Saturday, April 12, 2008

New Reviews

Here are this week's new reviews and details of an extra competition to the two mentioned last weekend:

Latest Reviews:

This week we go to America, Norway, France, Russia and Botswana in our reviews, starting with Lee Child's Jack Reacher in his latest paperback incarnation - Bad Luck and Trouble reviewed by sock knitter extraordinaire Pat Austin;

I review the second of the Vik-Stubo series by Anne Holt which is set in Norway and France - The Final Murder (US: What Never Happens) - I preferred this to the first book enormously;

Continuing in France, Laura Root reviews the first book to feature Nicholas Le Floch - The Chatelet Apprentice by Jean-Francois Parot set in pre-revolutionary Paris;

Karen Chisholm reviews the much publicised Child 44 by Tom Rob Smith set in Stalinist Russia;

Moving onto Botswana, Maxine Clarke calls - A Carrion Death by Michael Stanley a "rip-roaring read"

and back in France, Maxine has good things to say about Bruno, Chief of Police by Martin Walker.

Current Competitions (closing date 30 April)

Win a copy of The Trophy Taker by Lee Weeks*

Win a copy of The Death Maze by Ariana Franklin**

Win a copy of An Expert in Murder by Nicola Upson**

* UK/Europe only
**No geographical restrictions on entrants


Leigh Russell said...

I just discovered your blog and will definitely visit regularly. It looks very informative and just up my street!

Karen (Euro Crime) said...

Hi Leigh, many thanks for popping in. Hope you come back often :-). I'm sorry to hear that your book has been put back to 2009. I've updated the database but your page on Euro Crime still shows 2008 for the moment. (

Anonymous said...

Karen, I have Anne Holt's first book in my Amazon list. Do you think I should forget it and go straight to this one as it sounds so much better? Would it matter not to have read the first?