Book reviews

I enjoy discovering new authors as much as reading new books by my favourites.

You shouldn’t be surprised to discover I love crime fiction, especially when there are so many great authors and books to choose from.

I hope my reviews will give you an insight into the book and why it might be one you’d enjoy.

Currently reading You are Dead by Peter James


Longstone

Longstone by LJ Ross

22nd April 2019 – 4 stars. I’m glad the team were back in Northumbria for this murder investigation involving a Viking shipwreck that costs Iain Tucker his life. In steps ...
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Black Diamond Death

Black Diamond Death by Cheryl Bradshaw

21st April 2019 – 4 stars. Having already read and thoroughly enjoyed #6 in the series, I was keen to go back to the beginning to see where it all ...
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More Equal than Others

More Equal than Others by Robin Roughley

9th April 2019 - 5 stars. You’re guaranteed an imaginative plot that will twist and turn and twist again when you join DS Lasser on another investigation. In this case, ...
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Panic Room

Panic Room by Robert Goddard

22nd March 2019 – 4 stars. This is my kind of book. Ordinary people, drawn into a dense, intriguing mystery that keeps you guessing till the final moments when all ...
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Want You Dead by Peter James

Want You Dead by Peter James

18th March 2019 - 4 stars. I have thoroughly enjoyed all the previous Roy Grace novels, getting to know the characters, loving the inventive plots and twists and attention to ...
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Hard Fall

Hard Fall by Phil Reade

28th February 2019 – 3 stars. The author’s narrated style attracted me to try the book and kept me turning the pages as the story slowly unfolded among the dark, ...
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Dead Mans Time

Dead Man’s Time by Peter James

25th February 2019 - 5 stars. I love the Roy Grace series because you can rely on Peter James to deliver a classy crime thriller with an intriguing, well-researched plot, ...
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An Accidental Death

An Accidental Death by Peter Grainger

18th February 2019 - 4 stars. If you like your crime character driven with an absorbing plot, then you should enjoy the first in the DC Smith series, set in ...
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A Room Full of Killers

A Room Full of Killers by Michael Wood

14th February 2019 – 4 stars. I loved the first two books in the series. Outside Looking In was outstanding and my favourite read of 2018, making it a tough ...
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CXVI

CXVI by Angie Smith

28th January 2019 – 4 stars. Suspend disbelief and prepare to be taken on a ride filled with twists and turns, humour and escapism. If like me, you enjoy conspiracy ...
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The Hermitage

The Hermitage by LJ Ross

27th January 2019 - 4 stars. I always enjoy the DCI Ryan stories because I love the main characters, the way they work together and the complex, usually original crimes ...
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The Lie by CL Taylor

The Lie by CL Taylor

8th January 2019 – 5 stars. I haven’t enjoyed a psychological thriller this much since I read Joy Fielding’s, See Jane Run, over 20 years ago. The breakdown of friendship ...
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The Body in the Dales

The Body in the Dales by JR Ellis

31st December 2018 – 4 stars I enjoyed The Body in the Dales, the first in a series featuring Yorkshire detective Jim Oldroyd. The gentle pace, the evocative setting of ...
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Revenge of the Hooded Claw

The Watson Letters Vol 4: The Revenge of the Hooded Claw by Colin Garrow

26th December 2018 – 5 stars. The best spoofs remain faithful to the concept of the original, while adding a new, often irreverent treatment. In this case, we have classic ...
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Caught Harlan Coben

Caught by Harlan Coben

23rd December 2018 – 5 stars The author’s distinctive voice and style immediately drew me into this complex, twisting story that kept me hooked and guessing to the final pages ...
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Not Dead Yet

Not Dead Yet by Peter James

4th December 2018 – 5/5 stars. Peter James always comes up with original plots that entertain, intrigue and delight. This time, it’s the world of the superstar singer/actor that gets ...
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Seven Bridges

Seven Bridges by LJ Ross

21st November 2018 – 4/5 stars Once again, the author delivers another terrific story, filled with tension, suspense and superlative writing as someone starts blowing up the bridges over the ...
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Outside Looking In

Outside Looking In by Michael Wood

19th November 2018 – 5/5 stars. Every once in a while a story comes along that blows your socks off. It’s not just the story that stands out from the ...
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