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Move over "Brown" there’s a new sheriff in town and his name is Toyne – Simon Toyne!

A figure dressed in a hooded green cloth stands resolute, a thousa
Apr 10, 2011
Apr 08, 2011
The Last 10 Seconds. Simon Kernick
As with many of the books I’ve read and reviewed this year “The Last 10 Seconds” is my first introduction to author Simon Kernick and as the title elu ...more
Nov 09, 2010
Nov 07, 2010
The Burning Soul (Charlie Parker, #10)
Randall Haight has a secret: when he was a teenager, he and his friend killed a 14-year-old girl.

Randall did his time and built a new life in the smal
Aug 21, 2011
Aug 19, 2011
The Turin Shroud Secret
I’ve just spent the better part of two days reading Sam Christer’s second novel – The Turin Shroud Secret – and I have to say it was two well spent da ...more
Feb 24, 2012
Feb 23, 2012
Midnight (Jack Nightingale, #2)
Stephen Leather, you clever clever man – what a truly magnificent way to kick off a brand new year – welcome to 2011!

My first introduction to Stephen
Jan 02, 2011
Dec 31, 2010
The Fallen Angel (Nic Costa, #9)
When I began reviewing books in August last year, one of my main goals was to challenge myself and explore titles I wouldn’t normally read – on the wh ...more
Feb 2011
Jan 29, 2011
The Roots of Betrayal (Clarenceux, #2)
1564: Catholic herald William Harley, Clarenceux King of Arms, is the custodian of a highly dangerous document. When it is stolen, Clarenceux immediat ...more
Oct 15, 2011
Oct 13, 2011
Tripwire  (Jack Reacher, #3)
Jack Reacher returns in this his third outing as the enigmatic, no-nonsense maverick courtesy of bestselling author Lee Child. His first two books Kil ...more
Oct 03, 2010
Oct 01, 2010
Perfect People
John and Naomi are grieving the death of their four-year-old son from a rare genetic disorder. They desperately want another child, but they realize t ...more
Oct 22, 2011
Oct 19, 2011
The Reversal (Harry Bosch, #16; Mickey Haller, #3)
For as long as I can remember, I’ve always loved courtroom dramas; in fact I’ll go as far to say I grew up on them. There’s just something enticing an ...more
Sep 22, 2010
Sep 19, 2010
**spoiler alert** Epitaph by Shaun Hutson isn’t for the faint hearted! An incredibly faced paced horror-thriller. Epitaph is a story of revenge, child ...more
Oct 15, 2010
Oct 13, 2010
A Capital Crime (DI Ted Stratton, #3)
My first introduction to Laura Wilson, “A Capital Crime” is one of the most intriguing books I’ve had the pleasure to read this year. Set in the early ...more
Nov 30, 2010
Nov 28, 2010
The Burning Wire (Lincoln Rhyme, #9)
A couple of months ago I was introduced to Jeffrey Deaver’s writing via the wonderful standalone “Edge”, a bold and imaginative thriller, and haven’t ...more
Apr 07, 2011
Apr 04, 2011
The Confession
Since I began reviewing books earnestly in early August, I can count on one hand the books that have caused me to lose valuable beauty sleep (and I me ...more
Oct 22, 2010
Oct 19, 2010
The Cypress House. by Michael Koryta
I’ve just finished reading Michael Koryta’s latest spine-chilling thriller called “Cypress House”, a novel that spans 57 chapters and split into five ...more
Mar 20, 2011
Mar 17, 2011
Bryant and May and the Memory of Blood (Bryant & May, # 9)
On a rainswept London night, the wealthy unscrupulous Robert Kramer hosts a party in his penthouse just off Trafalgar Square. But something is wrong. ...more
Oct 06, 2011
Oct 02, 2011
The Accident
The Accident by Chris Pavone, to use a well known football analogy, is a game of two halves. That said, given that the book is predominately set in th ...more
Mar 02, 2014
Feb 28, 2014
Wink Murder
“Wink Murder” - an intriguing title just begging to be read. Picking up the book I wasn’t sure what to expect given Wink Murder is Ali Knight’s debut ...more
Apr 2011
Mar 29, 2011
The Priest
Weighing in at a hefty 500 pages, Gerard O’Donovan’s “The Priest” is a captivating and fast paced thriller that will leave you begging for more. Witho ...more
Oct 19, 2010
Oct 16, 2010
The Accident
Glen Barber's life has just spiralled out of control. His wife's car is found at the scene of a drunk-driving accident that took three lives. Not only ...more
Sep 08, 2011
Sep 10, 2011
The Cold Kiss
Damn you Rector, damn you! I should have known I was in for a treat when I began reading John Rector’s “The Cold Kiss”. The jacket cover is enticing a ...more
Sep 28, 2010
Sep 25, 2010
Before The Poison
Through years of success in Hollywood composing music for Oscar-winning films, Chris Lowndes always imagined he would come full circle, home to Yorksh ...more
Aug 18, 2011
Aug 14, 2011
Ghostman (Jack White, #1)
Ghostman by Roger Hobbs is a remarkable debut title. Published by Doubleday/Transworld it is astonishing, breath-taking, electrifying and everything i ...more
Jan 31, 2013
Jan 27, 2013
Hit Me (Keller, #5)
Full review on the blog -

2013 is starting to shape up as a “pick up a book and be surprised” year. There have
Feb 24, 2013
Feb 19, 2013
Beneath Hill 60
**spoiler alert** On the 7th June, 1917 nineteen massive mines erupted beneath the Messines Ridge, smashing open the German frontline. It was the larg ...more
Sep 26, 2010
Sep 22, 2010
The Dying Hours (Tom Thorne, #11)
There’s a reason why Mark Billingham is one of the most acclaimed and popular writers in crime fiction today – he’s bloody good. Simples! He never fai ...more
Jan 23, 2014
Jan 18, 2014
Envy the Night
Written and published in 2009 Envy the Night hits all the right spots and once again Michael Koryta just happens to nail his imagery to the flag post. ...more
Dec 31, 2013
Dec 31, 2013
Red Wolf
Red Wolf by Liza Marklund is the fifth title in a series which follows the trials and tribulations of Annika Bengzton a crime reporter for the Evening ...more
Oct 02, 2010
Sep 24, 2010
Judgement and Wrath (Joe Hunter, #2)
Judgement & Wrath is the second book in Matt Hilton’s Joe Hunter series and my third review of the action series. Having reviewed Cut and Run (Joe ...more
Oct 13, 2010
Oct 09, 2010
The Lazarus Vault
The Lazarus Vault by Tom Harper, current chair of the CWA (Crime Writer’s Association), is a wonderful adventure spanning eight centuries beginning in ...more
Oct 28, 2010
Oct 19, 2010