Category Archives: thriller

FOREVER and a DAY – Anthony Horovitz

The birth of a legend; James Bond, shaken but not stirred. Commissioned by Ian Fleming Publications, this is a James Bond prequel. There have been many contributions, by at least ten writers, to the 007 extended thriller list. Author John Gardner was … Continue reading

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CASHED OUT – By Michael H. Rubin

A JIM NESBITT REVIEW: BLOODY ETOUFFEE   The main difference between Mike Rubin and all the other lawyers-turned-authors out there writing legal thrillers is that this guy writes like a homesick angel and never lets the law get in the … Continue reading

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DAY of the DEAD – Frieda Klein #8 – Nicci French

As the last leaf of autumn falls, so comes the final reckoning in Frieda Klein, psychologist’s pursuit of serial killer, Dean Reeve. Of course, just who is pursuing whom? If you like final conclusions, this is a deadly one indeed. … Continue reading

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REMORSELESS – Will Patching

Doc Powers, is a forensic psychiatrist; now one of a panel of three who must determine whether parental murderer, Leech, is eligible for parole, half a life-time after eighteen year old Leech stood trial. Outnumbered two to one, Doc is … Continue reading

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COLDWATER – Samuel Parker

Another extraordinary thriller from the author of PURGATORY ROAD, testing our belief in the physical manifestations of the powers of the devil. A man returns, after twenty years in prison for murder, to his home town. To the rotting home … Continue reading

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A BLACK SAIL – Rich Zahradik

A JIM NESBITT Review: When you pick up one of Rich Zahradnik’s Coleridge Taylor mysteries, get ready for a taut and gritty tale wrapped in the perfect time capsule — New York City in the 1970s and all it’s violent, … Continue reading

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IF THE BED FALLS IN – Paul Casselle

He is a man in two minds; are either of them his? This question is an excellent summary of this action-filled tale of extraordinary originality. A tale of two personalities linked by drugs. Flabby, middle-aged photographer Tom Friday is under … Continue reading

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SOOT ANGEL – M.A.Petterson

I found this story of a highly qualified forensic fire expert, Dr. Anja Toussaint, to be a good inter-weave of the informatively technical, the tensely exciting and mysterious. Although the perpetrator was soon a valid suspect, their motives were puzzling … Continue reading

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WELCOME to the HOTEL YALTA – Victoria Dougherty

I seldom read short stories and it should have been glaringly obvious that WELCOME TO THE HOTEL YALTA was one such when I snatched it off Instafreebie without really reading the blurb, but liking the cover artwork. No regrets, though; … Continue reading

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NEED TO KNOW – Karen Cleveland

If ever a novel should come with a HEALTH WARNING, this is it. Not for the fainthearted; the tension is excruciating. Never have I read a comparatively slow actioned tale that has wound up so much nerve wracking , breath … Continue reading

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