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Adventue, spy and crime novels

The President is Missing by President Bill Clinton and James Patterson

  The President is Missing by President Bill Clinton and James Patterson has been available in Hardback since 4 Jun 2018. Well – What can I say…. When could you read a political thriller about the US Presidency by a … Continue reading

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The Rooster Bar by John Grisham

The Rooster Bar by John Grisham. What’s to say about John Grisham – except SUPERB! Some of my favourite books and films. The Rooster Bar is another winner and is utterly engrossing. It’s an ingenious novel relating to a group … Continue reading

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Origin by Dan Brown

Origin by Dan Brown. Dan Brown writes another in the Robert Langdon series following on from Angels & Demons, The Da Vinci Code, The Lost Symbol, and Inferno. It is a novel full of twists and turns which keeps you … Continue reading

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The Quantum Spy by David Ignatius

The Quantum Spy is the most recent offering from David Ignatius. Ignatius is a novelist and a journalist from the USA.  He studied at Harvard University and King’s College, Cambridge in the UK. He has been given many awards including, … Continue reading

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Polar Star by Martin Cruz Smith

After readying Gorky Park, I couldn’t wait to read the next in the Arkady Renko series, Polar Star. Arkady Renko had made many enemies. He had been the top investigator in Moscow, but now, his party membership removed, he was … Continue reading

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The Silk Stocking Murders by Anthony Berkeley

The Silk Stocking Murders by Anthony Berkeley, was first published in 1928 and is one of Berkeley’s earliest novels. Born, Anthony Berkeley Cox in Watford in 1893 he attended Sherborne School and University College in Oxford. Like many of his … Continue reading

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Gorky Park by Martin Cruz Smith

Gorky Park, the novel by Martin Cruz Smith which introduced us all to the delights of the that most enigmatic of Russians, Arkady Renko. Gorky Park takes its name from the amusement park of the same name in Moscow. Three … Continue reading

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Kolymsky Heights Paperback by Lionel Davidson

Hidden deep in the never-ending darkness and solitude of Russia’s Siberia lies, Kolymsky Heights. Ultra-secret and hidden from the world. Here in the wilderness the Russians have a top-secret research station where scientists, once there, cannot leave. However, one scientist … Continue reading

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Ripper – The Secret Life of Walter Sickert by Patricia Cornwell

The enigmatic and eccentric painter, Walter Sickert, had an air of mystery about him. In more recent times the accusatory finger of suspicion has been levelled at him. It is now widely believed that he may have been either, Jack the … Continue reading

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Along Came A Spider by James Patterson

The novel Along Came a Spider written by James Patterson is a great introduction to this prolific and hugely successful writers work. This book by Patterson introduced us all to Alex Cross and the series which followed. A great thriller … Continue reading

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