Little Drummer; exploring the dark world of international corruption

Norwegian author Kjell Ola Dahl is known as the Godfather of Nordic Noir. As I love the dark, tense, atmospheric plots of this genre, I jumped at the chance to read Little Drummer, the latest…

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The Paris Apartment; a menacing murder mystery

Only a few days ago million-copy bestselling author Lucy Foley posted on her Instagram account that The Paris Apartment, her latest murder mystery is number one in the New York Times bestselling list for the…

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The Undiscovered Deaths of Grace McGill; a truly twisted murder mystery

Wow! To say I loved The Undiscovered Deaths of Grace McGill is an understatement. I was completely gripped by this quirky, twisted thriller. Full of pathos, dark humour with an unguessable plot, C.S. Robertson’s new…

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After The Rising & Before The Fall; a powerful saga

My recent holiday read is two books in one, the centenary edition of After The Rising & Before The Fall, the first two books in a captivating Irish trilogy by Orna Ross. Full of intriguing…

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The Khan; subverting the organisational crime novel

Although I hate violence and am really squeamish, I’ve always loved organised crime dramatisations such as The Sopranos, The Godfather, Peaky Blinders etc. They fascinate me. Yet these are stories where men take the lead…

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