Wednesday, 21 June 2017

From The Martian Chronicles (1950)


21 June


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Watch Her Disappear (DI Zigic and DS Ferreira Series) by Eva Dolan


Hardback:  YOU CAN RUN FROM YOUR PAST.

BUT YOU CAN'T RUN FROM MURDER.

The body is found by the river, near a spot popular with runners.

With a serial rapist at work in the area, DI Zigic and DS Ferreira are initially confused when the Hate Crimes Unit is summoned to the scene.  Until they discover that the victim, Corinne Sawyer, was born Colin Sawyer.

Police records reveal there have been violent attacks on trans women in the local area.  Was Corinne a victim of mistaken identity?  Or has the person who has been targeting trans women stepped up their campaign of violence?

With tensions running high, and the force coming under national scrutiny, this is a complex case and any mistake made could be fatal.

Watch Her Disappear (2017) is the latest and fourth instalment in the top and well-written DI Zigic and DS Ferreira series set in Peterborough, England.

About the author:  Eva Dolan is an Essex-based copywriter and intermittently successful poker player.  Shortlisted for the Crime Writers' Association Dagger for unpublished authors when she was just a teenager, the first novels in her series starring two detectives from the PEterborough Hate Crimes Unit, Long Way Home (2014) and Tell No Tales (2015), were published to widespread critical acclaim.

Tell No Tales was shortlisted for the Theakston's Crime Novel of the Year 2015 and the third into the series.  After You Die (2016) was longlisted for the CWA Gold Dagger.

Friday, 16 June 2017

After You Die (The DI Zigic and DS Ferreira Series) by Eva Dolan


Paperback:  A mother murdered.  A daughter left for dead.

Dawn Prentice was already known to the Peterborough Hate Crimes Unit.

The previous summer she had logged a number of calls detailing the harassment she and her severely disabled teenage daughter were undergoing.  Now she is dead - stabbed to death whilst Holly Prentice has been left to starve upstairs.

DS Ferreira, only recently back serving on the force after being severely injured in the line of duty, had met with Dawn that summer.

Was she negligent in not taking Dawn's accusations more seriously?

Did the murderer even know that Holly was helpless upstairs while her mother bled to death?

Whilst Ferreira battles her demons, determined to prove she's up to the front line, DI Zigic is drawn into conflict with an official seemingly resolved to hide the truth about one of his main suspects.

Can either officer unpick the truth about mother and daughter and bring their killer to justice?

After You Die (2016) is the third book in the "elegantly crafted, humane and thought-provoking" crime series set in Peterborough, England.  It has been longlisted for the CWA Golden Dagger Awards 2016 in the Best Book category.

About the author:  Eva Dolan is the alter ego of an Essex based copywriter and intermittently successful poker player.  She blogs, she writes, she talks about herself in the third person and feels vaguely uncomfortable about it.  Shortlisted for the Crime Writers' Association Dagger for unpublished authors when she was just a teenager, Long Way Home is her debut novel and the start of a major new crime series.

Rating:  5/5

Monday, 12 June 2017

Tell No Tales (The DI Zigic and DS Ferreira Series) by Eva Dolan


Paperback:  The car that ploughs into the bus stop early one morning leaves a trail of death and destruction behind it.

DS Ferreira and DI Zigic are called in from the Peterborough Hate Crimes Unit to handle the hit-and-run, but with another major case on their hands, one with disturbing Neo-Nazi overtones, they are relieved when there seems to be an obvious suspect.

But the case is not that simple and with tensions erupting in the town leading to more violence, the media are soon hounding them for answers.

Ferreira believes that local politician Richard Shotton, head of a recently established right-wing party, must be involved somehow.

Journalists have been quick to acclaim Shotton, with his Brazilian wife and RAF career, as a serious contender for a major political career, despite his extremist views, but is his party a cover for something far more dangerous?

About the author:  Eva Dolan is the alter ego of an Essex based copywriter and intermittently successful poker player.  She blogs, she writes, she talks about herself in the third person and feels vaguely uncomfortable about it.  Shortlisted for the Crime Writers' Association Dagger for unpublished authors when she was just a teenager, Long Way Home is her debut novel and the start of a major new crime series.

Tell No Tales (2015) is the second book in the exciting DI Zigic and DS Ferreira series set in Peterborough, England.

Rating:  5/5