Category Archives: Whodunnit

BLOOD STONE – Irna van Zyl

Storm van der Merwe Series #3. Reviewing Irma van Zyl’s first in the Storm van der Merwe Series, I felt that with her feisty South African Police detective, the series would have huge potential. The stories continue to be gripping … Continue reading

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DEBBI MACK & MARIA PEASE – Their Sam Thrillers.

Two thriller authors – World Women’s Day, so I can’t say Authoresses – both with their Sam protagonists (protagonistas? heroines), both legal thrillers, or at least, of their Sams, one is a paralegal and the other a lawyer. I am … Continue reading

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The BEST LOUSY CHOICE – Jim Nesbitt

(An Ed Burch Novel #3) Take good note of the genre-tag: Hardboiled. Don’t take it lightly. This, the third in the Ed Earl Burch series, is that in spades. If you can’t take the flow of bodily fluids in all … Continue reading

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BEYOND THE TRUTH – Bruce Robert Coffin

A JIM NESBITT REVIEW of Bruce Robert Coffin’s BEYOND THE TRUTH is a gritty and relentless tale of Detective Sergeant John Byron and his squad of Portland, Maine police investigators on the trail of truth about one of their own … Continue reading

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The RIVER MURDERS – James O. Born & James Patterson

James O. Born may be the “lesser” of this author combo, but I’ve put his name first as this three-story interlink is quite un-Patterson. And that is not always a bad thing as the thriller factory does not always churn … Continue reading

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WHATEVER IT TAKES – Andy McNab

In some ways, this is a diversion from what I expect from Andy McNab in that the main character is less of a hardbitten hero than his usual characters. But that probably made him more human for me. I expect … Continue reading

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THE GRID – Nick Cook

Harness psychokinetic power and turn it into a weapon. Far fetched Sci-fi nonsense, of course. The stuff of thriller novels… Or is it nonsense? The personal physician to the US President, a military psychologist, Josh Cain, is called to the … Continue reading

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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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THE GIVER OF STARS – Jojo Moyes

Brilliant. Sometimes I regret sticking to crime fiction, and this is one of those times. Well, someone dies and someone goes to prison, but that’s not really what this enchanting story is about. Meeting handsome American, Bennett Van Cleve, touring … Continue reading

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