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Killing the Shadows by Val McDermid

Val McDermid is an author who was born and educated on the east coast of Scotland and then attended Oxford University. Upon leaving university, she became a journalist.  She and her cats now live in Manchester, England.  Her first book, Report for Murder was published in 1987 and since then she has gone on to have 25 …

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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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Virals by Kathy Reichs

Dr. Kathy Reichs is a fascinating person.  She is one of only eighty-two forensic anthropologists ever certified by the American Board of Forensic Anthropology. She served on the Board of Directors and as Vice President of both the American Academy of Forensic Sciences and the American Board of Forensic Anthropology, and is currently a member …

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In the Dark by Mark Billingham

I have always enjoyed detective novels, mysteries and crime thrillers.  Mark Billingham is an English crime novelist and stand up comedian. If you ever have an opportunity to hear him speak, take it. I first read a Mark Billingham novel when I was studying creative writing in Stirling, Scotland.  One of the books I read …

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No Time for Goodbye by Linwood Barclay

This book is a great read.  My older daughter had recommended it to me years ago when we were on holiday, but I never got around to reading it!  It is a thriller and this time I had no excuse as it was the book promoted by the book group that runs from our village library. …

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