Category Archives: thriller

The 19th CHRISTMAS – James Patterson & Maxine Paetro

Like a lot of Mr Patterson’s thriller factory product, there are ups and downs. The ups are some of the most exciting crime thrillers on the planet. The downs probably more disappointing due to the comparison. Especially with the long-running … Continue reading

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CRISS CROSS – James Patterson

One red herring after another has Alex Cross darting from one copy-cat murder and kidnapping scene to the next, all different except for one detail: an added taunt from an enigmatic psychopath calling himself M. Even the witnessed electrocution of … Continue reading

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BLUE MOON – Lee Child

(Jack Reacher #24) As usual, wanderer Jack Reacher can’t help standing up for the downtrodden and the underdogs. Approaching an unnamed medium sized American city, Reacher notices an enticing envelope protruding from a dozing old man’s pocket and the interest … Continue reading

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KILLER INSTINCT – James Patterson & Howard Roughan

A terror attack on New York’s Times Square interrupts Professor Reinhart’s lecture. Knowing his partner was taking their adopted daughter there as a treat has him headed that way at breakneck speed. C4 explosive packages rip the Square apart, followed … Continue reading

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TOM CLANCY’s ENEMY CONTACT –– Mike Maden

(Jack Ryan Universe #27) An intricate, suspense-building sequence of events is laid out; a series of disastrous incidents indicating evidence of a massive security breach in the world’s most secure firewall ever designed. The whole of the US security is … Continue reading

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DEATH on the LIMPOPO – Sally Andrew

TANNIE MARIA MYSTERY #3. Tannie Maria, that agony aunt with rescue recipes from the Klein Karoo is back, much to my delight. She is busy with answering calls for help in her column, with suitable recipes and advice of the … Continue reading

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KNIFE – Jo Nesbo

Devotees to Jo Nesbo’s Harry Hole series, and others that have gripped us to follow them avidly, get pretty fond of the main characters. Take Rakel, for instance. Harry’s saving grace, I would have said, and Harry needs all the … Continue reading

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THE WAREHOUSE – Rob Hart

As an entertaining read, this thriller is a success, with splendid characterisation, mounting tension and fear of a seemingly disastrous outcome. Set in a near-future USA where the corporate giants have gobbled up the entire existences of most of the … Continue reading

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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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