Category Archives: Crime Fiction

Review: The Twisted Web, by Rebecca Bradley

A social media shaming. A killer with a message. A deadly combination. When the body of a man is left in the city centre set up as a realistic police crime scene, DI Hannah Robbins is forced to enter a … Continue reading

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Review: Grey Magic, by JT Lawrence

Did real-life witch Raven Kane murder one of her clients? No one appreciates the irony of her situation more than Raven Kane: she’s a burnt-out witch … and that’s the least of her problems. Accused of murder, this eccentric hexing-and-texting … Continue reading

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Review: After He Died, by Michael J. Malone

You need to know who your husband really was… When Paula Gadd’s husband of almost thirty years dies, just days away from the seventh anniversary of their son, Christopher’s death, her world falls apart. Grieving and bereft, she is stunned … Continue reading

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Review: Dark Pines, by Will Dean

SEE NO EVIL Eyes missing, two bodies lie deep in the forest near a remote Swedish town. HEAR NO EVIL Tuva Moodyson, a deaf reporter on a small-time local paper, is looking for the story that could make her career. … Continue reading

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Review: Trust Me, by Angela Clarke

YOU SAW IT HAPPEN. DIDN’T YOU? What do you do if you witness a crime…but no-one believes you? When Kate sees a horrific attack streamed live on her laptop, she calls the police in a state of shock. But when … Continue reading

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Review: The Third Wave, by Karla Forbes

Charles Morgan is a small operator in the vast computer technology industry but he has big ambitions. He borrows heavily from the Mafia to finance his dreams of becoming a big player but when he fails to make the expected … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Murder of Crows, by Ian Skewis

  I listened to this on audiobook through http://www.audiobook.com, read by the author himself. Here’s the blurb: The most violent thunderstorm in living memory occurs above a sleepy village on the West Coast of Scotland. A young couple take shelter … Continue reading

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Review: Don’t Make a Sound, by David Jackson

You can’t choose your family. Or can you? Meet the Bensons. They’re an ordinary couple. They wash their car, mow their lawn and pass the time of day with their neighbours. And they have a beautiful little girl called Daisy. … Continue reading

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Review: Exit Strategy, by Colleen Cross

  Diamonds, Danger, and Disappearance A Katerina Carter Legal Thriller Out of work and running out of money, private investigator and fraud expert Katerina Carter desperately needs more clients or she’ll be forced to go crawling back to a cubicle … Continue reading

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Review: Lost and Found, by JL Simpson

Hot on the success of her first case, British female sleuth Daisy Dunlop can count the offers of work on one finger. An empty bank account and the need to prove to her business partner, private investigator Solomon Liffey, that … Continue reading

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Review: Devil’s Kitchen, by Stephen Puleston

How far would you go for the one you love? It is Inspector Ian Drake’s first murder case and he’s keen to do a good job and impress his superiors. When the body of man and a woman are found … Continue reading

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Review: Fallout, by Karla Forbes

The British government is being blackmailed by criminals who got their hands on a quantity of plutonium left over from the Cold War. There is only one man who knows their identity and can prevent a disaster, but he is … Continue reading

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Review: Mortom, by Erik Therme

Andy Crowl barely knew his recently deceased cousin, Craig Moore, so he’s especially surprised to be named as the sole beneficiary in Craig’s will. Not that there’s much to inherit: just an empty bank account and a run-down house. Once … Continue reading

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Theakston’s Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival – Harrogate!

This was my first Theakston’s Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival (known simply as ‘Harrogate’). And this small fact seemed to come as a surprise to nearly everyone who I mentioned it to, probably because I’m a familiar face at so … Continue reading

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Just Read… Come and Find Me, by Sarah Hilary

On the surface, Lara Chorley and Ruth Hull have nothing in common, other than their infatuation with Michael Vokey. Each is writing to a sadistic inmate, sharing her secrets, whispering her worst fears, craving his attention. DI Marnie Rome understands … Continue reading

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