Here are this week's new reviews and details of this month's contests:
Simon Beckett's Written in Bone continues to impress the Euro Crime team, this time it's Terry Halligan giving the praise with a teensy qualification; Maxine Clarke finds Paul Johnston's The Death List, a book of two halves, with the second half unfortunately scoring an own goal; I think the latest of Simon Kernick's Harlan Coben-esque thrillers, Severed, is undemanding entertainment; Geoff Jones prefers Henning Mankell's usual Wallander fare to his psychological thriller, Depths and Laura Root has a pleasant time in 1960s Lancashire with Chief Inspector Woodend and co in Sally Spencer's Sins of the Fathers (see below on how to win a copy).
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)