The August 22, 2015 issue of RTE is out and includes fifteen new reviews as well as a new interview:
Giles Blunt in the 'Sixty seconds with . . .' interview hot seat:
Reviews this week:
THE HESITATION CUT Giles Blunt Reviewed by Yvonne Klein
A young Benedictine monk abandons his vows and flees the monastery after
falling in love with a suicidal young woman author.
IN THE DARK PLACES Peter Robinson Reviewed by Anne Corey
DCI Banks must solve a rural theft that initially seems insignificant
but quickly becomes linked to murder and international crime.
THE STORM MURDERS John Farrow Reviewed by Jim Napier
The cold-blooded murders of four people, including two SQ police
officers, lures ex-Sergeant-Detective Emile-Cinq-Mars out of retirement
and leads him to New Orleans in search of a killer.
QUOTA Jack Serong Reviewed by Karen Chisholm
A disgraced lawyer doing penance in small-town Australia looks into a
murder case in Victoria, Australia and so finds out much about life in
coastal fishing villages.
BLACK RUN Antonio Manzini Reviewed by Diana Borse
Recently transferred because of his various infractions from his home in
Rome to a small ski resort town, Rocco Shiavone is serving his
punishment as the Deputy Chief of Police. A bizarre death is recognized
as murder and Rocco's huge investigative skills are matched only by his
misery in this freezing and icy landscape.
SMALLER AND SMALLER CIRCLES F.H. Battacan Reviewed by Cathy Downs
Mutilated young boys' bodies are found in a garbage dump near Manila,
the Philippines; despite interference from corrupt government officials,
Jesuit priests Father Lucero and Gus Saenz work to track down a serial
killer before he kills again.
THE TOY TAKER Luke Delaney Reviewed by Meredith Frazier
Detective Inspector Sean Corrigan and his team have been idle since
their last terrible case that left them physically and mentally wounded.
Suddenly made part of Scotland Yard and forming a new unit, they're
handed a child abduction case that pushes them all to their limits as
they try to navigate Yard politics and save an increasing number of
LITTLE BEASTS Matthew McGevna Reviewed by Lourdes Venard
Inspired by a real-life 1979 murder, this tells the story of a teenager
who kills a child—and how that one act changes several lives.
THE 3RD WOMAN Jonathan Freedland Reviewed by Yvonne Klein
When her younger sister is murdered, journalist Madison Webb uses all
her investigative skills to uncover the killer in a corrupt LA of the
near future in which China rules the roost.
DRAGON DAY Lisa Brackmann Reviewed by Christine Zibas
When billionaire Sidney Cao asks his American art dealer Ellie McEnroe
to help investigate his children's behavior, Ellie can't say no. She
knows it could lead to unwelcomed danger, and she couldn't be more right.
THE ASSASSINS Gayle Lynds Reviewed by PJ Coldren
A group known collectively as The Assassins are being killed one by one;
who is doing it and what is the motive?
LET ME DIE IN HIS FOOTSTEPS (Audio) Lori Roy Reviewed by Karla Jay
In 1952, Annie discovers Mrs. Baine's body by a well that turns out to
belong to a long-time enemy of her family; in 1936, Sarah and Juna's
younger brother dies mysteriously while out in the field.
PLANTATION SHUDDERS Ellen Byron Reviewed by Caryn St Clair
When Maggie Crozat's New York life falls apart, she returns home to
Louisiana to help her family with their bed and breakfast. The Inn is
fully booked for the local food festival, but when a couple of guests
end up dead, things start going downhill for the Crozat family.
DECOMPRESSION Juli Zeh Reviewed by Sharon Mensing
A diving instructor is caught in a web of deceit by his rich clients in
the Canary Islands.
THE WRONG MAN Kate White Reviewed by Sharon Mensing
Kit Finn tries to keep her business operating as she attempts to stay
alive in the face of a murderous financial scheme
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