Thursday, March 27, 2014

Update: New issue of Crime Review

 As posted elsewhere yesterday...
In our new edition of Crime Review (*
*) this week we have sixteen new
reviews (*
*), together with Hilary
Bonner in the Countdown interview hot

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Reviews this week are:

A SONG FOR THE DYING by Stuart MacBride reviewed by Linda Wilson

Former Detective Inspector Ash Henderson is still in prison for the murder
of his brother, a crime he didn't commit, but a killer from his past has
stuck again, and Ash's particular brand of skills are needed on the
outside. But can he stay out of the clutches of the vengeful Mrs Kerrigan?

DEATH ON BLACKHEATH by Anne Perry reviewed by Sylvia Maughan

Some blood and hair is found on the doorstep of an important family in
London. Subsequently a body is found in a gravel pit nearby. Inspector Pitt
as Head of Special Branch gets involved and investigates what has happened.

NIGHT TRAIN TO JAMALPUR by Andrew Martin reviewed by Chris Roberts

Captain Jim Stringer is in India in 1923 to counter railway corruption, but
a death and a series of deadly snake attacks redirect his efforts.

NEVER COMING BANK by Tim Weaver reviewed by Linda Wilson

A family go missing under unusual circumstances, disappearing from their
family home as though they've simply vanished in mid air. Private
investigator David Raker is determined to find out what's happened to them
and why.

THE GINGERBREAD HOUSE by Carin Gerhardsen reviewed by Chris Smart

When a series of brutal murders occur in central Stockholm within a short
time, Detective Inspector Conny Sjöberg and the Hammarby police begin to
suspect that there is a link between the deaths.

A FATAL FAÇADE by Linda M James reviewed by Chris Roberts

Ex-DCI Jack Bradley suspects the death of an art dealer was murder. If he
can prove it he may be able to re-join the police career he abandoned.

THE DEVIL IN THE MARSHALSEA by Antonia Hodgson reviewed by John Cleal

Marshalsea Prison, Southwark. Country parson's son Tom Hawkins, a gambler
and rake, is thrown into a debtors' prison where he must share a cell with
a man inmates call a devil - and solve a murder or lose his own life.

THE OUTCAST DEAD by Elly Griffiths reviewed by Sharon Wheeler

Archaeologist Ruth Galloway has uncovered bones which may belong to a
Victorian murderess. But DCI Harry Nelson has a more modern death to worry

A BURNABLE BOOK by Bruce Holsnger reviewed by John Cleal

John Gower, poet and dealer in information is asked by his confidant
Geoffrey Chaucer, to recover a missing book. The apparently mundane task
leads him into a conspiracy to kill the king of England and destroy the
Plantagenet dynasty.

A PLEASURE AND A CALLING by Phil Hogan reviewed by Sharon Wheeler

William Heming is a thoroughly respectable pillar of the community who runs
an estate agent's. But he finds it so difficult to let go of those houses
he has sold ...

TOUCHSTONE by Laurie R King reviewed y John Cleal

American Bureau of Investigation agent Harris Stuyvesant arrives in 1920s
London on the trail of an anarchist bomber responsible for the death of his

MURDER ON A SUMMER'S DAY by Frances Hogan reviewed by Sylvia Young

It's 1924 and amateur sleuth Kate Shackleton investigates the disappearance
of an Indian Prince who was riding on the Yorkshire moors. But diplomatic
considerations get in the way of the truth until more murders and attempted
murders force the authorities to act.

THIRTEEN by Tom Hoyle reviewed by Linda Wilson

Most boys can expect a present of some sort when they turn 14, but in
Adam's case he'll be lucky to be still alive. The People, and their
sinister leader, Coron, are after Adam, and they're very ruthless indeed.

A UNION NOT BLESSED by James Green reviewed by John Cleal

Boston lawyer Jean Marie McLeod, worried about his marriage and his young
wife, seeks advice from a friend. A chance meeting drags him back into the
world of espionage to foil a plot which could change the whole future of

LAST TO DIE by Tess Gerritsen reviewed by Linda Wilson

The families of children, already no strangers to violence, are being
targeted and killed. Can a remote boarding school in the Maine wilderness
provide a safe haven or will it prove to be just another hunting ground?

FIVE DEAD CANARIES by Edward Marston reviewed by Arnold Taylor

Five young women, working in the manufacture of explosives during the First
World War, are at a birthday party celebration when a bomb goes off,
killing them all. A sixth woman had just left the party before the

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