Category: detective

‘Mongkok Station’ by Jake Needham

***** NB This post first appeared as part of the Blog Tour for ‘Mongkok Station’ organised by Emma at Damppebbles. Former Singapore detective Sam Tay is retired. Or at least, that’s the theory. When John August from the American intelligence community asks a favour, Tay doesn’t feel he can refuse. Especially as it involves working…

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‘Pietr the Latvian’ by Georges Simenon

**** Georges Simenon’s first outing with his Parisian detective follows the pipe-smoking investigator round the seamier side of the city, as he attempts to track down master criminal, Pietr the Latvian. My first impressions of this book were that either Simeonon was a really crap writer, or that the translation is at fault, my reasoning…

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‘Deadly Harm’ by Owen Mullen

***** Five years after being abducted and held captive, Mackenzie Darroch is making a difference in the world. Running a refuge for abused women, things are going well. Then she’s thrown into a bizarre situation when she saves the life of a car-crash victim. But offering the woman a place to stay, has consequences –…

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