Posts Tagged: police procedural

Debut authors–and I want to read more

Debut authors–and I want to read more

November 3, 2015 2015, Top Ten Tuesday 11

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted at the Broke and the Bookish blog. Each week a different topic is introduced and it is fun to see what everyone writes each week. Check out their blog for more information. This week I write about debut authors I’ve read since I started blogging. I guess I don’t read very many debut authors, because I only found eight books I really liked and that I want to read or have read the second book. I’ve divided them into three categories: Loved the first book waiting for the second Death and the Red Headed Woman by Loretta Ross (contemporary mystery) The second book… Read more »

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A Murder of Mages by Marshall Ryan Maresca

A Murder of Mages by Marshall Ryan Maresca

September 4, 2015 2015, B, book rating, Cloak & Dagger Mystery Reading Challenge, COYER Scavenger Hunt, Goodreads, Reading Challenges, reviews 4

A Murder of Mages by Marshall Ryan Maresca Series: The Maradaine Constabulary #1 Genre: Fantasy Mystery Setting: Maradaine Published by DAW, 2015 E-book, purchased 352 pages Grade: B Synopsis: A Murder of Mages marks the debut of Marshall Ryan Maresca’s novels of The Maradaine Constabulary, his second series set amid the bustling streets and crime-ridden districts of the exotic city called Maradaine. A Murder of Mages introduces us to this spellbinding port city as seen through the eyes of the people who strive to maintain law and order, the hardworking men and women of the Maradaine Constabulary. Satrine Rainey—former street rat, ex-spy, mother of two, and wife to a Constabulary Inspector… Read more »

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Review: The Cruelest Month by Louise Penny

Review: The Cruelest Month by Louise Penny

August 13, 2015 2015, B, book rating, Cloak & Dagger Mystery Reading Challenge, COYER Scavenger Hunt, Goodreads, Reading Challenges, reviews, TBR Pile 2

The Cruelest Month by Louise Penny Series: Chief Inspector Armand Gamache #3 Genre: Contemporary Mystery Setting: Quebec, Canada Published by Minotaur Books, 2008 E-book, purchased 311 pages Grade: B Synopsis: Welcome to Three Pines, where the cruelest month is about to deliver on its threat. It’s spring in the tiny, forgotten village; buds are on the trees and the first flowers are struggling through the newly thawed earth. But not everything is meant to return to life. . . When some villagers decide to celebrate Easter with a seance at the Old Hadley House, they are hoping to rid the town of its evil — until one of their party dies… Read more »

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Review: Disturbed Earth by E.E. Richardson

Review: Disturbed Earth by E.E. Richardson

August 8, 2015 2015, B, book rating, COYER Scavenger Hunt, Goodreads, Reading Challenges, reviews 4

Disturbed Earth by E.E. Richardson Series: Ritual Crimes Unit #2 Genre: Urban Fantasy (police procedural) Setting: An alternate North Yorkshire, England Published by Abbadon, 2015 E-book, purchased 256 pages Grade: B Synopsis: A hard-nosed career officer in the male-dominated world of British policing, DCI Claire Pierce of North Yorkshire Police heads Northern England’s underfunded and understaffed Ritual Crime Unit. Injured in the line of duty, Pierce returns to work to find her new Detective Inspector has brought in a self-proclaimed necromancer to question the victim of a murder, there’s a coven of druids outside protesting the sale of their sacred site, and an old iron lantern in the evidence room has… Read more »

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August books on my radar . . .

August books on my radar . . .

August 1, 2015 2015, Books on my radar 8

Each month I write about the books I’ve noticed and think might be good. Sometimes they’re from favorite authors and sometimes new author strikes my fancy. I don’t buy all the books (not during the month they’re released at least)–since I already have way too many books to read. I’m trying to limit the new books I buy each month to the ones I’m going to read soon. But the list I make each month helps me not forget books. The Goodreads links help me keep track of these books. And I hope people reading my post may find some new books, too! I also hope they will point me… Read more »

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Review: A Fatal Grace by Louise Penny

Review: A Fatal Grace by Louise Penny

July 25, 2015 2015, B+, book rating, Cloak & Dagger Mystery Reading Challenge, Goodreads, Reading Challenges, reviews, TBR Pile 0

A Fatal Grace by Louise Penny Series: Chief Inspector Armand Gamache #2 Genre: Contemporary Mystery (police procedural) Setting: Canada–Montreal and a small village south of Montreal (Three Pines) Published by Minotaur, 2007 E-book, purchased 311 pages Grade: B+ Synopsis: Welcome to winter in Three Pines, a picturesque village in Quebec, where the villagers are preparing for a traditional country Christmas, and someone is preparing for murder. No one liked CC de Poitiers. Not her quiet husband, not her spineless lover, not her pathetic daughter—and certainly none of the residents of Three Pines. CC de Poitiers managed to alienate everyone, right up until the moment of her death. When Chief Inspector Armand… Read more »

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Review: Under the Skin by E.E. Richardson

Review: Under the Skin by E.E. Richardson

July 24, 2015 2015, B, book rating, Cloak & Dagger Mystery Reading Challenge, Goodreads, New Author Challenge, Reading Challenges, reviews 0

Under the Skin by E.E. Richardson Series: Ritual Crime Unit #1 Genre: Urban Fantasy (police procedural) Setting: An alternate North Yorkshire, England Published by Abaddon Books, 2013 E-book, purchased 99 pages Grade: B Synopsis: A tough, hard-nosed career officer in the male-dominated world of British policing, DCI Claire Pierce of North Yorkshire Police heads Northern England’s underfunded and understaffed Ritual Crime Unit. Unregarded by the traditional police, struggling with an out-sized caseload, Pierce is about to tackle her most shocking case so far. Following reports of unlicensed shapeshifters running wild in the Dales, DCI Pierce leads a failed raid to capture the skinbinder responsible. While the dust is still settling, a… Read more »

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Review: No Mark Upon Her by Deborah Crombie

Review: No Mark Upon Her by Deborah Crombie

July 10, 2015 2015, A, book rating, Cloak & Dagger Mystery Reading Challenge, COYER Scavenger Hunt, Goodreads, Reading Challenges, reviews, TBR Pile 2

No Mark Upon Her by Deborah Crombie Series: Duncan Kincaid & Gemma James series #14 Genre: Mystery (police procedural) Published by Macmillan, 2011 E-book, purchased 480 pages Grade: A Synopsis: Olympic rowing hopeful and senior Metropolitan Police officer DCI Rebecca Meredith goes out alone to train on the river in Henley on a dark afternoon in late October – and doesn’t return. When a desperate search by the police and a K9 team reveals the possibility of foul play, Scotland Yard wants one of their own on the case. Detective Superintendent Duncan Kincaid, returning from celebrating his marriage to long-time partner Detective Inspector Gemma James, is called to Henley to investigate…. Read more »

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Review: Necessary as Blood by Deborah Crombie

Review: Necessary as Blood by Deborah Crombie

June 26, 2015 2015, A, book rating, Cloak & Dagger Mystery Reading Challenge, Goodreads, Reading Challenges, reviews, TBR Pile 1

Necessary as Blood by Deborah Crombie Series: Duncan Kincaid & Gemma James series #13 Genre: Contemporary Mystery (police procedural) Setting: East End, London, England Published by Harper Collins e-books, 2009 E-book, purchased 388 pages Grade: A Synopsis: Once the haunt of Jack the Ripper, London’s East End is a vibrant mix of history and new ideas, but the trendy galleries of Brick Lane disguise a seedy underside where unthinkable crimes bring terror to the innocent. Artist and young mother Sandra Gilles disappears without trace after leaving her three-year-old daughter, Charlotte, with a friend at the Columbia Road Flower Market. Her lawyer husband, Naz Malik, is devastated – but he’s also the prime… Read more »

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Review: Still Life by Louise Penny

Review: Still Life by Louise Penny

June 13, 2015 2015, B+, book rating, Cloak & Dagger Mystery Reading Challenge, Goodreads, Reading Challenges, reviews, TBR Pile 6

Still Life by Louise Penny Series: Chief Inspector Armand Gamache #1 Genre: Contemporary Mystery (police procedural) Published by Minotaur Books, 2005 E-book, purchased 377 pages Grade: B+ Synopsis: Chief Inspector Armand Gamache of the Sûreté du Québec and his team of investigators are called in to the scene of a suspicious death in a rural village south of Montréal and yet a world away. Jane Neal, a long-time resident of Three Pines, has been found dead in the woods. The locals are certain it’s a tragic hunting accident and nothing more but Gamache smells something foul this holiday season…and is soon certain that Jane died at the hands of someone much… Read more »

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