Duplicity is a very easy, persuasive read. Nicely structured, well plotted and with a surprising sting in the tail, it is a book destined to be very popular.
People don’t need to know you’re a murderer. They just have to think you could be… June 1980: 17-year-old Kelly Lund is jailed for killing Hollywood film director, John McFadden Thirty years later, Kelly is a free woman. Yet speculation still swirls over what really happened that night. And when her father-in law, and closeContinue reading “What Remains of Me by A.L. Gaylin”
When Erik Berggren, a man with learning disabilities is found mutilated and brutally murdered Inspector Magnus Kalo and his team are mystified. Other than being an alcoholic, the victim seems to have led a completely normal, if rather lonely, life. Then Erik’s mother is viciously attacked in a similar way. Investigating family secrets that stretchContinue reading “Good Girls Don’t Tell by Liselotte Roll”
My Sister’s Bones by Nuala Ellwood Kate Rafter is a high-flying war reporter. She’s the strong one. The one who escaped their father. Her younger sister Sally didn’t. Instead, she drinks. But when their mother dies, Kate is forced to return home. And on her first night she is woken by a terrifying scream. AtContinue reading “My Sister’s Bones by Nuala Ellwood”
There’s no safety in numbers… Eve Singer needs death. With her career as a TV crime reporter flagging, she’ll do anything to satisfy her ghoulish audience. The killer needs death too. He even advertises his macabre public performances, where he hopes to show the whole world the beauty of dying. When he contacts Eve,Continue reading “The Beautiful Dead by Belinda Bauer”
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 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 is a gentle and enjoyable contribution to the tartan noir genre.
A rip roaring rollercoaster read with all the twists and turns of the Kingda Ka.
It should have been an idyllic day for the Turner family – until a dying man, beaten beyond all recognition, arrives at their home, uttering the words, HELP ME. Rob and Wendy Turner and their children try to explain away the horrific scene as being in the wrong place at the wrong time, but inContinue reading “ALL FALL DOWN by Tom Bale”