The Body in the Castle Well * Martin Walker

A missing art student. An international investigation. A secret that will shatter the village of St Denis. Bruno, chief of police, faces a dark reckoning with France’s past in this page-turning mystery. A rich American art student is found dead at the bottom of a well in an ancient hilltop castle. The young woman, Claudia,Continue reading “The Body in the Castle Well * Martin Walker”

The Nemesis Worm * Guy Haley

A standalone novella featuring the 22nd century’s greatest detectives, The Nemesis Worm sees Richards & Klein involved in another high stakes investigation. Corpses are showing up all over Old London, and the finger of suspicion points right at Richards himself. Forced to clear his name, Richards and Otto uncover a fanatical group whose actions threaten the relationshipContinue reading “The Nemesis Worm * Guy Haley”

Laura Joh Rowland – Sano Ichiro Samurai Detective 01 – Shinju

Yoriki Sano Ichiro, Edo’s newest senior police commander, made his way slowly on horseback across Nihonbashi Bridge. Early on this sunny, clear winter morning, throngs of people streamed around him: porters carrying baskets of vegetables to and from market; water vendors with buckets suspended from poles on their shoulders; shoppers and tradesmen bent low under theContinue reading “Laura Joh Rowland – Sano Ichiro Samurai Detective 01 – Shinju”

Heather Graham – The Unseen

1800s. San Antonio, Texas: In room 207 at the Longhorn Saloon, in the long shadow of the Alamo itself, a woman renowned for her beauty was brutally murdered. Her killer was never found. One year ago: In that same historic room, another woman vanished without a trace. Her blood was everywhere… but her body wasContinue reading “Heather Graham – The Unseen”

Shall we tell the president? * Jeffrey Archer

Florentyna Kane is the first woman president of the United States. At 7.30 one evening, the FBI learn of a plot to kill her – the 1,572nd such threat of the year. At 8.30, five people know all the details. By 9.30, four of them are dead. FBI agent Mark Andrews alone knows the ‘when’.Continue reading “Shall we tell the president? * Jeffrey Archer”

Turnover and Die – Tegan Maher

As the owner of the town’s best diner and Blissful Bites, it’s most popular bakery, Dee knew the ins and outs of managing food service deliveries in a small town. More importantly, she knew all the local food sources, because that’s what she served in her restaurant. She’d inherited a struggling greasy spoon (emphasis onContinue reading “Turnover and Die – Tegan Maher”

Two to Tango (A Belinda & Bennett Mini Mystery) * Amy Saunders

“So something weird just happened,” she said. “The housekeeper left an envelope stuffed with cash in the library desk.” […] Apparently, her grandmother had returned to her Portside home briefly (she’d spent the past weeks in the Hamptons with her other daughter’s family) and was convinced someone stole her husband’s manuscript from the safe. OnlyContinue reading “Two to Tango (A Belinda & Bennett Mini Mystery) * Amy Saunders”

Pines (Wayward Pines #1) by Blake Crouch

I had this book in my horror pile for nearly a year and only now I had some time to spare and read this. While it’s not a horror masterpiece, it does allow you to get drawn in and suffocate in questions, much like the main character is. Ethan Burke, Secret Service, has been sentContinue reading “Pines (Wayward Pines #1) by Blake Crouch”