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“Magpie murders” by Anthony Horowitz

“Masterful, clever, and relentlessly suspenseful, Magpie Murders is a deviously dark take on vintage English crime fiction in which the reader becomes the detective.” It has been a while since I’ve read what I would consider to be a ‘traditional’ … Continue reading

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“Pieces like pottery” by Dan Buri

Blurb: “Pieces Like Pottery is an examination of the sorrows of life, the strength of character, the steadfast of courage, and the resiliency of love requisite to find redemption. Offering graceful insight into the human condition, each linked story presents … Continue reading

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“The missing ones” by Patricia Gibney

Just finished the last page of Patricia Gibney’s “The missing ones” – and I’m missing the characters already.  The novel features Garda Síochána detective inspector Lottie Parker and is set in the fictional town of Ragmullin in the Irish Midlands. Lottie is … Continue reading

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“Half a reason to die” by Chip Duncan (#shortstories)

from SelectBooks: “Half a Reason to Die”  is a collection of eight short stories by the acclaimed documentary filmmaker and photojournalist Chip Duncan. Though a work of fiction, the series of stories is drawn from real people, locations, and events … Continue reading

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“It can’t be October already” by Jeffrey Archer

The best-selling author of such works as “Kane & Abel“, “A matter of honor” and the popular Clifton Chronicles series has written a humorous yet poignant short story. The story includes delightful illustrations and portrays Pat O’Flynn, a homeless man … Continue reading

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“Entry Island” by Peter May

Part present day crime novel, and part historical novel “Entry Island“ is set alternately in the present day on the Magdalen islands, and hundreds of years ago in the Hebrides. Peter May has written a memorable novel that will resonate … Continue reading

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“Beneath the ashes” by Jane Isaac

The second in a series, this is a strongly characterized police procedural is set in the West Midlands town of Stratford, Warwickshire, England. The protagonist, Detective Inspector Jackman, is a likeable and complex character – a man torturing himself with … Continue reading

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