Category Archives: Whodunnit

REVENGE – James Patterson & Andrew Holmes.

It seems that BOOK POSTMORTEM is not the only one to have a teeter-totter relationship with the James Patterson factory output, seemingly so variable in the choice of co-author. However, this liaison is a great one! Supposedly a stand-alone thriller, … Continue reading

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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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TURN A BLIND EYE – Vicky Newham (DI Maya Rahman #1)

This is the promising first in a series featuring DI Maya Rahman. Being Bangladesi born, she is ideally suited to deal with the multi-ethnic Tower Hamlet district of London in which she works. Hardly has she returned from the funeral … Continue reading

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WANNA GET LUCKY – Deborah Coonts

Excellent. I thoroughly enjoyed this bawdy, funny, tale of a Las Vegas hotel and casino’s six foot trouble-shooting customer relations gal. She answers to The Big Boss, whom she is in awe of. A girl falls out of the Hotel’s … Continue reading

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DEATH & DECEPTION – B.A.Steadman.

Detective Inspector Dan Hellier returns home to Exeter afraid that he might not be up to standard in a force critical of a young newcomer from London. Especially nerve wracking is the soon-to-retire DI who he feels is always looking … 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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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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MISSING PERSONS (DCI Morton # 5.) – Daniel & Sean Campbell

Longboats on the London waterways – often moving berths to save money, or to avoid people you don’t want to find you – can be a headache to the law when your are trying to locate a murderer. When a … Continue reading

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FORGOTTEN – Neven Carr

An enjoyable read, the first in the exciting ‘Araneya Series’, involving a ruthless band of Italian-Australian ex-Vietnam Vets out to silence a child witness when it appears that her trauma-induced lost memory might be returning. Young teacher, Claudia Cabriatti does … Continue reading

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THE ATLANTIS RIDDLE – Kevin Tumlinson

TWO STONES, FOUND SIXTY YEARS APART, AND BOTH HOLDING CLUES TO WHAT MAY BE THE LOST CITY OF ATLANTIS Enjoyed this, #2 in the Dan Kotler Series. I found it more credible than the first, which I did indeed enjoy, … Continue reading

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