The January 9 2016 issue of RTE is out and includes fifteen new reviews as well as a new interview:
Plus we also feature a list of the reviewers' favourite reviews of 2015
and my top ten list of best books for last year.
Karin Salvalaggio in the 'Sixty seconds with . . .' interview hot seat:
Reviews this week:
HOSTAGE Kristina Ohlsson Reviewed by Barbara Fister
A note is found on a plane bound for New York: a bomb will be detonated
if Sweden and the US don't agree to a terrorist's demands before the
BRYANT & MAY AND THE BURNING MAN Christopher Fowler Reviewed by Yvonne
As London threatens to combust in insurrection, Bryant and May pursue a
serial arsonist and killer who seems intent on assuring that London is
HIS RIGHT HAND Mette Ivie Harrison Reviewed by Caryn St Clair
A Mormon church leader is murdered and the autopsy reveals that he was
actually a she. Did his wife and children know his secret?
THE GUN Fuminori Nakamura Reviewed by Yvonne Klein
A detached university student discovers the body of a man and near him a
gun that he promptly appropriates, a spontaneous action that changes his
HARBOUR STREET Ann Cleeves Reviewed by Sharon Mensing
An elderly secretive woman is murdered and Vera Stanhope and Jo Answorth
must figure out her secret to find the killer.
WOMAN WITH A SECRET Sophie Hannah Reviewed by Sharon Mensing
Online sex-play leads to an unusual murder, and a confused and anxious
participant finds herself in the cross-hairs of the police as the
DESPERATE MEASURES Jo Bannister Reviewed by Christine Zibas
Gabriel Ash's wife and children have been missing for four years,
kidnapped by Somali pirates, causing his life to spin out of control.
Now there's finally a chance for the happy return, but what must Ash
sacrifice to ensure that happens?
A THOUSAND FALLING CROWS Larry D. Sweazy Reviewed by PJ Coldren
Former Texas Ranger Sonny Burton is asked to help find a runaway girl;
there is a serial killer of young women loose in his part of Texas at
the same time.
THE SECRET LIFE OF ANNA BLANC Jennifer Kingcheloe Reviewed by
Set in Los Angeles in 1907, THE SECRET LIFE OF ANNA BLANC follows the
life of a young socialite through her boredom, her determination to
break out of society's prescribed roles, and her first forays into
THE CIRCLE Bernard Minier Reviewed by Sharon Mensing
Detective Martin Servaz returns to his old school haunts and an earlier
relationship as he attempts to determine whether his lover's son is
responsible for the death of a teacher.
BROOKLYN SECRETS Triss Stein Reviewed by Lourdes Venard
Erica Donato is researching a Brooklyn neighborhood for her dissertation
when she finds herself in the middle of two mysteries, one in the
present and one from the 1930s.
THE WOMAN WITH A BLUE PENCIL Gordon McAlpine Reviewed by Ben Neal
After the attack on Pearl Harbor, a Japanese-American literary character
finds his existence
RETURN TO DUST Andrew Lanh Reviewed by Cathy Downs
A niece after her dead aunt's insurance money seeks to prove her aunt,
who flirted with all the old bachelors in a university town, was
murdered, and not a suicide.
RED DAWN M. Ammons, K. Fast, B. Ross, L. Wheeler,eds. Reviewed by
Return of the annual anthology, Best New England Crime Stories
THE MAP OF CHAOS Felix J. Palma Reviewed by PJ Coldren
Montgomery Gilmore wants to tell the woman he loves the truth about
himself and will go to the most amazing lengths to do so. This sentence
doesn't begin to hint at what all goes on in The Map of Chaos.
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