Series: The China Thrillers Book Number: 1 Read this book for: Chinese thriller, cultural differences, love story, career police officers, high-stakes thriller Quick Review: Packed with detail about investigations and culture in Beijing, this is a well-paced thriller with an enticingly uncommon backdrop. ***
Series: N/A Book Number: N/A Read this book for: atmosphere, UK novels, strong setting, character-driven stories, amateur detectives, police investigation Quick Review: A novel that’s all about character stories and atmosphere; this deeply immersive is impossible to put down. *** WHATEVER HAPPENS Niamh and Ruairidh Macfarlane co-own the Hebridean company Ranish Tweed. On a business […]
Series: Enzo Macleod / the Enzo Files Book Number: 6 Read this book for: French setting – rural and urban, good pacing, cold cases, personal/relationship drama, tense thriller, highly readable page-turner Quick Review: The final instalment of this engaging series, satisfyingly weaving many of the ongoing threads together to create a page-turning last novel. Publication/Release […]
Series: Lewis Trilogy (Fin Macleod) Book Number: 1 Read this book for: in-depth, richly detailed character backstory, character-driven mystery, location as character Quick Review: A deeply detailed read that focuses more on character than on the actual mystery, but with characters so compelling that you want to read more. *** Fin Macleod is sent back […]
Series: Natalya Ivanova Book Number: 1 Read this book for: Russian setting, female detective, thriller, police procedural, contemporary mystery, kidnapping plot, complex thrillers Quick Review: Dark, gritty and violent, this is a thriller that borders on noir, with an atmosphere that conveys the complex spirit of modern Russia. *** The first in a gripping series […]
In the spirit of reading SIX STORIES by Matt Wesolowski this week, which was inspired by the incredible podcast Serial, here’s a list of some of the most interesting true crime podcasts that I’ve come across.