Category Archives: Mystery fiction

“Found Object” by Anne Frasier – Book Review #NetGalley #FoundObject #BookReview

I’ve been anxious to try this author for a while now, and this novel has convinced me to read more of her work. The writing flowed smoothly and the characters were vividly drawn. While the novel began in Minneapolis, Minnesota, … Continue reading

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“The Winter Guest” by W.C. Ryan – Book Review

“There is an air of desolation about the place.” WWI has recently ended but Ireland is still fighting. A Civil War rages in Ireland, and it is an escalating and bloody battle. The action in this novel takes place after … Continue reading

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“Never Broken” by Lori Duffy Foster – Book Review

Lisa Jamison – an investigative journalist in her hometown of Seneca Springs, New York. She is thirty-three years old and has a teenage daughter, whom she adores. She was a teenage runaway who became pregnant at fifteen. Completely estranged from … Continue reading

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“Under A Veiled Moon” by Karen Odden – Book Review

Scotland Yard Inspector Michael Corravan – an Irishman in his thirties, Michael has twelve years experience of policing. He had a challenging childhood because his mother went missing when he was only eleven – leaving him to fend for himself. … Continue reading

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R.I.P. Peter Robinson (1950-2022)

This week I was saddened to learn that one of my favourite novelists passed away on October 4th.  You can read Peter Robinson’s obituary as published in the Guardian. Back in 1988, when my children were tiny, I belonged to … Continue reading

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“The Other Side Of Night” by Adam Hamdy – Book Review

“Time is an illusion our minds create to give us a sense of direction.” Harriet Kealty is a single, thirty-one year old policewoman and has recently transferred from London to Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire.  On a personal level, Harri has met someone … Continue reading

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“Whale Fall” by Ann Lambert – Book Review

Roméo Leduc – is a Detective Chief Inspector of homicide working for the Sûreté du Québec, who works out of an office in Saint-Jérôme, Quebec.  Roméo is a workaholic who loves to read, loves classical music, is a vegetarian, and has … Continue reading

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“Black Hearts” by Doug Johnstone – Book Review

“We are all different versions of ourselves with different people.” The Skelfs have two businesses which they run out of their large Victorian house in Edinburgh. They run a funeral parlour AND a private detective agency. It is up to … Continue reading

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“The Last Girl To Die” by Helen Fields – Book Review

Sadie Levesque – A Canadian from Banff who has made it her life’s work to find missing teenagers. Her latest case takes her to the Scottish Isle of Mull where a teenage girl named Adriana Clark has vanished. After four … Continue reading

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“Daisy Darker” by Alice Feeney – Book Review

“The trouble with little white lies is that they sometimes grow up to become big dark ones.” Daisy Darker, the youngest grandchild (and our narrator) inspired her grandmother’s most famous book “Daisy Darker’s Little Secret”. She has always been her … Continue reading

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