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ANATOMY OF A SCANDAL – Sarah Vaughan

A court drama with twists. A politician, a close friend of the British Prime Minister, is standing trial for the rape of his mistress. We see the chief characters mainly through the eyes of the female judge whose detachment grows … Continue reading

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TATE DRAWDY – Michael Ludden

A REVIEW BY JIM NESBITT BLUE PLATE SPECIAL: LEAN AND MEAN MAYHEM WITH WISECRACKS Like a tasty meat-and-three plate at a Southern diner, there’s something simple and satisfying that sticks to the reader’s ribs in the straight-up way author Michael … Continue reading

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BLONDE ICE – R.G. Belsky

A JIM NESBITT REVIEW. Dick Belsky’s Blonde Ice is a classic, fast-paced thriller that serves up it’s sex-laced mayhem straight up and strong, like a double-shot of bourbon, easing the burn with wry humor and wisecracks from the story’s narrator … Continue reading

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THE BOOK OF MIRRORS – E.O.Chirovici

Truth is in the eyes of the beholders. For every sliver of a broken mirror there is a slightly different reality. The unsolved murder of psychologist Professor Joseph Wieber in Princeton in 1987 resurfaces when literary agent Peter Katz receives … Continue reading

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NEVER GO ALONE – Denison Hatch

Denison Hatch has done it again. The second in the Jake Rivett Series is as riveting as the first. As breathtaking, as heart-hammering and as page-turning, but there is also the skein of a love story threaded into the fabric … Continue reading

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TEN DAYS – Gillian Slovo

A novel of monumental quality; exploring the depths of human political greed and ambition, and the results of small misjudgements which lead to life-changing disasters. The ripple effects go far beyond the thrones of power to lap on the shores … Continue reading

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The JACK CALLUM Detective Trilogy – Maynard Sims

The wonderful thing about trilogies, when you have thoroughly loved the first one, there are more to come. And with this one, two more could never be enough! I felt rather lost when, in quick succession, I finished the third. … Continue reading

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The Mystery of the THREE ORCHIDS – Augusto de Angelis

If you are looking for a quaint whodunit in the Christie fireside style, the father of Italian crime writing, as he is sometimes known, Augusto De Angelis, will be right up your street. The Mystery of the Three Orchids is … 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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The DEAD AMERICAN – Jake Needham

Disneyland with the death penalty, somebody once called it. That’s Singapore, a city-state, sketched for us through the eyes of Inspector Samuel Tay, suspended from duty after a self-defence shooting, with time on his hands, between much coffee and cigarette … Continue reading

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