Category: murder

‘Pretty Evil New England’ by Sue Coletta

My Review (5 stars out of 5) Exploring murder in nineteenth century New England, crime writer Sue Coletta tells the stories of five female serial killers – Jane Toppan, Lydia Sherman, Nellie Webb, Harriet E. Nason and Sarah Jane Robinson. Delving into their individual backgrounds, she looks at the events that drove these women to…

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‘Let This Be Our Secret’ by Deric Henderson

My Review (4 stars out of 5) (Audiobook) True crime story set in Northern Ireland where an apparent suicide pact turned out to be a double murder. Eighteen years after the incident, dentist Colin Howell confessed to police, telling them he and his former lover, Hazel Buchanan, murdered their respective spouses. Although superbly narrated by…

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‘The Firm’ by John Grisham

My Review (4 stars out of 5) When newly qualified lawyer Mitch McDeere considers offers from a bevy of law firms, it’s Bendini, Lambert and Locke who table the biggest salary and the most benefits. However, Mitch and his wife soon discover that this particular law firm has a few skeletons in its cupboards –…

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