Crime-Detective

SEND FOR PAUL TEMPLE by Francis Durbridge

SEND FOR PAUL TEMPLE by Francis Durbridge

BOOK RATING: The Story 4 / 5 ; The Writing 4 / 5 BOOK REVIEW: Vintage mystery. This little tale by Francis Durbridge was a delightful audiobook to listen to. The narrator Anthony Head does a marvellous job conveying the…

TRICK OR TREAT by Kerry Greenwood, Book Review

TRICK OR TREAT by Kerry Greenwood, Book Review

Book 4 in Kerry Greenwood’s Corinna Chapman’s Murder Mysteries Series Trick or Treat Synopsis: Corinna Chapman, amateur sleuth, baker extraordinaire and proprietor of the Earthly Delights Bakery, returns for her fourth criminally entertaining and delicious adventure. When a cut-price franchise…

TWO LITTLE GIRLS IN BLUE by Mary Higgins Clark

TWO LITTLE GIRLS IN BLUE by Mary Higgins Clark

BOOK RATING: The Story 4 / 5 ; The Writing 3 / 5 BOOK REVIEW: Intricate and compelling. This is the first Mary Higgins Clark that I’ve read and I’ve found her to be a skilled story crafter. The subjects…

The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson, Review

The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson, Review

Extraordinary. Stieg Larsson’s thrilling novel, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo really does deserve the praise it has been given and its place atop the bestseller lists. It is different to any other crime novel I have read. Larsson tells…

THE FRONT by Patricia Cornwell

THE FRONT by Patricia Cornwell

BOOK REVIEW : Having read this book, my first ever from Cornwell, I’m somewhat perplexed. I’d heard great things about this author, and this wasn’t at all what I had expected. To begin with, this is the shortest book I…

KILL STORY by Jerome Doolittle

KILL STORY by Jerome Doolittle

BOOK REVIEW : This story just was not as interesting as I expected from the blurb. The best thing about the book was Doolittle’s leading man, Tom Bethany – an appealing character, part hired gun with a shady past, part…

B IS FOR BURGLAR by Sue Grafton

B IS FOR BURGLAR by Sue Grafton

Kinsey Millhone, Grafton’s no-nonsense, gutsy female private investigator is the benchmark in the crime/detective genre. Although the settings are a little dated now, the book having been written over 20 years ago (back when people sent letters and checked through paper records rather than online databases) this doesn’t detract from the story. While the plot is strong, snappy and filled with clever linkages and details, it remains an easy, relaxing read. Grafton writes dialogue very well and doesn’t let descriptive narrative get in the way of a compelling story. Great author, great book!

KICK BACK by Val McDermid

KICK BACK by Val McDermid

My new favourite private-eye! McDermid has created a wonderfully real and feisty female character in Kate Brannigan PI – she has no fear and is not afraid to call a spade a spade. This story rockets along with mystery and…