Saturday, 31 January 2015

The Devil's Grin (An Anna Kronberg Thriller)The Devil's Grin by Annelie Wendeberg
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Dr. Anton Kronberg is a bacteriologist who is called in by the police to the scene of a body - a cholera victim - who has been found floating in the city's drinking water supply. There he meets Sherlock Holmes who in the space of a few minutes has discovered the Doctor's secret. They then join forces to solve the crime of the cholera victims

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Friday, 30 January 2015

Thursday, 29 January 2015

Fidelity & Affection: A Pride & Prejudice SequelFidelity & Affection: A Pride & Prejudice Sequel by Yve Turner
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

In this Pride and Prejudice sequel we learn of the marriage of Darcy and Elizabeth over the next 25 years. Plus of their offspring and relations lives and consequent loves.

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Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Mr. Darcy's ChallengeMr. Darcy's Challenge by Monica Fairview
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This Book 2 is not a stand-a-lone book but must be read after Book 1.
This Pride and Prejudice variation begins as Elizabeth and the Gardiners leave Pemberley in response to Lydia's letter saying she is leaving Brighton with Wickham.
Can Elizabeth and Darcy ever solve their differences and what becomes of Lydia.

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Mr. Darcy's PledgeMr. Darcy's Pledge by Monica Fairview
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is not a stand-a-lone book.
In this Pride and Prejudice variation, it has been 3 months since Darcy's proposal to Elizabeth Bennet, and which he did not hand to her his letter of explanation. While at Pemberley he decides it is time to forget Elizabeth by taking a wife, and his decision will be made logically.
Just reread prior to Book 2 and enjoyed it again.

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Monday, 26 January 2015

officious interferenceofficious interference by Alex9903
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

In this Pride and Prejudice, Darcy does not get to propose to Elizabeth at Rosings. His interference with Bingley has become known to Elizabeth, and Darcy starts to believe that Elizabeth does not even like him. What more could go wrong..

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The Darcy MadnessThe Darcy Madness by S J Nixon
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

In this Pride and Prejudice variation Fitzwilliam Darcy has decided that to stop the Darcy curse continuing to the next generation he cannot marry and have children. On meeting Elizabeth Bennet he feels he must ensure that they cannot have feelings for each other so he insults her at the Meryton Assembly.
Unfortunately at the Netherfield Ball Elizabeth is accidentally compromised by Darcy.

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Sunday, 25 January 2015

THE DUNFIELD TERROR by WILLIAM MEIKLE


COMING IN APRIL 2015 in hardcover, paperback and ebook 

It starts with a strange glowing fog that arrives at the height of a snowstorm. 

A terror from the past has returned, bringing with it death and destruction that threatens to overrun the town. The old stories tell of a post-war experiment gone wrong, one that opened the way for the fog — or whatever was behind it — to begin its reign of terror. 

A small team of workmen are the last hope to keep their town alive through the long, storm-filled night. But the many horrors that await them are beyond anyone’s worst nightmares. 

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Saturday, 24 January 2015

This Terrible LoveThis Terrible Love by AnnL
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

A Pride and Prejudice variation whereby Jane and Elizabeth are at Netherfield Elizabeth becomes ill. As Darcy and Elizabeth become aware of their feelings what can stop them becoming a couple?

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Friday, 23 January 2015

The Unprintable Big Clock Chronicle (A Big Clock Mystery #1)The Unprintable Big Clock Chronicle by Jill Winters
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Caitlyn Rocket working at the local Big Clock newspaper, when there is a robbery at a local office. As a project her boss gives her the job of solving the crime with the opportunity to get a better office and a job reference.

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Thursday, 22 January 2015

To Probe a Beating Heart:To Probe a Beating Heart: by John B. Wren
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Over the course of several years along the interstate 90 corridor young girls are taken.
This story chronicles the development of a serial killer and his kills and of the investigation into those kills.

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Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Mr. Darcy's Promise, Second EditionMr. Darcy's Promise, Second Edition by Jeanna Ellsworth
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

In this Pride and Prejudice variation Jane and Elizabeth Bennet are staying at Netherfield Park, when Georgiana Darcy arrives. Who has come to see the lady that her brother has written about.
This tale involves Wickham trying to compromise Elizabeth,to get back at Darcy, and its consequences.
This is a Second Edition of a previously read book.

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Monday, 19 January 2015

The Wrong ArrangementThe Wrong Arrangement by Melanie Schertz
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

In this Pride and Prejudice variation it is legally arranged between Mr.Bennet and Darcy's father that Jane and Darcy would wed.
Years later when they met again, it is Jane and Mr. Bingley, and Elizabeth and Darcy who fall in love.
Can the legal document be overturned, what of Lady Catherine?

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Sunday, 18 January 2015

City of Darkness (City of Mystery, #1)City of Darkness by Kim Wright
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

It is the time of Jack the Ripper, a different kind of killer. Trevor Welles becomes the lead detective as he tries to use forensics to capture Jack.
The story brings together various characters to form a team of specialists to hunt the killers.

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Saturday, 17 January 2015

Storm Clouds of LoveStorm Clouds of Love by Melanie Schertz
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

A Pride and Prejudice variation where after being given the letter at Rosings Elizabeth is caught and hurt in a day long storm. Only to decide she was wrong about Darcy

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Hunting MariahHunting Mariah by J.E. Spina
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

A serial killer story.
Unfortunately I found the the writing stilted but I did read to the end.

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Friday, 16 January 2015

Murder on the Edge (Inspector Skelgill Investigates, #3)Murder on the Edge by Bruce Beckham
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

It took a few pages to get used to the book being written in the present tense but I got through that to read about D.I. Skelgill and his team set in the Lake District.
A body is found, which at first (but not for long) appears to be the result of a climbing accident. Then another body is found.

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Thursday, 15 January 2015

Abattoir Blues (Inspector Banks, #22)Abattoir Blues by Peter Robinson
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Set in the Yorkshire Dales of England DCI Banks and his team investigate a stolen tractor, blood found in a warehouse and a missing young man. Are any of these connected?

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Wednesday, 14 January 2015

The Journey The Journey by Jan Hahn
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A Pride and Prejudice variation where just after the Netherfield Ball Elizabeth is travelling to London with Darcy, Caroline Bingley and Mrs Hurst, when they are held up by highwaymen. Then Darcy and Elizabeth are kidnapped and to save her reputation Darcy declares that they are married, and now they have to rely on each other to survive.
This is the second book of Jan's I have read and I have loved them both.

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Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Christmas Mourning: The Falconer Files- File 8Christmas Mourning: The Falconer Files- File 8 by Andrea Frazer
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

It is Christmas 2010 and a severe storm cuts off the village of Castle Farthing where DI Harry Falconer has agreed to spend the holiday with DS Davey Carmicheal and his family. When a body is found in the church of St Cuthberts.
I think this book was meant to be amusing/funny but I didn't find so.

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To Fudge or Not to Fudge  (Candy-Coated, #2)To Fudge or Not to Fudge by Nancy CoCo
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

On Mackinac Island Allie McMurphy, owner of a hotel and fudge shop is out walking with her dog when the dog unearths bones.
More bones are find by her dog and when she participates in a cooking reality show bodies start appearing.
(There are also recipes for making fudge throughout the book, though nobody should use corn syrup in their cooking).

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Sunday, 11 January 2015

Tagged for Death (A Sarah Winston Garage Sale Mystery, 1)Tagged for Death by Sherry Harris
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

After 19 years of marriage Sarah Winston finds herself alone after her husband, the Chief of Police, CJ (and retired military officer) has an affair with Tiffany. After Tiffany disappears and Sarah finds blood on her husband's clothes her life gets worse.

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Saturday, 10 January 2015

Death Will Extend Your Vacation  (Bruce Kohler, #3)Death Will Extend Your Vacation by Elizabeth Zelvin
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Bruce Kohler carries on with his recovery by holidaying in the Hamptons with his two best friends. Then bodies start appearing.

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With Pen in HandWith Pen in Hand by Melanie Schertz
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

A Pride and Prejudice variation where Elizabeth becomes a writer and saves her family from financial ruin. Also she and Darcy met and fall in love fairly early.

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Friday, 9 January 2015

Deer SeasonDeer Season by Aaron Stander
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

It's winter around Lake Michigan when Lynne Boyd a television reporter is shot. Why would anyone have a reason to do so is revealed as we learn more about Sheriff Ray Elkins's department.

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Thursday, 8 January 2015

Death Will Get You Sober (Bruce Kohler, #1)Death Will Get You Sober by Elizabeth Zelvin
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Bruce Kohler wakes up in detox at Christmas believing he can stay sober without being bored. (Curious to know what he did that so memorable when he was drunk).
Then a fellow alcoholic dies.
Once he is out he joins two of his friends to determine whether alcoholics are being murdered.

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Wednesday, 7 January 2015

Cherished (Leaving Bennet Behind Book 2)Cherished by Sarah Johnson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Book 2 of Leaving Bennet behind begins just after the marriage of Elizabeth and Darcy and continues the courtship of Jane and Bingley, and the other Bennet daughters

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Tuesday, 6 January 2015

Pursuit and Persuasion (Ben Reese, #3)Pursuit and Persuasion by Sally Wright
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Georgina Fletcher believes she is about to be murdered and writes a letter asking a friend to investigate even if her death is ruled natural. Ben Reese's investigation turns up several likely suspects.
I didn't like when the Scottish accent was spelt out - I felt that it was not need and distracted from the story, plus the changeable font sizes.

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Monday, 5 January 2015

Pirates and PrejudicePirates and Prejudice by Kara Louise
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

After the Hunsford proposal Darcy is in decline to the extent that he is mistaken for an escaped pirate.
Mr. Bennet and Elizabeth are on the way to the Isles of Scilly to visit Mr. Bennet's ailing sister. Soon the pirate and Elizabeth meet.

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Sunday, 4 January 2015

Murder on the Down LowMurder on the Down Low by Pamela Samuels Young
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A gunman is targeting prominent African-American men in Los Angeles, and Vernetta Henderson has trouble at work.

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Saturday, 3 January 2015

The Persuasion of Miss Jane AustenThe Persuasion of Miss Jane Austen by Shannon Winslow
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

So what if Persuasion written by Jane Austen is actually her story? That she keeps a diary of her real-life romance with a navy captain? But would their outcome be the same as Anne and Captain Wentworth?

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Friday, 2 January 2015

THE EXILED by WILLIAM MEIKLE


When several young girls are abducted from various locations in Edinburgh, Detective John Granger and his brother Alan, a reporter, investigate the cases from different directions. The abductor is cunning, always one step ahead, and the only clue he leaves behind at each scene are the brutalized corpses of black swans. 

To catch a killer, John and Alan Granger will have to battle the Cobbe, a strange and enigmatic creature that guards a magical country parallel to our own. The bird is a creature of horrific power that demands a heavy price for entry into its world. The fate of two realms hangs in the balance… and time is running out...

"Will we talk about the black bird?" 

Totally gripping, The Exiled delivers a killer story that will appeal to fans of both crime fiction and dark fantasy. - The Ginger Nuts of Horror

DarkFuse | AMAZON | AMAZON (UK)


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