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Book reviews by an Irish reviewer. Lotsa crime!

Review: Eric Van Lustbader, Last Snow (2010)

An American senator, supposedly on a political trip to the Ukraine, turns up dead on the island of Capri. When the President asks him to find out how and why, … Continue reading

May 6, 2015 · 4 Comments

Review: Ryan David Jahn, The Dispatcher (2011)

Ian Hunt is the police dispatcher for the small town of Bulls Mouth, Texas. Just as his shift is ending he gets a call from his fourteen-year-old daughter, Maggie. Maggie, … Continue reading

April 1, 2015 · Leave a comment

Review: Mary Higgins Clarke & Alafair Burke, The Cinderella Murder (2014)

Television producer Laurie Moran is delighted when the pilot for her reality drama, Under Suspicion, is a success. Even more, the program—a cold case series that revisits unsolved crimes by … Continue reading

February 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

Review: Tami Hoag, Secrets to the Grave (2010)

Marissa Fordham is dead, but her daughter is found at the crime scene, injured but alive. Now sheriff’s detective Tony Mendez and child advocate Anne Leone begin to peel back … Continue reading

February 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

Review: Alex Kava, Breaking Creed (2015)

When dog handler Ryder Creed and one of his dogs are called in to search a commercial fishing vessel, they discover a secret compartment. But the Colombian cartels’ latest shipment … Continue reading

January 30, 2015 · Leave a comment

Review: Jodi Picoult, Leaving Time (2014)

13-year-old Jenna Metcalf is on a quest, searching for her mother, Alice, an elephant researcher, who disappeared 10 years earlier after a tragic accident at their sanctuary for former circus/zoo … Continue reading

January 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

Review: Jane Casey, The Kill (2014)

A killer is terrorising London but this time the police are the targets. Urgently re-assigned to investigate a series of brutal attacks on fellow officers, Maeve Kerrigan and her boss, … Continue reading

December 16, 2014 · Leave a comment

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