Category Archives: thriller

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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The EYES of the NAKED – Litha Hermanus

For world-wide readers, indeed also for a lot of South Africans in whose country this novel is set, the backstory will be an eye-opening look into the culture and traditions of Xhosa people on the one hand and urban black … 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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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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The BEST LOUSY CHOICE – Jim Nesbitt

(An Ed Burch Novel #3) Take good note of the genre-tag: Hardboiled. Don’t take it lightly. This, the third in the Ed Earl Burch series, is that in spades. If you can’t take the flow of bodily fluids in all … 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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