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Book reviews by an Irish reviewer. Lotsa crime!

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

Review: The Killing by David Hewson (2012)

Sarah Lund is looking forward to her last day as a detective with the Copenhagen police department before moving to Sweden. But everything changes when nineteen-year-old student, Nanna Birk Larsen, … Continue reading

December 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

Review: Sophie Hannah, The Telling Error (2014)

Controversial newspaper columnist Damon Blundy has been murdered, and a woman who has never met him – housewife and mother Nicki Clements – is brought in for questioning. Nicki can’t … Continue reading

November 21, 2014 · Leave a comment
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