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Out of Bounds by Val McDermid

It has been a while since I read a Val McDermid novel, so I was delighted when she got to the top of my ‘to be read’ pile. 363 more words

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A Clubbable Woman – Reginald Hill (1970) – A Murder They Wrote Review

Amazingly, this is my first introduction to Reginald Hill and his Yorkshire set Dalziel and Pascoe series.  An acclaimed BBC1 adaptation ran from 1996 to 2007 and starred Warren Clarke and Colin Buchanan as the two Police Officers likened in this first novel to Laurel and Hardy but I managed never to see a single episode.  473 more words

In ape adanci, Paula Hawking

Fereste-te de apele linistite. Nu stii niciodata ce ascund.

Nel Abbott este moarta. E ultima dintr-un lung sir de femei inghitite de apele intunecate ale raului. 633 more words

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Don’t Wake Up- Liz Lawler (Twenty Seven 2017)- A Murder They Wrote Review

Liz Lawler was obviously paying full attention when told that a debut novel needs to grab readers right from the start as the opening chapters of this novel certainly pack a punch. 324 more words

The Mayfly- James Hazel (Zaffre 2017) – A Murder They Wrote Review

Corporate lawyer James Hazel quit his job specialising in commercial litigation and employment law in order to write and, if that was a risk, it has paid off as his debut novel sees him as a welcome addition to the quality British crime-writing market.  309 more words

Review: Simenon's Pietr the Latvian

Pietr the Latvian

Georges Simenon

The first of the many, many Maigret novels. Many smart people love these novels, but I’m not yet convinced. The writing is strong, the characters compelling, and the plot serviceable, but there’s more than a whiff of anti-Semitism and anti-immigrant sentiment here. 30 more words

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