Tag Archives: crime fiction

“The darkest lies” by Barbara Copperthwaite

It is a parent’s worse nightmare. You think you know your child, you think you can protect them, then the unimaginable happens… Beth Oak is almost fourteen.  She lives in a Lincolnshire village with her mother, Melanie, and her father, … Continue reading

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“Left for dead” by Jane Casey

For some time now, this police procedural mystery series by Jane Casey has been on my radar.  I thought I’d finally give in to my desire to read it by beginning with the series prequel novella that introduces the protagonist, … Continue reading

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“14 days to die” by A.B. Whelan

This title has been lingering on my TBR for quite some time so I decided that it was high time I read it. The first line captivated me, and I was more or less riveted to the novel for its … Continue reading

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“The suicide plan” by Emma Clapperton

Do you believe in being able to contact the dead? If so, this short novel might just be for you.  I’ll admit, I’m one of those skeptics that believe the work of mediums and spiritualists is just hogwash. But hey! … Continue reading

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“Sleep no more: six murderous tales” by P.D. James

Finding work by a late author that you have revered is rare. Therefore you can imagine my excitement to see that another collection of stories by the inimitable P.D. James has been published. Last year I read and enjoyed “Mistletoe … Continue reading

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“The guise of another” by Allen Eskens

Having never read any of this author’s work before, I had no expectations going in. Perhaps, on reflection, that is how we should approach all titles we have for review – but that is impossible. Anyway, the long and the … Continue reading

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“The long drop” by Denise Mina

“The Long Drop is a re-imagining of the Peter Manual trial and of the drunken night two men spent carousing in Glasgow.” Ever since I read the fantastic “Garnethill” I have been a devout fan of Denise Mina. This time … Continue reading

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Remembering novelist Margaret Yorke

Recently, while trying to purge my overcrowded bookshelves, I came across a  “Winter’s Crimes 18” anthology.  Since it was an ex-library book, and not in very good shape, I decided it was one of the books I would be purging. … Continue reading

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“Taking on water” by David Rawding

I chose to read this novel because one of the protagonists is a lobsterman.  Since I live in Nova Scotia, where lobster fishing is a huge industry, I thought it would be fun to read a mystery centered around this … Continue reading

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Familial DNA in criminal investigations (Guest post by D.J. Swykert)

As a crime fiction reader, I’ve always been intrigued by DNA and how it is used to capture and prosecute criminals. Today, I want to welcome novelist David J. Swykert, the author of the crime novel “The death of anyone“, who has … Continue reading

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