Category: detective

‘Telling Tales’ by Ann Cleeves

My Review (5 stars out of 5) When fifteen-year-old Abigail Mantel is murdered, her own father’s girlfriend is jailed for the crime. Ten years later, evidence comes to light proving Jeanie Long’s innocence—which means Abigail’s killer is still on the loose. Detective Inspector Vera Stanhope is sent to the village of Elvet to look at…

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‘The Dublin Railway Murder’ by Thomas Morris

My Review (5 stars out of 5) (Audiobook) Dublin, November 1856: When the chief cashier of the Broadstone railway terminus is found dead in his office, his colleagues assume he must have committed suicide. But further investigation uncovers the truth – George Little has been murdered. Most baffling is the fact that Little’s office door…

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‘Yorkshire Ripper – The Secret Murders’ by Chris Clark and Tim Tate

My Review (5 stars out of 5) Known as the Yorkshire Ripper, Peter Sutcliffe was convicted in 1981 of killing thirteen women. Though it’s long been understood that West Yorkshire police might’ve caught him earlier if they hadn’t only focused on murdered prostitutes, what is generally not known about are all the other murders that…

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‘The Girl in the Window’ by Jake Needham

My Review (5 stars out of 5) Terrorist Abu Suparman leads the fighting for ISIS in Southeast Asia and is likely responsible for recent bombings in Singapore. When police are alerted that Suparman intends meeting his sister in Singapore before she undergoes cancer surgery, Inspector Samuel Tay is instructed to find him. But Tay’s task…

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‘Black Dahlia Avenger’ by Steve Hodel

My Review (5 stars out of 5) The murder of Elizabeth Short (known as the Black Dahlia) has remained unsolved for more than fifty years. Now, former LAPD detective Steve Hodel believes he has uncovered the killer. Following a death in his family, Hodel found documents that set him off on a murder hunt, unearthing…

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‘The Dead American’ by Jake Needham

My Review (5 stars out of 5) When an American software engineer is found hanged in his Singapore apartment, the police quickly log it as a suicide and close the case. However, journalist Emma Lazar thinks otherwise and calls on Inspector Sam Tay for help, believing the police are covering up something more sinister. Trouble…

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