Tag Archives: london

Michael Robotham On Creating Villians

I have read the previous books in the series and I am looking forward to reading BLEED FOR ME. The author has created three memorable characters, Vincent Ruiz, Joseph O’Loughlin, and Alisha Barba.  Two are with the police, one is … Continue reading

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CHELSEA MANSIONS – Barry Maitland

As Nancy Haynes and Emerson Merckle, Bostonians in London for the annual flower show, walk toward their hotel after enjoying the beautiful displays, Emerson is knocked to the ground by an assailant, running at the couple at top speed.  Nancy … Continue reading

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BECAUSE IT IS HALLOWEEN….

it  seems appropriate to post a piece about cemetery.   This is from Murder Is Elsewhere.  Dan Waddell posted this on November 5, 2010. Click  on the link at the bottom of the article and be transported to London for the … Continue reading

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THE BURNING – Jane Casey

On a page at the beginning of the book, there is a quote from Sir Thomas Browne (Urn Burial),  a seventeenth century physician.  “The certainty of death is attended with uncertainties, in time, manner, places.”  London has been terrified by … Continue reading

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A THOUSAND CUTS – Simon Lelic

Simon Lelic’s first book, A THOUSAND CUTS, is a perfect story for our time. Samuel Szajkowski, the grandson of a Polish immigrant and a history teacher, walks into an assembly and kills three students and a teacher before killing himself. … Continue reading

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THE PRIVATE PATIENT – P.D. James

The stated purpose of Murder By Type  is  to introduce writers whose talents deserve far greater attention than they have received.  P. D. James doesn’t fall into this category.  She does write wonderful books. THE PRIVATE PATIENT is the usual … Continue reading

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VEIL OF LIES – Westerson

VEIL OF LIES: A MEDIEVAL NOIR is the first book in a series by Jeri Westerson. Crispin Guest is a man without a place in the rigidly stratified world of England in 1384. Crispin had been the protege of John … Continue reading

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