Author Archives: Neen

February 19

Friends and Traitors by John Lawton

  Friends and Traitors by John Lawton While holidaying in Vienna in 1958, Scotland Yard’s Chief Superintendent Frederick Troy is approached by an old friend, Guy Burgess. Burgess is infamous as the notorious British spy turned traitor who fled to Moscow in 1951, when he was outed as a Soviet double agent. Now, seven years after […]

February 18

The Zig Zag Girl by Elly Griffiths

Posted by Neen The Zig Zag Girl by Elly Griffiths This atmospheric murder mystery is set in the slightly tawdry theatrical world of post-war Brighton, and will appeal to fans of historically accurate British mysteries.  DI Edgar Stephens enlists the help of his friend, Max Mephisto to investigate the death of a beautiful woman, who was previously Max’s stage assistant. Her […]

January 17

The Last Six Million Seconds  by John Burdett

The Last Six Million Seconds  by John Burdett Hong Kong, 1997. Six million seconds is the time remaining before the transfer of sovereignty from British rule to the Chinese government, and it’s also the time remaining for Chief of Police ‘Charlie’ Chan Siu-kai to solve a horrific triple murder. Three disembodied heads have been found in […]

December 20

The Painted Queen by Elizabeth Peters and Joan Hess

Posted by Neen The Painted Queen by Elizabeth Peters and Joan Hess  When a strange man bursts into her elegant Cairo hotel suite and dies on the floor from injuries sustained while attempting to assassinate her, intrepid archaeologist Amelia Peabody and her irascible husband Emerson become reluctantly involved in the discovery of the tomb of Nefertiti […]

December 19

The Driver : A Novel by Hart Hanson

Posted by Neen The Driver : a novel by Hart Hanson Michael Skellig is a former Special Forces officer who now runs a limousine service staffed by returned veterans, but he is still deeply affected by the horrors he endured during active service. Regularly hearing the voices of those he killed is one side effect […]

December 18

The Forgers by Bradford Morrow

Posted by Neen The Forgers by Bradford Morrow The Forgers illuminates the irresistible allure of rare books, the overwhelming compulsion to own them at any cost – and the rewards of forging them convincingly. This literary thriller begins with the gruesome murder of rare book collector, Adam Diehl, narrated dispassionately by Will, a not-quite-reformed literary forger […]

October 19

Black Horizon by James Grippando

Posted by Neen Black Horizon by James Grippando The explosion of an oil rig in Cuban waters and the resultant devastating oil spill sends attorney Jack Swyteck and his FBI agent bride, Andie, home early from their honeymoon, when Jack is asked to represent a woman whose husband was killed on the rig and Andie is […]

October 18

Enemy of the Good by Matthew Palmer

Posted by Neen Enemy of the Good by Matthew Palmer Kate Hollister is a US Foreign Service officer recently assigned to Kyrgyzstan at a time when relations between the two countries are complicated. The US is attempting to negotiate a controversial agreement with President Eraliev to build a massive airbase and significantly expand America’s presence in the […]

October 17

He Said/She Said by Erin Kelly

Posted by Neen He Said/She Said by Erin Kelly Kit and Laura once saved a mentally unstable young woman from a rapist, and also testified to ensure a conviction and prison sentence for the perpetrator. But Beth’s initial gratitude towards them later escalated into terrifyingly obsessive behaviour that forced Kit and Laura to disappear and […]

August 17

Two Days Gone : a Ryan DeMarco Mystery by Randall Silvis

Posted by Neen Two Days Gone : a Ryan DeMarco Mystery by Randall Silvis In this skillfully written thriller, Thomas Huston, a respected college professor and acclaimed author, appears to have murdered his wife and their three children then disappeared. Why did he do it? And where is he? Sergeant Ryan DeMarco is the policeman […]