Search Results: "Sally Spencer"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: March 1, 2012

"Another solid effort from Spencer. It's great fun to watch the thorny Inspector sass the fatuousness out of snobbery."
Trench warfare takes a back seat to class warfare as Scotland Yard Inspector Blackstone (Blackstone and the Wolf of Wall Street, 2010, etc.) tracks a murderer. Read full book review >

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THE DEAD HAND OF HISTORY by Sally Spencer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 2009

"Monika carries the torch nobly as Spencer's franchise keeps its edge."
Two grisly murders at a bakery provide a trial by fire for Charlie Woodend's protégée. Read full book review >

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THE SHIVERING TURN by Sally Spencer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2017

"Although not quite the equal of her seasoned mentor, Spencer's Oxford grad gets full marks for persistence and ingenuity in her engaging debut."
Spencer kicks off a new franchise with the disappearance of a Thames Valley schoolgirl. Read full book review >

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A WALK WITH THE DEAD by Sally Spencer
Released: April 1, 2013

"Another solid outing for Charlie Woodend's worthy successor, whose baggage, like her striking European nose, makes her all the more appealing."
The disappearance of a young girl launches an investigation that poses a host of challenges for DCI Monika Paniatowski (Lambs to the Slaughter, 2012, etc.). Read full book review >

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BACKLASH by Sally Spencer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"Spencer's apparent determination to make Monika an even greater maverick than her predecessor Charlie Woodend threatens to make this appealing series formulaic and predictable."
DCI Monika Paniatowski (Echoes of the Dead, 2011, etc.) is saddled with yet another case that threatens to end her career. Read full book review >

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ECHOES OF THE DEAD by Sally Spencer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2011

"Shifting seamlessly between past and present versions of the case, Spencer produces a tour de force readers won't quickly forget."
A convicted murderer's dying declaration prompts an unexpected investigation for DCI Monika Paniatowski (The Ring of Death, 2010, etc.) and a world of trouble for her beloved Charlie Woodend. Read full book review >

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DEATH'S DARK SHADOW by Sally Spencer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2014

"What looks like an open-and-shut case ends with twists nobody will see coming in Spencer's most in-your-face outing for Monika yet."
A family trip to Spain has far-reaching consequences for DCI Monika Paniatowski (A Walk with the Dead, 2013, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE DARK LADY by Sally Spencer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"Twists, turns, and a barrelful of red herrings fall by the wayside as Cloggin' It Charlie lands right on the money."
Poirot may have had his little gray cells, but Chief Inspector Charlie Woodend's got his big flat feet, and their liberal use has given Cloggin' It Charlie (Death of a Cave Dweller, 2000, etc.) the devil's own luck at solving cases hairier than his well-worn tweed coat. Read full book review >

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DEAD ON CUE by Sally Spencer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"As his own life threatens to turn into a soap opera, Woodend's steady but unsentimental determination make Spencer's low-key latest a model puzzler."
No doubt about it, death boosts ratings. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE RING OF DEATH by Sally Spencer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2010

"Paniatowski continues to prove herself a worthy successor to Charlie Woodend as Spencer delivers another first-rate whodunit."
Beset by spies both official and unofficial, DCI Monika Paniatowski (The Dead Hand of History, 2009, etc.) investigates a series of murders as shocking as they are deliberate. Read full book review >

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LAMBS TO THE SLAUGHTER by Sally Spencer
Released: Nov. 1, 2012

"Just as the Special Branch thwarts Monika, politics and espionage undermine Spencer's usually solid mixture of police procedure and detection."
A strike vote pits miner against miner in the colliery town of Bellingsworth. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE RED HERRING by Sally Spencer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2002

"Spencer's finest hour: a tightly plotted puzzler with surprises at every turn."
October 1962: Whitebridge, Lancashire, waits with the rest of the world in fear. Read full book review >