Book Reviews

Our website always features book reviews written by Oundle Library’s Crime Fiction Book Group. But we’re also happy to include reviews about general fiction or non-fiction titles. So why not write something for us about a book you’ve enjoyed? Send your review to us by email to

Take a look below to see what we’ve been reading lately, and click through to a book review to find our Archive.

November 2020

Watch this space

Another book review will be posted here soon.

18 November 2020

Accidental Agent by Alan Judd

A spy story with believable characters and an intricate and clever plot. Immensely readable.

12 november 2020

The Man on the Street by Trevor Wood

This is a wonderful debut novel which gripped everyone in our book group. In fact, it earned nothing but 4+ and 5 Stars from all of us. Track it down!

7 November 2020

Takes One to Know One by Susan Isaacs

A witty, light-hearted mystery that turns suddenly into something far more sinister and terrifying. 4-Stars from our reviewer.

30 October 2020

What we read in October

8 books discussed and reviewed at our last book group meeting, with only one earning less than 4 Stars. They range from police procedurals to out-and-out thrillers, so see if something takes your fancy!

26 October 2020

Ski Spy School by Stuart Gibbs

Ben Ripley isn’t exactly spy material. But even though he’s a bit of a nerd, the CIA recruit him to go to spy school. And that’s where his adventures begin. The Spy School series is for children aged 8-11 and our reviewer gives this story 5-Stars.

23 October 2020

Killer Charm by Linda Fairstein

This essay on what makes a psychopath is straightforward and easy to follow, and it gives a rather different perspective to some of the killers and villains we find in many crime fiction novels.

18 October 2020

Rogue Male by Geoffrey Household

This is a riveting and exciting story that deserves its reputation as one of the best classic thrillers. 5-Stars from our reviewer.

13 October 2020

Whirligig by Andrew James Greig

A clever and intricate police procedural. This debut novel about a series of macabre killings in the Highlands of Scotland was longlisted for this year’s CWA John Creasey New Blood Award.

9 October 2020

The Order by Daniel Silva

The Gabriel Allon series by Daniel Silva usually yields page-turning international espionage thrillers. But this just slightly misses the mark. Having said that, don’t be put off reading the earlier books in the series because they are terrific.


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