Friday, 29 March 2019

3 Crime Books

I've read three crime fiction books in the last couple of weeks, set in different situations and times.

First


The Stone Circle by Elly Griffiths.
Published in 2019 and set mainly on the Norfolk coast.
This is the 11th featuring Dr Ruth Galloway. The discovery of modern bones in an archaeology dig on the saltmarsh starts the search for the killer of a girl who went missing from the Royal Wedding street party 30 years earlier. DCI Harry Nelson is getting anonymous letters similar to ones he received when another child went missing. But the author of those letters is dead.  Everyone seems to have secrets and in his private life Nelson welcomes his new son and his older daughters find out about their half sister.

Second


Nemesis by Rory Clements.
Published in 2019 but set in 1939 France and Cambridge.
This is the 3rd in a series featuring Professor Tom Wilde, an American living and working in Cambridge. On holiday in France just before the war he is approached by a stranger and asked to rescue one of his students, Marcus Marfield, from an interment camp. This starts a horrible chain of events just as German tanks roll into Poland and a U-boat sinks the Athenia in the Atlantic.



Third

 
The Division Bell Mystery by Ellen Wilkinson
This is the oldest as it was originally published in 1932.
Ellen Wilkinson was one of the first Labour women in parliament, elected for Middlesbrough East  in 1924 giving her a good insight it to the setting of this crime story and a witty insiders perspective of political machinations.
"Of course, but everything depends on how it's done.nothing gives the other side such a chance in politics as looking as though you were having facts dragged out of you. The best way to keep a political secret is to take a large hall and call a meeting to make a speech about it. Then no one takes any notice".

When a financier is found shot in the House of Commons it is assumed to be suicide. But the police and the beautiful granddaughter of the man are sure it's murder. Robert West, a parliamentary  secretary takes on the role of amateur sleuth but needs to keep it from becoming a scandal.


I enjoyed them all.

Back Tomorrow
Sue


24 comments:

  1. Very good collection of books. I did quite a bit in the gardening, my neighbour gave me 3 clumps of forget me nots which I hope to but in today.
    Hazel c uk

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    1. I hope your forget-me-nots don't take over the garden they can be a bit of a pain if they go crazy!

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  2. Sorry I've neglected my commenting here over the last few days. Back now and all those books sound really good.
    xx

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    1. No apologies needed, real life comes before blogging.

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  3. Well definitely Ellie Griffith book I shall read, and perhaps the third, though politics have rather a bad name at the moment.

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    1. As this is set in 1932 there is no mention of Brexit!!

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  4. I'm glad you enjoyed the books. They all looked good. Which was your favourite?

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    1. Nemesis, I think. The Elly Griffiths books have got a bit predictable.

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  5. I came over from Going Gently ... I'm always looking for new mysteries (I'm a Tana French fan), and enjoy your other posts as well. Hope you don't mind if I stop by now and then.

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    1. Everyone welcome here, even people who read Johns Blog!!

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  6. Sound like some good reads. I'll have to note those. Any word from Elaine lately?

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  7. I read the other Rory Clements ones on your recommendation last year and enjoyed them, so I will try this latest one too. PatC.

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    1. It's well written

      This week I've bumped into Jenny nee Roden and Glenda and Tony!

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  8. You must be influencing me, I recently picked up a crime novel from a charity shop. I haven't done that for years. I'll let you know if I read it. 😄

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    1. I'm stuck on crime - no idea what effect they are having on me!

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  9. The Elly Griffiths mystery won't be published here in the US til May! I'm
    looking forward to it.

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  10. I have millions ( ok, bit of an exaggeration!) of books waiting to be read, Sue, but not one of them is of the crime genre. Perhaps I ought to try one out? I’m just dipping my toe into the world of blogging, so I might mention my ‘reads’ in a future post. I’ve really enjoyed reading your blog for some time.

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  11. I do love a good mystery, especially a series. Have you read the other Elly Griffiths books?

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  12. Those all sound so very interesting. I love a good crime/mystery.

    God bless.

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  13. I must look out for the Elly Griffiths, as I love her writing. I am having a temporary break from crime fiction and am diving into the Brontes again with a couple of books on the go.

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  14. I've recently discovered Elly Griffiths and am on a reading frenzy. I'll look out for the other two at the library.

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