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The Darker Arts by Oscar De Muriel (Frey & McGray: Book 5)

May 13, 2020

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The Storyline It begins mere weeks after we left our heroes dejected and broken, from their last adventure in Loch Maree up in the Highlands. Frey, suffering a huge loss, is back in England in the beautiful county of Gloucestershire, whilst McGray is in Edinburgh, equally at a loss after recent events. But soon, they […]

Loch of the Dead by Oscar De Muriel (Frey & McGray: Book 4)

May 13, 2020

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The Storyline After their last encounter in The Mask of Shadows, our heroes, Inspectors Frey and McGray, are called upon to help protect a boy who’s life may be in danger, due to death threats. Heading to Loch Maree in the Highlands of Scotland, McGray already there visiting his poor Sister, Pansy; and with great […]

The Damage Done & The Burning by James Oswald (DI McLean: Book 6)

Apr 5, 2020

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The Storyline A bungled raid on a suspected brothel, and a suspicious death, sends Detective Inspector Tony McLean down a path of conspiracy and cover-ups, fighting superiors and shadowy figures along the way, even getting help from surprising quarters… And then there is the mysterious woman, whom McLean is sure he has met before, but […]

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 & 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 & 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 […]

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 […]

Kraken by China Meiville book review

Dec 3, 2015

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The Storyline Something strange has occurred at the British Museum of Natural History with a forty-foot specimen of a giant squid in formalin disappearing overnight without no-one seeing a thing. Also, a murder victim is found folded into a glass bottle much to the shock and horror of the investigators tasked to the case. A […]