Monthly Archives: November 2010

The Reversal by Michael Connelly

Michael Haller, the Lincoln lawyer, is presented with an unusual proposition – to be a special prosecutor for a 24-year-old case in which a young girl was taken from her garden one Sunday afternoon and within an hour found dead … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Crime fiction, Legal, North America, Private investigator, Series, USA | Leave a comment

The Guards by Ken Bruen

For a long time I have been planning to read Ken Bruen, a highly regarded writer, and have finally made good my intention in the shape of The Guards, the first novel in a series about Jack Taylor. Taylor is … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Crime fiction, Europe, Ireland, Private investigator, Series | Leave a comment

The Build Up by Phillip Gwynne

In the oppressive heat of Darwin, capital of Australia’s Northern Territory, you can’t even swim in the sea to cool off because of the giant jellyfish. Detective Dusty (Frances) Buchanan is a tough, smart, 30-something female cop who is single … Continue reading

Posted in Australasia, Australia, Books, Crime fiction, Police procedural | Leave a comment

Sister by Rosamund Lupton

This engrossing, haunting novel is told from the point of view of Beatrice, a young English woman who is a successful commercial art designer in New York, recently engaged to Tod. At the start of the novel, Beatrice is in … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Crime fiction, Debut, Domestic, England, Europe, Psychology | Leave a comment

Our Lady of Pain by Elena Forbes

The second book about DI Mark Tartaglia is a jolly good read which I enjoyed far more than his debut outing in Die With Me. I had put off reading Our Lady of Pain for a while owing to its title, … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Crime fiction, England, Europe, Police procedural, Series | Leave a comment