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January 10, 2012

The Tyrant’s Novel by Thomas Keneally

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Title: The Tyrant's Novel Author: Thomas Keneally Genre: Thriller Release Date: 2004 Pages: 293

The accomplished author Thomas Keneally has written over 25 novels and several works of non-fiction. He is probably best known for the book Schindler’s Ark that went on to win the Booker Prize in 1982 and was also made into the film Schindler’s List. His most recently published book, The Tyrant’s Novel, has been my first taste of

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Twisted by Jonathan Kellerman

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Title: Twisted Author: Jonathan Kellerman Genre: Thriller Publisher: Ballantine Books Release Date: May 28 2013 Pages: 455

This is the second book by Jonathan Kellerman that features Detective Petra Connor. Widely known for his Alex Cross novels, Kellerman’s new departure seems to be working well as Connor’s character develops even further in Twisted.

Connor is babysitting Issac Gomez, a genius on the verge of completing his PHD at the age of 21. Gomez while

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Walking On Water by Gemma O’Connor

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Title: Walking On Water Author: Gemma O'Connor Genre: Thriller Publisher: Bantam Books Pages: 528

Francis Xavier Recaldo, known as FX to his friends, is the only member of the Garda Siochana working in Passage West. A former senior officer in the Garda headquarters in Dublin, FX packed his bags and headed to the sleepy town on the South-West coast of Ireland after suffering from a heart attack.

FX’s tranquil world is unexpectedly turned

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Trace by Patricia Cornwell

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Title: Trace Author: Patricia Daniels Cornwell Genre: Thriller Publisher: Berkley Release Date: 2012 Pages: 530

Since Postmortem garnered critical acclaim and a record-breaking five awards for a first crime novel, the Kay Scarpetta novels have often been imitated, but never bettered.

Against her own judgement, the advice of Benton Wesley and her niece Lucy, Scarpetta agrees to return to Virginia as a consultant pathologist on a case involving the death of a

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The Lighthouse by PD James

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Title: The Lighthouse Author: P. D. James Genre: Thriller Publisher: Vintage Books Release Date: Oct 1 2006 Pages: 383

I am somewhat surprised that I have managed to get this far in life without ever having picked up a PD James novel. As a huge fan of crime fiction, it seems incredible that The Lighthouse is the first of Ms James’ books to end up in my ‘must read’ pile.

James’ main protagonist is Adam Dalgliesh who, I am reliably informed

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The Stepford Wives by Ira Levin

Filed under: Book Reviews,Thriller — The Writer @ 12:55 pm
Title: The Stepford Wives Author: Ira Levin Genre: Thriller Publisher: Corsair Release Date: 2011 Pages: 139

Essentially a long short story, Ira Levin’s iconic tale of immaculate housewives in an American suburb is one of those books I’d always meant to read. With the release of the Nicole Kidman-fronted film, piles of copies beckoned from the bookshop shelves and it seemed as good a time as any to pick up this cult classic.

Despite its cultural

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Sweet Talking Money by Harry Bingham

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Title: Sweet Talking Money Author: Harry Bingham Genre: Thriller Publisher: HarperCollins UK Release Date: 2001 Pages: 436

Cameron is a young scientist who has an idea that could revolutionise medicine, she believes that her research could cure potentially any disease known to man, including AIDS. Once published, she is sure her findings will change the world.

Bryn is an investment banker, all he cares about is money, when he meets Cameron, he sees the potential in her

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Sleepyhead by Mark Billingham

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Title: Sleepyhead Author: Mark Billingham Genre: Thriller Release Date: Mar 1 2012 Pages: 416

Three women have been found dead, the fourth was not so fortunate. But it seems Alison is unlucky to be alive. She has survived a stroke, deliberately induced by skilful manipulation of pressure points on the head and neck. She can see, hear and is completely aware of everything going on around her, but she cannot move and she cannot communicate

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Sleep Toward Heaven by Amanda Eyre Ward

Filed under: Book Reviews,Thriller — Femmes @ 12:55 pm
Title: Sleep Toward Heaven Author: Amanda Eyre Ward Genre: Thriller Publisher: Zondervan Release Date: Feb 17 2004 Pages: 304

Set in the sweltering heat of Texas, American author Amanda Eyre Ward tackles the difficult and controversial issue of corporal punishment with her debut novel Sleep Toward Heaven. This book intertwines the lives of three women; a doctor from Manhattan, a convicted killer on Death Row and the wife whose husband has fallen victim to murder.


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The Small Boat Of Great Sorrows by Dan Fesperman

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Title: The Small Boat of Great Sorrows Author: Dan Fesperman Genre: Thriller Publisher: Vintage Release Date: 2003 Pages: 307

Vlado Petric is a former detective from war-torn Sarajevo. Having escaped his homeland he now lives in Berlin with his wife and daughter, working on construction sites. Life isn’t easy and, although he tries to settle, Petric longs for home.

Returning from work one evening he receives a visit from Calvin Pine, an enigmatic American investigator

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