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Entanglement, by Zygmunt Miloszewski

Entanglement Translated from the Polish by Antonia Lloyd-Jones Entanglement combines three of my favourite elements in a novel: a strong sense of place, a realistic criminal investigation, and psychotherapy. I liked it very much indeed, not least because of the faultless … Continue reading

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Supreme Justice, by Phillip Margolin

Supreme Justice Supreme Justice by Phillip Margolin, June 2010 (HarperCollins).  What do you do next when you’ve just written a thriller in which the president of the USA is bought down? Unfazed by this challenge, Phillip Margolin here turns his attention … Continue reading

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The Disappeared, by M. R. Hall

  The Disappeared I was very much looking forward to the second outing of THE CORONER, otherwise known as Jenny Cooper. Although I certainly enjoyed THE DISAPPEARED, I don't think it quite matches up to the promise of the earlier … Continue reading

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Just Take My Heart, by Mary Higgins Clark

Succumbing to a bank holiday offer of Just Take My Heart, Mary Higgins Clark’s umpteenth novel, at half-price in Borders, I spent a few happy hours in what I knew in advance would be an enjoyable and absorbing read. Mary … Continue reading

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A place of safety, by Helen Black

  A Place of Safety Lilly Valentine is an attractive redhead, a solicitor with a heart of gold and a penchant for chocolate, ice cream and macaroni cheese. She is doing well on the lawyer's career ladder, having been promoted … Continue reading

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The Coroner, by M. R. Hall

  The Coroner The main character of THE CORONER is not a woman on the verge of a nervous breakdown, she a woman in the full process of breaking apart. This is one of the many factors that makes this … Continue reading

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The Brass Verdict, by Michael Connelly

  The Brass Verdict The Brass Verdict is a superb novel. It is Michael Connelly’s nineteenth, displaying all the hallmarks of an author at the peak of his powers. I loved the book. If you’ve never read this author before, … Continue reading

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Waterloo Sunset, by Martin Edwards

Waterloo Sunset A solicitor from an earlier, more traditional generation, middle-aged Harry Devlin is attempting to come to terms with the flash pace of life in the European Capital of Culture, the “new Liverpool”.  Harry and his law partner Jim … Continue reading

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A greater evil, by Natasha Cooper

A Greater Evil A GREATER EVIL is the eighth Trish Maguire book, but my first – I enjoyed it a lot, and it didn't matter that I hadn't read the earlier titles. Although the murder near the start of the … Continue reading

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Reasonable Doubts, by Gianrico Carofiglio

Reasonable Doubts The third outing for defence lawyer Guido Guerrieri is, if possible, even better than the previous two. At the start, Guido decides he loves his girlfriend Margherita and wants to have a child with her – though of … Continue reading

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