Sunday, January 12, 2014

News: New Reviews on Euro Crime: Arjouni, Hayes, Kasasian, Malliet, Muir, L Russell, M Russell, Smith, Staincliffe

 As posted elsewhere earlier.....

This first set of reviews for 2014, added to the Euro Crime website today, is a mixture of new reviews and a catch-up of those posted directly on the blog in the last few weeks, so you may have read some of them before if you're a regular .

Euro Crime took a break over the festive period in terms of reviews however the review team revealed their favourite discoveries of 2013 in a series of posts ( Currently we are part-way through unveiling the review team's favourite reads of 2013 ( After the individual lists have been posted I will tally them all up and reveal the overall favourite Euro Crime authors, titles and translators of 2013.

NB. Keep up to date with Euro Crime by following the blog and/or liking the Euro Crime Facebook page (

New Reviews:

Lynn Harvey reviews Jakob Arjouni's final book, the fifth in the Kayankaya series, 'Brother Kemal', tr. Anthea Bell and she recommends it to "to all lovers of mean streets and wily detectives";

Terry Halligan reviews one of the "big" books of 2013, 'I Am Pilgrim' by Terry Hayes calling it an "absolutely tremendous book";

I review 'The Mangle Street Murders' by M R C Kasasian which is my favourite discovery of the year;

Susan White reviews the seasonal 'A Fatal Winter' by G M Malliet which is the second in the Max Tudor series;

Michelle Peckham reviews T F Muir's 'Life for a Life' the fourth in the St Andrews-set DI Andy Gilchrist series, saying it's a "great read";

Amanda Gillies reviews Leigh Russell's 'Cold Sacrifice' which is the first in a spin-off series featuring DS Ian Peterson;

Geoff reviews 'The City of Strangers' by Michael Russell, the second in the Stefan Gillespie series, set in 1939;

Terry also reviews Anna Smith's 'Screams in the Dark', the third in the Rosie Gilmour series, set in 1999

and Rich Westwood reviews the second of the Scott & Bailey novelisations, 'Bleed Like Me' by Cath Staincliffe. or via the blog:

Forthcoming titles can be found by author or date or by category, here ( along with releases by year.

best wishes,
Karen M

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