Tag Archives: police procedurals

“Under A Veiled Moon” by Karen Odden – Book Review

Scotland Yard Inspector Michael Corravan – an Irishman in his thirties, Michael has twelve years experience of policing. He had a challenging childhood because his mother went missing when he was only eleven – leaving him to fend for himself. … Continue reading

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R.I.P. Peter Robinson (1950-2022)

This week I was saddened to learn that one of my favourite novelists passed away on October 4th.  You can read Peter Robinson’s obituary as published in the Guardian. Back in 1988, when my children were tiny, I belonged to … Continue reading

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“Whale Fall” by Ann Lambert – Book Review

Roméo Leduc – is a Detective Chief Inspector of homicide working for the Sûreté du Québec, who works out of an office in Saint-Jérôme, Quebec.  Roméo is a workaholic who loves to read, loves classical music, is a vegetarian, and has … Continue reading

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“Without The Moon” by Cathi Unsworth – Book Review

WITHOUT THE MOON, based on a true crime that occurred during the dark days of February 1942, was also longlisted for the 2016 Gordon Burn Prize and made The Times’ Crime Book of the Month on publication. Anyone who is … Continue reading

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“Night Shadows” by Eva Björg Ægisdóttir – Book Review

Night Shadows is the third novel in the FORBIDDEN ICELAND series The Icelandic Police team of criminal investigators include: Hörður Höskuldsson – leader of the Akranes Criminal Investigation Division. With many local connections, he is in charge of the entire … Continue reading

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“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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“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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“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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“What Hides Beneath” (a D.C.I. Bone novella) – Book Review

This crime novella introduces D.C.I. Duncan Bone, a police officer working in the Campsie Fells area of Scotland. He is married to Alice, and has a three year old son. Bone drives a 1996 green Saab.The case – a body … Continue reading

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Teaser Tuesday – May 17, 2022 #NewBook #TeaserTuesday #TheCompanion @LesleyjmThomson @HoZ_Books

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 17, 2022 I … Continue reading

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