Sunday, August 28, 2011

New Reviews: Alec, Black, Brett, Corbin, Edwards, Lackberg, La Plante, Miller, Robinson

Here are this week's reviews:
Amanda Gillies reviews W Alec's Son of Perdition, which she highly recommends;

Equally recommended, this time by Terry Halligan, is Deadlock by Sean Black which is out in paperback;

I review the audio book of the second in this laugh out loud series written and read by Simon Brett: Blotto, Twinks and the Dead Dowager Duchess - think Wodehouse meets Christie;

Sarah Hilary was less enthralled with Julie Corbin's Where the Truth Lies but says it may appeal to "those who like their crime a shade lighter than dark";

Maxine Clarke reviews Martin Edwards's new book in the Lake District series The Hanging Wood which reaches the high standard of the earlier books;

Lynn Harvey reviews the US edition of Camilla Lackberg's The Preacher, tr. Steven T Murray;

Geoff Jones review the new "Anna Travis" from Lynda La Plante: Blood Line which he enjoyed but cautions readers to read the previous one, Blind Fury, first;

Laura Root reviews the CWA John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger short-listed Kiss Me Quick by Danny Miller

and Susan White reviews the paperback release of Bad Boy by Peter Robinson.
Previous reviews can be found in the review archive and forthcoming titles can be found by author or date, here.

1 comment:

Maxine Clarke said...

\Quite a haul of reviews. Makes me quite tempted to try Peter Robinson again, I read the first two Banks and stopped, then some years later read the two you recommended, then stopped again. Not sure why, as they were quite good if a bit sexist (not sure if the author or the characters). I suppose the series is so long that it's a bit daunting.
Does Lynda La P still write her own books I wonder? I read a few years ago that she had begun to franchise them out.