The Devil’s Feather

The Devil’s Feather by Minette Walters Like virtually every other right-minded lover of crime fiction I’m a fan of Minette Walters, but until recently The Devil’s Feather had escaped my attention. In the Devil’s Feather Walters goes global in a tale that transports us from war ravaged Sierra Leone via post-Saddam Iraq to deepest Dorset. …

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One Good Turn

One Good Turn by Kate Atkinson One Good Turn is Whitbread prize winning author Kate Atkinson’s second venture into crime fiction. This time thanks to his thespian girlfriend Julia’s involvement in a decidedly mediocre production, police inspector turned private detective, Jackson Brodie finds himself in Edinburgh during the Festival. There he witnesses cosy mystery writer …

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An unexpected discovery

Death on the Downs by Simon Brett I have something in common with Carole Sneddon the protagonist of Death on the Downs: I’ve just made an unexpected find. Thankfully my discovery of Simon Brett was decidedly more pleasurable than Carole’s discovery of a complete human skeleton rammed into two old fertiliser sacks and stashed in …

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