Tag Archives: crime fiction

“In Bitter Chill” by Sarah Ward – Book Review

DC Connie Childs – is a policewoman with a tiny stature but with an attitude that more than makes up for it. She knows the Derbyshire area well because it is her home county. She works with her instincts and … Continue reading

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“The Necklace” by Matt Witten – Book Review

Susan Lentigo – Twenty years ago Susan’s seven year old daughter Amy was brutally raped and murdered. She is stuck in a sort of limbo. She still lives in the same house, has the same poorly paid waitressing job, only … Continue reading

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“Local Gone Missing” by Fiona Barton – Book Review

Detective Inspector Elise King has had her world turned upside down. Her longstanding partner, Hugh, has left her for another woman – then, she received a diagnosis that she has breast cancer. Now, still on sick leave and irrevocably changed … Continue reading

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Teaser Tuesday – June 7, 2022 #NewBook #TeaserTuesday #TheOtherGuest @HelenCooper85 @HodderBooks

My Tuesday post where I’ll ‘tease‘ you with the cover, blurb, and first paragraph of one of the advanced reader’s copies from my own TBR. This book is a title I downloaded from NetGalley. Today, Tuesday June 7, 2022 I … Continue reading

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“Unhinged” by Thomas Enger and Jørn Lier Horst – Book Review

translated from the Norwegian by Megan Turney This police procedural, set in Oslo, Norway, is the third to feature policeman Alexander Blix and blogger/journalist Emma Ramm. Blix is 48 years old and a Detective Chief Inspector of the Homicide division … Continue reading

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“Not Safe After Dark: and other stories” by Peter Robinson – Book Review

Anthology of 19 short, crime fiction stories + one DCI Banks novella: 1) Summer Rain (an Inspector Banks story) – a young American man goes into the police station saying he witnessed a crime in the 1960s. He believes in … Continue reading

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Teaser Tuesday – May 24, 2022 #NewBook #TeaserTuesday #LocalGoneMissing @figbarton @BerkleyPub

My Tuesday post where I’ll ‘tease‘ you with the cover, blurb, and first paragraph of one of the advanced reader’s copies from my own TBR. This book is a title I downloaded from NetGalley. Today, Tuesday May 24, 2022 I … Continue reading

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“Her Child’s Cry” by S.A. Dunphy – Book Review

Jessie Boyle – is a 45 year old perfectionist, who works as a Criminal Behaviourist for the Irish Police. Jessie is over six feet tall, is single, and a workaholic. Jessie’s longtime friend, Dawn Wilson, is now the Police Commissioner … Continue reading

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“The Dark Tide” by Simon McCleave – Book Review

Setting – Isle of Anglesey, in Wales, is 260 square miles of stunning scenery with mountains, lakes, and beaches. It is an island steeped in Arthurian legend, and folklore, with a dark history of Roman and Viking invasion. Laura Hart … Continue reading

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“A Dead Man’s Eyes” by Lori Duffy Foster – Book Review

Lisa Jamison – an investigative journalist in her hometown of Seneca Springs, New York. She is only in her early thirties, but has a sixteen year old daughter, whom she adores. She was a teenage runaway who became pregnant at … Continue reading

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