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Review: A Necessary Murder, by M. J Tjia

I first came into contact with M. J Tjia's work almost exactly a year ago, with the great book She Be Damned, and here, we're diving right back into the thick of things, into the lives of Heloise Chancey, Victorian courtesan and part-time mystery solver, and her mother, Amah, or Li Lee. This book continues… Continue reading Review: A Necessary Murder, by M. J Tjia

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Review: Now You See, by Max Manning

This was a twisting, turning rollercoaster of a novel, with thrills to spare. Taking us into the mind of the killer- and into the minds of two similarly conflicted, but very different protagonists, Max Manning has created a great murder mystery. The main story riffs on the common unease that many people have with the… Continue reading Review: Now You See, by Max Manning

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Review: The Development, by Jackie Kabler

A quick thank you before I start to Accent Press, who kindly sent me an advance copy of this book. So, The Development. This is the first book that I've read by Jackie Kabler- and the first in the Cora Baxter Mysteries, of which this is the third novel-  but she did an admirable job… Continue reading Review: The Development, by Jackie Kabler

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Review: The Smiling Man, by Joseph Knox

Grit and drama collide in this, the second in Joseph Knox's excellent and dark Aidan Waits series. With intrigue in spades, this tightly-plotted thriller serves up a peek into the dark underbelly of Manchester. One of the first things that hits you about this novel is that it's dark in only the way that a… Continue reading Review: The Smiling Man, by Joseph Knox

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Review: Look for Me, by Lisa Gardner

I came into this series stone cold, so I was pretty impressed by how well this book set the scene! Introducing me to a world filled with well-rounded characters, shared histories and (of course) a juicy murder plot, this was an interesting, multi-layered story that I thoroughly enjoyed. We get to see this murder case… Continue reading Review: Look for Me, by Lisa Gardner