Monthly Archives: October 2011

The Stone Gallows, by C. David Ingram

A tale that rubs at the raw edge of failure, where the empathy of the reader is engaged in the hope that the lead character can somehow find a way out. Cameron Stone is fighting a crowd of phantoms. When … Continue reading

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Secrets of the Dead by Tom Harper

A timeslip thriller, alternating between the high-wire politics of the late-Roman empire, and the labyrinthine violence of the present-day Balkans. Those are Tom Harper’s own words, and if you want to read more, scroll down to September 19th. Very tantalising. … Continue reading

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A DROP OF THE HARD STUFF by Lawrence Block

Murder mystery in New York. Slow burn that fizzles out. This is a Matthew Scudder mystery, one of a series. Lawrence Block is a veteran writer, with over 60 published titles since 1958. Demands respect. This book takes us back … Continue reading

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Absolute Zero Cool by Declan Burke

Billy Karlsson is a disgruntled hospital porter; an urban Raskolinikov; an existentialist  powder keg waiting to explode. An angry young man who  has hatched a plan to blow up a hospital in order  to vent his revenge on the world. … Continue reading

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The Drop by Michael Connelly

An accomplished police procedural with all the ingredients to satisfy fans of the genre Detective Harry Bosch doesn’t want to retire, but he’s been put on the DROP – the Deferred Retirement Option Plan – and only has three more … Continue reading

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Blood Falls – A Joe Clayton thriller – Tom Bale

Joe Clayton was an undercover police officer in the UK, forced out of his job when a job went badly wrong, separated from his wife and children due to the complexities of the situation and pursued by the brother of a man … Continue reading

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