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Deal Breaker by Harlan Coben

Harlan Coben is a highly successfull American author of thriller and mystery novels thrillers with multiple threads woven into them. Many are set in and around New York and New Jersey. Deal Breaker was written in 1995 and features a … Continue reading

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Portrait Of A Killer: Jack the Ripper – Case Closed by Patricia Cornwell

How strange it is, that Jack the Ripper should, even now, still excites such horror and fascination. Many of the streets and locations of the crimes can still be found huddled among the modern city of London. On a recent … Continue reading

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Absolute Power by David Baldacci

  Absolute Power was written by David Baldacci. The novel opens when a professional burglar named Luther Whitney, breaks into the home of a billionaire in an upmarket Virginia suburb.  While trying to rob the house he sees the United States … Continue reading

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The Perfect Murder by Peter James

The Perfect Murder is a novella by Peter James the bestselling author of the Roy Grace series. Committing the perfect murder and getting away with it is a recurring theme in the crime genre. Victor Smiley is an unhappy man. … Continue reading

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Die Trying by Lee Child

  Lee Child’s second novel, Die Trying, was published in 1998 featured Jack Reacher, centre stage, once more. Whilst working as a doorman in Chicago Reacher becomes caught-up in the kidnapping of Holly Johnson, an FBI agent. She is also … Continue reading

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Papillon by Henri Charrière

Papillon, was a bestseller when it was published in 1969 and who among us will not remember the Hollywood film of the same title which starred Steve McQueen and Dustin Hoffman. Papillon, the French for butterfly, was a nickname that … Continue reading

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A Small Death in Lisbon by Robert Wilson

I was recommended to the works of Robert Wilson by a friend of mine and I am glad I was. The espionage thriller, ‘A small death in Lisbon’, intrigued me and so, along with a love of all things Portuguese, I … Continue reading

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