Sunday, December 16, 2007

New Reviews

Here are this week's new reviews, website updates and a competition reminder:

Latest Reviews:

Laura Root reviews The Officer's Prey by Armand Cabasson from newish publisher, Gallic Books;

Maxine Clarke reviews the Dagger winning Raven Black by Ann Cleeves set at New Year, which she feels is very atmospheric but a bit lacking in the detecting department at times;

I had to stifle my giggles on the train whilst listening to Back to Bologna by the late and much lamented Michael Dibdin. This tenth entry finds Zen in a French (well Italian) farce and is brilliantly narrated by Michael Tudor Barnes;

Terry Halligan is impressed by the latest Roy Grace book, now in paperback, by Peter James - Not Dead Enough

and Maxine recommends sticking with Adrian McKinty's Dead I Well May Be as later events "move the book into a post-Godfather odyssey".

Other Website Updates:

The News page has been updated.

Current Competition (closing date 31 December):

Win a copy of Thirty-Three Teeth by Colin Cotterill (UK only)

(geographical restrictions are in brackets)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

i'm so glad you liked back to bologna! as a fanatical Dibdin fan, i think he was far too good and intelligent a writer to ever put a foot seriously wrong, but back to bologna was so misunderstood by some people who expected it to be something it wasn't and never tried or professed to be. a couple of the zen's are a bit like it (Cosi Fan Tuti and And Then You Die). he had a habit of writing serious novels then throwing in one of a different style occasionally (vaguely like Akunin's chameleon-like style). hope you enjoy the rest!