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Perfect Remains by Helen Fields

Perfect Remains by Helen Sarah Fields My rating: 4 of 5 stars For me, this book proved to be quite extraordinary. It put me into a turmoil. Several times, as I read the first few chapters, I was on the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Believe Me by J.P. Delaney

Many of my friends have told me that if a book does not captivate them in the first page, they are unlikely to read on. Indeed, I have said this myself. However, in the case of Believe Me, I would … Continue reading

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Book Review: Blue Monday by Nicci French

Blue Monday by Nicci French My rating: 3 of 5 stars This is an amazingly gripping psychological crime thriller; but only from about half way through. Up until that point it just plodded along, and actually dragged along for a … Continue reading

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Book Review: I Heard That Song Before by Mary Higgins Clark

I Heard That Song Before by Mary Higgins Clark My rating: 4 of 5 stars Just what one expects from a Mary Higgins Clark formula: a few possible suspects from the outset, some twists and turns, and a fairly predictable … Continue reading

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Book Review: King’s Gold by Michael Jecks

King’s Gold by Michael Jecks My rating: 4 of 5 stars Well researched: a story well told. Historical fiction has always been my favourite genre since I first read Eagle of the Ninth by Rosemary Sutcliff when I was eight … Continue reading

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Book Review – The Real CSI: a Forensic Handbook for Crime Writers

The Real CSI: A Forensic Handbook for Crime Writers by Kate Bendelow My rating: 5 of 5 stars On the front cover of this book, there is a quote from Lynda La Plante: ‘Every crime writer should have a copy … Continue reading

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Book Review: In The Dark by Mark Billingham

In The Dark by Mark Billingham My rating: 4 of 5 stars Violent criminals, big and small; some of them teenagers believing that they are much bigger than they actually are. London police, some straight and some crooked. This book … Continue reading

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