Category: crime fiction.

Book Review: The Nanny by Gilly Macmillan

Book Review: The Nanny by Gilly Macmillan

Ah yes, here we are with another domestic thriller. There seems to be a rash of books about naughty-nannies lately, yet this trend keeps going strong because it’s ripe for creativity. The figure of the nanny is an easy one to exploit in fiction because...
Book Review: White Elephant by Trish Harnetiaux

Book Review: White Elephant by Trish Harnetiaux

What’s better than reading a book that takes place at a Christmas party in front of your very own Christmas tree? How about if that book contains a devious murder plot too? Reading a holiday book during the holidays certainly ratchets up the tension and the dark...
Book Review: Bellini and the Sphinx by Tony Bellotto

Book Review: Bellini and the Sphinx by Tony Bellotto

Are you a fan of ‘noir fiction’ ? Do you even know what ‘noir’ means? There are various definitions for it, but I found this wikipedia listing pretty thorough, and the first sentence does enough for my purposes here: “In its modern form,...
Book Review: The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware

Book Review: The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware

My faithful readers will know all too well how much I love a Ruth Ware book. I’ve had my minor complaints about them over the years, but it’s never enough to put me off reading her. I still get excited each and every time I hear she’s written...
Book Review: Elevator Pitch by Linwood Barclay

Book Review: Elevator Pitch by Linwood Barclay

I read Elevator Pitch by Linwood Barclay in a place far far away from any kind of elevator. I was staying in a cabin in Northern Ontario, dodging mosquitoes but blissfully distant from any and all high rises. Barclay’s name is well known to me, as I’ve read previous...