Twisted Justice: A combined investigation. DI Lorne Warner and DI Sally Parker
Justice series book 13.
When the local pathologist asks DI Lorne Warner and DS Katy Foster to attend the scene of an accidental explosion, it's not long before the capable detectives find that the victim was murdered aboard his boat before the "accident" occurred.
Delving into the victim's past leads Lorne across the county border into Norfolk, where she calls upon her good friend DI Sally Parker to assist in the investigation.
What the joint team reveals about the victim's extended family blows them away. Can Lorne and Sally find the crucial evidence in time to prevent the notorious family from carrying out their own twisted justice to sustain their wealth?
Wow. I cannot believe we are at book 13 in this series. This has become one of my must read the next book series. I have loved and enjoyed each and everyone of these books. It's now got to be like visiting an old friend, I look forward and enjoy Lorne's company when she comes to visit me via the latest book.
I have enjoyed so much learning about and watching Lorne and her family grow and change. I believe each and every book just gets better and better each time.
I am again feeling honoured that the wonderful author of this book, allowed me an early release copy. So I got to read it before it becomes on sale, But don't worry, it's out tomorrow (31.12.15) so you don't have to wait for it, as I hung on to my review until it was time for publication.
Well this time it's Murder at sea. And Lorne is thrown into the case and working it with old friend Di Sally Parker, (those familiar with Mel's books will know that Di Sally Parker is the main character in one of Mel's other series) they are dealing with some real nasty characters this time. And I mean REAL NASTY.
Working as a team these two are going to be a force to reckon with. And I think it would be brilliant if they could work other cases together.
The victim is found on his boat, where the culprit has tried their best to cover it up and make it look like an accident rather than murder. What Lorne needs to find out is who has done it any why.
I loved how the team worked together and how they found clues and managed to piece each bit together.
This is another very well written and put together book. As I said each one just get's better and better. And once again Mel has delivered just what her fan's want. A bloody good read.
The Justice series in order are:
Cruel Justice #1 in Police Procedurals and 1# Women Sleuths. FREE
Impeding Justice #1 in Police Procedurals only 99p/99c
Final justice #1 Action and Adventure
Foul Justice #1 Hard-Boiled Mysteries
Guaranteed Justice #1 Women Sleuths
Ultimate Justice - #2 Women Sleuths
Virtual Justice - #1 Hard Boiled/#2 Psychological Thrillers
Hostile Justice - #1 Police Procedural
Tortured Justice - #1 Vigilante Justice
Rough Justice - #1 Women Sleuths
Dubious Justice - #1 British Detectives
Calculated Justice - Now available.
Twisted Justice - available as a pre-order.
Blind Justice - introduction novella to the series.
Read in July 2014.
Have just realised that some of my reviews off goodreads/Amazon were never brought over to my blog when I set it up.
So I am posting some of my older reviews so they are all in the same place.
I'd like to thank the Author Janet O'Kane for sending me a signed copy of this book. However it was far to nice to spoil or get grubby reading it, as I wanted to put it with my signed book collection.. (lol... I now have 2) So I also purchased the kindle edition, so i could take it out and about to read, because once i started this book I just didn't want to put it down. i feel privileged to have been asked to read this book. And i'm hoping beyond hope that there will be a lot more books to come from this author. Janet has written a great book, and sometimes as a reader you have to be glad that certain authors took the time to write a bloody good book. For a first book, it was fantastic.
It was a great change for the main character to be a Dr, rather than the norm - detective-.
Zoe Moreland, is a GP she has recently moved to a village in the Borders region of Scotland, hoping for a fresh start and a quiet life. But Unfortunately for her, that's not what she gets! Early one morning while out walking her dog, Zoe finds a body in the remains of the previous nights bonfire, But Zoe doesn't want to get involved, and is reluctant to report it. But she does, and then things start to move, village gossip, police questions and people not being what they seem to be helps this story progress, with its twists and turns it certainly makes you want to keep reading.
I really did like some of the other characters in this book, and especially Kate, Zoe's friend. I think this could be a life long friendship made. Zoe seems to be quite a private person only really opening up to Kate. Which is where you begin to get a proper look into Zoe's past.
I really do think this could be the start of a fantastic series of books, and look forward to reading more.
The House of Mourning (Parish & Richards Book 9) Kindle Edition
by Tim Ellis
I have just re read this after starting the series a while back, then forgetting where I was up to, i decided to start off here again. It all come back to me, and I enjoyed it just as much this time as I did the first time.
I really do like Parish and Richards, I love the banter between them, I think they make a great Duo.
Looking forward now to reading the rest of the series.
I have enjoyed all the books I have read by Tim Ellis, I love his style of writing and how he can add humour into what could be a very grim subject.
I also like Stick and Xena, and think Tim has covered Xena's illness fantastically , having suffered with Endometriosis myself, I think Tim did an amazing job, describing it and its affect it can have on people. I can only guess with his knowledge he has first hand experience of someone close suffering with it, if not then his research was spot on.
Parish & Richards must find a serial killer who is carving broken hearts on women. Stick & Xena are given the case of a severed hand, which was found by a bag lady in a waste bin outside the local fish & chip shop, but Xena has her own problems. Jerry Kowalski gets involved with a woman who thinks someone is trying to kill her, so she asks for Cookie's help, but the trouble with Cookie is that she doesn't know when to stop. Oscar Gamboa, a lieutenant in the Colombian Los Cambios drug cartel, has been tasked by drug lord Esteben Garcia to get his money back, and kill whoever has it. Oscar decides to take Rosibel Cabelleros with him against her will. Parish & Richards finally get the chance to visit the Excess Bagage depot in Wembley and find out what is in the briefcase.
A series well worth reading.
Title - Death Trap
Author - Dreda Say Mitchell
Format - Paperback
Source - Review copy from publisher/author
Teenager Nikki Bell is the only witness to the brutal murder of two members of her family and their cleaner. She's lucky to be alive. But the murder isn't a one-off. It's part of a bigger, more violent attack planned on affluent families in the area - and now Nikki, as the only living witness, is a dangerous threat to the well-orchestrated scheme.
As the net draws tighter around the killers, DI Rio Wray must do whatever it takes to keep Nikki alive. But when you're dealing with criminals, there's no line they won't cross... In a kill-or-be-killed-world, who will be first to pull the trigger?
Well what can I say... I was Buzz in when I received a copy of this book through the post.
And couldn't wait to start it. Not far into the book I realized how much i was going to enjoy it and I ordered the Kindle copy for my Mum to read.
Di Rio Wray is back. I really do like her, I like her attitude towards people, and she doesn't seem to care if people know that she doesn't like them. Sometimes though things take a different turn, and you might find that someone you don't like turns out to be someone not so bad after all. Sometimes you just need to understand the truth.
I love the writing style of Dreda, she has a knack of getting you really involved in her books. At some stage I really am going to have to go back and re read Hit Girls, Geezer girls and Gangster Girls.
I actually thought I had read all her books, but while writing this review have just seen that I never read Killer Tune. But I am about to put that right as I have just purchased it for my kindle at a super price of £1.49 (price at time of this review)
Anyway i'm going off somewhere again aint i... back to what I come here for. to tell you a bit about Death trap.
This book kicks off brutally. Right away with Murder. Nikki Bell witnesses Murder. She is the only person that apparently has ever survived this gang that seems to be targeting wealthy families.
It's left to Rio to decide how to crack this, who she can trust, who she needs helping her and most of all keeping her witness safe.
Callum Burns is also back, and this time we get to find out a whole lot more of his past and his connection with Rio. I really liked these two character. Rio and Callum, there is just something about them both that made me want to know more and more about them.
Rio is taken on a Journey and a half with this case. I enjoyed the way this book went, and believe we could be seeing a lot more from Rio in the near future, I certainly hope so anyway.
Title - Dark Murder
Author - Helen H Durrant
Format - ebook
Source - Review copy via Netgalley
A gripping new detective series from a best-selling crime writer
A woman is found dead by a canal . . . why have her eyes have been viciously poked out?
Detective Stephen Greco has just started a new job at Oldston CID and now he faces a series of murders with seemingly no connection but the brutal disfigurement of the victims. Greco’s team is falling apart under the pressure and he doesn't know who he can trust. Then they discover a link to a local drug dealer, but maybe it’s not all that it seems.
Can Greco get control of his chaotic team and stop the murders?
If you like Angela Marsons, Rachel Abbott, Mel Sherratt, Ruth Rendell, or Mark Billingham you will be gripped by this exciting new crime fiction writer.
DARK MURDER is the first book in a new series of detective thrillers featuring D.I. Greco. Stephen Greco has moved to Oldston after his wife divorced him. He doesn't like the place much but he wants to stay close to their daughter, Matilda. He is a meticulous policeman with a touch of O.C.D. Easy to admire, but sometimes difficult to like.
The series is set in the fictional industrial northern English town of Oldston.
This is the 4th book I have read from Helen H Durrant recently. I recently read the 3 books in the Detectives Bayliss and Calladine series and really enjoyed them.
This one however seemed a little different from those, this one is the first book to feature Detective Stephen Greco. as the lead detective, he has recently started his new job at Oldston CID, after moving here to be near his divorced wife, and his daughter.
it took me a while but I did start to like DI Greco. He seemed a normal kind of guy.
His case is not a nice one, but I don't suppose any murder case is nice. And with a team that isn't quite performing as it should it's not going to be easy, working a case, and trying to build a good team.
This book kept me going, the story line was interesting, it just felt a little short, like something was missing. I don't know what though. It was enjoyable, just not as much as I enjoyed the Bayliss books.
I will be looking out for more from this author as I think she is going to create two fab series as they grow.
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