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Review: LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO by Megan Norris

I am a wuss. Sure I can take just about anything fictional murderers dish out but I am reluctant to read about their real world counterparts. In fiction the bad guys often get what’s coming to them. In reality they … Continue reading

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Review: THE DYING DETECTIVE by Leif G.W. Persson

Although billed as a standalone novel, with legendary policeman Lars Martin Johansson taking centre stage THE DYING DETECTIVE is not entirely new territory for Persson’s fans. He’s had at least a minor role in all three of the author’s books I’ve previously … Continue reading

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Review: TOO LATE TO DIE by Bill Crider

 I’ve read a couple of Tracy’s reviews of Bill Crider books at Bitter Tea and Mystery and her latest one prompted me to choose the Dan Rhodes series for the Texas leg of my virtual tour of the USA. I … Continue reading

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Review: SCENE OF THE CLIMB by Kate Dyer-Seeley

I started 2017 with a couple of really harrowing books (one about the hideous behaviour of the Catholic Church and another about a terrorist incident). After these I needed a mental breather and plucked a couple of cosy mysteries from … Continue reading

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Review: GIN AND MURDER by Josephine Pullein-Thompson

Josephine Pullein-Thompson’s GIN AND MURDER is another of the titles I procured last year from Greyladies Press. Why? Because of the cover. I love the clothes everyone is wearing in the picture and the scene looked so inviting I immediately imagined … Continue reading

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Review: THE SILENCE BETWEEN BREATHS by Cath Staincliffe

I’m not sure I’d have brought THE SILENCE BETWEEN BREATHS home if I’d known anything about it, and I certainly wouldn’t have picked it to read on a warm summer’s day after finishing a particularly harrowing book. I bought it last … Continue reading

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Review: CRIMES OF THE FATHER by Tom Keneally

There is a type of book it is difficult to discuss. Books which tackle big, important subjects. Books which tackle big, important subjects involving injustice on an almost unimaginable scale. With such books even the mildest of criticism is, often, … Continue reading

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Review: THE FACELESS by Vanda Symon

Billy is a young homeless woman living on the streets of Auckland. Her favourite thing to do is create street art. Beautiful street art; Billy is no tagger. Occasionally – to fund art supplies or food – she will sell … Continue reading

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Review: THE GOOD PEOPLE by Hannah Kent

Fair warning…this is going to be one of those confused reviews in which I try to explain why I didn’t like a book as much as (a) I wanted to and (b) almost everyone else seems to have done. I … Continue reading

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Review: A STRANGER IN MY GRAVE by Margaret Millar

This is my second foray into the work of this Canadian/American author for the Crimes Of The Century meme. The first was in May of this year for 1957’s AN AIR THAT KILLS. It’s difficult to know how to talk about … Continue reading

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