Author Archives: djpaterson

About djpaterson

Reader, Writer, Arithmeticer. Not always in that order.

Just read… Normal, by Graeme Cameron

“The truth is I hurt people. It’s what I do. It’s all I do. It’s all I’ve ever done.” He lives in your community, in a nice house with a well-tended garden. He shops in your grocery store, bumping shoulders … Continue reading

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Just Read… A Rising Man, by Abir Mukherjee

Captain Sam Wyndham, former Scotland Yard detective, is a new arrival to Calcutta. Desperately seeking a fresh start after his experiences during the Great War, Wyndham has been recruited to head up a new post in the police force. But … Continue reading

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Just Read… The Escape by CL Taylor

When a stranger asks Jo Blackmore for a lift she says yes, then swiftly wishes she hadn’t. The stranger knows Jo’s name, she knows her husband Max and she’s got a glove belonging to Jo’s two-year-old daughter Elise. What begins … Continue reading

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Just Read… Born Bad, by Marnie Riches

The battle is on… When gang leader Paddy O’Brien is stabbed in his brother’s famous nightclub, Manchester’s criminal underworld is shaken to the core. Tensions are running high, and as the body count begins to grow, the O’Brien family must … Continue reading

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Flash Fiction – “Opportunity”

And here it was; my last day. Soon there’d be no more arranging apples into uniform perfection, nor picking cauliflower leaves from the machine polished floor.  No more putting up with Andy, who seems to think managing a few rows … Continue reading

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Just Read… The Boy Who Saw, by Simon Toyne

Only one boy can see the darkness. Only one man can save him from it. Finishing what was begun’ These are the words written in blood beside the body of an elderly tailor who has been tortured and murdered in … Continue reading

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Just Read… The Lies Within, by Jane Isaac

Be under no illusions by her kind face and eloquent manner… This woman is guilty of murder. Grace Daniels is distraught after her daughter’s body is found in a Leicestershire country lane. With her family falling apart and the investigation … Continue reading

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