Layton Green – The Summoner

So, more than a year has passed to finally get around to book number 1 of the Dominic Grey series: The Summoner. I wrote about how I started with book #3 in autumn 2016, but of course, I had to go back for the first one. Well, I can say that it did not disappoint. […]

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Simon Kernick – The Crime Trade

Well, Tina Boyd, her first case in the series is given with The Crime Trade by Simon Kernick. I was always curious about this series and finally got around to start with number one. And quite right from the beginning I had my suspicion about who was behind the initial incident written in the book. […]

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Marcus Sakey – Afterlife

From Brillance I knew that Marcus Sakey is into fantastic fictions. His new novel Afterlife is not connected to any past series of his, so I took the chance to read a current book rather than going on with Brillance part 2. Well, this new one is a hell of a ride and out of […]

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Steven Dunne – The Disciple

So I finally came around to read the successor of The Reaper: The Disciple. Yes, it is DI Damen Brook again who cannot let go off the reaper. And while he is quite sure the reaper is dead, incidents happening in Derby and at his doughter’s place not only bind him as suspect to a […]

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Marcus Sakey – Brilliance

Now, here we have an action packed thriller with a twist. Brilliance is the first in a series of books by Marcus Sakey that is very much in the mutated humans, i. e., individuals with special “enhanced” abilities here called Brilliants. In contrast to many other mutant fiction (be it inhumans, meta-humans, or the like), […]

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Thomas Thiemeyer – Medusa

Empfohlen wurde mir eigentlich Nebra, aber da ich gerne mit dem ersten Buch einer Reihe beginne, startete ich mit Medusa von Thomas Thiemeyer. Ich bin ja grundlegend ein Fan mystisch angehauchter Thriller, insbesondere, wenn Autoren mit Legenden und Sagen spielerisch umgehen und einen unerwarteten Blickwinkel darauf bieten. Dies ist das erste Buch mit der Arch√§ologin […]

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Simon Kernick – One by One

What is it about Simon Kernick that takes me back to his novels over and over again? I assume it is the characters he unfolds in the stories, which are simply “interesting people” taking part in very believable situations and settings. One by One makes no difference. This novel comes in three digital parts staging […]

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Dexter

I am quite a fan of crime and drama, as can be seen of what I read. Of course, there are quite some TV shows that thrill me. One of these shows is Dexter. The unique storyline is that the main protagonist, Dexter Morgan, is a serial killer. Conveniently working as blood analyst for the […]

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Kenneth John Atchity – The Messiah Matrix

Well, the last post has been a while ago. Meanwhile, I finally finished The Messiah Matrix, which is one of my first (english) novels I read as e-book. Although it’s the same book, it’s a different experience, as one is tempted to use extra features like, e.g.,¬† the built-in dictionary. But this post is not […]

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John Saul – Black Lightning

Sometimes blurbs do a fantastic job to a book, even if the real story is rather flat and turn out to be longish but boring. May be it’s the plot of John Saul’s Black Lightning, which has been told many times already. Right after the first chapter I was fairly sure how the book is […]

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