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Dark Pines by Will Dean
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A very satisfying piece of Scandi Noir. Tuva Moodyson is a reporter for the Garvik local paper, she's profoundly deaf and when a body is found in the great forest with it's eyes missing she senses that this is her chance to get the story of a lifetim ...more
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The Custodian of Marvels by Rod Duncan
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Elizabeth Barnabus's third adventure in the strange alternate history steampunk adventure series brings her face to face with the dreaded International Patent Office. Hidden in their well protected vaults are secrets that could destroy the Gas-Lit Em ...more
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Unseemly Science by Rod Duncan
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The second tale in the Fall of the Gas-Lit Empire sequence takes our heroine, Elizabeth Barnabus into some dark and desperate steam punk adventures from the ice farmers in the high peaks to dark and deep deception beneath the streets of Derby. A crac ...more
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Places in the Darkness by Christopher Brookmyre
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An intriguing murder mystery set on a space station where murder is unheard of. Alice Blake is sent from Earth to investigate and teams up with local cop Nikki whose view of the 'law' is a bit more flexible than Alice's Its a cracking story in a fasc ...more
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The Bleeding Land by Giles Kristian
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The Bullet-Catcher’s Daughter by Rod Duncan
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A fine steampunk alternate history romp. Full of intriguing characters, fascinating locations and twisted plots. Elizabeth Barnabus lives a double life as herself and as her private detective brother who only ventures out at night. When asked to solv ...more
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The Deepest Grave by Harry Bingham
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I wish I'd come across these before as this is the sixth in the series and I really enjoyed it. Great crime thriller with an Arthurian undertone that I really enjoyed. Great characterisations, a ripping plot and enough violence to keep me happy. High ...more
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The Lost Village by Neil  Spring
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A creepy psychological thriller narrated by Sarah Grey the assistant to the notorious ghost hunter Harry Price. Imber is a lost village taken over by the army in 1914, but the inhabitants have never forgotten it and it seems that the dead haven't eit ...more
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Blood Tide by Claire McGowan
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Part of a series which I guess you have to have had some back story for this to work properly. It was a good read but there were too many references to things I wasn't aware of and that made it a bit frustrating for me. On a small island off the coas ...more
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City at World's End by Edmond Hamilton
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