Reblog: Stasi Wolf by David Young – Reviewed by #northern #crime

Reblog: Stasi Wolf by David Young – Reviewed by #northern #crime

#northern #crime

cover103826-mediumStasi Wolf is published by Bonnier Zaffre on 9 February 2017 and is available to buy here

How do you solve a murder when you can’t ask any questions?

The gripping new thriller from the bestselling author of Stasi Child.

East Germany, 1975.

Karin Müller, sidelined from the murder squad in Berlin, jumps at the chance to be sent south to Halle-Neustadt, where a pair of infant twins have gone missing. But Müller soon finds her problems have followed her. Halle-Neustadt is a new town – the pride of the communist state – and she and her team are forbidden by the Stasi from publicising the disappearances, lest they tarnish the town’s flawless image. Meanwhile, in the eerily nameless streets and tower blocks, a child snatcher lurks, and the clock is ticking to rescue the twins alive.

Stasi Child was read and reviewed Book One Stasi Child

My thoughts


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Which One Was Your Favourite This Week?

Which One Was Your Favourite This Week?

Hi all,

After packing away all my old notes and draft copies of my previous novel, my desk space is finally clear and uncluttered, meaning my head is too. I am finally getting stuck into my new novel (as yet untitled). I am beyond excited about this one, as it is a story line I have wanted to tackle for a while – and I think MacReady is ready to deal with it, despite his increasingly complicated life hitting another huge wall.

So, on to some other novels that have been attracting my attention over the last seven days.  Find out which made it on to the poll this week, and which one won last week

Here’s this week’s Poll:


Here’s the result of last week’s Poll:

A good spread of votes this week, but in true bounty-hunter style, Steph Broadribb’s Deep Down Dead captures the top slot, with 32%. T M Logan’s Lies takes second place, while Keith Stuart’s A Boy Made of Blocks and John Marrs’ The One take joint third place.


This Week’s Winner:

Deep Down Dead

The blurb:

Lori Anderson is as tough as they come, managing to keep her career as a fearless Florida bounty hunter separate from her role as single mother to nine-year-old Dakota, who suffers from leukaemia. But when the hospital bills start to rack up, she has no choice but to take her daughter along on a job that will make her a fast buck. And that’s when things start to go wrong.

The fugitive she’s assigned to haul back to court is none other than JT, Lori’s former mentor – the man who taught her everything she knows … the man who also knows the secrets of her murky past. Not only is JT fighting a child exploitation racket operating out of one of Florida’s biggest theme parks, Winter Wonderland, a place where ‘bad things never happen’, but he’s also mixed up with the powerful Miami Mob. With two fearsome foes on their tails, just three days to get JT back to Florida, and her daughter to protect, Lori has her work cut out for her. When they’re ambushed at a gas station, the stakes go from high to stratospheric, and things become personal.

Read this great review of Deep Down Dead by The Quiet Knitter

Find out more about Steph Broadribb on her website, Facebook or Twitter

 This Week’s Runner up:

Lies by T M Logan

Reviewed by Bibliophile Book Club

Previous poll winners:

10/01/2017 Dead Gone by Luca Veste with 33.33%

03/01/17 A Man With One Of Those Faces By Caimh McDonnell with 35.29%

28/12/16 Bloq by Alan Jones with 28% Joint winner with:

28/12/16 Flesh Evidence by Malcolm Hollingdrake with 28%

20/12/16 Flesh Evidence by Malcolm Hollingdrake with 45.83%

13/12/16 The Gift by Louise Jensen with 33.33% Joint winner with:

13/12/16 Death Stalks Kettle Street by John Bowen with 33.33%

07/12/16 Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough with 52.94%

29/11/16 An Honest Deceit by Guy Mankowski with 39.13%

22/11/16 Blood Lines by Angela Marsons with 38.46%

16/11/16 Tall Oaks by Chris Whitaker with 25%


*Every week I extract all the novel titles from my ‘Round Up Blog‘ and enter them into a poll. If a novel is not on the list it is because it didn’t appear in my blog during the week stated at the top of the poll. I’d love to know which novel (not review) was your favourite. If you haven’t read any of them, pick the one you would choose to read instead.

Reblog: The Breakdown by B A Paris – Reviewed by StefLoz Book Reviews

Reblog: The Breakdown by B A Paris – Reviewed by StefLoz Book Reviews

StefLoz Book Blog



If you can’t trust yourself, who can you trust?

Cass is having a hard time since the night she saw the car in the woods, on the winding rural road, in the middle of a downpour, with the woman sitting inside―the woman who was killed. She’s been trying to put the crime out of her mind; what could she have done, really? It’s a dangerous road to be on in the middle of a storm. Her husband would be furious if he knew she’d broken her promise not to take that shortcut home. And she probably would only have been hurt herself if she’d stopped.

But since then, she’s been forgetting every little thing: where she left the car, if she took her pills, the house alarm code, why she ordered a pram when she doesn’t have a baby– and if the knife in the kitchen really had…

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Reblog: Ragdoll by Daniel Cole – Reviewed by #northern #crime

Reblog: Ragdoll by Daniel Cole – Reviewed by #northern #crime

#northern #crime

5122o8km6ilRagdoll is published by Trapeze on 23 February 2017 and is available to buy here

A body is discovered with the dismembered parts of six victims stitched together, nicknamed by the press as the ‘Ragdoll’. Assigned to the shocking case are Detective William ‘Wolf’ Fawkes, recently reinstated to the London Met, and his former partner Detective Emily Baxter.

The ‘Ragdoll Killer’ taunts the police by releasing a list of names to the media, and the dates on which he intends to murder them. With six people to save, can Fawkes and Baxter catch a killer when the world is watching their every move?

My thoughts

Ragdoll is the debut by Daniel Cole, that EVERYONE is talking about it. It definitely gets the seal of approval from me, with its twisted dark themes and comic undertones. I had masses of fun, following the escalating Ragdoll Killer case to its bitter conclusion.

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Reblog: Two Days Gone by Randall Silvis – Reviewed by BOOKS FROM DUSK TILL DAWN

Reblog: Two Days Gone by Randall Silvis – Reviewed by BOOKS FROM DUSK TILL DAWN


I was very excited to be invited to join this Spotlight Tour for Two Days Gone by Randall Silvis.


Well we are just entering 2017 after everyone has chosen their best reads for last year and to be honest I can say now that this novel is going to be in mine come December. What an absolutely stunning journey that I feel I have been on, as the only thing that I did not like about this book was that it came to an end.
An horrific opening that you hope is going to be someone’s nightmare because the alternative is so unthinkable, and your heart breaks for this family you don’t even know, because it isn’t a nightmare and no-one is going to waken up. When state trooper Ryan DeMarco is called in to investigate this horrendous scene and try to make sense of it, he finds it difficult to believe that Thomas Hudson, husband…

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Reblog: Games People Play by Owen Mullen – Reviewed by damppebbles

Reblog: Games People Play by Owen Mullen – Reviewed by damppebbles

51fe2drwqul“Thirteen-month-old Lily Hamilton is abducted from Ayr beach in Scotland while her parents are just yards away.

Three days later the distraught father turns up at private investigator Charlie Cameron’s office. Mark Hamilton believes he knows who has stolen his daughter. And why.

Against his better judgment Charlie gets involved in the case and when more bodies are discovered the awful truth dawns: there is a serial killer whose work has gone undetected for decades.

Is baby Lily the latest victim of a madman?

For Charlie it’s too late, he can’t let go.

His demons won’t let him.”

I am absolutely delighted to be today’s stop on the Games People Play blog tour.  Games People Play is the first book in the Charlie Cameron series written by author Owen Mullen and published by the incredible Bloodhound Books.  I’m excited to have Games People Play  on my TBR and can’t…

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Reblog: The Marriage Lie by Kimberly Belle – Reviewed by The Suspense is Thrilling Me

Reblog: The Marriage Lie by Kimberly Belle – Reviewed by The Suspense is Thrilling Me

29095401Book Title: The Marriage Lie
Author: Kimberly Belle
Series: None
Genres: Psychological Thriller, Mystery, Suspense, Adult Contemporary

Date Read:
Pub Date: 12/27/16


Iris and Will’s marriage is as close to perfect as it can be: a large house in a nice Atlanta neighborhood, rewarding careers and the excitement of trying for their first baby. But on the morning Will leaves for a business trip to Orlando, Iris’s happy world comes to an abrupt halt. Another plane headed for Seattle has crashed into a field, killing everyone on board, and according to the airline, Will was one of the passengers on this plane.

Grief-stricken and confused, Iris is convinced it all must be a huge misunderstanding. But as time passes and there is still no sign of Will, she reluctantly accepts that he is gone. Still, Iris needs answers. Why did Will lie about where he was going? What…

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