Roger Hainsworth

Book Review: The Killing Habit

This is the 15th police procedural novel featuring DI Thorne by multi-award winning Mark Billingham and it is just as good as one I reviewed years ago.…

Book Review: Sleeper 13

Sleeper 13 presents a thrill-ride of a story where one member of a 13-strong terrorist cell is turned against his comrades.…

Book Review: Two Kinds of Truth

Two San Fernando pharmacists, father and son, are shot to death in Two Kinds of Truth. An inefficient attempt to make it look like a drug robbery fools nobody.…

Book Review: The Thirst

Yes readers, he is back. The drunken, own-worst-enemy (despite a shed-full of other enemies), scandal-ridden detective of genius, Harry Hole, is on the hunt.…

Book Review: Munich

In 1945, the Fuhrer wistfully mourns: “We ought to have gone to war in 1938.” Munich tells you why he didn’t.…

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Book Review: Golden Prey

Roger Hainsworth enjoys John Sandford’s crime-fuelled thriller, Golden Prey, which sends Lucas Davenport down a fresh rabbit hole of drugs, heists and act…

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Book Review: Dead Souls

14 months ago I read and enthusiastically reviewed Angela Marsons’ Lost Girls. Her plot was so gripping, her story so well told, that I promptly got hold of two…

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Book Review: Rather be the Devil

John Rebus is back in Rather be the Devil along with several characters from earlier novels, including DI Siobhan Clarke, and former Complaints Department chief…

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Book Review: Blood Sweep

It is some time since I reviewed a new book by Steven Havill in his justly celebrated Posadas County series. This is most unfair of me. I have been a devoted Ha…

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Book Review: Extreme Prey

John Sandford’s starring police detective, Lucas Davenport, returns in Extreme Prey for a “hair-raising” tale of political intrigue and assass…

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Review: Brotherhood in Death

J. D. Robb has published 41 novels in her Death series since Naked in Death appeared with much fanfare in 1995. The fanfare because ‘Robb’ was the best–selling …

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