Friday, November 28, 2014

Crime Review Update-- New issue of Crime Review

As posted elsewhere earlier this evening....

In our new edition of Crime Review ( this week we
have 16 reviews, together with Rory Clements in the Countdown interview hot
Crime Review can be followed on Twitter: @CrimeReviewUK
Linda Wilson can be followed on Twitter: @CrimeReviewer
Sharon Wheeler can be followed on Twitter: @lartonmedia

This week’s reviews are:
FOXGLOVE SUMMER by Ben Aaronovitch, reviewed by Linda Wilson
Peter Grant takes a trip to rural Herefordshire to assist in the search for
two missing children.

JANUARY WINDOW by Philip Kerr, reviewed by Sharon Wheeler
Scott Manson is coach at Premiership football team London City. But he
finds himself investigating murder when the manager is found dead.

THE AXE FACTOR by Colin Cotterill, reviewed by Sylvia Maughan
Jimm Juree, an attractive ex-journalist, is sent to interview a British
writer in his house in Thailand. His apparent obsession with axes is
worrying especially when Jimm learns that his first wife has disappeared.
What follows is completely unpredictable.

NIGHT AFTER NIGHT by Phil Rickman, reviewed by Linda Wilson
A group of sceptics and believers are brought together for a week in a
supposedly haunted house, under the all-seeing eye of the TV cameras.

THE AMBER FURY by Natalie Haynes, reviewed by Sylvia Wilson
Alex is anxious to escape past events, and takes a job as a drama therapist
at a pupil referral unit in Edinburgh.  Using her love of Greek tragedy,
she slowly gets through to a group of troubled 15-year-olds, but perhaps
the children are taking the stories too much to heart.

ENEMIES AT HOME by Lindsey Davis, reviewed by John Cleal
Investigator Flavia Albia is hired to discover who killed a newly-wed
couple. The main suspects are their slaves, but they have sought sanctuary
in a temple. Together with aedile Manlius Faustus, Falco’s adopted daughter
sets out to uncover the truth.

A BRIGHT MOON FOR FOOLS by Jasper Gibson, reviewed by Chris Roberts
Harry Christmas has flown to Venezuela to shake off his crazed stepson
whose mother he has relieved of £26,000, but finds escape elusive.

PRAY FOR THE DYING by Quintin Jardine, reviewed by Linda Wilson
When a senior figure is shot at a charity concert, Bob Skinner is already
on the scene, having taken down one of the gunman. What follows next is a
career move that he’s been dead set against for a very long time.

I CAN SEE IN THE DARK by Karin Fossum, reviewed by Chris Roberts
Riktor is a strange man without friends who tortures old people at a home
where he works, but is surprised to be arrested for the murder of one.

THE VIEW FROM THE TOWER by Charles Lambert, reviewed by John Cleal
Helen di Stasi is in a Rome hotel with her lover, when her husband
Federico, a senior civil servant, is assassinated. In trying to discover
why, she finds herself in a murky world of half-truths and betrayals – and
must face her own past.

THE TOOTH TATTOO by Peter Lovesey, reviewed by Arnold Taylor
A body is found on the towpath of the river Avon in Bath. It has all the
hallmarks of suicide but Peter Diamond, head of Bath CID, is not so sure
and decides to investigate.

NOTHING BUT LIES by Lyndon Stacey, reviewed by Sharon Wheeler
Dog handler Daniel Whelan has left the police force under a cloud. But he
rushes to help a former colleague, whose partner claims she is being

WINTER SIEGE by Ariana Franklin and Samantha Morgan, reviewed by John Cleal
As the Empress Matilda, only surviving child of Henry I, and her cousin
Stephen battle for the English throne, two women from very different
backgrounds struggle to survive as bands of mercenaries burn, rape and loot
their way across the country.

THE RULES OF WOLFE by James Carlos Blake, reviewed by Chris Roberts
At a Mexican gang lord’s isolated retreat Eddie Gato Wolfe is caught with
one of his boss’s girls, and the pair take off across the Sonora Desert in
fear for their lives.

THE RISING TIDE by Patrick Easter, reviewed by John Cleal
Tom Pascoe is drinking himself to death grieving for his murdered wife. His
last chance to save his job with the River Police is to investigate the
death of an MP found floating in the Thames. His inquiries leads to a
ruthless ring of slavers determined to preserve their trade at any price –
even treason.

DEAD TIME (audiobook) by Anne Cassidy, reviewed by Linda Wilson
When Rose and Joshua’s parents go missing, everyone is baffled, including
the police, but Joshua is determined to find them again.

Best wishes


No comments: