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The Skeleton Road by Val McDermid

I have read several books by Val McDermid over the years and I have enjoyed them. The Torment of Others and Fever of the Bone are reviewed on this site: https://bookreviewstoday.info/2013/05/16/torment-of-others-by-val-mcdermid/, https://bookreviewstoday.info/2015/03/03/fever-of-the-bone-by-val-mcdermid/. She is a noted Scottish crime writer, whose writing has won many awards. McDermid is best known for a series of suspense novels featuring Dr. Tony Hill. However, …

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Blood in the Water by Gillian Galbraith

This was the first book I had read by Gillian Galbraith. She is a Scottish crime writer who was a lawyer before she turned her hand to writing. Galbraith was born and brought up near Haddington, East Lothian, Scotland.  She practiced until 1999 as an advocate (barrister) and specialised in cases involving medical negligence. For a while, Galbraith was the legal correspondent for The …

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Two Faced by Manda Sue Heller

Several years ago my friend Amanda introduced me to the author Mandasue Heller. Amanda said that if I enjoyed crime and thriller books, she though I would enjoy this author’s work. She was right. Another of Heller’s books, Forget Me Not, is reviewed on this site: https://bookreviewstoday.wordpress.com/2013/04/11/forget-me-not-…andasue-heller/.  Mandasue Heller was born in Warrington,Cheshire in England in 1962 but moved to …

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Aftershock by Quintin Jardine

Quintin Jardine is a major Scottish crime writer who hails from Motherwell in Scotland.  He was born there on 29th June 1945 and educated at University of Glasgow.  He now lives in Scotland and in Spain. Quintin Jardine writes a number of serial style books about recurring characters.  The one I like best is Bob Skinner, …

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