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Stephen

Stephen Report 23 Jul 2016 21:13

Finished The Marriage Certificate by Stephen Molyneux. I really enjoyed it and could hardly put it down. I hope he writes another.

I was a bit baffled at the end at first, though. I thought that I must have missed some clue or something so I skimmed back through again and I sort of get it now - I think. I might read it again.

I won't say any more as I don't want to spoil it for anyone who hasn't read it yet.

Mersey

Mersey Report 19 Jul 2016 12:45

Glad you are liking it Ann :-D

AnninGlos

AnninGlos Report 18 Jul 2016 13:23

I am reading The Daughters of Red Hill Hall- Kathleen McGurl suggested by Mersey. Enjoying it so far.

SuffolkVera

SuffolkVera Report 18 Jul 2016 11:48

I've never read any of the DI Banks books or seen any of the TV series but I do enjoy crime/detection novels. Some of them are a bit more than I am prepared to pay for Kindle books but the first in the series, Gallows View, is available for 98p so I'm going to download that now.

Love the posts on here because they make me look at authors I haven't tried before.

Stephen

Stephen Report 18 Jul 2016 10:09

Finished Watching the Dark. A good read, not a fast-paced story but a page-turner non-the-less, though with a somewhat predictable outcome.

Just started The Marriage Certificate.

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+++DetEcTive+++ Report 15 Jul 2016 12:43

Stephen - Your latest read is the sort of thing I might buy. Unfortunately the cost is a bit too steep at the moment.

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+++DetEcTive+++ Report 15 Jul 2016 12:38

One I've bought recently on Kindle was Even Dogs in the Wild by Ian Rankin. Its the most recent in the Rebus series. If I'd waited a couple of weeks, I could have borrowed our daughter in law's paper back!

Although Rebus is retired, DI Siobhan Clarke asks for his help on a case - "Clarke's been investigating the death of a senior lawyer whose body was found along with a threatening note. On the other side of Edinburgh, Big Ger Cafferty - Rebus's long-time nemesis - has received an identical note and a bullet through his window."

Malcolm Fox, late of the 'Complaints' who investigated Rebus and worked with him in the previous book Saints of the Shadow Bible, is involved in a seperate investigation. A man with links to drug smuggling has gone missing.

Clarke, Rebus and Fox may not be on the same cases, but they do socialise with each other and discover a link.

Stephen

Stephen Report 14 Jul 2016 15:57

Eventually finished The Wreckage. Not great, and the relevance of the title was lost on me, but maybe I missed something somewhere along the way. Not a page-turner.

Just started Peter Robinson's Watching The Dark, number 20 in his Inspector Banks series.

DI Bill Quinn is killed by a crossbow in the tranquil grounds of a police rehabilitation centre and compromising photos are found in his room. An English girl who disappeared in Estonia six years ago seems to hold the secret at the heart of this case. DCI Banks is brought in to investigate.

So far, so good. I might seek out some more later.

SuffolkVera

SuffolkVera Report 14 Jul 2016 13:24

I think DetEcTive and I have very similar tastes. We always seem to like the same sort of books. I recently picked up a copy of The Ides of April for a very small sum from a bring and buy book stall.

There's a limit to how much I am prepared to pay for Kindle books (I'm a bit of a miser lol), but I do use the library a lot and have borrowed various Falco books from there. Our library used to arrange books by category so it was easy to find a crime novel or a fantasy and try out different authors. Now, apparently by popular demand, the books are arranged alphabetically by authors so everyone goes to the authors they know write the type of book they enjoy and don't try new authors so much. This I am told, is progress :-S

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+++DetEcTive+++ Report 14 Jul 2016 12:57

Unfortunately not :-(

Occasionally you can pickup the Falco books in Charity Shops and probably the Albia series in time. OH doesnt have a kindle, hence this new one is a paper version.

AnninGlos

AnninGlos Report 14 Jul 2016 12:15

Not read any of those, are they free? I really shouldn't download any more until I have read what I have on the kindle, I dare not count how many I have waiting. :-D

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+++DetEcTive+++ Report 14 Jul 2016 09:53

Think I read it a while ago. It was certainly a strange one! Wouldn't have paid money for it, but free is good :-D

Currently reading The Graveyard of The Hesperides by Lindesy Davis. It's the newest one in the Flavia Albia series.
The previous ones were The Ides of April, Enemies at Home, and Deadly Election.

During renovations, the skeletons of 5 males and 1 decapitated woman are found in the courtyard garden of a bar, The Hesperides. Albia, with the support of her good friend the Adelie Faustus, tries to work out who they were and how they died about 10 years previously.

OH finished it in one day; I'm trying to pace myself ;-)

AnninGlos

AnninGlos Report 14 Jul 2016 08:54

Not my sort of book either Mersey but it was a free one and, I thought, well written. And intriguing too in a strange sort of way.

Mersey

Mersey Report 14 Jul 2016 06:31

I haven't Ann, but will take a peek..not sure if it's a book for me but
will certainly try it :-)

AnninGlos

AnninGlos Report 9 Jul 2016 22:43

:-D :-D got a few to read before I get round to it though. At the moment I am reading one on Kindle which is good but strange, about a girl who suffers from an illness that causes sleeping episodes but she lives in the dreams she has, meets someone who also lives in the dream world. Called the girl in between by Laekan Zea Kemp. I think it was a free one. Have you read it?

Mersey

Mersey Report 9 Jul 2016 21:32

Hope you enjoy it Ann as much as I did :-)

AnninGlos

AnninGlos Report 9 Jul 2016 17:03

Seeing that it looks good and also that it was only 99p on Amazon for Kindle, I have downloaded that one Mersey. It better be good now :-D

Mersey

Mersey Report 9 Jul 2016 16:37

I finished this one ntl long ago....loved it...reminded me of Kate Morton books
I could not put it down

The Daughters of Red Hill Hall- Kathleen McGurl

Description
‘Mystery, danger, intrigue and heart-pounding drama are deliciously interwoven’ – Julie (Goodreads)

When Gemma discovers a pair of ancient duelling pistols encrusted with rubies in the basement of the local museum, she is immediately intrigued…

On a fateful night in 1838 two sisters were found shot in the cellars of Red Hill Hall. And when Gemma begins to delve deeper into their history she begins to realise that the secrets of that night are darker than anyone had ever imagined.

As the shocking events of the past begin to unravel, Gemma’s own life starts to fall apart. Loyalties are tested and suddenly it seems as if history is repeating

AnninGlos

AnninGlos Report 5 Jul 2016 15:48

I have just finished One Last Dance by Judith Lennox.A family saga, a story of a family house in Kingswear, Rosindell, from the end of the 20th century to 1970s, and the family headed by Devlin Reddaway that loved it, hated it, rebuilt and lived in it.
Just over 500 pages of an excellent read by this great story teller.some of her previous books, Footsteps in the Sand, the winter House, the Italian Garden, Some old lover's ghost.
I really liked this one. :-)

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+++DetEcTive+++ Report 30 Jun 2016 16:05

Sounds as you've picked up some good'uns, Vera.

We love the Lindsey Davis books. From what I can remember there are either 3 or 4 Flavia books now. She probably got fed up writing about Falco!