FBI Animal House by Pete Klismet

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FBI Animal House by Pete Klismet, writing as PJ Kline, is an overview of the author’s time at the Academy. The book opens with what can only be described as your worst nightmare: you are on a case, you see movement, and by accident you shoot your own colleague. Pete uses this as an example […]

The Faithful Executioner by J.F. Harrington

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The Faithful Executioner by J.F. Harrington describes the lives and careers of Heinrich and Frantz Schmidt as executioners. The book is filled with details and prints and is a joy to read if you love history. We go back to Germany in the sixteenth century. Heinrich Schmidt made a good living as woodsman and fowler in the town […]

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”

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“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 […]

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