Sunday, June 28, 2009

Reviews: Charles, Fitzgerald, French, Ingram, Jones & Allison, McGilloway

The current competition runs until 4 July (UK only I'm afraid): win a copy of The Library of Shadows by Mikkel Birkegaard, donated by the translator Tiina Nunnally.

Following on from last week, here's part two of the focus on Irish authors. Along with 2 Irish authors and 1 Northern Irish there are two Scottish and two English (writing together) authors reviewed today:
Geoff Jones reviews The Beautiful Sound of Silence by Paul Charles;

Maxine Clarke reviews Dead Lovely by Helen Fitzgerald writing "it slips down a treat - like an ice-cream with a vindaloo centre";

Michelle Peckham reviews The Likeness by Tana French concluding that it's "an engrossing read, and one to definitely recommend";

Paul Blackburn reviews The Stone Gallows by C David Ingram;

Terry Halligan reviews The Last Straight Face by Bruce Kennedy Jones & Eric Allison

and Norman Price reviews Gallows Lane by Brian McGilloway saying that the main character is "a successor to Rebus and Morse".
Previous reviews can be found in the review archive and forthcoming titles can be found here.

1 comment:

Leigh Russell said...

Hi there. Fantastic blog. I noticed you mentioned visiting Throckmorton Literary Festival in 2008 and hope to see you there this year. I've been invited to participate which I'm thrilled about as my first book has only just been published. Cut Short is the first in a new series of British crime thrillers, published this month. It's already had some great reviews (a few brief extracts: "taut, slick, easy to read thriller" Watford Observer, "a fantastic read" Events Supervisor Borders, "a remarkable novel" Crime Time Magazine, "a great read with lots of suspense" New Leaf Bookshop) I've been invited to join the Curzon Group and wonder what your views are on their new venture to promote British crime writing versus American writers? I'm not sure we need to be so confrontational in our promotion, but will wait to see how it evolves. It sounds quite exciting anyway and I'm delighted to have been invited to join them.