Category Archives: police procedural

Country noir

Once again Stephen Booth delivers a tale centred on his Detective Ben Cooper of Easedale character. This one is a tightly woven story involving a small hamlet of houses and the mysterious disappearance of a lorry driver who is simply … Continue reading

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Memory loss?

I’ve only just finished this, but remembering all the books I have read for the last 4 months is not easy!   This is typical Logan Macrae fare but with the neat twist that it looks at general police work as … Continue reading

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A shot in the dark

   Peter Robinson books are always a straightforward delight. I enjoy the fact that Banks always gets his man and that the plot is usually clever enough to throw me off the true scent for long enough to make it … Continue reading

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‘Phew!

  I’m a bit behind with my blogging. Three books recently! Mark Billingham is always solid fare. His thrillers rank amongs the better of the current batch of fictional detectives, in this case Tom Thorne. Stuart Nicklin is a dangerous … Continue reading

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Witchcraft

It’s hard to say that I “like” Stuart MacBride’s work. I admire the craft and skill in his storytelling but the gritty drama is as stark as it gets and it lifts the genre of the police procedural to a … Continue reading

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Merry go round

Spoilers galore Like many, I was thoroughly convinced that the events at the end of “the Phantom” would see the end of Harry Hole’s police career. When this book came along, I was therefore somewhat intrigued as to how the … Continue reading

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An uncomfortable creep into the depths

  This would seem like fairly standard crime thriller fare. I’m quite happy to say that Robotham has created a pretty standard flawed protagonist in the figure of Joe O’loughlin. His world is then populated with relatively “off the shelf” … Continue reading

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