Life or Death – Michael Robotham

Why would a man break out of prison the day before he was due to be released?

This is the question driving the story of Audie Palmer in Life or Death by Michael Robotham.

It’s certainly a question that kept me turning the pages in this well-constructed riddle, and I was a long way in before I picked up the clue that exposes the reason behind Audie’s apparently mindless act.

Life or Death is an intriguing story with an interesting cast of players, including Moss Webster, Audie’s only friend when he was in prison, who gets dragged into the hunt, and FBI Special Agent Desiree Furness, who wants to get to the bottom of what’s really going on.

Of course, there is another group of characters who only want Audie dead, so there is more than enough action to keep you wondering whether Audie is going to end up dead or not before you find out the answer to that initial question.

Good read. I can recommend this one.

You can find out more about Michael Robotham and where to buy his books at michaelrobotham.com

Scared to Death

Scared to Death by Rachel Amphlett

 A serial killer murdering for kicks.  A detective seeking revenge.

When the body of a snatched schoolgirl is found in an abandoned biosciences building, the case is first treated as a kidnapping gone wrong.

But Detective Kay Hunter isn’t convinced, especially when a man is found dead with the ransom money still in his possession.

When a second schoolgirl is taken, Kay’s worst fears are realised.

With her career in jeopardy and desperate to conceal a disturbing secret, Kay’s hunt for the killer becomes a race against time before he claims another life.

For the killer, the game has only just begun…


I enjoyed reading this one, which I picked up from Kobo when I renewed my VIP membership. It’s the first book in the Kay Hunter series. It’s one of those books you want to read right through in one sitting to find out what happens at the end.

You can find out more about Rachel’s other books at Rachel Amphlett.

Stella Bruno Investigates – Book 5

Abduction, Suspense, and a Strange Demand.

Detective Sergeant Stella Bruno investigates the abduction of eight-year-old Julia Ryan, taken from her nanny at gunpoint.

When the kidnapper demands something outside the control of Julia’s family as ransom for her release, Stella is determined to find him before it’s too late.

Detective Constable Brian Rhodes is confident the kidnapper will make a mistake.

If you enjoy mystery and intrigue, you’ll love Taken, book five in Peter Mulraney’s Stella Bruno Investigates series of quick reads.

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A Deadly Game of Hangman

Stella Bruno Investigates is a series of quick reads – books designed to be read in one sitting. Each book in the series only takes around an hour and a half to two hours to read. So, there’s no waiting for days to find out who did it. Continue reading “A Deadly Game of Hangman”

Maryann Miller

Maryann Miller is the creator of the Seasons Mystery Series, set in Dallas, Texas, featuring homicide detectives, Sarah Kingsly and Angel Johnson, who don’t particularly like each other.

 

 

In Open Season,  the unlikely pair investigates a series of murders, dubbed the Mall Murders, amid racial tensions and a deadly controversy involving the police.

 

 

 

In  Stalking Season, Sarah and Angel find themselves inside an exclusive gentleman’s club and a prestigious private school, as they investigate the murder of a young girl in a cheap motel.

 

If you’re looking for some crime fiction with female lead investigators for a change, you can check these and Maryann’s other books out at:  maryannwrites.