Category Archives: Thrillers

HUNTER’S VENOM – Peter J. Earle

A review by JIM NESBITT of the first in the Detective Sgt. DICE MODISE SERIES. One of the finest features of a Peter J. Earle detective novel is the rich and evocative detail he provides of the landscape of southern … Continue reading

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THE DEEPEST GRAVE – Harry Bingham

DS Fiona Griffiths no.6. You and I might be hooked on, now Detective Sergeant, Fiona Griffiths, but her new boss, DI Bleddyn Jones, nre head of the Major Crimes Unit in Cardiff, is not. Oh, yes, he is a good dedicated … Continue reading

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THE THIRD RULE – Andrew Barrett

Eddie Collins CSI. No. 1. Having kicked off my positive acquaintance with Andrew Barrett with his CSI Roger Conniston  – The DEAD trilogy no.1 from Instafreebie, I was happy to accept the first in the Eddie Collins Series as well. … Continue reading

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A LONG TIME DEAD – Andrew Barrett

CSI Roger Conniston  – The DEAD trilogy no.1. Excellent SOCO descriptions from an author who does it for a living – maybe just too much detail in this, seemingly one of his earlier novels, but it is an intrinsic part … Continue reading

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A Sense of Place – TEXAS 2

TEXAS: CREATING A LONE STAR SENSE OF PLACE FOR GRITTY CRIME NOVELS By Jim Nesbitt I come from a long line of hillbilly storytellers who instilled in me a deep and abiding sense of family, time and place as well … Continue reading

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MARKED FOR LIFE – Emilie Schepp

Tense as a drawn bowstring, this is a fire-cracker of a read, bristling with glimpses into the horrific dark pool of human depravity involving the enslaved children of murdered immigrants. Swedish police detectives, and, together with a prosecutor, are baffled … Continue reading

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SMOOTH OPERATOR – Stewart Woods & Parnell Hall

Teddy Fay, or whatever he is calling himself these days, has just been launched in his own new series. Teddy Fay, ex-CIA, officially long dead, scrubbed his own records clean and has never existed. Prolific thriller novelist Stuart Woods has … Continue reading

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BLIND SIGHT -Carol O’Connell

In an oddly stuttering narrative, but very realistic action and thoughts, Carol O’Connell has an original way of putting the picture together. This is Series No. 12, featuring her tough, scary, prickly, female detective, Kathleen Mallory. A blind child, feeling … Continue reading

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SMOKE & SHADOW – Gamal Hennessy

Out of the dark, the smoke and the shadows, retribution will find you, you slaver of women, of children; and your blood will flow… No. 4 in his Crime and Passion Series, Smoke and Shadow is really a collection of … Continue reading

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LAST TRAIN to CASA BLANCA – Shayne Youngblood

Every word is a bullet, every sentence a razor-sharp slash. Keep your head down. Perhaps Shayne Youngblood mistakes thriller readers for adrenalin junkies or death-wishers. In Casa Blanca, Youngblood, now working for Abdel and his ruthless human trafficking gang, is … Continue reading

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