Here are this week's new reviews and details of this month's competitions.
Amanda Gillies disputes the blurb claim that Alex Chance's The Final Days is as chilling as The Silence of the Lambs;
Maxine Clarke "thoroughly enjoyed" Natasha Cooper's A Greater Evil the eighth in the Trish Macguire series, now out in paperback;
Maxine also reviews the recently Theakston's long-listed The Risk of Darkness by Susan Hill calling it the most exciting of the three;
Laura Root heaps yet more praise on the Bernie Gunther series by Philip Kerr with her review of the paperback of The One from the Other which she recommends to "all fans of historical and noir fiction";
Moving out of Europe (though the author currently lives in London), I review the first of Diane Wei Liang's Beijing set series, The Eye of Jade which I found fascinating
and Terry Halligan reviews the debut novel from Chris Marr, The Lady of the Manor, set in London in the early 1900s.
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