Category Archives: Mystery fiction

“Winter Witness” by Tina deBellegarde – Book Review

“For a community so social and connected it seemed that there remained a great many secrets.” An elderly nun walks the convent’s cocker spaniel beside a rural lake. She is struck down with a rock. Another dog walker discovers her … Continue reading

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“The Dogs of Winter” by Ann Lambert – Book Review

Roméo Leduc – is a Detective Chief Inspector working for the Sûreté du Québec, who works out of an office in Saint-Jérôme, Quebec.  Roméo is a workaholic and has little to no personal life. He loves to read, and is a … Continue reading

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“Here She Lies” by Kerena Swan – Book Review

Prequel novella to the novel “Blood Loss” which introduces DI Dave Paton and his son Tommy. Harry was nineteen when his mother died. His sister Stacie was ten. Feeling unable to cope with acting as parent, Stacie was put into … Continue reading

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“Cold Woods” by Karen Katchur – Book Review

Trisha moved from Chicago to the small Pennsylvania slate town when she was ten years old. She moved there with her mother and Lester, her stepfather, who was an abusive drunk. She quickly made friends with two girls from her … Continue reading

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“Treacherous Strand” by Andrea Carter – Book Review #ReadingIrelandMonth21

This mystery, the second in a series set in Inishowen, is a well written mystery with likeable characters.  The protagonist is Ben O’Keeffe a country solicitor.  Her law practice is the most northerly solicitor’s office in Ireland. ‘Ben’ is short … Continue reading

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“An Unwanted Guest” by Shari Lapena – Book Review

The ten guests that are staying at Mitchell’s Inn in the Catskills all have their own personal and diverse reasons for being there. Criminal defense attorney David Paley is there to unwind from a stressful career and to escape the … Continue reading

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“Dead End” by Rachel Lynch – Book Review

DI Kelly Porter is faced with two important cases in this, the third novel in the series. An elderly Earl, at first thought to have commit suicide, is now deemed a homicide AND two young girls have gone missing from … Continue reading

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Love Crime Fiction? Looking to start a new series? #CrimeFiction #TBR #policeprocedural

Despite the fact that I’ve already got several series on the go, my radar is always attuned to crime/police procedural series that sound interesting. I’ve got quite a few series that I’m very anxious to read. In case you also … Continue reading

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“Nighthawking” by Russ Thomas – Book Review

From Wikipedia: Nighthawking is the theft of archaeological artifacts from protected archaeological sites and areas under the cover of darkness, most commonly by members of the public with the use of a commercial metal detector. This sequel to the author’s … Continue reading

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“The Syndicate Six Murder” by Geoffrey Osborne – Book Review

Set in the prestigious police college  Bramshill House, the ‘syndicate‘ in this case refers to a course – as courses at Bramshill were all numbered and called syndicates.  Syndicate Six are all high ranking officers who are taking a ‘senior … Continue reading

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“Epitaph” by Anita Waller – Book Review

Before starting out on a much deserved holiday with her best friend Wendy Lucas, Doris Lester discovers that her late husband had fathered a child with his mistress. Doris and Wendy had planned to enjoy the countryside, traveling throughout the … Continue reading

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“The Last Thread” by Ray Britain – Book Review

“The Last Thread puts the reader in the driving seat of a complex murder investigation with all the political and operational pressures that investigations engage.” In addition to his paid supervisory role, DCI Doug Sterling works as an unpaid negotiator … Continue reading

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“The Descent” by Matt Brolly – Book Review

DI Louise Blackwell – 39 years old, unmarried, and lonely. She recently had a severe career setback at her previous posting in Bristol due to a betrayal from a co-worker. Now, she lives in the seaside town of Weston-super-Mare and … Continue reading

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Crime and Mystery fiction that is in the Public Domain

What is Public Domain? The public domain consists of all the creative work to which no exclusive intellectual property rights apply. A public-domain book is a book with no copyright, a book that was created without a license, or a … Continue reading

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“The Butterfly House” by Katrine Engberg – Book Review

“Lies tend to settle over the heart like plastic wrap. They make it hard for the love to breathe.” The fountains of Copenhagen are holding more than just water. Dead bodies are being dumped in fountains throughout the city. The … Continue reading

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