Category: murder

‘Die Every Day’ by Gordon Bickerstaff

Die Every Day When Gavin Shawlens finds himself on a murder charge, he admits he’s to blame. With all the evidence pointing directly at him, it seems the only option is to plead guilty. But if he goes the other way, the consequences for the Government could be catastrophic, so to ensure Gavin doesn’t escape…

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Best Reads of 2019

Over the course of the last twelve months, I’ve read 97 books. This includes paperbacks, eBooks, hardbacks and a few audiobooks, but doesn’t include those where I gave up after the first couple of chapters. What follows is a list of some of the more memorable reads, though isn’t intended to be definitive or in…

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‘The Green Bicycle Mystery’ by Antony M Brown

The Green Bicycle Mystery On a lonely country lane in 1919, a bicycle is found lying across the road, next to the body of a young woman. Utilising fresh evidence, witness statements and court reports, Antony M Brown suggests several possible solutions to a murder case that has remained a mystery for one hundred years.…

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‘Kids Who Kill: Austin Sigg’ by Kathryn McMaster

Kids who Kill: Austin Sigg When ten-year-old Jessica Ridgeway goes missing on a snowy day in Westminster, Colorado, police are shocked to discover she has been raped, tortured, murdered and dismembered. With an expectation that they are hunting an adult male who fits the usual sex-offender profile, the force are bewildered when a seventeen-year-old teen…

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‘The Hellbound Heart’ by Clive Barker

The Hellbound Heart Clive Barker’s superlative novella tells a gruesome tale of greed, love and desire, as the hedonistic Frank determines to explore the intricacies of a strange and magical box. Given that the book prompted a great movie series (Hellraiser et al) which Barker also directed, I’m puzzled that it’s taken me this long…

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