The review hiatus is now over and we're back with six reviews this week and a reminder that this month's competition closes on Friday.
Norman Price reviews this month's competition prize, A Mysterious Affair of Style by Gilbert Adair calling it "a really fun read" (see below on how to enter);
This year I've managed to get up to date with the Agatha Raisin series by M C Beaton in time to read her latest not long after it came out (thank you Birmingham Libraries). The eighteenth in the series, Agatha Raisin and Kissing Christmas Goodbye is a bit lightweight and short but existing fans should enjoy it;
Maxine Clarke reviews the other thriller published in 2007 about the death of Diana,The Accident Man by Tom Cain - the first one being 12:23 by Eoin McNamee;
The last, for the moment, of Maxine's reviews of the Montalbano series by Andrea Camilleri, is of Excursion to Tindari and the book is as wonderful as the rest;
Laura Root reviews Kennedy's Brain, Henning Mankell's latest non-series thriller
and Terry Halligan pronounces the third collaboration by The Medieval Murderers - House of Shadows - the best so far.
Current Competition (closing date 30 November):
Win one of five copies of The Mysterious Affair of Style by Gilbert Adair (NO Geographical restictions)