Sunday, November 24, 2013

RTE This Week

As posted elsewhere earlier today.....

At RTE this week we have:
15 new crime fiction reviews:
Theresa Schwegel  in the 'Sixty seconds with . . .' interview hot seat:

Reviews this week:

TITLE                    AUTHOR                REVIEWER

CRITICAL MASS    Sara Paretsky    Yvonne Klein       
VI's attempts to trace a missing mother and her adult son, also absent, lead her to the heart of a decades-old crime with its roots in the Holocaust and the Cold War.

POLICE    Jo Nesbø    Barbara Fister       
As an unnamed hospitalized man lingers in a coma, a team of Norwegian detectives tries to discover who is luring police officers to their deaths at the scene of unsolved crimes.

NO MAN'S NIGHTINGALE    Ruth Rendell        Yvonne Klein       
Ex-Chief Inspector Reg Wexford, now retired and missing the job, acts as a consultant on a murder involving the female vicar of the local parish.

THE GOOD BOY    Theresa Schwegel    Caryn St Clair       
An eleven year old boy takes his dad's police dog and follows his sister to a party to "save her" but instead he and his dog end up on the run fearing for his life.

COUNTRY HARDBALL    Steve Weddle    Christine Zibas       
These interrelated short stories form a tale of despair and hopelessness in one small Southern community, whose citizens can't seem to break bonds with the past.

HUMAN REMAINS    Elizabeth Haynes     Sharon Mensing   
A depressed police intelligence officer finds herself on both sides of a crime, both as victim and investigator, as a deranged man targets vulnerable and lonely members of society.

THROUGH THE EVIL DAYS    Julia Spencer-Fleming     Ben Neal   
 Newlyweds Clare and Russ must find a gravely ill kidnapped girl while contending with various personal issues.

NO REGRETS, COYOTE    John Dufresne        Lourdes Venard   
When an entire family is slain, therapist and forensic consultant Wylie "Coyote" Melville is asked by police for his take on it.

DEAD MAN'S TIME    Peter James    Jim Napier       
DS Roy Grace has a lot on his plate.  He's investigating a major antiques robbery in which an elderly woman was killed, a recently-released ex-con is looking for revenge on Grace for having banged him up, and his mentally-disturbed ex-wife who disappeared nine years ago turns out to be very much alive, still nursing an obsessive hatred for the detective – and still keeping a life-changing secret from him

A FATAL LIKENESS    Lynn Shepherd        Christine Zibas       
The poet Percy Shelley and his wife Mary seek Charles Maddox’s aid in discovering whether some private family papers are authentic or merely the work of a hopeful opportunist

THE LIGHT IN THE RUINS    Chris Bohjalian    Anne Corey       
A pair of horrific murders takes place in Florence Italy in 1955 that may have connections to the events of WWII around an estate and the family who owned it, as the book segues between 1943/44 and 1955.

STYX & STONE    James W. Ziskin    Ben Neal   
A woman is determined to find the man who severely injured her father

HER BROTHER'S KEEPER    Sara Hoskinson Frommer    Mary E. Devine   
When Joan Spencer's brother turns up for her daughter's nuptials--after many years of estrangement-- Joan can't decide whether to welcome him or shun him, an issue more complicated when he turns up dead

In a secluded camping site on Vancouver Island BC, a young woman is assaulted. When two other girls are later found raped and killed, Corporal Holly Martin of the RCMP and her small detachment must investigate and prevent other murders.

DEATH OVERDUE    Mary Lou Kirwin       
When Karen Nash's boyfriend's ex-girlfriend is murdered, Karen must do everything she can to clear his name and find the killer.

We post more than 900 new reviews a year -- all of them are archived on the site -- as well as a new interview with a top author every issue.

Yvonne Klein

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