Here are this week's new reviews, updates and competitions reminder:
Maxine Clarke recommends that everyone read The Coroner's Lunch by Colin Cotterill, now available in the UK thanks to Quercus; Norman Price joins the Jo Nesbo fanclub with his review of The Devil's Star; I like a good whodunit where I can't guess the villain, which is mostly why I preferred Hakan Nesser's The Return to last year's Borkmann's Point; Sunnie Gill found The Library Paradox by Catherine Shaw a little slow to get going but an enjoyable read nonetheless and though Time to Pay by Lyndon Stacey wasn't quite Declan Burke's cup of tea he indicates who might like the book instead.
Other Website Updates:
The Authors (573 homepages) page has been updated.
The New Releases pages have been updated.
In Books there are now bibliographies for 1115 authors.
I've added bibliographies for:
Maria Alvarez, Peter Benjamin, Kjell-Olof Bornemark, Lars Saaybe Christensen, Sebastian Fitzek, Jonny Glynn, Trevor John, Andy McDermott, Reg McKay, SJ (Sarah) Michaels, Antony Moore, J S Noon, Elisabet Peterzen, Mick Scully, Carol Smith, David Thewlis, Jonathan Trigell and Sylvester Young
and updated the bibliographies for:
Catherine Aird, Vincent Banville, M C Beaton, Michael Bond, Christopher Brookmyre, Paul Charles, Ann Cleeves, Martina Cole, Lesley Cookman, Michael Cordy, Judith Cutler, Paul/PC Doherty, Maragret Duffy, Kate Ellis, John Francome, Susanna Gregory, A J Hartley, Mo Hayder, Veronica Heley, Mandasue Heller, Jane Hill, Peter Hoeg, Arlene Hunt, Michael Jecks, Jan Kjaerstad, Alanna Knight, Dominique Manotti, Faith Martin, Catriona McPherson, Sam Millar, Pat Mullan, Jo Nesbo, Charlie Owen, David Peace, Anne Perry, Rafael Reig, Pauline Rowson, Manda Scott, Roger Silverwood, Alexander McCall Smith, Joan Smith, Martin Suter, Rebecca Tope, Peter Tremayne and Simon Wood.
Current Competitions (closing date 31 July):
Win one of three sets of the complete (thirteen) Chronicles of Matthew Bartholomew by Susanna Gregory (UK only)
Win one of five copies of 'Black Seconds' by Karin Fossum plus one winner will receive her whole backlist (open to everyone except residents of the US)
Win one of five copies of '12:23 Paris. 31st August 1997.' by Eoin McNamee (open to everyone)
(geographical restrictions are in brackets)