The Devil in the Marshalsea by Antonia Hodgson

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The Devil in the Marshalsea by Antonia Hodgson is a splendid début novel. I love it when an author can describe the filth dripping from the walls so that I get an instant itch and the urge to check my room for anything decaying. Antonia Hodgson’s work is murder for your eyes (you will exhaust them) and […]

“Chase Your Shadow; the trials of Oscar Pistorius”

Book Cover “Chase Your Shadow; the trials of Oscar Pistorius”

“Chase Your Shadow; the trials of Oscar Pistorius” by John Carlin is a must read. The title is well-chosen. We learn about Oscar, his family, his disability, and his career. His life was indeed filled with trials and they started well before 2013. Carlin clearly wrote this book with compassion in his heart. Some might […]

Murder as a fine art by David Morrell

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Murder as a fine art by David Morrell features Victorian London, multiple murders, and crime scene investigations in their forensic infancy. That made me pick up this book. In Chapter one, we meet the artist of death, the killer, who goes through various disguises to move from place to place unseen, to observe people, and to […]

Rightful Owner by Hemmie Martin

Book cover Rightful Owner by Hemmie Martin

Rightful Owner by Hemmie Martin is an interesting, fast read. A preview of the first chapter is available here for free. As you can read there, we are dealing with a closed club for a select few. They go through a routine to assume anonymity when they pick their pleasure partner for the evening. A club […]

Blood of the Rose by Kevin Murray

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One evening over an excellent dinner, my friend David Swinson and I were complaining about mistakes made in TV shows related to cops, crime, and corpses. Our families wholeheartedly agreed that we both spoil movies for them and gladly send us out of the room so they can watch in peace. With this background information […]