Sunday, April 20, 2008

New Reviews - Leon, Wingfield etc

Here are this week's new reviews and details of this month's competitions.

Latest Reviews:

Maxine Clarke reviews the paperback edition of Simon Beckett's Written in Bone writing that it is "superbly and tightly plotted and proceeds at a thrilling pace";

Declan Burke reviews the latest in the Ed Loy PI series from Declan Hughes - The Dying Breed (US: The Price of Blood) calling it a "complex, labyrinthine, gritty, coarse (and, yes, bloody) novel";

I review the second in the Sarah Tanner series from Victorian supremo L M Jackson - The Mesmerist's Apprentice which I found took a while to warm up, but worth the wait;

Maxine also review the new outing from Donna Leon - The Girl of His Dreams which sees a return to form for the mistress of Venice;

Staying over the Channel, Norman Price reviews the succint offering from Jean-Patrick Manchette - Three to Kill - saying that it is a "taut superbly written noir thriller"

and back in the UK, Fiona Walker enthuses about the latest and, alas, last Frost book from R D Wingfield - A Killing Frost.

Current Competitions (closing date 30 April)

Win a copy of The Trophy Taker by Lee Weeks*

Win a copy of The Death Maze by Ariana Franklin**

Win a copy of An Expert in Murder by Nicola Upson**

* UK/Europe only
**No geographical restrictions on entrants

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