Daily Archives: February 7, 2010

Blue Lightning, by Ann Cleeves

  Blue Lightning (Shetland Quartet 4) The last book in the Shetland Quartet is set on Fair Isle, childhood home of detective Jimmy Perez. Jimmy and his fiancee Fran fly to this remote island in the teeth of terrible storms … Continue reading

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The Last Surgeon, by Michael Palmer

  The Last Surgeon The Last Surgeon is a very exciting thriller which I read in a day (Sunday, as it happens). Dr Nick Gerrity, nicknamed Nick Fury after a comic-book character, is serving in Afghanistan when a terrible act … Continue reading

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Sacrifice, by S. J. Bolton

  Sacrifice Sacrifice is an utterly absorbing, addictive read. The first thing that struck me about it is the attractive heroine, Tora, who not only has a lovely name but is a great role model. She doesn’t wear her feminist … Continue reading

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Woman with Birthmark, by Hakan Nesser

  Woman with Birthmark Translated by Laurie Thompson. WOMAN WITH BIRTHMARK, the fourth in the Inspector Van Veeteren series (originally published in 1996 but only just translated into English), is a bleak delight. The book opens with the funeral of … Continue reading

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