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Crime Mystery Thriller

The Water’s Shadow – Karl Holton

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May 5, 2019

Clandestine

Karl Holton’s third book in the Shadow Series continues this captivating thriller on a journey that is edgy, enthralling and meticulously clever. The Water’s Shadow progresses days after The Wait for Shadows ends, with the same team formed by the mysterious Hanson and includes Benedict, Wallace, Paddy and Pip.

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Historical Fiction Mystery Thriller

Death and the Harlot – Georgina Clarke

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April 28, 2019

Perspicacity

A truly gripping story that is full of historical atmosphere and a devilish plot. Death and the Harlot is a wonderful debut novel from the very talented, new thriller writer, Georgina Clarke. The main character, Lizzie Hardwicke, is unconventional, audacious and clever. Lizzie’s background is mysterious and considering this is London…


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Fantasy Mystery

The End of Mr Y – Scarlett Thomas

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April 25, 2019

Transference

Several years ago I was passing a charity shop and through the window, I spotted a number of books for sale, so I ventured inside. This book really stood out so I bought it. I was absolutely intrigued when I realised that the main protagonist (Ariel Manto) bought her…


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Mystery Thriller

God’s House – John D. Trudel

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April 18, 2019

Efficacious

An accomplished cyber-thriller that is full of pace, intrigue and adventure. A very topical story that draws on the author’s own high tech background to carry an air of credibility and believability. Perhaps the single biggest issue facing our world today is energy supply and our depleting natural resources….


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Historical Fiction Horror Mystery Thriller

The Devil Aspect – Craig Russell

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April 8, 2019

Malignant

The Devil Aspect is absorbing, mystifying and deliciously sinister. Craig Russell is a talented writer that has superbly blended a compelling nefarious plot, with inexplicably damaged characters, myths and legends, and a setting that is dark and chilling. I just love it. 🙂

Dr Viktor Kosárek is a young enthusiastic psychiatrist…


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Crime Mystery Thriller

Season of Darkness – Cora Harrison

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April 6, 2019

Steady

Season of Darkness is a historical murder mystery that treats us to the illustrious characters of Charles Dickens and Wilkie Collins in the roles of detectives. The relationship between Dickens and Collins is very interesting and intriguing, where Dickens is more the mentor and advisor to Collins but not as…


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Historical Fiction Mystery Thriller

The Owl Killers – Karen Maitland

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April 4, 2019

Karen Maitland’s ability to create the 14th century English village scene is fantastic. The tug-of-war between religion and superstition is ever present, and the atmosphere is full of distrust. Into this fine balance comes a group of Beguine women who establish a community on their own land. Their female…


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Fantasy Mystery

Last Argument of Kings – Joe Abercrombie

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February 26, 2019

Action

The Last Argument of Kings is a great ending to a superb fantasy trilogy. Don’t think this fantasy as light and ethereal – no, think dark, brutal and bloody. There are battles and battles and battles to be fought, and the most crucial is between Logen Ninefingers and his old…


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Fantasy Mystery

Before They Are Hanged – Joe Abercrombie

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February 26, 2019

Heterogeneous 

This follow-up book in the First Law trilogy has a greater adventure than the first book. The battles and fighting continue relentlessly. The sense of expanse widens even further – to the ends of the world. The characters are further developed and nothing is predictable in their personalities. The…


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Crime Mystery Thriller

The Scholar – Dervla McTiernan

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February 24, 2019

Perfidious

The Scholar is Dervla McTiernan’s second book with DS Cormac Reilly, and as a crime writer, she has reinforced her position as one of the best new talents around.

Cormac Reilly is an ex-anti-terrorist officer who moved from Dublin to the Galway Gardaí to accommodate his partner, Dr Emma Sweeney, with…

Peter Donnelly
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