Wednesday, August 07, 2019

Website Updates: July-August 2019 Part I

I've recently updated the main files on the Euro Crime website today. "Euro Crime" includes both British and other European crime fiction writers (that have been published in English); non-British/European born crime writers who are strongly associated with British/European crime fiction (eg. Donna Leon), and crime writers in translation from outside of Europe.

My usual reminders regarding the New Releases page:

1. The main by month/by author pages refer to when a book is published (in English) anywhere in the world however the 'by category ie historical, translated etc' is specific to when it's published in the UK.

2. When a book is released "early" in ebook I am taking the publication date as to be when the print edition comes out (this is the rule we use for determining Petrona Award eligibility).

As always, if you spot something wrong or missing, please do let me know.

Here's a summary of the usual updates:

The Author Websites page now lists 1085 sites.

In Bibliographies there are now bibliographies for 2756 authors (13905 titles of which 3109 are reviewed**).
**Some reviews will be provided by the Crime Review website. (Separate post to follow with more information).

I've added new bibliographies for: Takemaru Abiko, Rikako Akiyoshi, Dov Alfon, J M Alvey, Lawrence Anholt, Stephanie Austin, Alex Beer, Mattias Berg, Connie Berry, Richard Bray, Karin Brynard, Hannelore Cayre, A A Chaudhuri, Sara Collins, Natalie Daniels, James Delargy Virginie Despentes, M T Edvardsson, Guido Eekhaut, Fiona Erskine, Alexia Gordon, Hitoshi Goto, Eamonn Griffin, Rebecca Griffiths, G R Halliday, Nancy Herriman, Anamaria Ionescu, K H Irvine, Olivia Isaac-Henry, Katja Ivar, Stephen Kelly, Erin Kinsley, Liz Lawler, Lorraine Mace, Teodora Matei, Mark McCrum, Ian McCulloch, Michael McGuire, Sam Michaels, Akimaro Mori, Dominic Nolan, Kodo Nomura, Mads Peder Nordbo, Lauren North, Judith O'Reilly, Keikichi Osaka, C L Pattison, David Pearson, J G Roberts, Ango Sakaguchi, Trisha Sakhlecha, G D Sanders, Peter Steiner, Junichiro Tanizaki, Adi Tantimedh, Bev Thomas, Ronnie Turner, Alexandra Walsh, B P Walter and Kerry Watts.

I've updated the bibliographies (ie added new titles) for: G D Abson, Cathy Ace, Jane Adams, Jussi Adler-Olsen, Catherine Aird, Kate Atkinson, Jean-Luc Bannalec, Jo Bannister, M C Beaton, Simon Beaufort, Haylen Beck, Simon Beckett, Lina Bengtsdotter, Parker Bilal, Mark Billingham, Nancy Bilyeau, Cara Black, Sean Black, Oliver Bottini, Sam Bourne, Rhys Bowen, Tom Bradby, Steph Broadribb, Christopher Brookmyre, Eric Brown, Fiona Buckley, Steve Burrows, Stella Cameron, Andrea Camilleri, Jane Casey, Julia Chapman, Karen Charlton, Clare Chase, Lee Child, Alys Clare, Cassandra Clark, Ann Cleeves, Barbara Cleverly, Aoife Clifford, Sheila Connolly, Lesley Cookman, Colin Cotterill, Mason Cross, Fiona Cummins, Lisa Cutts, Alex Dahl, Kjell Ola Dahl, Luca D'Andrea, E M Davey, Michelle Davies, Maurizio De Giovanni, Anders de la Motte, A A Dhand, Katerina Diamond, Ruth Downie, David Downing, Ashley Dyer, Sam Eastland, Jim Eldridge, Lexie Elliott, Alice Feeney, Charles Finch, Paul Finch, Helen FitzGerald, Nicola Ford, Caz Frear, Dianne Freeman, Malin Persson Giolito, Leonard Goldberg, Ann Granger, Elly Griffiths, Johana Gustawsson, Peter Guttridge, Lisa Hall, Kate Hamer, Penny Hancock, Mari Hannah, Oliver Harris, Cora Harrison, Alis Hawkins, Veronica Heley, Mick Herron, Suzette A Hill, Matt Hilton, Anne Holt, Jorn Lier Horst, Catherine Ryan Howard, Debbie Howells, Cara Hunter, Phillip Hunter, Graham Hurley, Graham Ison, David Jackson, Maxim Jakubowski, Bill James, Peter James, Diane Janes, Michael Jecks, Maureen Jennings, Doug Johnstone, Ragnar Jonasson, B E Jones, Sandie Jones, Alan Judd, M R C Kasasian, Jim Kelly, Christobel Kent, Ausma Zehanat Khan, Vaseem Khan, Olivia Kiernan, Margaret Kirk, Alanna Knight, Joseph Knox, Volker Kutscher, James Lasdun, Peter Laws, Stephen Leather, Adam Lebor, Howard Linskey, Amy Lloyd, Phoebe Locke, TM Logan, Kate London, Peter Lovesey, Stuart B MacBride, Malcolm Mackay, Adrian Magson, Louise Mangos, Scott Mariani, David Mark Stephanie Marland, Edward Marston, Andrew Martin, Alex Marwood, Priscilla Masters, Alyssa Maxwell, Colette McBeth, Mel McGrath, Catriona McPherson, Dervla McTiernan, Deon Meyer, R N Morris, T F Muir, Guillaume Musso, Barbara Nadel, Fuminori Nakamura, Andreas Norman, Carlene O'Connor, Clare O'Donohue, Kristina Ohlsson, Darren O'Sullivan, James Oswald, Leonardo Padura, Kate Parker, Vikki Patis, Chris Pavone, Anne Perry, S W Perry, Christoffer Petersen, Caro Ramsay, Anne Randall, Heather Redmond, Amanda Reynolds, Marnie Riches, Mike Ripley, Mark Roberts, Michael Robertson, Michael Robotham, Jacqui Rose, Rosemary Rowe, Laura Joh Rowland, Priscilla Royal, Craig Russell, Leigh Russell, Michael Russell, Norman Russell, Michelle Sacks, Fay Sampson, Robert Scragg, Kitty Sewell, William Shaw, Paige Shelton, Lilja Sigurdardottir, Abi Silver, James Silvester, Chris Simms, Alexander McCall Smith, Sally Spencer, Gunnar Staalesen, Viveca Sten, S D Sykes, Emma Tallon, C L Taylor, Hildur Sif Thorarensen, M J Trow, Antti Tuomainen, Helene Tursten, L C Tyler, Nicola Upson, Fred Vargas, David P Wagner, Camilla Way, Tim Weaver, Stephen Weeks, Kaite Welsh, Jeri Westerson, Susan Wilkins, Kerry Wilkinson, Inger Wolf, Hideo Yokoyama and David Young.

Monday, August 05, 2019

New Releases - August 2019

Here's a snapshot of what I think is published for the first time in August 2019 (and is usually a UK date but occasionally will be a US or Australian date). August and future months (and years) can be found on the Future Releases page. If I've missed anything or got the date wrong, do please leave a comment.
• Abdullah, Kia - Take It Back
• Alagiah, George - The Burning Land
• Anderson, Lin - Time for the Dead #15 Rhona MacLeod, forensic scientist, Glasgow
• Askew, Claire - What You Pay For #2 DI Helen Birch
• Bartoli, Enzo - Six Months to Kill
• Blake, Elizabeth - Pride, Prejudice and Poison #1 Erin Coleridge, Bookshop owner, Yorkshire
• Booth, Stephen - Drowned Lives
• Bowen, Rhys - Love and Death Among the Cheetahs #14 Lady Georgiana Rannoch ('Georgie'), 1930s Britain
• Carter, J P - At Your Door #2 DCI Anna Tate
• Clare, Alys - City of Pearl #9 Lassair, 11thC, East Anglia
• Clarke, Wendy - We Were Sisters
• Cleverly, Barbara - Invitation To Die #2 Inspector Redfyre, Cambridge, 1923
• Conroy, Vivian - Death Comes to Dartmoor #2 Merriweather and Royston, Victorian Era
• Cotterill, Colin - The Second Biggest Nothing #14 Dr Siri Paiboun, Laos
• Cross, Jake - Perfect Stranger
• Daly, Paula - Clear My Name
• Davies, Merilyn - When I Lost You #1 Crime Analyst Carla Brown and DS Nell Jackson
• Davies, Michelle - Dead Guilty #4 DC Maggie Neville, Family Liaison Officer
• de Muriel, Oscar - The Darker Arts #5 Frey & McGray, Edinburgh, 1880s
• Delaney, J P - The Perfect Wife
• Doughty, Louise - Platform Seven
• Douglas, Claire - And Then She Vanishes
• Dunford, Caroline - A Death at the Church #13 Euphemia Martins
• Empson, Clare - Mine
• Fields, D K - Widow's Welcome #1 Tales of Fenest
• Finlay, Caz - The Boss
• Frances, Michelle - The Daughter
• Gitsham, Paul - Blind Justice #6 DCI Warren Jones
• Gradidge, Claire - The Unexpected Return of Josephine Fox
• Gregory, Susanna - The Sanctuary Murders #24 Matthew Bartholomew, 14th Century physician, Cambridge
• Heley, Veronica - Murder for Good #20 Ellie Quicke, widow, London suburbs
• Hewitt, J M - The Night Caller #1 Detective Carrie Flynn, Manchester
• Holton, Noelle - Dead Inside #1 DC Maggie Jamieson
• Horst, Jorn Lier - The Cabin #13 Chief Inspector William Wisting, Larvik
• Howard, Catherine Ryan - Rewind
• Jewell, Lisa - The Family Upstairs
• Khan, Vaseem - Bad Day at the Vulture Club #5 Inspector Chopra
• La Plante, Lynda - The Dirty Dozen #5 WPC Tennison
• Lagercrantz, David - The Girl Who Lived Twice (Millennium VI)
• Lewis, Susan - Home Truths
• Lindsay, Douglas - The Art of Dying #3 DI Westphall
• McDermid, Val - How the Dead Speak #11 Dr Tony Hill, Psychologist and DCI Carol Jordan, Yorkshire
• McDermott, Alan - Fight To Survive #3 Eva Driscoll
• McGowan, Claire - What You Did
• Meade, Glenn - A Prayer for Nadia
• Miller, Danny - The Murder Map #6 Inspector Frost Prequel (see also James Henry)
• Montgomery, Hugh - Control
• Quinn, C S - The Bastille Spy
• Rayne, Sarah - Music Macabre #4 Phineas Fox
• Rayner, Nicola - The Girl Before You
• Roslund, Anders & Hellstrom, Borge - Three Hours #8 Detective Inspector Ewert Grens
• Ross, Jacob - Black Rain Falling #2 Michael (Digger) Digson, the Caribbean
• Royal, Priscilla - The Twice-Hanged Man #15 Eleanor, Prioress of Tyndal, 13thC, East Anglia
• Ryan, Chris - Black Ops #7 Danny Black
• Sanders, G D - The Victim #2 DI Edina Ogborne, Canterbury Police
• Saunders, Kate - The Mystery of the Wandering Scholar #2 Laetitia Rodd, Private Detective, Victorian Era
• Schutz, Lars - The Alphabet Murders
• Stirling, Joss - The Silence
• Tinnelly, Rebecca - Don't Say a Word
• Vargas, Fred - This Poison Will Remain #10 Commissaire Adamsberg, Paris
• von Leyden, James - A Death in the Medina #1 Karim Belkacem, Morocco
• Waites, Martyn - The Sinner #2 Tom Killgannon
• Ware, Ruth - The Turn of the Key
• Weinberg, Kate - The Truants
• Zeh, Juli - Empty Hearts

Sunday, August 04, 2019

Awards News: CWA Dagger Shortlists (2019)

Here are the shortlists for the CWA Daggers 2019. Taken from the CWA's website:



Claire Askew: All the Hidden Truths (Hodder & Stoughton)

M W Craven: The Puppet Show (Constable)

Christobel Kent: What We Did (Sphere)

Donna Leon: Unto Us a Son is Given (William Heinemann)

Derek B Miller: American by Day (Doubleday)

Benjamin Wood: A Station on the Path to Somewhere Better (Scribner)


Claire Askew: All the Hidden Truths (Hodder & Stoughton)

Alex Dahl: The Boy at the Door (Head of Zeus)

Chris Hammer: Scrublands (Wildfire)

Vicky Newham: Turn a Blind Eye (HQ)

Laura Shepherd-Robinson: Blood &Sugar (Mantle)

Vanda Symon: Overkill (Orenda)


Sue Black: All That Remains (Doubleday)

Mikita Brottman: An Unexplained Death (Canongate)

Claire Harman: Murder by the Book (Viking)

Kirk Wallace Johnson: The Feather Thief (Hutchinson)

Ben Macintyre: The Spy and the Traitor (Viking)

Hallie Rubenhold: The Five (Doubleday)


Megan Abbott: Give Me Your Hand (Picador)

Dan Fesperman: Safe Houses (Head of Zeus)

Luke Jennings: Killing Eve: No Tomorrow (John Murray)

Stephen Mack Jones: Lives Laid Away (Soho Crime)

Holly Watt: To the Lions (Bloomsbury)

Tim Willocks: Memo from Turner (Jonathan Cape)


Liam McIlvanney: The Quaker (Harper Fiction)

S G MacLean: Destroying Angel (Quercus Fiction)

Abir Mukherjee: Smoke and Ashes (Harvill Secker)

Alex Reeve: The House on Half Moon Street (Raven Books)

C J Sansom: Tombland (Mantle)

Laura Shepherd-Robinson: Blood & Sugar (Mantle)


Dov Alfon: A Long Night in Paris, tr Daniella Zamir (Maclehose Press)

Karin Brynard: Weeping Waters, tr Maya Fowler & Isobel Dixon (World Noir)

Gianrico Carofiglio: The Cold Summer, tr Howard Curtis (Bitter Lemon Press)

Keigo Higashino: Newcomer, tr Giles Murray (Little, Brown)

Håkan Nesser: The Root of Evil, tr Sarah Death (Mantle)

Cay Rademacher: The Forger, tr Peter Millar (Arcadia Books)


Martin Edwards: Strangers in a Pub in ‘Ten Year Stretch’ edited by Martin Edwards and Adrian Muller (No Exit Press)

Syd Moore: Death Becomes Her in ‘The Strange Casebook’ by Syd Moore (Point Blank Books)

Danuta Reah*: The Dummies’ Guide to Serial Killing in ‘The Dummies’ Guide to Serial Killing and other Fantastic Female Fables’ (Fantastic Books)

Teresa Solana: I Detest Mozart in ‘The First Prehistoric Serial Killer and Other Stories’ by Teresa Solana (Bitter Lemon Press)

Lavie Tidhar: Bag Man in ‘The Outcast Hours’ edited by Mahvesh Murad and Jared Shurin (Solaris)

*Danuta Kot writing as Danuta Reah.


M C Beaton

Mark Billingham

John Connolly

Kate Ellis

C J Sansom

Cath Staincliffe


The CWA’s renowned competition for the opening of a crime novel by an uncontracted writer

Shelley Burr: Wake

Jerry Krause: The Mourning Light

Catherine Hendricks: Hardways

David Smith: The Firefly

Fran Smith: A Thin Sharp Blade


Presented to Robert Goddard.

Saturday, July 13, 2019

New Releases - July 2019

Here's a snapshot of what I think is published for the first time in July 2019 (and is usually a UK date but occasionally will be a US or Australian date). July and future months (and years) can be found on the Future Releases page. If I've missed anything or got the date wrong, do please leave a comment.
• Anthology: Invisible Blood (ed. Maxim Jakubowski)
• Alexander, Rebecca - A Shroud of Leaves #2 Sage Westfield, Archaeologist
• Anholt, Lawrence - Art of Death #1 DI Shanti Joyce & Vince Caine, the Mindful Detective
• Baker, J A - The Woman at Number 19
• Black, Sean - The Deep Abiding #10 Ryan Lock, ex-soldier turned elite bodyguard, America
• Boland, Shalini - The Marriage Betrayal
• Bottini, Oliver - The Dance of Death #3 The Black Forest Investigations
• Burrows, Steve - A Dance of Cranes #6 Inspector Domenic Jejeune, Saltmarsh, Norfolk
• Burston, Paul - The Closer I Get
• Chapman, LK - Never Let Her Go #3 'No Escape' Trilogy
• Chatfield, Tom - This is Gomorrah
• Chaudhuri, A A - The Scribe #1 Kramer & Carver
• Clifford, Aoife - Second Sight
• Dahl, Alex - The Heart Keeper
• D'Andrea, Luca - Sanctuary
• Diamond, Katerina - Come Out and Play #5 DS Imogen Grey and DS Adrian Miles
• Doherty, Paul - Death's Dark Valley #20 Hugh Corbett
• Downie, Ruth - Prima Facie (novella) #9 Gaius Petreius Ruso, Chester, Roman Britain
• Edger, Stephen - Til Death Do Us Part
• Edvardsson, M T - A Nearly Normal Family
• Eekhaut, Guido - Purgatory #2 Walter Eekhaut & Alexandra Dewaal
• Eldridge, Jim - Murder at the Ashmolean #3 Former Detective Inspector Daniel Wilson
• Granger, Ann - The Murderer's Apprentice #7 Lizzie Martin, Lady's companion and Inspector Ben Ross, Victorian Era
• Holt, Anne - A Grave for Two
• Hurley, Graham - Sight Unseen #2 Enora Andresson
• Irvine, K H - A Killing Sin
• Jakubowski, Maxim - Invisible Blood Editor
• Janes, Diane - The Missing Diamond Murder #3 Frances Black and Tom Dod, 1929
• Jecks, Michael - The Dead Don't Wait #4 Jack Blackjack, Tudor Era
• Jenkins, Victoria - The Divorce
• Kasasian, M R C - Betty Church and the Man Who Died Three Times #2 Inspector Betty Church, 1939, Sackwater, Suffolk
• Kent, Christobel - A Secret Life
• Khan, Abda - Razia
• Kinsley, Erin - Found
• Knox, Joseph - The Sleepwalker #3 Detective Aidan Waits, Manchester
• Leather, Stephen - Short Range #16 Dan Shepherd, SAS trooper turned undercover cop
• Locke, Phoebe - The July Girls
• Logan, TM - The Holiday
• Lovesey, Peter - Killing with Confetti #18 Peter Diamond, Bath
• MacLean, S G - The Bear Pit #4 Damian Seeker, agent of the Lord Protector, 1654
• Marsh, JJ - Honey Trap #8 Beatrice Stubbs
• Marsons, Angela - Child's Play #11 DI Kim Stone
• Marwood, Alex - The Poison Garden
• McKinty, Adrian - The Chain
• Meyrick, Denzil - A Breath on Dying Embers #7 DCI Daley
• Michaels, Sam - Trickster #1 Georgina Garrett
• Musso, Guillaume - The Reunion
• Neill, Fiona - Beneath the Surface
• Nesbo, Jo - Knife #12 Detective Harry Hole, Oslo, Norway
• Oswald, James - Nothing to Hide #2 DC Constance Fairchild
• Parker, Steve - You Can't Hide #4 Paterson & Clocks
• Pattison, C L - The Housemate
• Petersen, Christoffer - Blackout Ingenue #2 Detective Freja Hansen
• Phifer, Helen - The Girl in the Grave #1 Beth Adams, Forensic Pathologist, Lake District
• Quinn, Suzy K - Don't Tell Teacher
• Redmond, Heather - Grave Expectations #2 Charles Dickens
• Reynolds, Amanda - Hidden Wife
• Riches, Marnie - Tightrope
• Rigby, Sally - Fatal Justice #2 DCI Whitney Walker & Dr Georgina Cavendish
• Riley, Mary-Jane - Gone in the Night #4 Alex Devlin, Journalist, Norfolk
• Robotham, Michael - Good Girl, Bad Girl
• Ross, L J - Penshaw #13 DCI Ryan
• Rowley, Emma - Tell Me Everything
• Russell, Michael - The City in Flames #5 Garda Detective Stefan Gillespie
• Russell, Norman - Tongued With Fire
• Searle, Nicholas - A Fatal Game
• Sewell, Kitty - The Fault
• Silver, Abi - The Cinderella Plan #3 Burton and Lamb
• Silvester, James - Sealed With A Death #2 Lucie Musilova
• Sinclair, Rob - The White Scorpion #5 James Ryker
• Smith, Graham - Fear in the Lakes #3 Detective Beth Young
• Southward, Adam - Trance #1 Alex Madison
• Stone, Lisa - The Doctor
• Sykes, S D - The Bone Fire #4 Oswald de Lacy, 14C Kent
• Tremayne, Peter - Blood in Eden #28 Sister Fidelma
• Tyler, L C - The Maltese Herring #8 Ethelred Tressider, author & Elsie Thirkettle, agent
• Voss, Louise - The Last Stage
• Wilkinson, Kerry - The Unlucky Ones #14 DS Jessica Daniel, Manchester
• Wilson, Andrew - Death in a Desert Land #3 Agatha Christie
• Wright, M P - A Sinner's Prayer #4 J T Ellington, Bristol, 1969

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

The Name's Brontë

I've posted before about famous people as sleuths including books which feature Charlotte Brontë as sleuth and another about Jane Eyre having her own series.

I'm very much looking forward to reading Rowan Coleman's new book, published under the pseudonym of Bella Ellis, The Vanished Bride, which features all three Brontë sisters as sleuths.

The Vanished Bride is released first in the US, in September, followed by the UK release in November.

No only are the covers different but so are the blurbs (taken from Amazon):

Before they became legendary writers, Charlotte Brontë, Emily Brontë, and Anne Brontë were detectors in this charming historical mystery...

Yorkshire, 1845. A young wife and mother has gone missing from her home, leaving behind two small children and a large pool of blood. Just a few miles away, a humble parson's daughters--the Brontë sisters--learn of the crime. Charlotte, Emily, and Anne Brontë are horrified and intrigued by the mysterious disappearance.

These three creative, energetic, and resourceful women quickly realize that they have all the skills required to make for excellent "lady detectors." Not yet published novelists, they have well-honed imaginations and are expert readers. And, as Charlotte remarks, "detecting is reading between the lines--it's seeing what is not there."

As they investigate, Charlotte, Emily, and Anne are confronted with a society that believes a woman's place is in the home, not scouring the countryside looking for clues. But nothing will stop the sisters from discovering what happened to the vanished bride, even as they find their own lives are in great peril...

Yorkshire, 1845

A young woman has gone missing from her home, Chester Grange, leaving no trace, save a large pool of blood in her bedroom and a slew of dark rumours about her marriage. A few miles away across the moors, the daughters of a humble parson, Charlotte, Emily, and Anne Brontë are horrified, yet intrigued.

Desperate to find out more, the sisters visit Chester Grange, where they notice several unsettling details about the crime scene: not least the absence of an investigation. Together, the young women realise that their resourcefulness, energy and boundless imaginations could help solve the mystery - and that if they don't attempt to find out what happened to Elizabeth Chester, no one else will.

The path to the truth is not an easy one, especially in a society which believes a woman's place to be in the home, not wandering the countryside looking for clues. But nothing will stop the sisters from discovering what happened to the vanished bride, even as they find their own lives are in great peril...

Friday, June 07, 2019

New Releases - June 2019

Here's a snapshot of what I think is published for the first time in June 2019 (and is usually a UK date but occasionally will be a US or Australian date). June and future months (and years) can be found on the Future Releases page. If I've missed anything or got the date wrong, do please leave a comment.
• Amphlett, Rachel - The Friend Who Lied
• Ashley, Jennifer - Death in Kew Gardens #3 Kat Holloway, Victorian Era
• Atkinson, Kate - Big Sky #5 Jackson Brodie, Retired PI
• Austin, Stephanie - Dead in Devon #1 Juno Browne
• Baker, Jo - The Body Lies
• Beck, Haylen - Lost You
• Black, Cara - Murder in Bel Air #19 Aimee Leduc, Paris
• Brolly, Matt - Dead Lucky #2 DCI Lambert
• Cameron, Stella - Trap Lane #6 Alex Duggins, Folly-on-Weir, Cotswolds
• Candlish, Louise - Those People
• Cavanagh, Steve - Twisted
• Chapman, Julia - Date with Poison #4 The Dales Detective Series
• Chase, Clare - Murder in the Fens #4 Tara Thorpe
• Clark, Cassandra - Murder at Whitby Abbey #10 Hildegard, Nun, 14thC, Yorkshire
• Connor, John - The Opposite of Mercy (also published under the name Tom Winship in 2011)
• Cookman, Lesley - Death Treads the Boards #3 Dorinda, Owner of the Alexandria Theatre, Edwardian Era
• Corry, Jane - Child of Mine
• Craven, M W - Black Summer #2 Washington Poe
• Davey, E M - The Killing Gene
• De Giovanni, Maurizio - Cold for the Bastards of Pizzofalcone #3 Bastards of Pizzofalcone
• Dhand, A A - One Way Out #4 Detective Harry Virdee, Bradford
• Dickson, Diane M - Brutal Pursuit #3 DI Tanya Miller
• Dyer, Ashley - The Cutting Room #2 Sergeant Ruth Lake and DCI Greg Carver
• Flint, Shamini - The Beijing Conspiracy
• Frear, Caz - Stone Cold Heart #2 DC Cat Kinsella, London
• Freeman, Dianne - A Lady's Guide to Gossip and Murder #2 Countess of Harleigh, Victorian England
• Galbraith, Gillian - The End of the Line
• Giolito, Malin Persson - Beyond All Reasonable Doubt
• Goldberg, Leonard - The Disappearance of Alistair Ainsworth #3 Daughter of Sherlock Holmes series
• Gray, Lisa - Thin Air #1 Jessica Shaw
• Halsall, Rona - The Honeymoon
• Heald, Ruth - The Mother's Mistake
• Herron, M - Joe Country #6 Slough House
• Hurley, Graham - Raid 42 #4 Wars Within
• Ison, Graham - Naked Flames #17 DI Brock & DS Poole
• Jones, Sandie - The First Mistake
• Kent, Serena - Death in Avignon #2 Penelope Kite
• Kirk, Margaret - What Lies Buried #2 ex-Met Detective Inspector Lukas Mahler, Inverness
• Koomson, Dorothy - Tell Me Your Secret
• Linskey, Howard - Ungentlemanly Warfare
• Mace, Lorraine - Injections of Insanity #3 DI Sterling
• Mackay, Malcolm - A Line of Forgotten Blood #2 Darian Ross, PI
• Macmillan, Gilly - The Nanny
• Manzini, Antonio - Spring Cleaning #4 Rocco Schiavone, deputy prefect of police, Italian Alps
• Marston, Edward - The Unseen Hand #8 Inspector Harvey Marmion and Sergeant Joe Keedy
• Martin, Andrew - The Winker
• Maslen, Andy - Torpedo #9 Gabriel Wolfe
• McBeth, Colette - Call Me a Liar
• McGeorge, Chris - Now You See Me
• North, Alex - The Whisper Man
• North, Lauren - The Perfect Betrayal
• O'Donohue, Clare - Breaking the Dance #2 A World of Spies
• Organ, Emily - An Unwelcome Guest #7 Penny Green, Victorian Era
• Osterdahl, Martin - Ten Swedes Must Die #2 Max Anger
• Perry, S W - The Serpent's Mark #2 Nicholas Shelby, Elizabethan Era
• Porter, Henry - White Hot Silence #2 Paul Samson
• Ramsay, Caro - Mosaic
• Ricthie, Peter - Our Little Secrets #5 Detective Grace Macallan, Edinburgh
• Ripley, Mike - Mr Campion's Visit #6 Albert Campion
• Roberts, J G - Little Girl Missing #1 DCI Rachel Hart
• Rose, Jacqui - Sinner
• Sacks, Michelle - All the Lost Things
• Sakhlecha, Trisha - Your Truth or Mine?
• Simpson, Sarah - I Know You're There
• Sinclair, Rob - Fugitive 13 #2 Sleeper 13 series
• Spain, Jo - The Boy Who Fell #5 Detective Tom Reynolds, Dublin
• Staalesen, Gunnar - Wolves at the Door #21 Varg Veum, PI in Bergen, Norway
• Walker, Martin - The Body in the Castle Well #12 Bruno, Chief of Police, France
• Walsh, Alexandra - The Elizabeth Tudor Conspiracy #2 Marquess House Trilogy
• Way, Camilla - Who Killed Ruby?
• Wilkinson, Kerry A Face in the Crowd

Monday, May 27, 2019

Selecting a book by its cover

I haven't yet got a copy of G R Halliday's From the Shadows however I hope to acquire one as its cover reminds me of one of my favourite reads from last year: The Devil's Dice by Roz Watkins.

Here's the blurb for From the Shadows from amazon:

Seven days. Four deaths. One chance to catch a killer.

Sixteen-year-old Robert arrives home late. Without a word to his dad, he goes up to his bedroom. Robert is never seen alive again.

A body is soon found on the coast of the Scottish Highlands. Detective Inspector Monica Kennedy stands by the victim in this starkly beautiful and remote landscape. Instinct tells her the case won’t begin and end with this one death.

Meanwhile, Inverness-based social worker Michael Bach is worried about one of his clients whose last correspondence was a single ambiguous text message; Nichol Morgan has been missing for seven days.

As Monica is faced with catching a murderer who has been meticulously watching and waiting, Michael keeps searching for Nichol, desperate to find him before the killer claims another victim.