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I love reading and discovering new authors and series. It should come as no surprise that crime is my favourite read, particularly when there are so many inspiring authors, like Sue Grafton, Peter James, Rachel Amphlett, Robin Roughley, and LJ Ross, to name a few. I always review the books I enjoy to help others who may be interested.

Currently reading Dark Skies by LJ Ross.
Just finished reading Cragside by LJ Ross. Review to follow soon.


A Clerical Error

A Clerical Error by J New

4/5 stars. Good writing and storytelling kept me entertained from start to finish. Description When the crime scene is pure coincidence and there's no evidence, how do you prove it ...
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The Flesh of Trees

The Flesh of Trees by Kath Middleton

5/5 stars. Beautifully crafted and populated with believable characters you root for. Description “Don’t play in the Green Wood. Children disappear in there!” All her life, twelve year-old Sylvie Hummel ...
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One to Watch

One to Watch by Rachel Amphlett

5/5 stars. I’m enjoying this series more with each book. The cases are highly original, driven by twisting plots that keep you hooked and guessing to the final pages. Description ...
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Y is for Yesterday

Y is for Yesterday by Sue Grafton

4/5 stars. It’s sad that this will be Kinsey’s last adventure, but she bows out with her head held high at the end of a remarkable series. Description The darkest ...
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The Good Mother

The Good Mother by Karen Osman

3/5 stars. The plot and the twist placed constraints on the way the story was told, draining much of the tension and suspense from it. Description How far would you ...
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Sycamore Gap

Sycamore Gap by LJ Ross

5/5 stars. Absorbing, well-written, beautifully crafted and filled with characters you care about, Sycamore Gap is crime fiction with a heart. Description THE EXPLOSIVE SEQUEL TO THE UK #1 BESTSELLER ...
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Not Dead Enough

Not Dead Enough by Peter James

5/5 stars. I hope Peter James enjoyed writing this story as much as I enjoyed reading it. Description Appearances can be deceptive; but the truth is a dangerous thing ...
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The Missing Children

The Missing Children by MA Comley

3/5 stars. The story had a decent pace and plenty of drama as it flicked between the police and the abductors of the children. Description The first gripping thriller in ...
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Tethered to the Dead

Tethered to the Dead by Robin Roughley

5/5 stars. Tethered to the Dead is delivered with wit and verve, making this an exciting read with a lead character you can’t help rooting for in both his professional ...
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Will to Live by Rachel Amphlett

5/5 stars. The story flies along like an express train, packed with suspense, excitement and twists as it races towards the exciting and satisfying climax. Description When a packed commuter ...
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A Narrow Victory by Faith Martin

3/5 stars. I liked the intriguing murder and plot, which was well developed, offering little in the way of suspects, but plenty of frustration for the investigators. Description Once again, ...
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Fifty Years of Fear by Ross Greenwood

December 2017 4/5 stars. Ross Greenwood’s a talented, thoughtful writer, who brings to life the rather sad story of Vincent, who suffers many tragedies and challenges during the course of ...
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Looking Good Dead

Looking Good Dead by Peter James

December 2017 5/5 stars. Peter James’ meticulous research is legendary, creating a world filled with memorable characters and authentic detail Description One single act of kindness becomes an endless reign ...
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Scared to Death by Rachel Amphlett

5/5 stars. The story not only kept me interested from start to finish, but I enjoyed the dashes of humour. Description When the body of a snatched schoolgirl is found ...
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Beneath the Ink – Kath Middleton

November 2017 5/5 stars. Ingenious, imaginative and skilfully told with a touch of dark humour, this story shows you what can happen when science loses control. Description When Lisa accompanies ...
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Lost in the Lake – AJ Waines

November 2017 4/5 stars. Both characters were sympathetically drawn were entirely credible, adding a solid backbone to an enjoyable read. Description She came at first for answers…now she’s back for ...
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Honour Bound by Alaric Bond

October 2017 5/5 stars. This is a great story, filled with engaging characters, action and conflict and historical details that brings the whole tale alive Description Satisfied that he has ...
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Confronting the Hostile by Joy Mutter

September 2017 4/5 stars. Written with great wit, humour and style, Joy Mutter’s down to earth writing makes the unusual seem perfectly normal. Description A retired Irish superintendent and his ...
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