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The Good Life by Martina Cole

Martina Cole is an English author who was born and brought up in Essex. She is the bestselling author of fourteen novels set in London’s gangland, and her most recent three paperbacks have gone straight to No. 1 in the Sunday Times on first publication. Total sales of Martina’s novels stand at over eight million …

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The Murder Room by P D James

P D James along with M C Beaton and Agatha Christie must surely be amongst the traditional royalty of crime writers. Phyllis Dorothy James, Baroness James of Holland Park, OBE, FRSA, FRSL, known as P. D. James, was an English crime writer. She rose to fame for her series of detective novels starring police commander and …

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Witness the Dead by Craig Robertson

Craig Robertson is a Scottish author who, was born on 22 April, 1962 in Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland. Before becoming a writer he was a journalist. During his 20-year career with a Scottish Sunday newspaper, Craig Robertson interviewed three recent Prime Ministers; attended major stories including 9/11, Dunblane, the Omagh bombing and the disappearance of Madeleine McCann. …

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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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Fever Of The Bone by Val McDermid

Val McDermid is one of my favourite authors from the UK. I have never met her, but her work speaks for itself. I have reviewed other books by her on this site: https://bookreviewstoday.wordpress.com/2014/01/23/beneath-the-bleeding-by-val-mcdermid/, https://bookreviewstoday.wordpress.com/2014/02/20/killing-the-shadows-by-val-mcdermid-3/. She is a No. 1 bestseller whose novels have been translated into more than thirty languages, and have sold over eleven …

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The Dying Hours by Mark Billingham

I really do enjoy Mark Billingham novels.  I have recently discovered that he also works as a stand up comedian and has done very funny shows with the Scottish author Christopher Brookmyre.  Other books by this author are reviewed here,  https://bookreviewstoday.wordpress.com/2013/04/05/in-the-dark-by-mark-billingham/,  https://bookreviewstoday.wordpress.com/2013/07/15/scaredy-cat-by-mark-billingham/,  ‎‎https://bookreviewstoday.wordpress.com/2013/06/16/sleepyhead-by-mark-billingham/.   Billingham was born Mark Philip David Billingham in Birmingham, England on 2 July, …

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Deal Breaker by Harlan Coben

Harlan Coben was born in 1965 to a Jewish family in Newark, New Jersey, USA.  He is an American author of thrillers and mystery novels.  The plots of his novels often involve the re-surfacing of unresolved or misinterpreted events of the past including murders and fatal accidents.  They also often have a multiple plot twists. …

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Torment of Others by Val McDermid

Val McDermid is a Scottish author who read English at St Hilda’s College, Oxford, England.  She was accepted at 17, one of the youngest undergraduates they have ever taken on, and the first from a Scottish state school. It should therefore come as no surprise that she is an excellent writer.  This story was very well …

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Forget Me Not by Mandasue Heller

This was the first book I have read by Mandasue Heller, although I have since read others. Two Faced is also reviewed on this site: https://bookreviewstoday.wordpress.com/2015/03/30/two-faced-by-manda-sue-heller/.  The author was recommended to me by my friend, Amanda. Forget Me Not is about a killer who is targeting prostitutes. He murders them and places forget me nots on …

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Driftnet by Lin Anderson

Driftnet was Lin Anderson’s first novel.  It is quite short and very easy to read although it encompasses the disturbing subjects of paedophilia and political ambition.  I met Lin Anderson when she gave a reading of another of her works in Stirling, Scotland.  Blood Red Roses is reviewed on this site at: https://bookreviewstoday.info/2013/06/16/blood-red-roses-by-lin-anderson/. She is …

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