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Crime Thriller

Safe – D. Ray Thomas

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August 15, 2018

Calamity

This is the fourth book in the ‘Take It Back’ series by Ray Thomas and in many ways, I wish it was the first. I feel Ray has really found his rhythm in this book and his writing is less tongue-in-cheek. It is more considered in its approach towards…


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Crime Thriller

The Statistic – D. Ray Thomas

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August 15, 2018

Minatory

I really enjoy reading Ray Thomas’s short stories of the vigilante Douglas Gage. It is clear that Ray enjoys his storytelling and the experience he’s giving the reader. The narration is told in the first person and his style is often to take a short detour and engage the…


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Crime Mystery Thriller

Lust, Money & Murder: Book 1 – Mike Wells

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August 6, 2018

Revenge

Lust, Money and Murder are a series from Mike Wells, but let’s think about them being a trilogy for now: Lust – Money – Murder. Book 1 has the subtitle Lust and deals with the events that shaped Elaine Brogan’s decision to become a Secret Agent, the training required…


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Crime Mystery Thriller

The Weight of Shadows – Karl Holton

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August 1, 2018

Culpability

The Weight of Shadows is a hugely entertaining thriller in an uncompromising game of cat and mouse between law-enforcement, criminal gangs and cold-blooded killers. Each encounter leaves a climate of unnerving consequences and terror. Karl Holton has written one of the best thrillers and detective characters that I’ve read…


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Historical Fiction Mystery Thriller

Dark Fire – C.J. Sansom

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July 30, 2018

Duplicity

Matthew Shardlake returns as the London lawyer reluctantly linked with Thomas Cromwell during Henry VIII’s reign. In 1540 King Henry is about to seek an annulment from Anne of Cleves, a wife he claimed he couldn’t consummate his marriage with because of her bad appearance. This was a marriage…


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Horror Thriller

The Book with No Name – Anonymous

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July 29, 2018

Carnage

The Book with No Name is best described as a Quintin Tarantino styled all-action horror onslaught, with vampires, hitmen, monks, cops, local gangs, and a serial killer called the Bourdon Kid. It should be chaos, it should be unmanageable, it shouldn’t work, but it does.

The novel is mostly set in…


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Crime Thriller

Cash Money – D. Ray Thomas

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July 27, 2018

Recompense

Douglas Gage is back in this second book in D. Ray Thomas’ novella series – Take It Back. There is something enticing about these short stories. While I had planned to read this second book after a few others, I couldn’t get Gage out of my mind so I…


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Crime Mystery Thriller

The Dead Ex – Jane Corry

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July 25, 2018

Deception

I was held spellbound from the first page to the last by this intricate and devious mystery. In a genre where it is difficult to stand out, The Dead Ex conjures up a captivating plot with plenty of suspense and surprises.

Vicki narrates the story as one of 3 women that will…


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Crime Reviews Thriller

Take It Back – D. Ray Thomas

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July 23, 2018

Reparation

This is a novella told in the first person by Douglas Gage. He’s a big guy, a guy that “… could see over the crowds at Walmart”. Gage is a modern day Robin Hood, stealing from con men to return defrauded monies to the poor and needy that have been…


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Crime Literary Fiction Mystery Thriller

See Her Run – Peggy Townsend

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July 23, 2018

Persistence
Hayley is an endurance runner, but now she is running for her life, running through a desert, suffering from exhaustion, heat exposure and dehydration. When death comes it is ruled suicide, yet Michael Collins from Novo, an independent newsroom, doesn’t believe it is. Reaching out to Aloa, a one-time…

Peter Donnelly
Ireland

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