Daily Archives: January 17, 2010

Tooth and Claw, by Nigel McCrery

  Tooth and Claw TOOTH AND CLAW is the second in the series about DCI Mark Lapslie, begun in the rather good "Agatha Christie noir" novel CORE OF EVIL (aka STILL WATERS). As might be expected from the author's credentials … Continue reading

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Whispers of the Dead, by Simon Beckett

  Whispers of the Dead I have belatedly caught up with Simon Beckett, whose third David Hunter novel is set in Tennessee’s Anthropological Research Laboratory, colloquially known as the ‘Body Farm’. After his previous cases in the fens of eastern … Continue reading

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Siren of the Waters, by Michael Genelin

Siren of the Waters (Commander Jana Matinova Investigation) (Written in English). This novel is set in Slovakia, both in the present (post-Communist) day and, in flashback, during the Communist era. The two regimes do not seem very different from the … Continue reading

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Blood Sunset, by Jarad Henry

Blood Sunset Detective Rubens McCauley (great name!) is at the end of his night shift, having recently returned to work after being injured and suspended (a story told in the author’s debut novel Head Shot, which I haven’t read), when a … Continue reading

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Death in Oslo, by Anne Holt

Death in Oslo: Everyone Has a Secret Life. Even the Most Powerful Woman in the World Death in OsloAnne Holt (translated by Kari Dickson). To appreciate DEATH IN OSLO as an English-language reader, one must note that the book was … Continue reading

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The Vault, by Anders Roslund and Borge Hellstrom

The Vault The Vault (a.k.a. Box 21)Roslund-Hellstrom (Anders Roslund and Börge Hellström) The Vault is a very dark book indeed, a compelling, fast-paced and fresh take on those well-worn staples of crime-fiction: the hostage drama and sex-trafficking. It is also … Continue reading

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