Search Results: "Sally Spencer"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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A DEATH LEFT HANGING by Sally Spencer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2003

"Spencer's latest is her best: an ingenious puzzle that goes straight to the heart."
Once again, Chief Inspector Charlie Woodend's superiors hand him a real career-buster: the 30-year-old bludgeoning of salesman Fred Dodds, for which his wife has already been hanged. 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 WITCH MAKER by Sally Spencer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2004

"The dark secrets behind the bright flames make Spencer's latest a first-class chiller."
Still fascinated by fire, Spencer goes from Guy Fawkes revelry (The Enemy Within, 2003) to serious witch-burnings as Charlie Woodend finds a town so inbred even his stubborn cloggin-it can't make a dent. Read full book review >

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DYING FALL by Sally Spencer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2008

"Spencer isn't afraid to shake up a reliable formula, bringing novelty to even the most mundane crime wave."
The torching of a tramp sparks tensions among DCI Woodend's team as they work under the gun to prevent similar crimes. Read full book review >

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BLACKSTONE AND THE ENDGAME by Sally Spencer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 2013

"Packed with portents, Blackstone's ninth takes a nicely shaped puzzle and inflates it until it's as gassy as one of the Kaiser's zeppelins."
International intrigue takes its toll on Inspector Sam Blackstone (Blackstone and the Great War, 2012, etc.). 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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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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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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BLACKSTONE AND THE HEART OF DARKNESS by Sally Spencer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2007

"The period detection in every corner is plodding, but the payoff, which piles surprise on surprise, is well worth the wait."
A summons from an old army mate pulls London Inspector Sam Blackstone from the brutal murders of nine young girls in Staffordshire and sends him to Cheshire to investigate a crime that turns out to be just as horrible. Read full book review >

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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 >