The February 13 2016 issue of RTE is out and includes fifteen new reviews as well as a new interview:
Ian Hamilton in the 'Sixty seconds with . . .' interview hot seat:
Reviews this week:
REAL TIGERS Mick Herron Reviewed by Yvonne Klein
A spy thriller about a kidnapped Slough House discraced spy whose
colleagues uncover a plot threatening the future of the security service.
THE LANGUAGE OF SECRETS Ausma Zehanat Khan Reviewed by Barbara Fister
When an undercover operative for Canadian intelligence is murdered,
detective Esa Khattak's partner Rachel Getty must infiltrate an
ultra-conservative mosque as inter-agency rivalries create tensions.
UNREASONABLE DOUBT Vicki Delany Reviewed by Jim Napier
The release of a man convicted of the brutal assault and murder of a
popular young woman decades earlier in the resort town of Trafalgar only
increases tensions when he returns, determined to confront those
involved in his conviction.
THE DOLL'S HOUSE M. J. Arlidge Reviewed by Phyllis Onstad
British Detective Helen Grace battles internal demons as well as her own
boss and a determined serial killer as she races against time to save
the life of his latest victim.
DID YOU EVER HAVE A FAMILY Bill Clegg Reviewed by Sarah Mensing
The night before her daughter's wedding, June's entire family is killed
in a fire; as June runs away from the scene, the puzzle pieces that
explain the fire fall into place.
RIVER ROAD Carol Goodman Reviewed by Lourdes Venard
College professor Nan Lewis, accused of killing a student in a
hit-and-run accident, works to clear her name.
ONCE A CROOKED MAN David McCallum Reviewed by Diana Borse
Somewhat down on his heels New York actor Harry Murphy accidentally
overhears the immediate plans of a crime family to withdraw from their
line of work and ensure their own safety by killing off those who could
be a threat to their peaceful retirement – unlike most of us, Harry
decides to fly to London and warn the one victim for whom he has a
reasonable identity and location.
MIDNIGHT SUN Jo Nesbø Reviewed by Barbara Fister
When a failed hitman flees far above the Arctic Circle to hide from his
enemies, he knows his temporary stay in a tiny community is likely to
THE CASE OF LISANDRA P Hélène Grémillon Reviewed by Christine Zibas
When the wife of an Argentinian psychoanalyst is found dead on the
sidewalk outside their apartment, the husband becomes the prime suspect,
until one of his patients starts looking for her own clues to exonerate him.
MURDER ON A SUMMER'S DAY Frances Brody Reviewed by Meredith Frazier
When the Maharajah Narayan goes missing on the Duke of Devonshire's
Bolton Abbey estate, the India Office (in the form of Kate's cousin
James), calls Kate in for assistance. Caught in the middle of political
machinations that reach from Yorkshire to India, Kate soon finds Narayan
but then must find his murderer while carefully balancing politics and
THE EVENING SPIDER Emily Arsenault Reviewed by Ben Neal
A New England housewife investigates the dark past of her Victorian home
THE POT THIEF WHO STUDIED GEORGIA O’KEEFFE J. Michael Orenduff Sharon
While Native American artifact store owner Hubie Schuze is searching for
a pot, the middle man in the transaction is murdered and Hubie must find
the murder to keep his business.
THE MYSTERY OF THE VENUS ISLAND FETISH Tim Flannery Reviewed by Karen
Chisholm In a Sydney, Australia museum in 1932, a young anthropologist
is puzzled by anomalies in a Venus Island fetish and wonders if they are
connected to the disappearance of the curator of archaeology.
THE GOD'S EYE VIEW Barry Eisler Reviewed by Christine Zibas
When a top NSA analyst suspects the accidental death and suicide of two
other employees may instead be murder, she puts her own life and that of
her young deaf son in danger in search of truth.
HALLOW POINT Ari Marmell Reviewed by PJ Coldren
Mick Oberon has a debt called in, and it's a payment guaranteed to make
lots of people (fae and otherwise) very unhappy.
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