Category Archives: Mystery and Thriller

July 12

My cousin Rachel by Daphne Du Maurier

I’m not sure why, but lately I seem to have developed a passion for all things written about, or filmed in, Cornwall. Much to my great joy the new series of “Poldark” has started airing on the ABC, and now My Cousin Rachel , also set in Cornwall, has just been released in cinemas in Australia. […]

July 12

Elsie and Ethelred (Series)

The Ethelred Tressider and Elsie Thirkettle series, by L. C. Tyler We first meet Ethelred Tressider and Elsie Thirkettle in “The Herring Seller’s Apprentice”. Ethelred is a second rate (third rate?) crime writer and Elsie is his literary agent. Ethelred is mild-mannered, easily taken in by a credible story, and apparently putty in the hands […]

Dregs by Jørn Lier Horst

It’s definitely time to celebrate with the emergence of another elite Nordic crime writer with a powerful and authentic protagonist. Police Inspector William Wisting is head of crime investigations in Larvik, Norway. His latest case has the reader immersed in the randomness of clues from the start as severed feet start washing up on beaches […]

July 10

The Mountain Story by Lori Larsens

  The Mountain Story by Lori Larsens This moving story is told in flashback, as a father recounts to his son an extraordinary tale of survival by four people stranded on a mountain. Over their 5 day ordeal an indelible bond forms between the four as each in turn relates the reasons for their ill-fated […]

June 20

The Thirst

The Thirst by Jo Nesbo. Post by Robyn55.   As many of you will know This is the much anticipated new Harry Hole thriller.   Jo Nesbo has written 10 previous novels in which Harry Hole is his hero, and   what a hero.This book does not disappoint. Harry is once again on the trail […]

June 14

A Death in the Dales by Frances Brody

Posted by Neen A Death in the Dales by Frances Brody Lucian, a friend of Kate Shackleton, recently inherited a cottage in a peaceful Yorkshire village from his aunt, so when Kate realises her 14-year-old niece, Harriet, needs complete rest to recuperate from an illness, Kate arranges with Lucien for herself and Harriet to enjoy […]

June 13

A Rustle of Silk by Alys Clare

Posted by Neen A Rustle of Silk by Alys Clare England, 1603. Queen Elizabeth I is dead and King James VI of Scotland is about to become King James I of England. As the new king’s official coronation approaches, Gabriel Taverner, former ship’s surgeon now employed as a physician in rural Devon, is called in by […]

June 12

Thunder Point by Jack Higgins

Thunder Point is a throwback to the era of Alistair Maclean and Hammond Innes, and is a great rollicking yarn. I really enjoyed this book and I think it was made better because I listened to it via audiobook and the narrator was a master at managing the various accents and dialects. It is the […]

June 12

Re-reading Your Favourite Book of Your Childhood

Have you ever watched a movie or seen a replay of an old TV show you loved as a kid, or maybe as an adult a couple of decades ago when it was fresh.  You re-watched it now and thought, well that’s not that great. Well what about books? Since they are finally getting around […]

June 08

Deeper than Dead by Tami Hoag

Deeper than the Dead is the first book in the Oak Knoll series. It is a thriller, set in the 1980’s in the quiet Californian community of Oak Knoll. Murders just don’t happen in Oak Knoll, so you can imagine the shock waves throughout the community when three school children stumble across the body of […]