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Roses, Wine & Murder – Rose Young

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29 July 2021

Roses, Wine & Murder is an intriguing murder mystery with charming characters that infuse a dazzling sense of location, landscape gardening and idyllic vineyards. A mystery based in New London, Connecticut, where the main protagonist and local gardening expert, Rozanne Samson, discovers a dead body in one of the city…


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The Dark Frontier – A.B. Decker

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12 July 2021

Inflection

The Dark Frontier is an absorbing and mysterious drama that meticulously crafts a menacing tale that explores a personality transformation of the main protagonist along with two sequences of events. As a London-based journalist, Frank Goss takes an assignment in Switzerland to cover the 1971 Swiss referendum of women’s right…


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Rock Paper Scissors – Alice Feeney

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3 July 2021

It’s February 2020 and Amelia and husband screenwriter Adam Wright journey through inclement weather to a weekend stay at a converted chapel at Blackwater Loch in the Scottish Highlands. The weekend away is an attempt to save their marriage though the atmosphere outside the Morris Minor matches the ominous…


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For Your Own Good – Samantha Downing

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3 July 2021

‘Welcome to Belmont Academy, a prestigious school where we expect and get the very best from our students. Let me introduce you to Mr Teddy Crutcher our Teacher of the Year and about whom I think it’s fair to say, he really enjoys teaching lessons ….’ just ask Zach,…


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The Booktaker by Bill Pronzini

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14 June 2021

Audible has some outstanding selections, and from time to time, they suggest things to me. This week’s review is one of the shorter stories I have located on Audible, but there are many good things in such a small package. This is my Audible review of “The Booktaker,” a…


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Historical Fiction Mystery

The Heiress of Linn Hagh by Karen Charlton

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8 June 2021

One of the book series I enjoyed when I was younger was Sherlock Holmes. There was something about the dynamic with Holmes and Watson and how the stories were laid out that registered with me from the classic series. I’m mentioning this because I found this audiobook for this…


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The Refuge – Jerome Loubry

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7 June 2021

‘Who rides so late tonight through night and wind?’ – GoetheWhy, it’s the Erlkönig, the Erlking, the symbol of death and the loss of innocence.

In September 2019 François Villemin, a lecturer at Tours University presents a case known as ‘Sandrine’s Refuge’ to his students. We all use refuges, hiding…


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The Pact – Sharon Bolton

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6 June 2021

I promised myself after reading The Split by Sharon Bolton that I would not hesitate to read her next book and here I am with The Pact and reaffirming my commitment to continue reading her work as a priority. Another outstanding psychological thriller with a devilish plot that is full of…


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The Maidens – Alex Michaelides

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5 June 2021

Ulterior

The Maidens is a clever psychological thriller steeped in the academic atmosphere of Cambridge University and with a final twist, I only partially saw coming.

“The oracles agree, in order to defeat the enemy and save the city, a maiden must be sacrificed, a maiden of noble birth.”

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The Maidens – Alex Michaelides

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11 May 2021

Mariana Andres receives a call from her distressed niece Zoe who is studying at Cambridge University. There has been a brutal murder and Zoe fears it is her friend Tara. Mariana travels to Cambridge as quickly as she can and becomes drawn into the dark orbit of Professor Edward…

Peter Donnelly
Ireland

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