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The Treatment by Mo Hayder

The horror begins when DI Jack Caffery and his South London Area Major Investigation Team are called to the scene at a house that abuts Brockwell Park in south London.  He and his partner, DCI Danniella Souness, find a man … Continue reading

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Maria Wern (DVD)

This interesting Swedish mini-series with English subtitles will appeal to those who enjoy police procedurals and international crime fiction. Maria Wern, recently widowed, has relocated her family to the picturesque Swedish island of Gotland seeking a quieter lifestyle for her … Continue reading

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The Black Box by Michael Connelly

I have been reading the Harry Bosch series for 20 years and I have enjoyed every book. His first books in the series were called Black Echo and then Black Ice.  They are well written police procedurals/thrillers/mysteries. The main character … Continue reading

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The Keeper of Lost Causes by Jussi Adler-Olsen

The first in a series by Danish author Adler-Olsen, the The Keeper of Lost Causes introduces us to Detective Carl Mørck, assigned to head up a newly created Department Q.  Carl is back at work, recovering from a gunshot wound … Continue reading

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Talking to the Dead by Harry Bingham

As an unpredictable rookie detective in the C.I.D. who’s not very good at following orders or protocol, D. C. Fiona Griffiths, otherwise known as “Fi,” is assigned to the grunt work of examining years of back financial statements on the … Continue reading

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Broken Harbor by Tana French

“Scorcher” Kennedy, top detective in Dublin’s Murder Squad, has been assigned a high priority, high profile case.  His bright and innovative partner is a rookie to the squad and eager to prove he is worthy.  Broken Harbor, now known as … Continue reading

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A Beautiful Place to Die by Malla Nunn

South Africa.  1952.  Detective Sergeant Emmanuel Cooper stands at the edge of the river and looks across to Mozambique at the shimmering veldt and distant mountains.  Just a few steps along the bank he spots the floating corpse of Captain … Continue reading

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Death Note by Tsugumi Ohba

Light Yagami is a bright young man, so when he finds the notebook of a death god that will kill anyone whose name is written in it, he’s understandably skeptical.  It doesn’t take much experimentation to find out that it … Continue reading

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The Inspector and Silence: an Inspector Van Veeteran Mystery by Hakan Nesser

Chief Inspector Van Veeteren was feeling quite upset with his ex-wife, who had just tried to trap him into spending two weeks at some holiday cottage with their adult children and grandchildren.  Taking the coward’s way out, he announced that … Continue reading

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Falling More Slowly by Peter Helton

Fans of the British mystery can celebrate a new inspector on the block with Falling More Slowly, the first title in a new series from Peter Helton starring Detective Inspector Liam McLusky, newly  transferred to Bristol CID after his recovery … Continue reading

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