Posts under ‘Crime’

All Involved by Ryan Gattis

 Source: Library Five words from the blurb: Los Angeles, riot, race, revenge, control All Involved is a fictionalised story which shows the horror of the 1992 LA riots. It didn’t sound like my sort of book, but when I saw David Mitchell raving about it I added it straight to my wish-list. Yet again David […]

In the Time of Madness by Richard Lloyd Parry

Five words from the blurb: Indonesia, violence, cannibalism, besieged, crisis People Who Eat Darkness is my favourite true-crime book so I was excited to read another of Richard Lloyd Parry’s books. Unfortunately In the Time of Madness wasn’t in the same league and I found the brutality too much to bear. In 1997 Richard Lloyd […]

The Lake District Murder by John Bude

Five words from the blurb: body, garage, puzzle, 1930s, village I used to live near Cockermouth, Cumbria so when I saw Margaret’s post on The Lake District Murder I immediately reserved a copy from the library. I’m so pleased I did as it contains some wonderful information about what it was like to live in […]

The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair by Joël Dicker

 Translated from the French by Sam Taylor Five words from the blurb: American, disappearance, mystery, writer, love The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair is an intricately plotted murder mystery set in New England. It begins with Harry Quebert, a famous author, being arrested for the murder of a 15-year-old girl who went missing thirty […]

Snow White Must Die by Nele Neuhaus

 Translated from the German by Steven T Murray Five words from the blurb: girls, vanished, convicted, mystery, solved Snow White Must Die is set in a small village near Frankfurt. Eleven years ago two teenage girls disappeared and 20-year-old Tobias was convicted of their murder, despite a lack of real evidence. After serving time in prison he […]

Pecking Order by Chris Simms

Five words from the blurb: farm, chickens, kill, secret, project Earlier in the year Scott Pack recommended Pecking Order and I decided to give it a try. It was free at the time, but the kindle edition is still only 99p and I recommend that you get a copy if you’d like a gripping piece of crime […]