Mike Ripley covers two big hitters in his column this month, reviewing The Chameleon's Shadow by Minette Walters, Exit Music by Ian Rankin and Murdering Americans by Ruth Dudley Edwards; Laura Root finds Gianrico Carofiglio's first standalone novel The Past is a Foreign Country as good as his Guido Guerrieri series; Maxine Clarke hopes that Frank Elder will return someday after reading John Harvey's Darkness and Light and Geoff Jones enjoyed Tripper by Ken McCoy.
The New Releases pages have been updated.
Last chance to enter September's competition:
Faber have kindly donated five signed copies of Days of Atonement by Michael Gregorio to Euro Crime website and blog visitors. There are no geographical restrictions and the closing date is today.
Just answer the following simple question and email the correct answer and your postal address to email@example.com putting 'Competition Gregorio blog' in the subject line. Please note only one entry per household will be entered in the draw.
Which of these Faber titles won the 2007 Edgar for Best Novel?
a) A Gentle Axe by R N Morris
b) Critique of Criminal Reason by Michael Gregorio
c) The Janissary Tree by Jason Goodwin