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Chasing the Case by Joan Livingston

It is always lovely to come across a new author whose work you enjoy, so when I recently bought Chasing the Case by Joan Livingston, I knew it was a crime thriller, my favourite genre, but I was not familiar with this author’s work. However, I was not disappointed, Chasing the Case is an excellent …

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Bury Me Deep by Megan Abbott

The most recent book of the month in my book group. It is an interesting novel, set in the USA in the 1930s. It is based on the true story of a young woman whose husband, a medical doctor, went to Mexico to recover from his drug habit, leaving his wife lonely and vulnerable. In …

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How I Came to Write Deli Meat by guest author Tom Halford

I am delighted to host a visit from my friend and fellow crime writer, Tom Halford. His debut novel, Deli Meat is published by Crooked Cat Books on 17 September, 2018. Thank you for joining me here today, Tom. I grew up on murder. My parents love mysteries. My mom will read any crime novel …

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Six Years by Harlan Coben

It had been a while since I had read a book by Harlan Coben. I don’t know why, because I have always enjoyed his work. I obtained this novel when my local library were giving away some books that they had taken off their shelves. FREE BOOKS! Don’t they know I already have a huge …

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Is it a crime novel? By guest author Nancy Jardine

Today, my friend and fellow author, Nancy Jardine stops by my blog to discuss her books. Thank you, Nancy. Tell us about your work. I start with a very broad question because you write crime thriller novels, Val, but it’s one which I’ve been asked more than once while selling my novels at Book Fairs, …

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Hunter’s Chase by Val Penny by guest author Susan Roebuck

I have a new hero: Detective Inspect Hunter Wilson – tough when he needs to be but with a soft centre. Move over all you crime writers, there’s a new girl in town : Val Penny . She’s penned a crime thriller that is so well plotted with a myriad of believable characters that the …

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Daisy in Chains by Sharon Bolton

I have always enjoyed books by Sharon Bolton that I have read including Awakening that is reviewed on this site: https://bookreviewstoday.info/2015/05/11/awakening-by-s-j-bolton/ and so, when I saw Daisy in Chains in my local library, I picked it up. I am glad I did! What a clever story. Daisy in Chains is about a serial killer, Hamish …

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The Kept Woman by Karin Slaughter

I discovered the works of Karin Slaughter through a recommendation from a Facebook book group. The Kept Woman is the most recent novel by her that I have read. I do think Slaughter is a brilliant surname for a crime writer. Karin Slaughter is an American crime writer, whose first novel Blindsighted became an international …

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Death in Dulwich by Alice Castle

I had not read any books by Alice Castle before, but as those who follow my blog will know, the crime and mystery genres are amongst my favourites, when her new novel, Death in Dulwich, was published by Crooked Cat Books and recommended to me, I decided to buy it to take on holiday 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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