Sunday, September 11, 2011

New Reviews: Bruce, Campbell, Fowler, Francis, Hill, Leather, Miller

NB. No reviews next week as I'm on holiday!

Here are this week's reviews:

Susan White reviews Alison Bruce's second book in the Cambridge-set DC Goodhew series, The Siren, which is now available in paperback;

Maxine Clarke reviews Karen Campbell's fourth book in this loose Glasgow-based series, Proof of Life;

Rich Westwood reviews Christopher Fowler's, Bryant & May on the Loose, the seventh in this series featuring the two elderly policemen who work for London's Peculiar Crimes Unit;

Sarah Hilary reviews the new Dick Francis book Gamble written by Felix Francis and considers what does make a "Dick Francis novel"?;

Lynn Harvey reviews Casey Hill's Taboo the first in the series which brings Californian Reilly Steel to Ireland;

Terry Halligan reviews the new "Spider" book from Stephen Leather: Fair Game

and Michelle Peckham favourably reviews book of the moment, Snowdrops by A D Miller.
Previous reviews can be found in the review archive and forthcoming titles can be found by author or date or by category, here.

1 comment:

Kenneth said...

I thought the review of "Snowdrops" was rather generous. Any semi-intelligent reader would glom on to the set-up that our anti-hero Nicholas fell for. This was only slightly more credible than the "confession" to the anonymous finance - after all, who in their right mind would stay committed to this guy after reading this 'memoir' (?). Finally, I lost a good bit of respect for the Man Booker after seeing this book on the list of nomimees - maybe it's a lean year. In fairness I must say that the description of an ex-pat's four years in today's Russia felt real and was most interesting. Ken