Tag Archives: Mystery

The Fourth Monkey by J.D. Barker (2017)

Review by CJ

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Chicago Detective Sam Porter has spent half a decade chasing down the Four Monkey Killer, AKA the 4MK, a brilliant and sadistic killer who uses murder to punish those closest to his victims. Can Porter save the 4MK’s latest victim in time or will evil once again be done?

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One of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus (2017)

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When five students attend detention and only four leave alive, the surviving students are thrown into the spotlight as suspects in the deceased’s murder investigation.

When it’s discovered that the deceased was going to publicly reveal secrets that could ruin the four survivors, the geek, the jock, the princess and the criminal must work out which of them is capable of murder.

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And Then She Was Gone by Christopher Greyson (2016)

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Jack Stratton is 17-year-old aspiring police officer with a troubled past. Raised by a prostitute mother who abandoned him, Jack now has two loving parents and an extended foster family. So when his former foster mother, Aunt Haddie, asks him to look into the disappearance of Stacy Shaw, Jack doesn’t hesitate.

The son of Aunt Haddie’s neighbour and friend has been collared in connection with Stacy’s disappearance, but this doesn’t sit well with Jack. Can Jack discover the truth or will he lose everything on a wild goose chase?

And Then She Was Gone is the sixth Detective Jack Stratton Mystery novel and first in the series chronology.

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11.22.63 (2016)

Review by CJ


Kevin Macdonald, Frederick O.E. Toye, James Strong, James Franco, John David Coles, James Kent

Stephen King (based on the novel by), Bridget Carpenter, Quinton Peeples, Brian Nelson, Brigitte Hales, Joe Henderson

James Franco, Sarah Gadon, Daniel Webber, George MacKay

Other notable appearances:
Chris Cooper, Josh Duhamel, Tonya Pinkins, Nick Searcy, Leon Rippy, Lucy Fry, T.R. Knight, Kevin J. O’Connor, Jonny Coyne, Annette O’Toole, Michael O’Neill, Joanna Douglas, Cherry Jones, Gil Bellows

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42-81 minutes per episode

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Jake Epping (Franco) is an English teacher who is tasked by a dying friend with travelling back in time to stop the assassination of JFK. During his time in the 1960s, Jake must juggle adjusting to a new time period with a new love and a past that doesn’t want to be changed.

11.22.63 is based on the novel of the same name by Stephen King.

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