Here are this week's reviews:
Tom Thorne is back in Mark Billingham's Blood Line, which reviewer Craig Sisterson calls a "taut tour de force";Previous reviews can be found in the review archive and forthcoming titles can be found here.
Rome in AD 608 is the setting for Conspiracies of Rome by Richard Blake reviewed by Terry Halligan who found it to be "one of the most atmospheric historical novels I've read in years";
Amanda Gillies calls S J Bolton's Awakening "superb" despite her snake phobia;
Michelle Peckham reviews Dagger Winner Colin Cotterill's fourth Laos mystery Anarchy and Old Dogs concluding it's "an entertaining read that is thoroughly recommended";
Maxine Clarke has mixed views on My Last Confession by Helen Fitzgerald
and Laura Root has another enjoyable excursion into pre-revolutionary France in the third of the Nicolas Le Floch series by Jean-François Parot, The Phantom of Rue Royale.