Old Friends and New Enemies by Owen Mullen #FridayReads #BookReview

The body on the mortuary slab wasn’t who Glasgow PI Charlie Cameron was looking for. But it wasn’t a stranger. Suddenly, a routine missing persons investigation becomes a fight for survival. As Charlie is dragged deeper into Glasgow’s underbelly he goes up against notorious gangster Jimmy Rafferty and discovers what fear really is. Rafferty is so ruthless evenContinue reading “Old Friends and New Enemies by Owen Mullen #FridayReads #BookReview”

Imago by Celina Grace #FridayReads #BookReview

Imago is the third book of the Kate Redman Mystery series featuring a young, female detective, fighting crime and pursuing justice, in the fictional West Country town of Abbeyford. Having read two other books in this series (though not in the right order!) I knew I would enjoy meeting this hard-working, compassionate policewoman again.  ThisContinue reading “Imago by Celina Grace #FridayReads #BookReview”

Trouble in Nuala by Harriet Steel #bookreview

Trouble in Nuala is the first in a series of investigations by Inspector Shanti de Silva in colonial Ceylon.  Although a Sri Lankan himself, Shanti is married to Jane, an Englishwoman whom he had met after she came to the island as a governess.  They mix in the “best” social circles of Nuala, up inContinue reading “Trouble in Nuala by Harriet Steel #bookreview”

Trust Me I Lie by Louise Marley #TuesdayBookBlog #RBRT

I always enjoy character driven novels, but a book with a compelling plot is appealing. In Trust Me I Lie we have both. Ben Taylor is a policeman with a heart, a Detective Inspector who acts like a Knight in shining armour, but Milla Graham is a more complex person. She admits to being a liar,Continue reading “Trust Me I Lie by Louise Marley #TuesdayBookBlog #RBRT”

Siren by Celina Grace #bookreview

Siren is the newly published 9th book in the Kate Redman Mystery series, written by Celina Grace, and is only the second I have read, but that doesn’t matter a jot. On the first page of Chapter One we soon get to know Detective Sergeant Kate Redman and learn about her friendship with Detective InspectorContinue reading “Siren by Celina Grace #bookreview”

The Sans Pareil Mystery by Karen Charlton

I read this 19th century detective story without realising that it was the second investigation in Regency London for Detective Lavender and Constable Woods, but this was no handicap.  Although Stephen Lavender is reserved, we slowly learn of his sad past, his new budding romance and his renowned detective abilities.  Assisted by dependable Ned Woods,Continue reading “The Sans Pareil Mystery by Karen Charlton”