Sunday, March 07, 2010

New Reviews: Burdett, Hayder, Lackberg, Leather, Maclean, Schlink & New Competition

Making up for the lack of competitions in February, I'm pleased to announce a second competition for March (and a third is imminent) and this one is open worldwide:

Win a copy of Tell-Tale by Sam Hayes (worldwide)
Win a copy of The Preacher & The Stonecutter by Camilla Lackberg (UK only)

Here are this week's new reviews:
Laura Root reviews The Godfather of Kathmandu by John Burdett, the fourth in this Thailand based series;

Michelle Peckham reviews Mo Hayder's Gone, the newest in the Jack Caffery series, now set in Bristol;

Maxine Clarke reviews one of this month's competition prizes, The Stonecutter by Camilla Lackberg, tr. Steven T Murray;

Terry Halligan reviews Nightfall by Stephen Leather the first in a new paranormal-sounding series;

Pat Austin reviews Shona Maclean's second book in her historical series: A Game of Sorrows

and Craig Sisterson reviews Self's Murder by Bernhard Schlink, tr. Peter Constantine
Previous reviews can be found in the review archive and forthcoming titles can be found here.


Maxine said...

A great, and varied, round-up. Although i am not keen on the occult, etc (I did read Dennis Wheatley when about 15!) that Stephen Leather novel sounds promising. And reading Michelle's review of Gone, perhaps I shouldn't have dismissed Mo Hayder so quickly (I find her an uneven author - just as I've had enough of her gruesome plots, she comes up with a cracker again). And that one by John Burdett sounds intiguing. Finally, I should read Self's Murder even though Craig thought it could have been better, as it is on your list of eligible titles for the International dagger this year....sigh.

Kiwicraig said...

I first came across John Burdett's books while travelling (briefly) through Asia in January. I absolutely loved BANGKOK 8 - and have since gone out and bought another of his (BANGKOK TATTOO).

kathy d. said...

I only read one book by Mo Hayder which was too gruesome for me, although I learned some things about the Rape of Nanking by Japan in 1937. I had to skip half of it and speedread much of it.

I would give her writing another chance if it isn't gruesome.

Reg said...

I highly recommend John Burdett -- great stuff!