Monthly Archives: November 2007

Accident Man, by Tom Cain

The Accident Man One can see from the first page that ACCIDENT MAN, by the pseudonymous Tom Cain, is one of those "granite-faced assassin" thrillers, with toffee-nosed foreign-office bosses, evil Russians on motorbikes, lovingly described machine-gun makes, triple crosses, and … Continue reading

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Black Tide by Peter Temple

  Black Tide Black Tide (publisher: Quercus) is the second in Peter Temple’s Jack Irish series. Jack is a lawyer who doesn’t really practice, rather he works for therapeutic reasons for a traditional furniture maker and undertakes investigations. Occasionally he … Continue reading

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The Reincarnationist by M. J. Rose

The Reincarnationist (STP – Mira) Past lives and present dangers Reviewed by Maxine Clarke For The Inquirer The ReincarnationistBy M. J. RoseMira. 458 pp. $24.95 Thirty years ago, a little-known author wrote a best seller that defined a new genre. … Continue reading

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Sweet Gum, by Jo-Ann Goodwin

Sweet Gum Readable in a Martina Cole sort of way, SWEET GUM is a slice-of-urban-criminal-life soap opera adorned with gruesome details. Eugene is the central character, a drug dealer treated as a hero by the author and respected by most … Continue reading

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In the Woods, by Tana French

In the Woods Although long, IN THE WOODS is a cracking read. I have often read the word "unputdownable" to describe a book, but in this case it is true: I was glad I started the book on a weekend … Continue reading

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Voice of the Violin, by Andrea Camilleri

Voice of the Violin (Montalbano 4) Chronologically the fourth outing for Inspector Salvo Montalbano and his Sicilian team of detectives, THE VOICE OF THE VIOLIN is a perfect example of all that is good about this series. The plot is … Continue reading

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Dead Watch, by John Sandford

Dead Watch Dead Watch, by John Sandford, is a standalone. The author writes two series, the Prey books (some of which I have read and can definitely recommend if you like the police procedural/thriller mix genre); and the Kidd series, … Continue reading

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