Here are the first reviews of July:
Mike Ripley's latest crime file includes reviews of 'I Predict a Riot' by Colin Bateman, 'The One From The Other' by Philip Kerr, 'First Among Sequels' by Jasper Fforde and 'Reasonable Doubts' by Gianrico Carofiglio; Geoff Jones found Bangkok Haunts by John Burdett to his taste, if not the cuisine mentioned therein; find out if Gillian Galbraith is the new Rankin in Maxine Clarke's review of Blood in the Water; Terry Halligan enjoyed dipping into the non-fiction Euro Crime prize of last month, How to Kill by Kris Hollington and I was gripped by Jo Nesbo's The Redbreast one of this year's International Dagger contenders.
New Competitions (closing date 31 July):
Win one of three sets of the complete (thirteen) Chronicles of Matthew Bartholomew by Susanna Gregory (UK only)
Win one of five copies of 'Black Seconds' by Karin Fossum plus one winner will receive her whole backlist (open to everyone except residents of the US)
Win one of five copies of '12:23 Paris. 31st August 1997.' by Eoin McNamee (open to everyone)
(geographical restrictions are in brackets)