Category Archives: Mystery fiction

“Deep Fear” by Rachel Lynch

DI Kelly Porter is back.  But will this new case push her beyond her limits? On a peaceful summer’s morning in the Lake District, a woman’s body is discovered outside a church. She’s been murdered and a brutal, symbolic act … Continue reading

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“Go to my Grave” by Catriona McPherson

Present Day: The story begins with the protagonist, Donna Weaver. She is hosting a family reunion weekend for eight people. Donna and her mother own and run “The Breakers” a refurbished guest house near the sea in Galloway.  Her mother is … Continue reading

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The Rúin by Dervla McTiernan

A complex, character-driven police procedural mystery set in Galway, Ireland. “In Irish, Rúin means something hidden, a mystery, or a secret, but the word also has a long history as a term of endearment.” From the publisher’s blurb: “This unsettling … Continue reading

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“That Last Weekend” by Laura DiSilverio

“It had started with such promise and ended in tragedy, suspicion, and a police investigation. Horrible.” Five young women, former college roommates, are the stars in this novel. The best of friends, they visit a country inn annually.  Until… the … Continue reading

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“Where the memories lie” by Sibel Hodge

“And when the memories lie, sometimes it’s best to let the truth stay hidden.” Twenty-five years ago, Olivia Tate’s best friend Katie left their Dorset village, never to be heard from again. Olivia Tate, her husband Ethan, and her twelve-year-old … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday (an old favorite recommended)

Renee at It’s Book Talk began this meme as a way to share old favorites. This week I’ve chosen “Dark Water” by Sara Bailey for my Throwback Thursday post. It was first published in October 2016 by Nightingale Editions and … Continue reading

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“The death of Mrs. Westaway” by Ruth Ware

With echoes of the favourite books of my past, “The death of Mrs. Westaway” was very appealing.  A young woman in a dire financial situation coupled with a mysterious family, an old manor house in Cornwall and an unexpected inheritance.  … Continue reading

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Two more crime writers that deserve to be read

While perusing my book shelves, I look fondly on certain tomes.  Some authors are ones I haven’t heard about in a while…  I have highly positive memories of their work. Where are they now?  Are they still writing? In this … Continue reading

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Two crime writers that deserve to be read

While perusing my book shelves, I look fondly on certain tomes.  Some authors are ones I haven’t heard about in a while…  I have highly positive memories of their work. Where are they now?  Are they still writing? In this … Continue reading

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“Motherland” by G.D. Abson (official @TheMirrorBooks #blogtour)

SHORTLISTED FOR THE CRIME WRITERS ASSOCIATION DEBUT DAGGER AWARD “Motherland” is a fast-paced, police procedural crime novel set in the beautiful, yet corrupt, St. Petersburg, Russia.  The protagonist is Natalya Ivanova, a Russian police detective with the Criminal Investigations Directorate. (Russian … Continue reading

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“The stolen girls” by Patricia Gibney

Almost exactly a year ago, I read the first novel in Patricia Gibney’s Lottie Parker police procedural series.  It was fantastic! I’ve been meaning to read the second in the series for some time now – I’m SO glad to … Continue reading

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“The ice princess” by Camilla Läckberg

This is the first novel in a series that has been on my personal radar for some time.  What clinched the deal for me was the fact that this title was chosen by my ‘in-person’ bookclub as their read for … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday – May 10, 2018 #TBT #bookreview

Renee at It’s Book Talk began this meme as a way to share old favorites. This week I’ve chosen “The Birdwatcher” by William Shaw for my Throwback Thursday post. It was first published in May of 2016 by Mulholland Books and was, for me, … Continue reading

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“Persons unknown” by Susie Steiner

In the summer of 2016 I read a fantastic novel called “Missing, presumed“. WOW! What a series debut!  The characterization was nothing short of stellar. Here is a brief quote from my review of “Missing, presumed“: “And the police… I … Continue reading

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“The woman before me” by Ruth Dugdall

Rose Wilks has been in prison for four long years. Incarcerated for something she didn’t do.  Another tragic part of a life filled with tragedy and betrayal. Rose is serving a sentence for manslaughter. She is charged with setting a … Continue reading

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