Thursday, February 25, 2016

New Issue Of Crime Review

In our new edition of Crime Review ( this week we
have 16 reviews, together with Maureen Carter in the Countdown interview
hot seat.
We’re on Twitter at:
Crime Review: @CrimeReviewUK
Linda Wilson: @CrimeReviewer
Sharon Wheeler: @lartonmedia

This week’s reviews are:
NO MORTAL THING by Gerald Seymour, reviewed by Arnold Taylor
A young Englishman, holding a prominent position in an investment bank in
Berlin, decides to intervene when he sees a young girl being attacked in
the street – an action that has huge consequences.

THE WOMAN IN BLUE by Elly Griffiths, reviewed by Sharon Wheeler
It’s almost Easter and pilgrims are due in the small Norfolk town of
Walsingham. Except, two women have been murdered and female priests are the
targets of poison-pen letters.

Maria King receives a chilling proposal of marriage from a stalker. DI
Jonathan Dark failed to save the killer’s first victim, but he’s determined
to keep Maria alive.

NIGHTBLIND by Ragnar Jónasson, reviewed by Ewa Sherman
In a quiet fishing village in the northern tip of Iceland a police
inspector is shot at close range. Ari Thór searches for the clues in the
darkness of a long cold winter and in people’s memories.

STASI CHILD by David Young, reviewed by Chris Roberts
The death of a young girl close to the Berlin Wall presents some unusual
features, and Stasi involvement is likely to mean trouble, especially for
the police officer in charge, Oberleutnant Karin Muller.

ORKNEY TWILIGHT by Clare Carson, reviewed by John Cleal
Jim is a great storyteller, whose stories get wilder with each glass of
whisky. Teenage daughter Sam tries to find out the truth about her
undercover cop dad.

THE HOLLOW MEN by Rob McCarthy, reviewed by Linda Wilson
Police surgeon Harry Kent is determined to find out why a troubled teenager
ended up getting shot and what it was he’d wanted to make public.

ASYLUM CITY by Liad Shoham, reviewed by Chris Roberts
When a young volunteer at a Tel Aviv immigrant centre is murdered, the
confession by an Eritrean is almost universally seen as satisfactory. But
Anat Nachmias of the Special Investigations Unit thinks there is more to
the story.

THE SPIDER IN THE CORNER OF THE ROOM by Nikki Owen, reviewed by Madeleine
Dr Maria Martinez is in prison for the murder of a priest. She believes she
has been framed, but can she get anyone else to believe it?

PATERNOSTER by Kim Fleet, reviewed by John Cleal
When a client mysteriously dies, private investigator Eden Grey is plunged
into a web of evil while her own past threatens to come back to haunt her.

Chris Roberts
On his final day at work, Inspector Chopra receives a report of a
suspicious death. He also inherits a baby elephant.

SOFT SUMMER BLOOD by Peter Helton, reviewed by Sharon Wheeler
Maverick Bristol DIs Liam McLusky and Kat Fairfield find the body count
mounting after a wealthy man is found dead and the daughter of an Italian
politician goes missing.

SHADOW OF THE HANGMAN by Edward Marston, reviewed by John Cleal
Thief-taker twins Peter and Paul Skillen battle escaped American prisoners
seeking revenge and French spies intent on assassination.

RUST by Margaret Callow, reviewed by John Cleal
>From childhood, Alfred Hastings Rust has an obsession with owning Ridley
Hall, a Victorian mansion. Driven by this and greed, he cheats, lies and
betrays his way towards his goal.

KNIGHTLEY & SON by Rohan Gavin, reviewed by Linda Wilson
Private detective team, Knightley & Son are on the track of a sinister
criminal organisation known as the Combination.

MEAN SPIRITS by Meg Cabot (audiobook), reviewed by Linda Wilson
Teenager Suze Simon can see and hear ghosts. The downside to that is that
they can – and sometimes do – try to kill her.

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