Book Review – “She” by Pete Brassett


  “She” by Pete Brassett From the blurb: A gripping murder mystery detective thriller that keeps you guessing until the end. Background/plot: A serial killer is at work in London, and the newly-formed team of DI Munro and DS West work together to find out what is happening. My overall impression? I’m in two minds …

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Book Review – “Speaking in Bones”


“Speaking in Bones” by Kathy Reichs Background/plot: There are a couple of strands to the plot of this book. There is the main thread that describes the professional life of Temperance Brennan where she receives fragmentary human remains at her office, and there is the ongoing personal life thread which links each of this series …

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Book Review – “Outlander” by Diana Gabaldon


"Outlander" by Diana Gabaldon   Background/plot: This is the first book in a series of seven telling the story of Claire and Jamie. In this, we meet Claire, a 20th Century woman who accidentally finds herself transported back through time to 18th Century Scotland just before the second Jacobite rising. Without giving too much of …

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Book Review – Buffalo Solider by Tanya Landman


Title Buffalo Soldier, by Tanya Landman Background/plot: What is freedom? What does it mean? This book is about Charley, a slave girl who grows up in the dying days of the American Civil War and who finds herself suffering the effects of being freed at its close. I say ‘suffering’ because she doesn’t have a …

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Book Review – Just One Damed Thing After Another


Just One Damned Thing After Another by Jodi Taylor   Background/plot: Dr Maxwell, newly qualified takes up a post at St Mary’s Institute and is in for the experience of her life.   My overall impression? Brilliant!!! What a fantastic book. I loved every word, which is something I don’t often say. It is one …

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Book Review – The Moth Catcher


Background/plot: The body of a young man is found in a ditch in a country lane and shortly afterwards the body of an older man was found in the place where the younger man was staying. An investigation into their deaths is launched, and the police have to determine if and how they are linked, …

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Book Review – Eeny Meeny


Title Eeny Meeny by M J Arlidge What is it about? A young couple are kidnapped and held prisoner with no food or water. They are left with a mobile phone and a gun with one bullet in it. The mobile phone has just enough charge to receive one message which instructs one of them …

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Book Review – The Missing and the Dead


The Missing and the Dead by Stuart MacBride Background/plot: DS Logan McRae is moved from being Acting Inspector back down to uniformed Sergeant in a neighbouring police force – and he makes the most of getting up the boss’s nose whilst he’s at it! In other crime thriller novels we have one main story arc …

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Book Review – Die Again


Die Again by Tess Gerritsen Background/plot: This is the 11th in the Rizzoli and Isles series and it has been quite some time between me reading the 10th and this one. During that time I have been watching the TV series of the same name and I think it has spoiled the books for me. …

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Book Review – Lamentation by C J Sansom


Background/plot: Trusted Serjeant at Law Matthew Shardlake is summoned by the Queen, Henry VIII’s sixth and final wife, Catherine Parr and is given the task of finding something that has been stolen from her. The official cover story is that a precious jewel has been stolen because if the truth got out and reached the …

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