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Review: No Mercy by Martina Cole

Back in the 1980’s Diana Davis found herself, after the death of her infamous bank-robbing husband, as head of one of the most notorious families known in the gangland underworld.  She may have been a woman in a predominately man’s world, but there was no one brave enough to mess…

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Review: Dear Wife by Kimberly Belle

Beth Murphy is on the run, trying to leave an abusive relationship behind. She has been planning this for at least the last ten months, if not longer, but is still worried he will find her, somehow. We haven’t yet been introduced to this husband of hers but it sounds…

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The Guest House by Abbie Frost, a Fiction reviewer for blogs and now a crime writer compared to Agatha Christie

Review: The Guest House by Abbie Frost

Grabbing my attention from the very beginning with a gripping, frightening prologue of a female running for her life, the armchair sleuth in me was on full alert. What could possibly have happened to this young woman running for her life away from a burning building? Just like an episode…

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The Case by Leopold Borstinski

Review: The Case by Leopold Borstinski

Picking up a copy of The Case, I was unsure what to expect.  I enjoy reading novels from authors that I have never heard of before because I have no preconceived ideas about how good the book is going to be.  Sometimes, I read books recommended by others and while…

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Review: An Unwanted Guest by Shari Lapena

From the author of The Couple Next Door, An Unwanted Guest is the third novel by Canadian author, Shari Lapena.  Once a lawyer and a teacher, I think it is fair to say that Shari is making big waves in the crime writing world with her inventive, gripping stories, and…

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Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

Big Little Lies is one of those stories that any serious crime fiction reader glances at, looks at the cover and automatically believes it will be too girly for them.  It looks all sweet and innocent with the book jacket giving off more of a girly-girl vibe than a hard-hitting…

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Kill Me if you Can (James Patterson & Marshall Karp)

Star Rating: **** Pages: 463 First published in 2011 by Century I recently read an article that condemned James Patterson for his joint projects.  The author of the article was unrelenting in his disapproval of the split in workload: two people discuss the storyline and plan out the chapters but…

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