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The Chessmen – Peter May

My Rating –4.5/5 Summary – Fin Macleod is settled on island of Lewis. Working as security head of an estate, he is forced to confront his childhood friend Whistler for poaching. When Fin and Whistler discover a plane buried for 17 years the story takes a different turn. That plane belonged to their college friend…

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The Lewis Man – Peter May

My Rating –5/5 Summary – When a body is found mummified in a peat bog on the island of Lewis, Tormod MacDonald is prime suspect. DNA results show that deceased was related to Tormod. Tormod is in no position to defend himself due to his advanced dementia. Fin Macleod is mixed up in the case,…

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The Black House – Peter May

My Rating –5/5 Summary – Detective Fin Macleod is mourning the loss of his only son. Trapped in an unhappy marriage and job, he is on the verge of giving up his job in police when his boss dispatches Fin to Isle of Lewis, his birthplace, to investigate murder of a man Macleod had known…

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The Yard – Alex Grecian

My Rating –3/5 Summary – One year after Jack the Ripper, another killer is on the loose in the city of London. He is targeting police. The case is assigned to newly promoted Inspector Walter Day of the Metropolitan police force. Together with Dr. Bernard Kingsley and his colleagues from the Yard, Day undertakes this…

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The Resistance Man – Martin Walker

My Rating –4/5 Summary – Bruno’s peaceful life at St. Denis is under threat. The area is hit by professional burglaries of holiday homes. One of the burglary results in murder. As Bruno investigates, he realises it is not as simple as it looks. The murder is more a crime passionel than a simple burglary…

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Killed At the Whim of A Hat – Colin Cotterill

My Rating –4.5/5 Summary – One year after moving to a small village on the Gulf of Siam, Jimm Juree is still trying to adjust to her new boring and slow life. If giving up her crime reporter job was hard, running Lovely Bay Gulf Resort and Restaurant is proving even more frustrating. The place…

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Blood Rain – Michael Dibdin

My Rating –3.5/5 Summary – Aurelio Zen is in his new posting, this time in Mafia infested city of Catania in Sicily. Being an outsider, he is struggling in his job, which he anyways has grown weary of. His only consolation is his adopted daughter, Carla. Carla is also working in Catania and Zen can…