Bookshelf

Ripping Reading: new titles and offbeat books

A rapid round-up of crime-thriller, murder-mystery, sci-fi, fantasy and crossover titles from new writers, indie authors and small publishers. Plenty here to top up your ‘to-read’ shelf after the summer holidays… A COLD AND BROKEN HALLELUJAH by Tyler Dilts: investigating the human condition. Long Beach Homicide Detective Danny Beckett is called to a grisly crime…

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Two Wrongs: death, sex, and a cast-iron alibi

It starts with great sex: ends in sudden death. US Navy SEAL Stretch McCann believes he’s met the girl of his dreams. Trouble is, she’s married to someone else; another military man not inclined to suffer rivals lightly. When she’s involved in a crippling car crash, Stretch loses much more than just a lover. He…

Malice

Malice: ingenious, intricate and involving

This is an utter gem of a murder-mystery, a story which delights and deceives every step of the way. It’s set in Japan and was written back in 1996. They’re still using fax machines and email is far from common, a plot-point which not only forms part of the story but serves to cement it…

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Mask Market: a bitter thriller

  If you start here with the Burke series then you’re joining the action near the end of the innings. This is the 16th book to feature the relentless urban outlaw, and the no-punches-pulled series draws to a close just a couple of books hereafter with the 18th episode. The series extends over almost a…