Edited at the end of June 2021, this is the second thrilling mystery in the new series by Derek Fee.
DS Fiona Madden and Detective Sean Tracy are given the task of assisting with the solution of a mini crime wave in the town of Clifden. The situation is complicated by two groups of travellers being camped in the area.
A man who has been stabbed to death is found on the morning after the annual Horse Fair in Clifden. He has been stripped of all identification and been dumped in a location which is not the crime scene. The investigation is hampered by the lack of identity and the plethora of suspects. The existence of the travellers in the locality creates tensions and Fiona and Tracy are under pressure to produce a result.
This delightful third book in the English Garden Romance series by Sara Sartagne is a joy to read and was edited towards the end of May 2021.
Her dream job. Her too dreamy colleague…
Magda Keane has been waiting for this job her whole life – creating her design for the exotic gardens in the huge Arcadia glasshouse. This assignment could grow her developing reputation – even get her a partnership.
There are just two problems…
The first is enigmatic Vincenzo Mazzi, the Italian engineer in charge of the solar panels powering the glasshouse. She’s never forgotten how she threw herself at him, nor the humiliation of his polite rejection. The second is the unexplained failure of Vincenzo’s system, which could blight her prospects quicker than an early frost.
For Vincenzo, having Magda on site, in the flesh, is enough to give him sleepless nights. He’s been so intent on building his business, he’s kept his passion under lock and key.
Even worse, strange problems with his tried and tested system are giving him an almighty headache. That, and working with Magda, threaten both his hard-earned reputation and his self-imposed restraint.
Will this shared pressure drive them further apart? Or draw them together to finally face the attraction that never went away?
Edited at the end of August 2021, this is the third in the thrilling Angel and Haines detective series.
Five bodies in three weeks – this is the worst spree killer Bradwick has ever known.
Detective Constable Emma Angel has caught the killer. He’s two metres tall, has a fascination with death and his house is covered in bloody evidence. Bradwick is safe again. But her closest friend is convinced that she’s wrong. Is this worth losing his friendship over? Has she arrested the wrong man? And if she has, how can he possibly be innocent?
Rob Haines, private investigator, has to find the absent father of an eight year old girl, but he doesn’t even have a name. And when he does solve the case, he faces an impossible choice. Does he smash one family to pieces in order to reunite another? Or will two children end up losing their fathers?
As Rob and Emma’s cases collide, they both have to risk everything to do what is right.
Edited at the very end of October 2021, this intriguing fantasy keeps you guessing throughout.
London. Two grand houses grace the banks of the Thames… A sanctuary for budding witches and warlocks to master their powers and learn of their heritage. But as three troubled young witches immerse themselves into their new world, they realise that their new city may hide a darker secret. A force stalks them through the streets and terrifying visions tell of horrors to come. But does the danger lie outside the house, or deeper within…?
Edited in early September 2021, this is the fourth in the entertaining Mars Frontier series.
Death changes a person. Georgia Pyke should know.
Georgia has faced death too many times during her two years on Mars. Friends and trusted colleagues are nothing more than painful memories. It’s her own death that haunts her. Whatever the Sentinels did to save Georgia continues to alter her mind and body. She is desperate to know what she is turning into.
On Earth, the newly promoted Colonel Eugene Byrne insists an iron grip on the Mars program is the only way forward. With Georgia continually thwarting his efforts, he demands she returns to Earth, regarding her as a threat.
Arriving in Mars orbit, the Confederacy’s chief investigator, the enigmatic Jillnap, has his own plans for Georgia. He says he can give her the answers she craves. But what are his true motives?
A quick but emotional read - reading about the cruelty to the dog was heartbreaking but this was a lovely tale of the love and healing that animals can bring to our lives.
I would have given five stars but for the missed typos - a few t...
I get the impression that this could be a nice story but I've had to give up after forcing myself to go as far as 15% of the way through. If this novel has ever been near a remotely professional editor then the author was conned.
Another very enjoyable story but with a few niggles, hence the four stars rather than five. Maybe it's because I was tired but the editing issues grated on me more than in the first story and, do people really generally believe that 'ear...
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