The Word Is Murder

The Word Is Murder starts when an elderly woman goes into an undertaker’s, arranges her own funeral……and is murdered 6 hours later. This is the first book in the Detective Daniel Hawthorne series by Anthony Horowitz. The story started as a simple murder mystery. The first chapter sets the scene, describing a lady making arrangements… More The Word Is Murder

Rain on the Dead

Rain on the Dead is Book 21 in the Sean Dillon Series by Jack Higgins. This is another thriller that begins with links to the White House. It begins with the attempted assassination of the ex-President of the United States. Only the presence of Sean Dillon and the fellow members of the ‘Prime Minister’s Private Army’… More Rain on the Dead

The Maltese Herring

This is the 8th book in the Herring series by L. C. Tyler. The Maltese Herring is available from City Adventurers Solve The Murder The Plot Dr Hilary Joyner is neither well liked nor well respected among his academic peers. However, he believes his next project will bring him the recognition he deserves. He’s working… More The Maltese Herring

First Lady

The First Lady by James Patterson and Brendan DuBois Guest blog by Ian Thirkettle I have just finished reading ‘The First Lady’ by James Patterson and Brendan DuBois. This was a typical Patterson rollercoaster that drew me in, got me hooked and kept me until the end. It won’t win a Booker or Pulitzer Prize,… More First Lady