Tag Archives: police procedurals

“A Murder Of Crows” by Ian Skewis – Book Review @unbounders @IanSkewis #AMurderOfCrows #BookReview

DCI Jack Russell – a policeman working the final case of a long career. He is due to retire soon. He is somewhat estranged from his wife as they could never really communicate after they both suffered a profound loss. … Continue reading

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“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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“Bitter Edge” by Rachel Lynch – Book Review

DI Kelly Porter is faced with an important case in this, the fourth novel in the series. Jenna Fraser, a sixteen year old athlete, has jumped from a cliff in the Peaks. With everything to live for, Kelly is distraught … 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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“Sarah’s List” by Elizabeth Gunn – Book Review

This is the seventh installment in the Sarah Burke police procedural series set in Tucson, Arizona. Though I did not read any of the previous titles, the author included enough of the back story that “Sarah’s List” read well as … Continue reading

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“Smoke Screen” 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 second to feature policeman Alexander Blix and blogger/journalist Emma Ramm. Blix is a twenty year veteran of the Oslo police. Shortly after his career … Continue reading

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“Outside Looking In” by Michael Wood – Book Review

“When you’re on the outside looking in you see things a lot differently.” DCI Matilda Darke is well named, for this is a woman who is in a dark place. It is almost the first anniversary of her beloved husband’s … Continue reading

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“Darkest Night” by Jenny O’Brien – Book Review

DS Gaby Darin is now settled in Pembrokeshire, Wales after a difficult work-related experience in Swansea. Gaby is starting out again at a new police station  – this time in Llandudno. She has bought herself a small cottage that needs … 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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“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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“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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