Tag Archives: crime

December 04

Brilliant Bosch

Police drama Bosch is based on Michael Connelly’s best-selling novels and it is absolutely fantastic viewing. There are three seasons so far and I feel it has the strength for a fourth and perhaps more. It stars Titus Welliver as Connelly’s main character LAPD detective, Harry Bosch. Bosch is a rule bending cop who himself […]

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 […]

December 06

Thursday’s Children

Thursday’s Children by Nikki French. Post by Sandra Taylor. A  psychological thriller which is quite compelling to read. A crime is perpetrated many years previously on a teenage girl and later the same crime is committed in a similar set of circumstances on another young girl. This book deals with the anxiety, the loss of […]

November 24

Daughter of the Razor: an Australian true crime story

Maria Tinschert was recently a Living Book speaker at our libraries, sharing her story of growing up as the daughter of a woman connected to Sydney’s infamous Razor Gang. We’re therefore excited to let you know that Maria’s story has now been published as her first book, and we have copies to borrow. Before the age […]

September 08

The Perplexing Theft of the Jewel in the Crown by Vaseem Khan

I really enjoyed the first book in this series, “The Unexpected Inheritance of Inspector Chopra” so when I heard about book two – The perplexing theft of the jewel in the crown – I had to read it. It’s wonderful to be back in Mumbai with Chopra, Poppy and the baby elephant Ganesha! In this book, […]

Dead Man’s Time by Peter James

With Dead Man’s Time Peter James writes his usual great thriller, with his appealing character Detective Superintendent Roy Grace taking the central role once again. It is an intriguing tale and while it is largely set in 2012, it flashes back to 1912 to lay out the initial details of the New York gangland crime […]

You Are Dead by Peter James

You are Dead is my first Peter James novel, it is the 11th book in the Roy Grace series, but can be read as a standalone as many of the references to previous books are explained by the author. DI Roy Grace is recently married and a new father at the age of 40. Ten […]

February 26

Tricky Twenty-Two

Tricky Twenty-Two by Janet Evanovich. I have enjoyed the Stephanie Plum series since I read the first book ‘One For The Money‘, which has been made in to a successful movie. Tricky Twenty-two is the twenty-second book in this long-running series, and it is a great read which will keep you turning the pages and […]

December 22

Black Eyed Susans

I am halfway through Black Eyed Susans by Julia Heaberlin and it has me hooked. The story follows the story of 17 year old Tessa (the black eyed Susan) who is a survivor left for dead by a serial killer. It was her testimony that put her attacker on death row. As an adult the case has […]

The Unexpected Inheritance of Inspector Chopra by Vaseem Khan

Author Vaseem Khan first saw the elephant that inspired The Unexpected Inheritance of Inspector Chopra during a trip to Mumbai almost 20 years before writing this, his debut novel. We meet the title character, Inspector Chopra, in the modern city of Mumbai  on the day that he is forced into early retirement from the police force. This is […]