TWO CHILDHOOD FRIENDS… ONE BECAME A DETECTIVE… ONE BECAME A KILLER… One night changed their lives Thirty years ago, the Longacre Children’s Home stood on a London street where once-grand Victorian homes lay derelict. There its children lived in terror of Gordon Tallis, the home’s manager. Cries in the fire and smoke Then Connor LairdContinue reading “The Two o’Clock Boy by Mark Hill”
Monthly Archives: September 2016
Missing, Presumed by Susie Steiner
Mid-December, and Cambridgeshire is blanketed with snow. Detective Sergeant Manon Bradshaw tries to sleep after yet another soul-destroying Internet date – the low murmuring of her police radio her only solace. Over the airwaves come reports of a missing woman – door ajar, keys and phone left behind, a spatter of blood on the kitchenContinue reading “Missing, Presumed by Susie Steiner”
A Suitable Lie by Michael J Malone
compelling narrative with a plot that will twist your stomach and have you on the edge of your seat.
The Empress of Tempera by Alex Dolan
a complex story of love, deceit, cruelty and avarice. Ultimately though, this is a story about what values we live by and whether we live up to them.
A quick break from reviews to take in the Stirling based Crime Writing Festival Bloody Scotland. It was an exceeding wet night as we queued for entry to the opening session with Caro Ramsay and Stuart MacBride, with an unscheduled photographic appearance by Douglas Skelton. What you may not know about (especially) the grizzliest ofContinue reading “Bloody Scotland”
PRESENT TENSE by WHS McIntyre
Present Tense is a gentle and enjoyable contribution to the tartan noir genre.
HIDE AND SEEK by M.J. Arlidge
A rip roaring rollercoaster read with all the twists and turns of the Kingda Ka.