The Long Weekend

🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 Incredibly engrossing - I pretty much read this one straight through. From the totally gripping introduction, through the twists and turns that fooled me (not once, but twice!), all the way to the climactic and satisfying ending, this is a great read that will see you through an afternoon,…

Continue ReadingThe Long Weekend

The Engine House

🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 DCI Evan Warlow - wait, make that ex-DCI Evan Warlow - has retired, at 50, and is planning to spend the rest of his days completing the renovation of his much-loved cottage, enjoying long walks on the Pembrokeshire coast of Wales, with his best-buddy-black-lab, Cadi. Nursing a dark secret…

Continue ReadingThe Engine House
  • Post category:Crime
  • Post comments:0 Comments

Bitter Flowers

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️+ I adored this book. Quite simply, one the most enjoyable crime reads I have encountered. Set amongst the fjords, ferries, and dark spruce forests of Norway in the year 1987, this Scandinavian noir thriller, a gloriously-translated entry in the PI Varg Venum series, is an incredibly powerful book, written…

Continue ReadingBitter Flowers

Remember My Name

⭐️⭐️⭐️ 1/2 “Like the rest of her life, it was beautiful on the outside and chaos on the inside” Cressida Howard is a woman who appears to have it all. A beautiful (and smart) seventeen year old daughter, Emily-Jane, a rich and successful husband, Laurence, (an e-commerce kingpin) and her…

Continue ReadingRemember My Name
  • Post category:Crime
  • Post comments:0 Comments

Buried Lies

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ My favorite kind of book - intense, suspenseful, an intriguing crime puzzle, and so many interesting characters - both the regulars in this outstanding detective series, and the villains, victims, red herrings, and “friendlies”, - so intertwined and carefully plotted that it requires best wits in an attempt to…

Continue ReadingBuried Lies
  • Post category:Crime
  • Post comments:0 Comments

A Change of Circumstance

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Easily one of my all-time favorite detective series, Book 11 in the Simon Serrailler series, “A Change in Circumstance” is every bit as wonderfully engaging as its precedents. Detective Chief Superintendent Simon Serrailler, a complex man who is something of an emotional enigma, has an exceptionally close relationship with…

Continue ReadingA Change of Circumstance
  • Post category:Crime
  • Post comments:0 Comments

Mind Trap

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ The gang is back - the second in the series featuring Clay Wolfe, Professional Investigator (because that happens to be what they call it in Maine); his partner, the beautiful and extremely capable Baylee; retired octogenarian and solicitor Gene, who also happens to be Clay’s Grandpops; and a posse…

Continue ReadingMind Trap
  • Post category:Crime
  • Post comments:2 Comments

A Fiery End

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ( Backstory: I have to confess - I love mysteries. Particularly British detective series. So I saved this book for a day I knew I would need a treat - and it’s fair to say I was not disappointed. So much so that I read this one straight through,…

Continue ReadingA Fiery End
  • Post category:Crime
  • Post comments:0 Comments

Rat Island

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ A near-perfect heart-stoppingly intense NY crime story - I read this almost straight through, hovering between intense interest in the events unfolding and an equally intense sickly anxiety for what I feared was going to happen next. Callum Burke, our main protagonist, is a Hong Kong cop with a…

Continue ReadingRat Island
  • Post category:Crime
  • Post comments:0 Comments

Black Reed Bay

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Compulsively readable, “Black Reed Bay “ is crime fiction at its summit. One of my true joys is finding superb new authors, - authors whose writing style, characterization and plotting hit the sweet spot that defines what reading does for me - takes me away into another world where…

Continue ReadingBlack Reed Bay

End of content

No more pages to load