Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Crime Review Update-- New issue of Crime Review

As posted elsewhere....

In our new edition of Crime Review ( this week we
have sixteen reviews (http://), together with David Marks in the Countdown
interview hot seat:

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This week’s reviews are:

GONE GIRL by Gillian Flynn, reviewed by Arnold Taylor
It is the fifth wedding anniversary of Nick and Amy Dunne but they are not
to spend it together because Amy disappears. The police believe that her
husband is responsible, though he denies it and they can’t prove it.

TOP SECRET TWENTY ONE by Janet Evanovich, reviewed by Sharon Wheeler
Stephanie Plum falls foul of Russian gangsters as she helps the enigmatic
Ranger track down whoever is targeting him

YOU WILL NEVER FIND ME by Robert Wilson, reviewed by John Cleal
The headstrong teenage daughter of freelance kidnap expert Charlie Boxer
and his DI former wife disappears only hours after running away to Madrid.
At the same time the young son of a Russian businessman is kidnapped in
London. Is there a link between the two events?

SPRING TIDE by Cilla and Rolf Borjlind, reviewed by Tracy Johnson
On Nordkoster beach in 1987, a young boy, hidden in the dunes, is sole
witness as three men bury a heavily pregnant woman up to her neck in sand
as the tide rolls in. Twenty four years later, a young police student is
investigating cold cases and selects the still-unsolved beach crime for her
final assignment.

SOMEONE TO WATCH OVER ME by Yrsa Sigurdardottir, reviewed by John Cleal
Reykjavik lawyer Thora Gudmundsdottir is hired by a deeply unpleasant and
manipulative child sex offender with a view to overturning the conviction
of a fellow inmate in his secure unit. Her investigations are hampered by
lies, half-truths and cover-ups.

SHREDDER by Niall Leonard, reviewed by Linda Wilson
Finn McGuire is caught in the middle of a gang war that’s getting nastier
by the minute and is in danger from both sides.

ARTEFACTS OF THE DEAD by Tony Black, reviewed by John Cleal
Critically injured DI Bob Valentine is recalled from convalescence to
investigate two horrifying murders. His investigations are hampered by an
anxious by-the-book divisional commander and a series of ‘visions’ that
leave him doubting his own sanity.

THE INTERCEPT by Dick Wolf, reviewed by Linda Wilson
Six people foil the hijacking of a plane and become instant celebrities,
but New York police investigator Jeremy Fisk is convinced that there is
more to the attempted hijacking than meets the eye.

THE DOG KILLER OF UTICA by Frank Lentriccia, reviewed by Chris Roberts
Eliot Conte’s dubious PI past comes back to haunt him after a series of
violent assaults on close personal friends, and their dogs.

THE CASE OF THE DEADLY BUTTER CHICKEN by Tarquin Hall, reviewed by Sylvia
When the father of a top Pakistani cricketer is poisoned at a post-match
dinner in Delhi, the clues appear to point Most Private Investigator Vish
Puri towards an international illegal betting syndicate, but is there a
more personal motive behind the killing?

THE VALHALLA PROPHECY by Andy McDermott, reviewed by Linda Wilson
Archaeologist Nina Wilde and ex-SAS husband Eddie Chase are in a race
against time with the bad guys to find Valhalla, the legendary Hall of the

CON LAW by Mark Gimenez, reviewed by Chris Roberts
Law professor John Bookman visits an old student who is alarmed that his
client’s fracking operations are causing serious environmental damage.

BLACK CHALK by Christopher J Yates, reviewed by John Cleal
Six new Oxford students form an instant friendship. At the Freshers’ Fair
they sign up with the mysterious Games Society and The Game – an elaborate
mixture of luck and consequences emerges. Early penalties are trivial but
become more humiliating as they are played out against a background of
changing relationships which inevitably lead to tragedy.

THE CINDERELLA KILLER by Simon Brett, reviewed by Sharon Wheeler
Struggling actor Charles Paris finds himself investigating a dead body
under a pier and the disappearance of a dancer amidst shambolic rehearsals
for a panto

THE BROKEN PLACES by Ace Atkins, reviewed by Chris Roberts
Sheriff Colson is unhappy with his sister’s liaison with an ex-convict, but
things snowball when prison escapees come his way looking for money they
think is owing.

SHELTER (audiobook) by Harlan Coben, reviewed by Linda Wilson
When a girl at Mickey Bolitar’s school goes missing, he teams up with an
unlikely group of friends to track her down.

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