Sunday, March 20, 2011

New Reviews: Clark, Janes, McKenzie, May, Solana, Staalesen, Stock & Website Updates

Two competitions for March, both close 31st March:
1.Win a signed copy of Complicit by Nicci French UK only
2.Win From the Dead by Mark Billingham UK & Europe only

Here are this week's reviews:
Terry Halligan reviews Cassandra Clark's third Abbess of Meaux mystery: The Law of Angels calling it a "fascinating historical page turner";

Lizzie Hayes reviews Diane Janes follow-up to her CWA Dagger Award shortlisted debut novel: Why Don't You Come For Me, which comes "highly recommended";

Michelle Peckham reviews Grant McKenzie's second North America-set thriller, No Cry For Help;

Amanda Gillies reviews Peter May's The Blackhouse the first in a trilogy featuring "Lewis-born, Edinburgh-based, detective, Fin MacLeod";

I review Teresa Solana's A Shortcut to Paradise, tr Peter Bush one of the latest gems from Bitter Lemon Press;

Maxine Clarke reviews Gunnar Staalesen's Yours Until Death, tr. Margaret Amassian

and earlier this week I reviewed the audio book of Jon Stock's spy-thriller, Games Traitors Play.
Previous reviews can be found in the review archive and forthcoming titles can be found by author or date, here.

Plus I've also refreshed the bibliography pages on the website:

State of play at 20.3.11:
  • The Author Websites page now lists 868 sites.

  • The New & Upcoming Releases pages have been updated.

  • In Bibliographies there are now bibliographies for 1636 authors (8372 titles with links to 1945 reviews):

  • I've added new bibliographies for: Geraint Anderson, Sara Blaedel, Robin Blake, Chris Carter, Eoin Colfer, Julia Crouch, Pablo de Santis, Jeffery Deaver, Patrick Easter, Elsebeth Egholm, Christopher (CW) Gortner, Howard Linskey, Kevin McCarthy, Lynn Shepherd, Didier van Cauwelaert, Alex Walters, Tim Weaver, Jan Merete Weiss and Robert Wilton

    I've updated the bibliographies (ie added new titles) for: Michael Arnold, Lindsay Ashford, James Barrington, M C Beaton, Tony Black, Richard Blake, Fabrice Bourland, Rhys Bowen, Simon Brett, Andrew Britton, Maureen Carter, Kimbereley Chambers, John Connolly, Fay Cunningham, K O Dahl, Joy Ellis, Kate Ellis, James Fleming, M R Hall, Tim Heald, Susan Hill, Peter James, Paul Johnston, Doug Johnstone, Gene Kerrigan, Giles Kristian, Asa Larsson, Giulio Leoni, Karen Maitland, Hakan Nesser, Sheila Quigley, Matt Benyon Rees, Peter Robinson, Michael Robotham, Rosemary Rowe, Craig Russell, Nicola Slade, Roz Southey, M Stanford-Smith, Simon Tolkien, Christopher Wakling, Charlie Williams, Emily Winslow and Simon Wood.
    If you spot any errors or omissions do let me know.

    1 comment:

    Maxine Clarke said...

    Great review of the Teresa Solana novel, Karen. And thanks for the web update.