Category Archives: Thriller

The Kill Room by Jeffery Deaver

Robert Moreno, an American citizen in the Bahamas, is assassinated – murdered by a near-impossible shot, apparently on the orders of the US government. Moreno was suspected of planning a terrorist strike on US soil, but the evidence for that … Continue reading

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XO by Jeffery Deaver

Kayleigh Towne is the latest star of the Country music scene. Basically think Taylor Swift and you’re not far away. Edwin Sharp is her biggest fan, sending her letters signed “XO”. Lots of letters. All declaring his undying love for … Continue reading

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Dead Scared by S J Bolton

DC Lacey Flint, still recovering from the events of Now You See Me, is contacted by boss and part-time love interest DI Mark Joesbury with an assignment. Go to St John’s College at Cambridge University, pretending to be a student, … Continue reading

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Now You See Me by S J Bolton

London, present day. DC Lacey Flint has an obsession with the long-unsolved mystery of Jack the Ripper, but has yet to be involved in a murder case. But when a dying woman accosts her in the street, she is engulfed … Continue reading

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Birthdays For The Dead by Stuart MacBride

A girl disappears just before her thirteenth birthday. One year later, a birthday card is sent to her parents, containing a photograph of their daughter. As the years go by, the photographs appear with unerring regularity. And in each picture, … Continue reading

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Good As Dead by Mark Billingham

Mark Billingham, a former television comedy writer, has, since written ten best-selling crime novels featuring DI Tom Thorne – well, sort of ten, as Thorne also appears in a small role in Billingham’s apparently standalone thriller, In The Dark. I … Continue reading

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Waterloo Sunset by Martin Edwards

IN MEMORY Harry Devlin Died Suddenly Liverpool Midsummer’s Eve Harry Devlin, a Liverpudlian lawyer, receives his own obituary in an anonymous envelope – apparently he is to die in six days time. Meanwhile, he is sucked into the events surrounding … Continue reading

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Edge by Jeffery Deaver

Corte – no christian name, just Corte – is a “shepherd”. Working for a secretive government agency, he protects witnesses, ensuring that they reach their destinations safely. Henry Loving is a “lifter” – hired by an unknown party, he will … Continue reading

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Raven Black by Ann Cleeves

And so we continue the actual point of this blog – looking for a classic mystery amongst the multitude of crime fiction written today – with Raven Black by Ann Cleeves. Jimmy Perez is a recently returned native of Shetland, … Continue reading

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Falsehood In Advertising – Virals by Kathy Reichs

The last time that I put a book down after a disappointing first couple of chapters (The Holmes Affair by Graeme Moore), I didn’t post a review of it – after all, I’d only read about 30 pages of it. … Continue reading

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