In our new edition of Crime Review (www.crimereview.co.uk) this week we have 16 reviews, together with Conor Fitzgerald in the Countdown interview hot seat. 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: SHERLOCK HOLMES: THE MAN WHO NEVER LIVED AND WILL NEVER DIE edited by Alex Werner, reviewed by Linda Wilson A sumptuously illustrated and authoritative tour into the world of Sherlock Holmes to accompany the Museum of London’s exhibition. GODS OF WAR by James Lovegrove, reviewed by John Cleal Watson is re-united with Holmes on a rare visit to his retirement home and the pair plunge into a whirlpool of ambition, obsession and murder when Holmes is engaged by a powerful industrialist to prove his son’s death was a suicide. MORIARTY by Anthony Horowitz, reviewed by Maddy Marsh After the tragic happenings at Reichenbach Falls, two detectives join forces to ensure the void left by Sherlock Holmes in London is filled, and the one left by Moriarty is not. A MONSTROUS REGIMENT OF WOMEN by Laurie R King, reviewed by John Cleal Mary Russell comes of age. In London she meets an old university friend who introduces her to a charitable women’s organisation run by the charismatic Margery Childe. But when several of its wealthier members are murdered, Mary’s involvement becomes her first solo investigation – with a little help from her mentor Sherlock Holmes. YOUNG SHERLOCK: STONE COLD by Andrew Lane, reviewed by Linda Wilson Sherlock has been sent to Oxford to catch up on his studies but, along with his friend Matty, they’re soon caught up in a mystery involving missing body parts. FRIENDS TO DIE FOR by Hilary Bonner, reviewed by Sharon Wheeler A group of friends meet every Sunday in a Covent Garden restaurant. But their lives are turned upside down when some seemingly minor pranks turn very nasty. THE DANCER AT THE GAI-MOULIN by Georges Simenon, reviewed by Arnold Taylor Two boys, attempting to burgle a Liege nightclub, find a body on the premises and flee. When, a day or so later, the body turns up in the botanical gardens the boys and the nightclub staff come under suspicion. THE COMPETITION by Marcia Clark, reviewed by Chris Roberts A high school shooting with multiple fatalities looks to have ended with the suicide of the two perpetrators, but it soon becomes clear that those responsible are still alive, and planning further outrages. CRIMINAL ENTERPRISE by Owen Laukkanen, reviewed by Chris Roberts Carter Tomlin is a man driven to bank robbery when he loses his job, but finds it a thrill and his ambition soon becomes overwhelming. TIGHT-LIPPED by David Barrie, reviewed by Linda Wilson Jean-Jacques Marsay and his wife Carine Dufour live a life that many in Paris envy, but their seemingly charmed existence is darkened when a woman close to them is murdered. PLAGUE LAND by SD Sykes, reviewed by John Cleal Monastery-raised teenager Oswald de Lacy, lord of the manor after the plague deaths of his father and brothers, must battle greed and superstition to solve the brutal murder of a young girl. THE KEEPER by John Lescroart, reviewed by Chris Roberts When a wife goes missing, her husband looks like the prime suspect. Investigator Abe Glitsky sets out to prove otherwise. INDELIBLE by Peter Helton, reviewed by Sharon Wheeler Artist and reluctant PI Chris Honeysett finds that organising an exhibition at an eccentric art college isn’t as safe as it might appear. WARLORD’S GOLD by Michael Arnold, reviewed by John Cleal Captain Innocent Stryker is dispatched to the Scilly Isles in search of treasure hidden by a Royalist supporter. BRICKS AND MORTALITY by Ann Granger, reviewed by Jude Evans A dead body is found in a burned-out Cotswold manor house. Is it accident or murder? WANTED by Emlyn Rees, reviewed by Linda Wilson Danny Shanklin is still on the run, falsely accused of a massacre outside a London hotel. He has to track down the people who framed him, as well preventing a disaster of even greater proportions. Season's greetings to everyone and thanks for your support during the year. Sharon
Saturday, December 13, 2014
Crime Review Update-- New issue of Crime Review
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