Sunday, July 16, 2017

Justice for Jessica

Justice for Jessica is the ninth novel by Alretha Thomas, the first in the Detective Rachel Storme series. This book is about Jessica James who was a very attractive woman married to Grant James, a wealthy businessman. Grant had to go to London for business, so Jessica’s best friend, Stacey Sullivan, stays with her the night he leaves. The following morning Stacey discovers Jessica’s body with her throat cut and notifies the police. Detective Rachel Storme, a seasoned detective on the force, was brought back from an extended leave, just when we was about to put in for retirement, to work on this case. There are several suspects for the case with Grant and Stacey’s husband, Mat Sullivan, being at the top of the list.

This book was written in the present tense first person narrative by both Stacey and Rachel which works good for this book. The author switches between the two by alternating chapters for each. She has a good size suspect list and many turns and plots in the investigation with a surprising end.

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World of Sleuths Rating: ****
(Four out of five stars)

Friday, July 7, 2017

The Policewoman

I would like to thank the author, Justin W. M. Roberts, for sending me a review copy of this book in return of an honest review.

The Policewoman is the debut novel by Justin W. M. Roberts. The book is about Inspector Sarah Michelle Dharmawan, a very beautiful and one of the best officers of the Indonesian National Police’s elite counter-terrorism unit, on loan to Interpol in Manchester, England as a liaison between Interpol and Indonesian police. Her team is going after the Irish Drug Cartel, formerly Irish Republican Army, who has drug manufacturing plants which produce ecstasy. They have known plants and operations in Ireland, England and recently Indonesia. The team’s objective is to bring down the cartel and their operations. Sarah’s primary task to find the cartel’s manufacturing plant in Indonesia. She plays a big role in the teams objective.

This book was a little slow at first, but picks up in Chapter 3. After that there is plenty of action. The story takes place in England, Ireland and Indonesia. They work with elite military units in all three countries in order to try to bring the cartel down. Just to let the reader beware, there are some graphic descriptions of the violence that a psychopathic member of the cartel performs. The author does a good job at informing the reading of the jargon and acronyms used in various countries in the book and will give the equivalents of what we use here in the United States.

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World of Sleuth’s Rating: ****
(Four out of five stars)

Thursday, June 29, 2017

The Butcher's Bill

First of all, I would like to thank the author for an advanced review copy of the book for in return for an honest review.

The Butcher’s Bill is the latest thriller novel by Martin Roy Hill. In the book, NCIS agent Linus Schag is assigned to find his friend, former Navy Seal and NCIS agent, Bill Butcher, who decapitated two men and wrote Linus’ name in blood at the murder scene. Instead of finding Bill, Bill find Linus and tells him about a scandal and conspiracy before Bill disappears again. The book follows Linus’ search for Bill and the truth of the conspiracy.

This book is non-stop action from beginning to end and keeps the reader wondering what will happen next. The author depicts NCIS and it’s agents to be not as glamorous as depicted in the three television series. He depicted the jurisdiction of NCIS while investigating crimes in more of an actual setting. He loosely based this story on some crimes that actually happened during the Iraq war and keeps it thrilling and entertaining all of the way through.

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World of Sleuths Rating: *****
(Five out of five stars)

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Introduction

Welcome to World of Sleuths, a blog mystery and thriller book reviews. Over a year ago I started another book review blog where I post reviews for most of the books I read. I have noticed since then that I read a lot more mysteries and thrillers than any other genre of books, so I have decided to start this blog dedicated just to the reviews for those books. I will continue review the books from the other genres that I read in my other blog, http://tims-reviews.blogspot.com.

I will review mystery and thriller books of about any sub-genre, old and new and also children's and young adult books as long as the main premise is a thriller or trying to solve a mystery, such as child detectives. I will also review books in which I receive advanced review copies from the authors or publishers in exchange for a fair and honest review.

I have a number of mystery and thriller books sitting on my shelves and also on my Kindle Fire and Nook which I have yet to read which I will post a review upon completion of the book in this blog. If any of my readers have any recommendations for books or authors that you would like to see me review, please feel free to post them in the comments.