Sunday, August 03, 2014

RTE Update-- August Issue of RTE is now up

As posted elsewhere earlier today....

RTE's third summer issue (August) contains fifteen new crime fiction reviews:


M.J. McGrath in the 'Sixty seconds with . . .' interview hot seat:

Reviews this week:

TITLE                    AUTHOR                REVIEWER

VENGEANCE IS MINE    Reavis Z. Wortham    Cathy Downs   
Miss Becky and Ned's grandchildren, Top and Pepper make friends with newcomers to town without realizing that they are members of the Mob in hiding.

ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE  Anthony Doerr     Sharon Mensing
A young WWII German radioman searches for French partisan broadcasts while a German mineralogist searches for a missing diamond, and a young blind girl finds herself in the dangerous center of both searches.

NATCHEZ BURNING     Greg Iles    PD Crumbaker       
Penn Cage, former Texas prosecutor and now mayor of Natchez, Mississippi, tries to protect his father against a present-day murder charge and discovers that  this man, who has seemingly lived an exemplary life, is connected in some way to racially-motivated crimes committed decades earlier by members of a violent offshoot of the Ku Klux Klan.

NO SAFE HOUSE    Linwood Barclay    Yvonne Klein       
Terry and Cynthia Archer, who narrowly escaped death in NO TIME FOR GOODBYE, find themselves once again under threat as their past comes back to haunt them.

THE BONE SEEKER    M. J. McGrath    Barbara Fister       
One of Edie Kiglatuk's students is found murdered and mutilated in a shallow lake located in a part of the tundra the Inuit consider evil.

PRESENT DARKNESS    Malla Nunn    Karen Chisholm   
Set in the corrupt, unforgiving world of apartheid South Africa, this novel in the Detective Emmanuel Cooper series follows Cooper as he faces a test of loyalty and friendship.

HELL TO PAY    Gary Disher    Yvonne Klein       
A newly demoted police constable, exiled to an isolated bush town, has to deal with police corruption, cronyism, and suspicions about his own honesty.

THE DEVIL MAY CARE    David Housewright    Sharon Mensing   
McKenzie agrees to help the daughter of a very rich man find her missing boyfriend and, in the process, stumbles upon a major crime ring.

BY ITS COVER    Donna Leon    Jim Napier       
When some irreplaceable volumes of antiquarian books go missing from a private library in Venice, Commissario Guido Brunetti and his team find themselves in an unfamiliar world, in search of not only a thief, but a killer.

ICE SHEAR    M.P. Cooley        Megan Sweeney       
After finding the local congresswoman's daughter impaled on a fence by the waterfall, small town cop June Lyons is forced to reconcile her former FBI past and political difficulties in Hopewell Falls, NY the town where she grew up and now lives.

A DARK AND TWISTED TIDE    Sharon Bolton    Lourdes Venard   
Lacey Flint has moved to the London police's marine unit in order to avoid any high-profile cases, but soon enough she's enmeshed in a murder case.

THE BONE ORCHARD    Paul Doiron    Caryn St Clair       
Bowditch's former partner shoots a veteran in a "suicide by cop" situation and is then herself shot. Bowditch works his way into the investigation

THE DEAD WILL TELL Linda Castillo    Diana Borse   
Police Chief Kate Burkholder is faced with not one but two suicides in the sleepy rural town of Painters Mill, Ohio which are quickly seen as murders connected somehow to the local Amish community, to several deaths, unresolved for more than thirty years, and to ghosts.

THE RED ROOM    Ridley Pearson        Christine Zibas       
John Knox and Grace Chu team up again, this time in exotic Istanbul.

HOT LEAD, COLD IRON    Ari Marmell    PJ Coldren       
P.I. Mick Oberon tracks down the changeling child of a mobster and his wife

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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