Here are this week's new reviews and details of this month's contests:
Guest reviewer Donna Moore praises highly, fellow Euro Crime reviewer Declan Burke's, The Big O; Terry Halligan says that Mistress of the Art of Death by Ariana Franklin is the most satisfying historical crime novel he's read all year; Norman Price is very unimpressed with Time to Kill by Brian Freemantle finding it implausible and error strewn; Laura Root reviews the latest in the high calibre series from Arnaldur Indridason, The Draining Lake and Maxine Clarke falls in love with Gene Kerrigan's The Midnight Choir.
Current Competitions (closing date 31 August):
Win one of five sets of three recent releases - GodSword by Emerson Cole, Sins of the Fathers by Sally Spencer and Fallen Idols by Neil White (open to everyone)
Win one of four sets of the Vintage Crime Classic Twins - Ripley's Game by Patricia Highsmith and Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky (UK Only)
(geographical restrictions are in brackets)