Review: Ragdoll by Daniel Cole (@Daniel_P_Cole; @TrapezeBooks)

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A body is discovered with the dismembered parts of six victims stitched together like a puppet, 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? Continue reading “Review: Ragdoll by Daniel Cole (@Daniel_P_Cole; @TrapezeBooks)”

#BlogTour: Review – ‘Rupture’ by Ragnar Jónasson (@ragnarjo; @OrendaBooks; @graskeggur)

It is my absolute pleasure to be one of today’s stops on the blog tour for Rupture, the lastest book in the Dark Iceland series by Ragnar Jónasson. Book four and every bit as enthralling, atmospheric and beautiful as I’ve come to expect and once more skilfully translated by Quentin Bates.

51gqzsgqavlSiglufjörður is in lock down, the entire town in quarantine after a wealthy French visitor brought more with him than just a private plane and a desire to visit the Herring Era museum. Having died from a highly contagious virus, the authorities are taking no chances and the entire place is like a ghost town. Ari Thór is one of the few people to remain out and about as he and his boss, Tómas assist in keeping the town afloat while shops and services can no longer run.

Bored by his isolation, he agrees to help one of the town’s residents, Hédinn, to look into an old case – the death of his Aunt Jórunn at a remote farmstead next to the fjord in Hédinsfjörður which sits across the mountains from Siglufjörður. Officially ruled an accident, Hédinn is not convinced, and after a comment made by his father shortly before he died, is certain there is more to learn of their time in the remote and wild location.

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Book Review: Rattle by Fiona Cummins (@FionaAnnCummins; @panmacmillan)

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A psychopath more frightening than Hannibal Lecter.

He has planned well. He leads two lives. In one he’s just like anyone else. But in the other he is the caretaker of his family’s macabre museum.

Now the time has come to add to his collection. He is ready to feed his obsession, and he is on the hunt.

Jakey Frith and Clara Foyle have something in common. They have what he needs.

What begins is a terrifying cat-and-mouse game between the sinister collector, Jakey’s father and Etta Fitzroy, a troubled detective investigating a spate of abductions.

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Review – ‘Rather Be The Devil’ by Ian Rankin (@Beathigh)

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Wining and dining Deborah Quant at the Caledonia Hotel, Rebus begins to regale her of the tale of actress Marie Turquand who was found murdered in one of the hotel rooms back in the 1970’s. Fascinated by the facts of the unsolved cold case and in spite of his retirement from the force, Rebus decides to take another look at it. If nothing else it will provide welcome distraction from his ongoing health concerns, ones which he is hiding even from Deborah.

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