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The Claimant / by Paul Terry

Mark Twain, who knew a few things about telling a good story and presenting the implausible as believable, threw up his hands in despair when he had thoroughly researched the story of Tom Castro, a Wagga Wagga butcher who became the most famous imposter of all time.  Twain gave up the idea, though, when he admitted “the public would say such people are impossible” and contented himself with compiling a scrapbook on the remarkable case of “Sir Roger Charles Doughty Tichborne.”   Fortunately for…Continue

Started by Kim Allen Scott in Historical Nov 28.

His Bloody Project by Graeme Macrae Burnet

This book has been described as literary crime by some but it is also an expose of the crofting system in mid 19th century Scotland. In 1869  Roderick Macrae is charged with the brutal slaying of three people in a remote crofting community.In His Bloody Project, author Graeme Macrae Burnet recounts the story of the…Continue

Tags: Man Booker Shortlist, Crime, Scotland

Started by Lindach in Detective/Mystery/Crime Nov 3.

Torn: Chris Jordan

Try if you like: Hollie Overton, Kerry Greenwood, James Patterson, Lee ChildTen-year old Noah Corbin is in school assembly when a man dressed as a clown appears in front of the children and detonates a bomb that destroys the gymnasium. Luckily, all the children are accounted for- but Noah has vanished. His desperate mother, Haley, hires missing child expert Randall Shane to investigate. The Forensics squad claim to have found traces of Noah's body in the blast zone, but Haley is convinced that…Continue

Started by Karen Redlich in Adventure/War Aug 16.

Wake: Elizabeth Knox

Try if you like: Grieg Beck, David Rollins, Peter Corris, Tana French, S.J Bolton, James PattersonSet in present-day New Zealand, in a picturesque seaside town, the people of the local community are suddenly and inexplicably overcome by a temporary madness that kills almost all of them. The Survivors try to piece together what has happened to the community and the clues lead them to an ancient Maori settlement.I absolutely loved the start of this book, it was so simple but creepy. Policewoman…Continue

Started by Karen Redlich in Adventure/War Aug 16.

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