The December 12, 2015 issue of RTE is out and includes fifteen new reviews as well as a new interview:
Karin Salvalaggio in the 'Sixty seconds with . . .' interview hot seat:
Reviews this week:
A CHRISTMAS ESCAPE Anne Perry Reviewed by Lourdes Venard
Charles Latterly escapes to an Italian island for the Christmas
holidays, but finds no solace there as another British guest is killed
BLOOD, SALT, WATER Denise Mina Reviewed by Yvonne Klein
Against the background of the campaign for Scottish independence, Alex
Morrow investigates the disappearance of a rich Spanish businesswoman,
revealing connections to other crimes in a wealthy town near Glasgow.
A DEATH IN THE FAMILY Michael Stanley Reviewed by Barbara Fister
When Kubu's elderly father is murdered he wants justice, but is
frustrated to be pulled off the case to investigate the questionable
suicide of a government official.
THE WOMAN WHO WALKED IN SUNSHINE Alexander McCall Smith Reviewed by
While Mma Ramotswa is away on her first ever vacation, a touchy,
complicated case concerning the honour of a deceased politician is
brought to the detective agency. Will Mma Kakutsi be able to cope with
it? Will Mma Ramotswe be able to stay clear of it?
TIGHTROPE Simon Mawer Reviewed by Yvonne Klein
Imprisoned in Ravensbrück after her capture as an agent of the
Resistance, Marian Sutro attempts to reconstruct her broken identity
after her release, with an equivocal degree of success.
EVERYTHING SHE FORGOT Lisa Ballantyne Reviewed by Christine Zibas
Margaret Holloway finds herself suddenly in the middle of one of the
worst vehicle accidents in British history. Trapped in a car that's
about to explode, she is saved by a mysterious figure risks his own life
but why is that setting off alarm bells?
THE MISTAKE I MADE Paula Daly Reviewed by Sharon Mensing
A desperate woman makes a choice to sleep with the wrong man for money,
and her life spirals out of control
NOT A CLUE Janet Brons Reviewed by Cathy Downs
While Liz Forsyth battles both a series of assassinations during a
howling snowstorm, Stephen Hay realizes that there is a pattern to the
murders of young and obese women who stay in youth hostels.
GBH Ted Lewis Reviewed by Jim Napier
An undertaker's life goes comically awry when a body goes missing, and
he becomes involved in two deaths in a matter of hours, one putting him
at odds with a local gangster.
CAREER OF EVIL Robert Galbraith Reviewed by Karen Chisholm
In this third Cormoran Strike novel, the detective is confronted by a
series of increasingly brutal crimes.
THE KILLING KIND (Audio) Chris Holm Reviewed by Karla Jay
Presumed dead, Michael Hendricks, a hitman who assassinates other
hitmen, finds himself in turn pursued by law enforcement and someone out
to eliminate him.
STILL NIGHT IN L.A. Aram Saroyan Reviewed by Ben Neal
A troubled LA-based PI tries to solve the murder of a client.
THE SCRIBE Matthew Guinn Reviewed by PJ Coldren
Disgraced detective Thomas Canby is called back to Atlanta to work with
the first African American policeman in order to find the serial killer
whose victims are also African American.
THE ANGEL OF HIGHGATE Vaughn Entwistle Reviewed by Meredith Frazier
Lord Geoffrey Thraxton prides himself on being the "wickedest man in
London," but when he and his friend Algernon cross Doctor Garrette,
Mordecai Fowler and his friend Mr. Pierce, and the rest of Victorian
London's underworld, they soon discover that true wickedness is
something far worse than Thraxton has ever practiced
THE GOLEM OF PARIS Jonathan Kellerman and Jesse Kellerman Reviewed by
Because LA detective Jacob Lev is the love object of a powerful
supernatural creature, members of a part-human group who want to kill
this being shadow him as he investigates a gruesome crime from the past
that may have some connection to Jacob’s traumatized mother.
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