Monthly Archives: September 2011

Fallen, by Karin Slaughter

Another fast-paced gore-fest from a Southern stalwart. After a routine training-day Special Agent Faith Mitchell returns to pick up her infant daughter from her mother’s house and finds herself in a bloody shambles.  Though the baby has been safely hidden, … Continue reading

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The End Of The Wasp Season by Denise Mina

The police procedural really isn’t my favorite slice of crime fiction pizza. Probably because it’s usually more about puzzles than people. Denise Mina’s The End Of The Wasp Season, however, while being a fairly straightforward  police procedural, is all about character, which may or may not be a … Continue reading

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Secrets of the Dead – Out Now

In between reading books for Mean Streets, I also write them.  My tenth novel, Secrets of the Dead, has just been published by Arrow.  It’s a timeslip thriller, alternating between the high-wire politics of the late-Roman empire, and the labyrinthine … Continue reading

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