Here are this week's new reviews, website updates and a competition reminder:
Maxine Clarke's review of The Murder Bird by Joanna Hines opens with her calling it "a compelling little psychological thriller of dark family secrets";
Norman Price reviews the paperback of Voices by Arnaldur Indridason which as well as being a police procedural, covers the ills of modern society and the role of parenthood along the way;
Laura Root reviews the new offering from the creator of 'Silent Witness' - Still Waters by Nigel McCrery giving it the thumbs up overall;
Fiona Walker defends the latest Wexford, Not in the Flesh by Ruth Rendell, which has, she feels, been receiving unfair criticism
and Declan Burke is enthusiastic about the political thriller, Sleeping Dogs Lie by Sylvester Young
Other Website Updates:
The Authors (583 homepages) page has been updated.
The New Releases pages have been updated.
In Books there are now bibliographies for 1130 authors.
I've added bibliographies for:
Michel Benoit, Tony Black, Grace Brophy, Lana Citron, Cassandra Clark, Julian Clary, Sebastian Faulks, Sara Fraser, Petra Hammesfahr, Ian Sansom, Claire Seeber, L C Tyler, Neil White, Robyn Young and Anne Zouroudi
and updated the bibliographies for:
Benjamin Black, Andrea Camilleri, Massimo Carlotto, Barbara Cleverly, Emerson Cole, Robert Edric, Ariana Franklin, J G Goodhind, Dolores Gordon-Smith, Asa Larsson, K T McCaffrey, Magdalen Nabb, Barbara Nadel, Hilary Norman, Julie Parsons, Anne Perry, Ian Rankin, Frank Schatzing, Frank Tallis, Marilyn Todd and Barbara Vine.
Current Competitions (closing date 31 August):
Win one of five sets of three recent releases - GodSword by Emerson Cole, Sins of the Fathers by Sally Spencer and Fallen Idols by Neil White (open to everyone)
Win one of four sets of the Vintage Crime Classic Twins - Ripley's Game by Patricia Highsmith and Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky (UK Only)
(geographical restrictions are in brackets)