm van der Merwe Series #3. Reviewing Irma van Zyl’s first in the Storm van der Merwe Series, I felt that with her feisty South African Police detective, the series would have huge potential. The stories continue to be gripping … Continue reading

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TRIBES OF HILLBROW – Peter J. Earle

A JIM NESBITT BOOK REVIEW When you open one of Peter J. Earle’s novels, get ready to be swept up in a panoramic tour of South Africa after apartheid and Mandela. This is the author’s home country and he captures … Continue reading

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DEBBI MACK & MARIA PEASE – Their Sam Thrillers.

Two thriller authors – World Women’s Day, so I can’t say Authoresses – both with their Sam protagonists (protagonistas? heroines), both legal thrillers, or at least, of their Sams, one is a paralegal and the other a lawyer. I am … Continue reading

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LOST – James O. Born & James Patterson

Author James O. Born is going from strength to strength as I detect less James Patterson oversight in this exciting thriller. It concerns an empathetic senior Miami detective, Tom Moon, who is seconded to lead an FBI task force tackling … Continue reading

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Jim Nesbitt on HOWARD OWEN and Willie Black

Jim Nesbitt is the author of three hard-boiled Texas crime thrillers, The Right Wrong Number, The Last Second Chance and The Best Lousy Choice. All three are available in paperback or Kindle at http://www.amazon.com/author/jimnesbitt JIM NESBITT REVIEW: OREGON HILL BY … Continue reading

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TERROR MACHINE – Denison Hatch

Both the author, Denison Hatch, and his protagonist, NYPD detective Jake Rivett, have gone from strength to strength. I enjoyed the previous Rivett adventures a lot, but this tops the three as the determined impulsive investigator goes from undercover cop … Continue reading

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BEYOND THE TRUTH – Bruce Robert Coffin

A JIM NESBITT REVIEW of Bruce Robert Coffin’s BEYOND THE TRUTH is a gritty and relentless tale of Detective Sergeant John Byron and his squad of Portland, Maine police investigators on the trail of truth about one of their own … Continue reading

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THE TITANIC SECRET – Clive Cussler & Jack du Brul

An Isaac Bell adventure, #11. If you shut down your recall of previous Dirk Pitt or Isaac Bell adventures and enjoy this as a pretended one-off, you will probably enjoy it more. Visiting an excavation near New York to catch … Continue reading

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The RIVER MURDERS – James O. Born & James Patterson

James O. Born may be the “lesser” of this author combo, but I’ve put his name first as this three-story interlink is quite un-Patterson. And that is not always a bad thing as the thriller factory does not always churn … Continue reading

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