Tag Archives: stand-alone novels

“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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“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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“A dark so deadly” by Stuart MacBride

“Tartan noir” liberally laced with wit makes for an outstanding police procedural! A new standalone thriller from Stuart MacBride, the author of the Logan McRae mystery series. Meet Mother’s Misfit Mob – a detective unit of Police Scotland, the ‘mob’ … Continue reading

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“Don’t believe a word” by Patricia MacDonald

In the 1990s I read several titles by Patricia MacDonald. They were all suspense novels that I quite enjoyed.  So… when I saw a book by this author offered on NetGalley, I jumped to request it, to see if I … Continue reading

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“The gift” by Louise Jensen

“Just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean they aren’t after you.” – Joseph Heller  There is a fine line between paranoia and fear.  Does fear breed paranoia? Or, does paranoia breed fear? Jenna McCauley is a thirty year old woman who … Continue reading

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“Size matters” by Cathryn Novak

John Frederick is very rich. He lives in Frederick house and is attended by a housekeeper, gardeners, maids, etc.  Orphaned twenty years ago, at the age of sixteen, he lives alone in this vast rural estate.  He is also VERY … Continue reading

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“The truth according to us” by Annie Barrows

Several years ago I read “The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society” by by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows.  I enjoyed it so much that I felt sure I would enjoy a novel by one of its authors, and I … Continue reading

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