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The Special Dead by Lin Anderson

Lin Anderson is a gifted author whose writing continues to develop and grow with each novel she produces. She hails from Scotland and is a leading exponent of the “Tartan Noir” genre. Her most recent novel, The Special Dead, tells a gripping story firmly set in Glasgow, Scotland. It is already the tenth book featuring Anderon’s …

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The Girl On The Train by Paula Hawkins

The Girl on the Train is a best-selling novel by British author Paula Hawkins. The novel debuted at number one on the The New York Times Fiction Best Sellers of 2015 list dated February 1, 2015. It was the first book recommended by a book group promoted by the ITV television programme, Loose Women. Coleen Nolan, the …

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The Black Box by Michael Connelly

The Black Box is the 25th novel by American crime author Michael Connelly, and the sixteenth novel featuring LAPD detective Harry Bosch. Believe it or not, I picked it up in my local library sale for only US$0.20! I have always enjoyed the Michael Connolly novels that I have read. Michael Connelly was born on 21 …

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Asylum City by Liad Shoham reviewed by guest author Barry Martin Vass

Asylum City is an Israeli crime novel from Liad Shoham, translated from the original Hebrew by Sara Kitai. Liad Shoham is an Israeli writer and lawyer. Shoham was born on 31, December 1931 in Peta Tivka, Israel. He is Israel’s leader thriller writer. dubbed the Israeli John Grisham. The scenario is that, at any given time there are …

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The Collini Case by Ferdinand von Schirach

My sister gave me The Collini Case by Ferdinand von Schirach as a Christmas present. I had not heard of the book nor the author. However she established her local book group and reads a lot. So I trusted her judgment and was sure this would be a book that I would enjoy. It is a murder …

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Closure by Larry Quartley

I review a great many books and am asked to review a great many more. So when Larry Quartley asked me to review his debut crime novel, I was happy to slot it into my list. Quartley is a British author who was born in the county of Hertfordshire, England just North of London. His has …

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Instinct by Nick Oldham

Nick Oldham was born on 26 April, 1956 in Belthorn, Lancashire, England. He was a police officer from the age of nineteen before retiring in 2005. He spent the majority of his service in operational roles and now lives with his partner, Belinda, on the outskirts of Preston. Instinct is the seventeenth book in Nick Oldham’s series of books …

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Theodore Boone: Young Lawyer by John Grisham

When I picked up this book, I did not realise it was a young adult book. However, I read it anyway: although I am not the target audience, I quite enjoyed the book apparently, it is the first in a series about Theodore Boone. Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer as it is titled in the USA (known …

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A Gathering Light by Jennifer Donnelly

Jennifer Donnelly is an American writer of young-adult fiction best known for the historical novel, A Gathering Light  and originally published by Harcourt in 2003 in the USA under the title A Northern Light.  Bloomsbury published an edition in the UK within the calendar year, entitled A Gathering Light. Donnelly won the 2003 Carnegie Medal for the year’s outstanding book …

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Jam and Jeopardy by Doris Davidson

I was rummaging around the library for an author I was not familiar with, when I came upon Doris Davidson and her book, Jam and Jeopardy. I have since discovered that Doris Davidson was born in Aberdeen, Scotland in 1922 and died in 2012. She lived there all her life. After a career as a …

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