11.12.15

WATCHERS OF TIME, by Charles Todd

5/series. Sent to Norfolk by his antagonistic superior to pacify a powerful church prelate, Scotland Yard Inspector Ian Rutledge finds solace in the marshes at the edge of the sea, in spite of the constant, nagging presence of his personal demon Hamish. A country priest has been murdered, beaten to death by his own altar cross. The prelate suspects something other than a burglar, panicked by surprise, but the local police are sure it's merely that. Click below for more...

LORD JOHN AND THE BROTHERHOOD OF THE BLADE, by Diana Gabaldon

3/series starring Lord John Grey, one-time Helwater prison warden of Jamie Fraser. Georgian England did not suffer homosexuals gladly; they were regarded with horror and revulsion, considered beneath contempt as well as fair game. But the gay scene anywhere, particularly in the Army, was vibrant, and Lord John thrived. Nearly twenty years before, his father, the Duke of Pardloe, was found dead by his own hand, seemingly one step ahead of a treason charge. Click below for more...

2.12.15

THE BANGKOK ASSETT, by John Burdett

9/series set in Bangkok and starring homicide detective Sonchai Jitpleecheep, former monk, intent on keeping his karma unsullied while working for Colonel Vikorn, the most corrupt cop in the kingdom. A homicide of a schoolgirl whose head has literally been torn off is highlighted by a smeared message in her blood on the room's mirror. It's addressed to Sonchai, hinting about thefather he's endlessly searching for. The next day, in a torrential monsoon, he sees two men throw their relative into the raging river. In charge of the bizarre acts seems to be a handsome blond giant. Click below for more . . .