Book reviews

I love reading books and discovering new authors. I will always post review on any book I finish.

I hope my reviews will help you discover new authors and novels to enjoy.


The Missing Nurse

The Missing Nurse by Roger Silverwood

3rd July 2020.  2 stars. The story starts with a patient murdering a nurse at an asylum twenty years ago and moves swiftly to 2002 and Detective Inspector Angel, a ...
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Once Gone Blake Pierce

Once Gone by Blake Pierce

28th June 2020.    4 stars Once Gone is the first novel in the series featuring FBI agent, Riley Pierce, and my first introduction to the character. A serial killer is ...
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The Felt Tip Murders by BL Faulkner

The Felt Tip Murders by BL Faulkner

27th June 2020.    5 stars. Another hugely entertaining story in the Serial Murder Squad series as the team pursues a killer who’s targeting the financial sector. Can DCS Palmer and ...
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Gone Daddy Gone by Cheryl Bradshaw

Gone Daddy Gone by Cheryl Bradshaw

23rd June 2020.  5 stars. I fairly zipped through this novel, which either means it’s a quick read or I couldn’t put it down. It’s probably both as once again ...
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The Jansson Tapes by Colin Garrow

The Jansson Tapes by Colin Garrow.

17th June 2020.   5 stars. With more than a gentle nod to The Rockford Files and The 39 Steps, Colin Garrow’s third offering in the Terry Bell series is the ...
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Succession by BL Faulkner

Succession by BL Faulkner

12th June 2020.  5 stars. The 11th outing with the Serial Murder Squad is another fast paced investigation that dips into the murky world of gangland crime. When members of ...
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Borderlands by LJ Ross

Borderlands by LJ Ross

11th June 2020.  3.5 stars. You’re always guaranteed and entertaining and enjoyable crime story from LJ Ross and the fourteenth books in the DCI Ryan series is no exception. This ...
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The Snow Killer

The Snow Killer by Ross Greenwood

4th June 2020.   4 stars. I enjoyed this story because it wasn’t populated by the usual traumatised police detectives that seem to be everywhere these days. The killer was also ...
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The Mermaids Singing

The Mermaids Singing by Val McDermid

2nd June 2020.   4 stars. One of the joys of crime fiction is the number of series available, whether by established or new authors. While many police procedurals are similar ...
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The Long Goodbye

The Long Goodbye by Raymond Chandler

27th May 2020.  3 stars. One of my missions this year is to read the works of well-known crime writers, both old and current. As I have a preference for ...
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No Simple Death

No Simple Death by Valerie Keogh

21st May 2020.   4 Stars I was drawn to this police procedural, set mainly in Dublin, by the quality of the writing when I read a sample. It wasn’t long ...
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Future Riches by BL Faulkner

Future Riches by BL Faulkner

15th May 2020.   5 stars. If you haven’t discovered the Serial Murder Squad series you’re in for a treat. I discovered the series last year and immediately took to DCS ...
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As the Crow Flies

As the Crow Flies by Damien Boyd

14th May 2020.  4 stars. It’s always interesting to try a new series and meet new characters and settings. I was drawn to this story by the volume of positive ...
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Murder on the Oxford Canal

Murder on the Oxford Canal by Faith Martin

13th May 2020.  3 stars. After finishing a novel, I like to wait a few days before writing a review. It can be a couple of days, or a couple ...
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Out of hte Sun by Robert Goddard

Out of the Sun by Robert Goddard

7th May 2020. 3.5 stars. Harry Barnett becomes the reluctant hero in this intellectual thriller about mathematics and higher dimensions. He discovers he has a son he knew nothing about ...
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Deadly Lies by Chris Collett

Deadly Lies by Chris Collett

6th May 2020.  5 stars. Sometimes it’s difficult to pinpoint why a story captures your imagination. At first glance, Deadly Lies is a gentle, unpretentious police procedural. DI Mariner is ...
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Rubbernecker by Belinda Bauer

Rubbernecker by Belinda Bauer

5th May 2020.   4 stars. When it comes to crime fiction I always enjoy something different from the often predictable police procedural and serial killer thrillers. And this story is ...
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10% Better by Dr Rob Yeung

10% Better by Dr Rob Yeung

18th April 2020.   5 stars. This book is so much better than the cover and title might lead you to believe. There are no bold claims to transform your life, ...
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