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
TWILIGHT IS NOT GOOD FOR MAIDENS Lou Allin
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.
What to keep, what to sell . . .
1 hour ago