Category Archives: 1st in series

“Blood Loss” by Kerena Swan – Book Review

DI Paton is 48 years old and married to Wendy, who suffers from severe depression. He is the father to a teenage boy named Tommy who has Down’s Syndrome. Paton has recently moved to Perthshire, Scotland from England and is … Continue reading

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“An Eye For An Eye” by Carol Wyer – Book Review

D.I. Kate Young – is in her mid-thirties and heads a specialized crime unit for the Staffordshire Police based in Stoke-On-Trent. Earlier in the year Kate underwent a very traumatic experience when a gunman opened fire in a train resulting … Continue reading

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“Shallow Ground” by Andy Maslen – Book Review

Set in and around Salisbury in Wiltshire, England, this novel introduces the Detective Inspector Henry Ford police procedural series. D.I. Henry Ford – newly promoted to the rank of Detective Inspector, Ford is keen to prove that he has earned … Continue reading

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“In Dark Water” by Lynne McEwan – Book Review

Detective Inspector Shona Oliver is a busy woman with many irons in the fire. Recently moved to Dumfries, Scotland from London, she is married and the mother of a teenage daughter. She lives in a beautiful location overlooking the Solway … Continue reading

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“Web Of Lies” by Sally Rigby – Book Review

“Web Of Lies” is the first novel in the Detective Sebastian Clifford crime series. Detective Sebastian Clifford – the 38 year old second son of Viscount Worthington, Seb comes from a wealthy and influential background. As his elder brother is … Continue reading

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“Games People Play” by Owen Mullen – Book Review

Mark Hamilton, his wife Jennifer and year old daughter Lily are having a day out at the seaside in Ayr, which is about an hour from Glasgow. Just before they are due to go home, Jennifer decides to take one … Continue reading

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“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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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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“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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“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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“Truth and Lies” by Caroline Mitchell – Book Review

“It’s hard to accept the truth, isn’t it? When lies are all you want to hear”. D.I. Amy Winter – adopted at the age of four by the policeman who arrested her parents for their notorious deeds. A respected policeman, … Continue reading

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“The Crossing” by Matt Brolly – Book Review

DI Louise Blackwell – 38 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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“Buried” by Lynda La Plante – Book Review

D.S. Jack Warr – 36 years old, recently moved to the London Metropolitan Police from Devon. He moved so that his partner Maggie could pursue her career goals as a physician.  Jack himself has little ambition, though he is loaded … Continue reading

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“Red Means Run” by Brad Smith – Book Review

I originally reviewed this title on January 2nd, 2012. Back then, I didn’t have many followers so the book didn’t get any attention. I thought that since Lume Books have taken over the Endeavor Press catalog, I would try to … Continue reading

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“A Bad, Bad, Thing” by Elena Forbes – Book Review

Eve West is a beautiful, petite, Detective Inspector working for London’s Metropolitan Police.  She is a very private person whose past holds many secrets.  She suffers from insomnia. Though she doesn’t have a serious relationship with anyone, she is having … Continue reading

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