Category Archives: Thriller

Slade House by David Mitchell

This is one of the most interesting haunted house books I have ever read! Not that I really go out of my way to read haunted house books but I have read a few in my day, beginning with Nancy … Continue reading

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Who Fears Death by Nnedi Okorafor

In post-apocalyptic Africa, a pregnant woman wanders the desert hoping to die. Instead she lives and learns to survive even though the baby she carries was created out of rape. When the baby arrives, the mother, sensing something special, names … Continue reading

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The Nowhere Man by Gregg Hurwitz

Evan Smoak was trained in the Orphan program; a government funded off-the-books program that created deniable assets, or assassins. But after a particularly bad mission, he left the program feeling betrayed by his trainer, the program and his government. Hiding … Continue reading

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Hush Hush by Laura Lippman

Many years ago Melisandre Dawes had a mental breakdown and left her baby in a hot car. The child died. In the wake of that tragedy and the sensational trial where she plead not guilty by reason of insanity, she … Continue reading

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The Shanghai Factor by Charles McCarry

The Washington Post has reported recently that a former CIA case officer, suspected of being the mole responsible for the unmasking and deaths of many undercover agents in China, has been arrested.  The investigation to find the mole has been … Continue reading

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In Farleigh Field by Rhys Bowen

I admit that I have been going through a low grade Downton Abbey withdrawal. I have tried to fill this void with other period dramas but somehow they just don’t get at that little knot of longing for haughty Mary … Continue reading

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A Divided Spy by Charles Cumming

Charles Cumming is quickly becoming one of my favorite authors.  His spy novels, in particular, are grounded fully in reality without the fancy equipment, car chases or thrilling daring do.  They are in the tradition of John Le Carré with meticulous … Continue reading

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