In my last post, I tried to bring you a bit of magic. Back to doom and gloom today but oh what a wonderful book this is. The Bleecker Street Bodies by Aaron Gallagher introduces us to Harry DeMarko, a former New York City police officer and now-private investigator who is asked by a friend … Continue reading Book Review: The Bleecker Street Bodies by Aaron Gallagher
My last post was a mix of drama and romance. This next post is pure drama. Your kind of thing? Read on. The Burgas Affair by Ellis Shuman is set in the wake of a deadly terrorist attack at Burgas Airport in Bulgaria, Israeli and Bulgarian intelligence agencies launch a joint investigation. Detective Boyko Stanchev on the police … Continue reading Book Review: The Burgas Affair by Ellis Shuman
Today we are jetting off to my favourite place in the world - Italy! However, something sinister seems to be going down... The Savage Shore* by David Hewson brings back Detective Nic Costa as he's sent undercover to infiltrate the mob in Italy's beautiful, remote Calabrian coast. His job is to bring in the head … Continue reading Book Review: The Savage Shore by David Hewson
Police dramas are kind of my thing at the moment. That's not to say all of them have been great though. However, I did find some new treasures like The Dead on Leave. Today I bring you another police series where I'm already lusting after the next installment. Overkill* by Vanda Symon brings us Sam Shephard, a … Continue reading Book Review: Overkill by Vanda Symon
If you love a good police drama with plenty of violence and even more suspense, I have the book for you. Implant* by Ray Clark is set in Bramfield, a small town near Leeds where not a lot happens. That is until Detectives Stewart Gardener and Sean Reilly discover the naked corpse of Alex Wilson, … Continue reading Book Review: Implant by Ray Clark
I hate to pick favourites but crime/thriller books may possibly be just that (don't tell the others!) Yes, there has been a distinct lack of the genre on Joyful Antidotes recently. I'm about to change that now and, believe me, it was worth the wait. Come and Find Me by Sarah Hilary centres on dangerous … Continue reading Book Review: Come and Find Me by Sarah Hilary
This was somewhat of a page turner for me and I just needed to know how it ended!
Ever since my university days, I've had a thing for gangster films and books. So, when something similar comes my way to review, I just can't resist. Dangerous Cargo: An Aidan McRaney Crime Thriller by J M Shorney is a crime thriller told from the perspective of the criminal, Aidan McRaney. Although McRaney is on 'the straight … Continue reading Book Review: Dangerous Cargo: An Aidan McRaney Crime Thriller by J M Shorney