Author Archives: bernadetteinoz

Review: THE PERPLEXING THEFT OF THE JEWEL IN THE CROWN by Vaseem Khan

THE PERPLEXING THEFT OF THE JEWEL IN THE CROWN is a genuine treat and is particularly recommended to those looking for something other than an endless stream of death from their crime fiction. There isn’t even a murder in it. … Continue reading

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Review: BREAKHEART HILL by Thomas H. Cook

I’m very grateful to regular visitor Tracy (who blogs wonderfully herself at Biter Tea and Mystery) for recommending this book set in her native Alabama for my virtual tour of the USA via its fiction. Tracy hasn’t actually read her … Continue reading

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Review: THE LANGUAGE OF SECRETS by Ausma Zehanat Khan

Ausma Zehanat Khan followed up her debut novel THE UNQUIET DEAD with another thought provoking exploration of the complexities of modern policing in THE LANGUAGE OF SECRETS. The two main characters are again Esa Khattak and Rachel Getty from Toronto’s Community … Continue reading

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Six Degrees of Separation: From Lincoln in the Bardo

The starting point for the Six Degrees of Separation meme this month is George Saunders’ much lauded LINCOLN IN THE BARDO. Because of my personal history with this book I decided to have some extra fun with the meme this … Continue reading

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Books of the month: January 2018

Pick of the month Aside from the heat (which I must expect at this time of year) 2018 has started well in my reading and non-reading life. I haven’t read a load of books but have enjoyed my reading a … Continue reading

Posted in books of the month, Charlie Donlea, Elina Hirvonen, Garry Disher (Aus), J.M. Green (Aus), Jorn Lier Horst, Ovidia Yu, Sarah Pinborough | 7 Comments

Review: THE CORPSE IN THE WAXWORKS by John Dickson Carr

Without the Crimes of the Century meme to prompt me, my reading of classic crime is almost non existent. Which is why I treated myself to a Vintage Mystery Box subscription late last year (check out Kate’s Etsy Store for a subscription … Continue reading

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Review: FIERCE KINGDOM by Gin Phillips

In a way I was not surprised to read that Gin Phillips didn’t set out to write a thriller when she created FIERCE KINGDOM. Because she hasn’t. Written one that is. In my view anyway FIERCE KINGDOM is a story about … Continue reading

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Review: BEHIND HER EYES by Sarah Pinborough

If I had to sum up Sarah Pinborough’s BEHIND HER EYES in a single sentence it would be: it’s a well written load of bollocks. The single story is told in two main voices. The first voice belongs to Louise; … Continue reading

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Review: THE GIRL WHO WAS TAKEN by Charlie Donlea

I was so sick of Girl books a while back I refused to read any for a whole year. And while I have softened a little since then seeing Girl in a title still makes me grit my teeth. So … Continue reading

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Review: WHEN TIME RUNS OUT by Elina Hirvonen

Hat tip to Raven Crime Reads for recommending this unsettling but excellent book There couldn’t be much worse than being the parent or sibling of a horrendous criminal…someone who has randomly shot multiple people for example. Except perhaps being the … Continue reading

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