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Believing the Lie (Inspector Lynley, #17)
3.78
it was ok
Elizabeth George is a writer whose fortunes, I think, have waxed and waned. I’ve been reading her for years, pretty much since she published her first ...more
Jan 13, 2012
Jan 14, 2012
 
A Dark Redemption (Carrigan and Miller, #1)
3.78
really liked it
Stav Sherez’s first book, The Devil’s Playground, was a fascinating glimpse of the Amsterdam underworld and a tale of far-right violence spanning from ...more
not set
Feb 17, 2012
 
Crash Land
3.51
it was amazing
Excellent writing as I've come to expect from Johnstone. Orkney comes alive in this tense thriller.
not set
Oct 27, 2016
 
A Place of Execution
4.10
it was amazing
Review: Val McDermid – A Place of Execution
December 22, 2011 by Sarah | Edit

When I gave Val McDermid’s The Retribution a somewhat lukewarm review rec
...more
not set
Dec 22, 2011
 
The Holy Thief
3.69
really liked it
At the book’s heart is Captain Alexei Korolev of the Moscow Militia CID. When a girl is found murdered in a deconsecrated Moscow church, he struggles ...more
Apr 24, 2012
Apr 30, 2012
 
The Crossing Places (Ruth Galloway, #1)
3.87
really liked it
Dr Ruth Galloway is a forensic archaeologist at a Norfolk university where she specialises in ancient bones. In her late thirties and slightly overwei ...more
not set
Feb 23, 2012
 
The Murder Wall (DCI Kate Daniels, #1)
3.66
liked it
The Murder Wall by Mari Hannah is a debut police procedural set in the North East of England. The book opens with the double murder in a church of a y ...more
May 11, 2012
May 17, 2012
 
The Burning Gates (Makana, #4)
3.93
really liked it
Parker Bilal’s The Ghost Runner was in my top five reads of 2014. It was an evocative tale of despair and revenge set in the Egyptian desert. For The ...more
Feb 25, 2015
Feb 25, 2015
 
The Bat
3.56
it was amazing
Harry hole is sent to Australia to investigate the murder of Inger Holter, a Norwegian girl who was briefly famous in Norway as a children’s TV presen ...more
not set
Oct 13, 2012
 
Someone Else's Skin
3.81
really liked it
The misery of domestic violence has occasionally been depicted in crime fiction but it’s a subject that’s difficult to read about. There’s enough viol ...more
not set
Jul 12, 2014
 
Victims (Alex Delaware, #27)
3.94
it was ok
There has always been a fair amount of gore in Kellerman’s books but this one in particular was particularly gruesome. Vita Berlin is a malicious and ...more
not set
Mar 07, 2012
 
A Room Full of Bones (Ruth Galloway, #4)
3.89
really liked it
A Room Full of Bones is the fourth book by Elly Griffiths featuring forensic archaeologist Dr Ruth Galloway and Norfolk Detective Chief Inspector Harr ...more
Mar 22, 2012
Mar 23, 2012
 
Before I Go to Sleep
3.87
liked it
The story is fairly well known, but in summary the female protagonist, Christine, wakes up every morning and has to begin her life all over again. She ...more
Aug 06, 2012
Aug 06, 2012
 
A Simple Act Of Violence
3.75
really liked it
R J Ellory is a writer who has been hovering on the edge of my consciousness for a while. I fancied reading his books but wasn’t really sure where to ...more
not set
Feb 08, 2012
 
V Is for Vengeance
3.93
really liked it
V is for Vengeance is set as usual in the fictional town of Santa Teresa. The book starts with the killing of a young college student who borrows mone ...more
Jan 18, 2012
Jan 16, 2012
 
Black Skies
3.70
it was amazing
The last book by Arnaldur Indridason, Outrage, saw the usual protagonist of the series, detective Erlunder disappear for an extended leave of absence ...more
not set
Jun 25, 2012
 
The Mask of Glass
3.71
liked it
Many of us have a day dream where we change our appearance and see if those that we are close to are able to recognise us. What will be the feature th ...more
not set
Jan 22, 2012
 
Watching the Dark (Inspector Banks, #20)
3.96
really liked it
The book opens with the cross-bow killing of a British policeman, Bill Reid, in a rehabilitation centre. When police search through his room they find ...more
not set
Aug 30, 2012
 
Höstoffer
3.48
liked it
Autumn Killing is the third book in the Malin Fors series by Mons Kallentoft. The series so far has been distinguished by excellent characterisation a ...more
not set
Oct 08, 2012
 
Claire DeWitt and the City of the Dead
3.66
really liked it
Sometimes you come to a book with absolutely no expectations whatsoever. I picked up City of the Dead by Sara Gran in a second-hand book stall and it ...more
not set
Feb 05, 2012
 
Kind of Cruel (Spilling CID, #7)
3.58
really liked it
Amber Hewerdine visits a hypnotherapist in an attempt to cure her insomnia brought on my the death of her best friend, Sharon, in a fire. Amber and he ...more
not set
Aug 11, 2012
 
The Lewis Man (The Lewis Trilogy, #2)
4.20
really liked it
The Lewis Man is the second book in the trilogy by Peter May set on the Isle of Lewis. After the excellent The Black House, I was looking forward to t ...more
not set
Mar 22, 2012
 
A Trace of Smoke (Hannah Vogel, #1)
3.85
really liked it
Historical crime fiction can be a problematic area for me as the quality varies widely. It’s a genre that has expanded considerably over the last deca ...more
not set
Apr 13, 2012
 
Death Comes to Pemberley
3.21
really liked it
PD James has been a staple of my reading since I was a teenager. My introduction to her was Shroud for a Nightingale which has remained my favourite a ...more
Dec 29, 2011
Dec 29, 2011
 
The Brotherhood
3.45
it was amazing
Review: Y A Erskine – The Brotherhood

April 30, 2012 by Sarah | Edit

Tasmania is a region I know little about but which conjures up images of beautiful
...more
not set
Apr 30, 2012
 
Waiting for Sunrise
3.55
liked it
Waiting for Sunrise is the story of Lysander Rief, an actor and son of a famous British stage legend and an Austrian mother. Engaged to be married, he ...more
not set
Mar 07, 2012
 
Track of the Cat (Anna Pigeon, #1)
3.86
really liked it
Nevada Barr is a former national park ranger whose jobs included a stint at the Guadaloupe Mountains National Park where her first book is set. Anna P ...more
not set
May 09, 2012
 
Tom-All-Alone's
3.41
liked it
The plot of Lynn Shepherd’s Tom-All-Alone’s centres around a former Metropolitan police officer turned private detective, Charles Maddox, who is hired ...more
Feb 27, 2012
Feb 27, 2012
 
Gunshot Road (Emily Tempest, #2)
3.77
it was amazing
This is the third Australian crime novel I’ve read this year and probably my favourite. I read Adrian Hyland’s Diamond Dove when it first came out in ...more
not set
Jan 15, 2012
 
The Circular Staircase
3.65
really liked it
The central character is Rachel Innes, the middle-aged guardian of her orphaned nephew and niece, Halsey and Gertrude. She decides to rent a large cou ...more
not set
Jan 06, 2012
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