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Crime Mystery

Over My Dead Body – Jeffery Archer

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13 October 2021

Disjointed

I’m not a fan of Jeffery Archer as a person, but he has written some great novels. His latest crime thriller Over My Dead Body illustrates many glimpses of his keen ability to develop police procedural plots with complexity and pace. Overall, though, this was a book that left me frustrated…


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Crime Mystery

The Man Who Died Twice – Richard Osman

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4 October 2021

Richard Osman is a popular TV personality in the UK, and has now released the second book in what is becoming a best-selling series. The Thursday Murder Club was established by four fascinating characters, all seniors, but determined to use their career skills and experience to help solve murder…


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Mystery Science Fiction

She Wouldn’t Change a Thing – Sarah Adlakha

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28 September 2021

Choices

Time travel is such a mesmerising concept. Our fascination with returning to the past to relive precious moments, provide a heads up on the future (Humm lottery numbers), or prevent a devastating event keeps us enthralled in the many tales told. She Wouldn’t Change a Thing is a time travel story…


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Horror Mystery

The Dead and the Dark – Courtney Gould

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17 September 2021

Malevolent

After reading the cover description, I thought this would be interesting as an audiobook – and what a great call I made. Courtney Gould’s debut novel, The Dead and the Dark is a wonderful atmospheric supernatural mystery that exposes people’s nature and truths of the past.

The Dark is more than…


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Horror Mystery Thriller

The Last House on Needless Street – Catriona Ward

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14 September 2021

Derange

The Last House on Needless Street is one of those extraordinary books that tell a compelling story in the constant haze of uncertainty, with a gripping dark psychological intensity and fascinating characters that are cleverly blended with beautiful writing.

From the start, there is a dark and menacing atmosphere to the…


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Dystopian Mystery Science and Technology Supernatural Thriller

The Noise – James Patterson and JD Barker

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13 September 2021

Vibrations

I devoured James Patterson’s novels decades ago, and after all these years, I can say returning to him in this book, there’s a very different atmosphere and plot than what I expected. Also, JD Barker (who I also love) is co-authoring this one, and I see the influence with…


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Historical Fiction Mystery Supernatural Thriller

The Shadow in the Glass – JJA Harwood

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29 August 2021

The Shadow in the Glass is a fascinating novel that animates a dark story of murder, mystery, power, ambition, family secrets, supernatural twists, consequences, and beautifully depicted in Victorian London. The historical aspect of nineteenth-century London is brought alive with vivid intensity, as the two worlds of the rich and…


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Humour Mystery Romance

Dial A for Aunties – Jesse Sutanto

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22 August 2021

Family

Jesse Sutanto has delivered a debut success with the most outlandish comedy adventure I’ve read this year, Dial A for Aunties. If you are prepared to suspend believability, this entertaining ‘Mad Mad Mad Mad World’ romp is delightful, with lots of comedic situations and witty dialogue, balanced with quite a…


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Mystery Science Fiction Thriller

The Minders – John Marrs

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10 August 2021

Hosting

John Marrs delivers another fast-paced thriller with a compelling science fiction twist that stretches our imagination into a high tech and biotech future. In a world where governments are being hacked and held to ransom for their secrets by a group of cyber terrorists called the Hacking Collective, the…


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Crime Mystery Thriller

Rosy & John – Pierre Lemaitre

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6 August 2021

International best-selling author Pierre Lemaitre pens this novella following the cases of Commander Camille Verhœven of the Brigade Criminelle in Paris. Camille is four foot eleven inches, but his small stature greatly contrasts his renowned experience and reputation as one of the greatest French detectives.

At 5 pm on the…

Peter Donnelly
Ireland

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