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Taken for Dead by Graham Masterton (Katie Maguire: Book 4)

Mar 26, 2020

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The Storyline Detective Superintendent Katie Maguire of An Garda Síochána in Cork, Ireland, has dealt with a lot recently, and now she is dealing with a group of viscous and brutal thugs calling themselves The High Kings of Erin. This group kidnaps and tortures its victims; those they believe have caused their country damage, in […]

Blood Sisters by Graham Masterton (Katie Maguire: Book 5)

Mar 26, 2020

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The Storyline The story begins with an investigation into the mass death of horses. Why were they killed? For money, or something far more sinister? And then, In a nursing home on the outskirts of Cork, an elderly nun has been found dead, suffocated in her sleep. It looks like a killing of mercy, to […]

A Mask of Shadows by Oscar De Muriel (Frey and McGray: Book 3)

Mar 25, 2020

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The Storyline This one begins with a production of The Scottish Play at London’s Lyceum Theatre in late 1889. The stars of the play are the renowned Henry Irving and Ellen Terry, ably assisted by one Bram Stoker. Something horrific is about to enter their lives that will follow them from London to Edinburgh, Its […]

A Fever of the Blood by Oscar De Muriel (Frey and McGray: Book 2)

Mar 25, 2020

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The Storyline It begins with a hanging of a suspected witch in Lancaster in 1624 on All Hallows’ Eve, during the infamous Witch Trials and then to 1882 and 1883 where we visit two of the regular characters pasts. In 1889, Inspectors Frey and McGray are called to the asylum where the latter’s Sister resides, […]

Prayer for the Dead (DI McLean book 5) by James Oswald book review

Mar 23, 2020

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Storyline The fifth in the DI Tony McLean series by James Oswald, this story starts when a man is kidnapped and seemingly offered up for a sacrifice in Gilmerton Cove, a series of passageways and chambers long associated with the Covenanters as a refuge, and also a smugglers’ lair. It’s also linked to the supernatural […]

A Cruel Fate by Lindsey Davis book review

Jan 13, 2016

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The Storyline We start the story with a bookseller getting caught in the middle at the beginning of the English Civil War of 1642-1651, four months after the war started between the Roundheads and Cavaliers. Martin Watts is taken captive for trying to protect books from being burned and ends up in Oxford Castle gaol […]

Wrong Time, Wrong Place by Simon Kernick book review

Dec 27, 2015

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The storyline Four friends meet up after a long time apart and go on holiday together in a remote area of the Scottish Highlands. The holiday is soon cut short upon the discovery of a young foreign girl running naked near their holiday cabin. They take her back to try and help her but she […]