Tag Archives: crime fiction

“Double Deceit” by Julienne Brouwers – Book Review

The premise is intriguing. Jennifer Smits and her husband Oliver have gone away for the weekend for a break in attempts to heal the rifts in their marriage. However, Oliver goes for a walk after a row, and then is … 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 Affair” (a short story) by Emma Kavanagh – Book Review @EmmaLK #ShortStory

A couple have been found dead in their living room. Was it a simple domestic misunderstanding or is there more to it than meets the eye…? This Kindle freebie short story introduces journalist Charlie (Charlotte) Solomon who works for the … 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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“Deadly Cry” by Angela Marsons – Book Review

D.I. Kim Stone – An acerbic, brusque, and driven young woman who works as a Detective Inspector for the West Midlands Police, the second largest police force in the country. She is socially inept, and has been known to break … 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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“His & Hers” by Alice Feeney – Book Review

“There are at least two sides to every story: Yours and mine. Ours and theirs. His and hers. Which means someone is always lying.” HIS – Detective Inspector Jack Harper is head of the ‘Major Crime Team’ in a rural … Continue reading

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“Who’s There?” by Kerena Swan – Book Review

I’ll briefly introduce a few of the principal characters for you: Arnold Eastwood – born with Downs Syndrome, he is trusting, vulnerable and in many ways an innocent. His favourite things to do are keeping things neat, watching Clint Eastwood … Continue reading

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“The Lost Children” by Theresa Talbot – Book Review

“But happiness is a fragile thing.” Glasgow, Scotland 2000 – Oonagh O’Neil is small, slim, in her mid-thirties, and having an affair with a married man. An only child, she is still grieving for her father who died two years … Continue reading

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“Bitter Orange” by Claire Fuller – Book Review

“Pain as well as joy makes us who we are.” Frances Jellico 1969 – nearing her fortieth birthday, she is socially inept and has never experienced love, or even a man’s attentions.  She left her place at Oxford to take … Continue reading

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“A Song of Isolation” by Micheal J. Malone – Book Review

This book features three main protagonists: Dave – a young man who works as an accountant and is the live-in partner of a movie star. He is fearful that his relationship is precarious and that the love of his life … Continue reading

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“A Coin for the Hangman” by Ralph Spurrier – Book Review

Ralph Spurrier – (yes,the author uses his own name as the bookseller in the novel), is an antiquarian bookseller who buys an entire collection of books from an estate sale. Within this collection he discovers not only the property of … Continue reading

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“Grave’s End” by William Shaw – Book Review

Alex Cupidi lives in the atmospheric locale of Dungeness in Kent. She works for the Kent Serious Crime Directorate. A single mother of a seventeen year old daughter, Zoë, Alex faces challenges in both her work and her home life. … Continue reading

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“The Big Chill” by Doug Johnstone – Book Review

“It’s easy to be moral if those morals aren’t tested.” We pick up six months after the events of the first book in the Skelfs series, “Dark Matter”. The Skelfs have two businesses which they run out of their large … 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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