Category Archives: Thrillers

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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The CASE of the MISSING MADONNA – Lin Anderson

Resigning from the Secret Service doesn’t work when they need you to do a little something for them… Tough, almost ex- agent, Patrick de Courvoisier does go to a garden party at Buck House to tell his hopefully ex-superior just … Continue reading

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NOWHERE GIRL – Ruth Dugdall

Parents’ worst nightmare – now your daughter’s there, now she’s not. Scheuberfouer is a carnival of festivities in Luxembourg, the rides and stalls enjoyed each year by thousands of children. Of course kids go missing, but usually with tears, scolds … Continue reading

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MEDICINAL PURPOSES ONLY – Peter J. Earle

A review by CICELY HAVELY Something unspeakable happens on a lonely stretch of forest road. A man flees from the scene, terrified of pursuit, unable to confide what he has seen.  Will the police unravel the mystery before the only … Continue reading

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The SHADOW BROKER – Trace Conger

Cyber Crime does not mean cyber punishment. When finding criminals is your business, it’s easy to make a killing. Finn Harding specializes in finding people who don’t want to be found. Stripped of his PI license, Finn begins working for … Continue reading

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THE STRANGE DEATH of FIONA GRIFFITHS – Harry Bingham

Following our introduction to DC Fiona Griffiths in Talking to the Dead,  where, for me, the book hook sank its barb in deep, I was nearly let of the hook in Love Story with Murders, which was not as good, … Continue reading

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