Author: First Book Publish:2016 Books in series: 1 Avg. Book Rating:7.3 Characters: The Cleaner (Judith Kepler Book 1) First published: March 23rd 2016Rating: 7.34 stars GoodReads:The Cleaner Review: This is a very clever thriller with a plot full of unexpected twists. The writing is atmospheric and the characters are very credible. A very entertaining read that would convert well into film. Never a dull moment
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Author: First Book Publish:2017 Books in series: 1 Avg. Book Rating:7.5 Characters: DNA (Children’s House Book 1) First published: January 30th 2017Rating: 7.48 stars GoodReads:DNA Review: Although I am a great fan of Scandinavian crime fiction, for some reason I had not yet read anything by Yrsa Sigurdardottir. So, when I discovered she was starting a new series that I could read from the beginning, I thought it was an ideal to chance to read her at last and I am glad I did. We begin with events in 1987 and decisions involving some traumatised children.
Author: First Book Publish:2015 Books in series: 1 Avg. Book Rating:7.9 Characters: Omerta (The DeLuca Family Series Book 1) (The Deluca Family Book 1) First published: August 31st 2015Rating: 7.9 stars GoodReads:Omerta (The DeLuca Family Series Book 1) Review: What a difference a day can make. Mia Caruso grew up under the roof of a tyrant. Her father was an enforcer for the DeLuca crime family who ruled his home with the same brutality that his job required, her mother was the silent trophy he’d always wanted and Mia was only ever in the way. She’d endured the abuse for years, her only solace was the hope that one day she would be free from his iron fists. Just shy of her eighteenth birthday and four months away from a fresh start at college, he showed up and turned her world upside down. Carlo DeLuca was at the top of his game, master of his own universe, he ran the most successful organized crime syndicate on the west coast. He’d worked his ass off to build his empire after his father had nearly bled it dry, and he wouldn’t allow anything to threaten that. Carlo ruled with a cold indifference…
Author: First Book Publish:2015 Books in series: 1 Avg. Book Rating:7.8 Characters: So Not a Hero (A Hesitant Hero Book 1) First published: May 18th 2015Rating: 7.82 stars GoodReads:So Not a Hero Review: TL;DR: A misogynistic tale of the world ogling a woman’s boobs and butt when she is not busy shopping or worrying about men. Too much T & A. Too little super heroing.
Author: First Book Publish:2011 Books in series: 2 Avg. Book Rating:6.9 Characters: Witness the Night (Simran Singh Book 1) First published: September 30th 2011Rating: 6.92 stars GoodReads:Witness the Night Review: This seemed to take me a long time to get through and the book is not long. It deals with controversial issues pertaining to the selection of gender in the Punjab raising questions which I very much doubt are easily answered. Origins of Love (Simran Singh Book 2) First published: May 31st 2012Rating: 6.64 stars GoodReads:Origins of Love Review: For anyone interested in the rapidly expanding womb surrogacy industry in India and Europe, or contemporary life in India’s Delhi, Origins of Love is a must-read. This is Kishwar Desai’s second of three novels set in India and Britain with the cheerful, somewhat eccentric sleuth/social worker Ms Simran Singh as the protagonist. It’s both a page turner but also quite a complexly structured novel with a sizable suite of characters including the English couple trying for a child, to a broad array o
Author: First Book Publish:2016 Books in series: 1 Avg. Book Rating:8.7 Characters: A Man with One of Those Faces (Dublin Trilogy Book 1) First published: September 4th 2016Rating: 8.7 stars GoodReads:A Man with One of Those Faces Review: This was brilliant. A great story with very interesting characters. Set in Dublin our protagonist is a “granny whisperer” in the wrong place at the wrong time. 100% recommend.
Author: First Book Publish:1989 Books in series: 1 Avg. Book Rating:7.7 Characters: Mrs. Davis, Elma Mary Fitzgerald, Arthur Holland, Inspector Tommy Rudge, Constable Richard Hempstead, Sir Wilfrid Denny, Walter Everett Fitzgerald, Mr. Edwin Dakers, Reverend Philip Mount, Alec Mount, Peter Mount, Neddy Ware, Rear-Admiral Hugh Lawrence Penistone, Jennie Merton, Detective-Sergeant Appleton The Floating Admiral (Crime à Hora Do Chá Book 1) First published: January 29th 1989Rating: 7.74 stars GoodReads:The Floating Admiral Review: I thought I may have read this before as I seem to recall having read a collaboration such as this thirty or so years ago but if I had I certainly did not remember it. This was first published in 1931 and twelve authors each wrote a chapter leaving the later authors to provide a solution to what was going on. In addition having read the novel another author wrote a prologue. There is also an appendix where the authors apart from the authors of the first two chapters and the prologue outlined how
Author: First Book Publish:2008 Books in series: 1 Avg. Book Rating:7.4 Characters: A Policy of Lies (Policy Of Lies Book 1) First published: September 8th 2008Rating: 7.36 stars GoodReads:A Policy of Lies Review: I’d seen this book months ago when it was first released by Loose Id and considered buying it. It sounded a bit different from the m/m contemporary romances and mysteries I’d been reading up to that point. I didn’t buy it in the end for two reasons: Firstly, it is a sci-fi, a genre I’ve not really read very much and I wasn’t sure whether I would like it and secondly, I’d not read anything previously by this author and was unable to find a review of the book. With so many books around by authors
Author: First Book Publish:2014 Books in series: 1 Avg. Book Rating:7.8 Characters: Hosianna!: Ein Papst-Krimi (Ein Papst-krimi Book 1) First published: October 23rd 2014Rating: 7.84 stars GoodReads:Hosianna!: Ein Papst-Krimi Review: Dies ist der 3. von bisher 3 Papst Krimis. Man muss die Vorgänger nicht gelesen habe, um hier locker rein zu kommen.
Author: First Book Publish:2016 Books in series: 1 Avg. Book Rating:8.3 Characters: Darktown (Darktown Book 1) First published: September 12th 2016Rating: 8.26 stars GoodReads:Darktown Review: An unusual police procedural. Atlanta, 1948, with the first black police officers. Provides a very authentic feeling of the pervasive impact of Jim Crow in the post-War South.