Daily Archives: October 24, 2010

Experimental Heart by Jennifer L. Rohn

Experimental Heart is a novel in two parts: the first is an account of the biologists in a leading institute in London, and the research they do; the second is a plot-driven story. In chapter 1, Andy O’Hara, a postdoctoral … Continue reading

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Kittyhawk Down by Garry Disher

Kittyhawk Down, the second in the Hal Challis/Ellen Destry series of police procedurals set in the  fictional Old Peninsula district in southern Victoria, Australia, is even better than the first, Dragon Man, and that’s saying something. The characters have gelled and the … Continue reading

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Cemetery Lake by Paul Cleave

Theo Tate is an ex-cop turned private investigator, who as this novel opens is supervising the exhumation of Henry Martins, a man who died some years ago. His daughter firmly believed that he had been murdered by his second wife, … Continue reading

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Worth Dying For by Lee Child

The previous novel in the Jack Reacher series, 61 HOURS, ended with a purported cliffhanger: will Reacher survive an underground explosion? I think it is not giving away any spoilers to say that he does, and lives to fight another day … Continue reading

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