Here are this week's new reviews, website updates and a competition reminder:
In Mike Ripley's Crime File for October, he reviews 'King of Swords' by Nick Stone, 'The Herring Seller's Apprentice' by L C Tyler, 'The Noble Outlaw' by Bernard Knight and 'The Pere-Lachaise Mystery' by Claude Izner;
Maxine of Petrona has recently blogged about this book and now offers a glowing review of A Half Life of One by Bill Liversidge;
There's no stopping the flood of praise for Jo Nesbo and it continues with Norman Price's review of The Redbreast. You can enter the draw for a free copy here (but don't delay as the competition ends on the 31st);
I was intrigued and informed by Matt Rees' The Bethlehem Murders, but don't expect a cosy read. The original (US) title, 'The Collaborator of Bethlehem' feels more appropriate
and Declan Burke applauds Kevin Wignall's Who is Conrad Hirst? and finds it "as subtly devastating as an assassin in the night".
Other Website Updates:
The New Releases pages have been updated.
Current Competition (closing date 31 October):
Win one of five copies of The Redbreast by Jo Nesbo (UK, Europe, Commonwealth (excluding Canada))
(geographical restrictions are in brackets)