Sunday, December 11, 2011

New Reviews: Cain, Cleeves, Cregan, Eriksson, Lewis, Morris, Pearson, Roslund-Hellstrom, Zouroudi

The final set of reviews for 2011 will be uploaded next weekend. There are 9 new reviews this week (to make up for missing last week). Look out for some forthcoming blog posts from the Euro Crime review team on their new discoveries this year.

Here are this week's new reviews:
Terry Halligan reviews the fifth (and best so far he thinks) in Tom Cain's Carver series - Carver;

Lynn Harvey reviews her first but the fourth "Vera" book in Ann Cleeves's (now televised) series - Silent Voices which is now out in paperback;

Laura Root reviews the second of Sean Cregan's Newport set series, The Razor Gate which is an example of "futurist noir writing";

I review the latest title that has been made available in English in Kjell Eriksson's Ann Lindell series, The Hand That Trembles, tr. Ebba Segerberg;

Susan White reviews the second in Jonathan Lewis's DCI Bale and dog-handler Kate Baker series, Into Dust;

Geoff Jones reviews the fourth (and last I believe) of R N Morris's Porfiry Petrovich series, The Cleansing Flames;

Lynn Harvey also reviews the fourth in another series, Murder Club by Mark Pearson which features DI Jack Delaney and is set in London;

Maxine Clarke reviews Roslund-Hellstrom's Cell 8, tr. Kari Dickson

and Amanda Gillies reviews Anne Zouroudi's The Whispers of Nemesis, the fifth in the Hermes Diaktoros series.
Previous reviews can be found in the review archive.

Forthcoming titles can be found by author or date or by category, here and new titles by George Arion, James Becker, Nancy Bilyeau, Ken Bruen, Paul Grossman, Oliver Harris, James Henry, Antonio Hill, Hjorth-Rosenfeldt, Bogdan Hrib, Camilla Lackberg, Andy McDermott, Roger/R N Morris, Leif GW Persson, Sarah Pinborough, Oana Stoica-Mujea, Roland Vernon, Jason Webster, Kate Williams and Juli Zeh have been added to these pages this week.


Maxine Clarke said...

Nice set of reviews, I've read a couple of these already. I agree with you about the production values of the Kjell Eriksson book- this author does not seem to have much luck with the publishing industry.

kathy d. said...

I've only read the Kjell Eriksson book out of those reviewed.

It's too bad that you haven't read The Demon of Dakar. I thought it was the best of the first three. I agree on The Princess of Burundi. I liked it. And I did not like The Cruel Stars of the Night either.

But The Demon of Dakar was a fine book, with lots of character development and also social issues in play. An excellent book for me.

I also had a mixed reaction to The Hand that Trembles. I agree with your review that the India section should have been tightened up. That part did drag on unnecessarily, in my opinion.

Other sections needed more tightening, too, more getting to the main points.

Karen (Euro Crime) said...

Thanks Kathy, maybe I will try Demon of Dakar :) especially if A & B publish it over here though I can still get the US edition from the library.

A positive review of Princess will be going up shortly, hopefully next week.