Search Results: "Sally Spencer"


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THE ENEMY WITHIN by Sally Spencer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2004

"Spencer's careful balance of menace from without and within makes her latest a standout among her reliably entertaining procedurals."
Chief Inspector Charlie Woodend has more than his share of help and more than his share of problems as he tracks a killer who's been preparing for Guy Fawkes Night by stashing corpses in the bonfires. 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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BLACKSTONE AND THE WOLF OF WALL STREET by Sally Spencer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"The case of the banker in the bunker provides enough wit, puzzlement and class warfare to delight the most devoted Blackstone fan."
Marooned in the United States, Inspector Sam Blackstone investigates the kidnapping of a business tycoon. Read full book review >

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BLACKSTONE AND THE FIRE BUG by Sally Spencer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"Politics as usual—both local and international—keeps Rustage's, or Spencer's, latest transgendered entry simmering nicely."
A string of fires along the Thames rattles both Scotland Yard and the venerable House of Lords. 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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BEST SERVED COLD by Sally Spencer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2015

"Spencer's lively take on the old victim-everyone-hated chestnut isn't Monika's best outing but still has enough thrills to please fans of the franchise."
Paniatowski's in a pickle when the Whitebridge Players' reunion performance turns deadly. 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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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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BLACKSTONE AND THE NEW WORLD by Sally Spencer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2009

"Spencer's procedural, set in the bustling New York City of 1900, offers a fresh venue for the hero and provides a satisfying twist at the end."
A visit to New York shows Sam Blackstone that crime solving requires the same skills no matter the location. Read full book review >

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DEATH WATCH by Sally Spencer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 2007

"A routine procedural from Spencer (Dangerous Games, 2007, etc.) made disturbing by dark glimpses into the mind of a child molester."
The abduction of a young girl from a local park brings DCI Charlie Woodend personal anguish and professional peril. Read full book review >

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THICKER THAN WATER by Sally Spencer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2016

"Although Spencer's path is a familiar one, she treads it with authority. It's good to have Monika back, doing what she does best."
DCI Monika Paniatowski (Best Served Cold, 2015, etc.) returns with passion from maternity leave.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 >