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Pieces Of Her by Karin Slaughter

Every now and again, I go on a book buying spree. Recently I did an Amazon Search and found books by favourite authors and authors I feel I should have read that were being offered for bargain prices. One of the books I bought was the stand-alone by Karin Slaughter, Pieces of Her. It had …

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The Good Daughter by Karin Slaughter

I have read several books by Karin Slaughter and enjoyed them so I was looking forward to The Good Daughter coming to the top of my TBR list. The book is a stand alone rather than being part of a series. It took me a while to get into the minds of the characters and …

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My novel ‘Montbel’ by guest author Angela Wren

I am so happy to have my friend and fellow author, Angela Wren join me on the blog today to tell me all about her new book Montbel published by Crooked Cat Books. Over to you Angela! Way back in 2007, I had an idea for a book. And it really was just the one …

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Redneck’s Revenge by Joan Livingston

I read and enjoyed Joan Livingston’s debut novel, Chasing the Case, at the end of last year. That book is reviewed here: https://bookreviewstoday.info/2018/05/30/chasing-the-case-by-joan-livingston/. So, when I noticed that there was a sequel to that, I was keen to read that too and I was not disappointed. Although Chasing the Case and Redneck’s Revenge are the first …

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The Secret by Katharine Johnson

Katharine Johnson is one of my favourite authors. I read her book The Silence earlier this year so when I heard she had a new book out, The Secret, I was keen to read it. I did read it – in one sitting! This is such a thrilling book. The Secret is set in the …

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Closed Casket by Sophie Hannah

Sophie Hannah had a fine reputation as a writer (indeed her poetry is taught in the GCSE syllabus) before she raised Agatha Christie’s Hercule Poirot from the dead. Generally I am not a fan of such derivative works and find them unnecessary. I do not understand why writers cannot create their own chararcter rather than …

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The Darkest Goodbye by Alex Gray

I enjoy the crime novels that Alex Gray writes. She is surely the crown princess of Tartan Noir. The Darkest Goodbye is both tense and topical. It is the thirteenth book in Alex’s DCI Lorimer’s series and starts when young DC Kirsty Wilson, whose father is soon to retire from the force, is faced with …

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Out of Bounds by Val McDermid

It has been a while since I read a Val McDermid novel, so I was delighted when she got to the top of my ‘to be read’ pile. Out of Bounds is a 2016 crime drama novel by Scottish crime writer Val McDermid. The novel is set during 2016 but because the main detective is …

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Nine Dragons by Michael Connelly

I enjoy Michael Connelly’s crime novels and recently picked up Nine Dragons fron a charity shop to read on a holiday.¬†Nine Dragons is the 14th novel in the Harry Bosch series and the 22nd book by American crime author Michael Connelly. It was published by Little Brown and Company in the U.K. and Ireland on …

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None But The Dead by Lin Anderson

Lin Anderson is, without doubt, the queen of Tartan Noir. None but the Dead is the 11th crime novel she has written featuring the forensic expert, Rhona Macleod. The story is set on Sanday,¬† one of Britain’s northerly islands in the Orkney archepelego. It is inaccessible when the wind prevents the ferry from the mainland …

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