Saturday, January 19, 2019

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Cover Theme: Children's Playgrounds (& Balloons)

Saturday fun. The latest in my cover theme posts.

Aside from Julie Corbin's Tell Me No Secrets, these are all recent covers.

Tuesday, January 08, 2019

TV News: Coroner

Not to be confused with the BBC's The Coroner....Canadian series Coroner is based on MR (Matthew) Hall's series of books featuring Coroner Jenny Cooper. The action has moved from the Welsh-English border near Bristol, to Toronto.

Coroner has just begun its run of 8 episodes in Canada but we don't have to wait long here in the UK. The first episode is on the Universal Channel at 9pm on 21 January.

Here's some of the the official blurb from CBC:
Inspired by the best-selling series of books by M.R. Hall and created by Morwyn Brebner (Saving Hope), CORONER (8x60) is a character-driven one-hour drama about Dr. Jenny Cooper (SERINDA SWAN), a recently widowed new coroner who investigates suspicious, unnatural or sudden deaths in Toronto. The series reflects the rich diversity of Toronto, and each case brings Jenny into a new arena in the city, touching on buzz-worthy themes. Jenny taps into her intuition as much as her intellect and heart as she solves cases with the help of homicide detective Donovan McAvoy (ROGER CROSS), a man who isn’t afraid of challenging the status quo; pathologist Dr. Dwayne Allen (LOVELL ADAMS-GRAY) and his assistant River Baitz (KILEY MAY); and Alison Trent (TAMARA PODEMSKI), Jenny’s assistant who keeps it real. And while Jenny solves mysterious deaths, she also deals with clinical anxiety; a teenage son, Ross (EHREN KASSAM), who is still grieving the death of his father; and the prospect of starting a new relationship with the enigmatic Liam (ÉRIC BRUNEAU).
Coroners feature as the lead characters in three other British/European series to my knowledge:

Bernard Knight's Sir John de Wolfe series set in twelfth century Devon.
Priscilla Masters' Martha Gunn series set in Shrewsbury.
Jutta Profijt's Martin Gänsewein series set in Cologne.

(There are slightly more pathologists.)

Monday, January 07, 2019

New Releases - January 2019

Many apologies for the extended delay since my last post. We've had a few technological issues over the last few weeks. Thank you for continuing to visit Euro Crime and best wishes for 2019 (and on).
Here's the latest in my regular feature, of monthly releases.

Here's a snapshot of what I think is published for the first time in January 2019 (and is usually a UK date but occasionally will be a US or Australian date). January and future months (and years) can be found on the Future Releases page. If I've missed anything or got the date wrong, do please leave a comment.
• Alfon, Dov - A Long Night in Paris
• Allan, Claire - Apple of My Eye
• Allen, Hania - Clearing The Dark #2 DS Dania Gorska
• Amphlett, Rachel - Bridge to Burn #7 Detective Kay Hunter
• Bailey, R J - Winner Kills All #3 Sam Wylde, Close Protection Officer
• Bannister, Jo - Silent Footsteps #3 Detective Constable Hazel Best & Gabriel Ash
• Barber, Lizzy - My Name is Anna
• Barton, Fiona - The Suspect
• Bradley, Alan - The Golden Tresses of the Dead #10 Eleven year old Flavia de Luce, 1950s England
• Broadribb, Steph - Deep Dirty Truth #3 Lori Anderson
• Brooke, Amanda - Don't Turn Around
• Butler, D S - Where Secrets Lie #2 Detective Karen Hart
• Clements, Rory - Nemesis #3 Thomas Wilde, 1930s
• Connolly, Sheila - The Lost Traveller #7 Maura Donovan, County Cork
• Cutts, Lisa - Lost Lives
• Dahl, Arne - Hunted #2 Detective Sam Berger
• Dean, Will - Red Snow #2 Tuva Moodyson, Sweden
• Deegan, James - The Angry Sea #2 John Carr, Ex SAS
• Dunford, Caroline - A Death at a Gentleman's Club #12 Euphemia Martins
• Eldridge, Jim - Murder at the British Museum #2 Former Detective Inspector Daniel Wilson
• Finlay, Mick - The Murder Pit #2 Arrowood, PI, 1895
• Foley, Lucy - The Hunting Party
• Fortin, Sue - Schoolgirl Missing
• Grant, Andrew - Invisible
• Griffin, Eamonn - East of England
• Hilton, Matt - False Move #5 Grey and Villere, Louisiana
• Hodge, Sibel - The Disappeared
• Hunter, Maddy - Catch Me if Yukon #12 Emily Andrews
• Hurley, Graham - Curtain Call
• Ivar, Katja - Evil Things #1 Hella Mauzer
• James, Bill - Hitmen I Have Known #35 DCS Harpur and ACC Iles
• Jameson, Hanna - The Last
• Kavanagh, Emma - To Catch a Killer
• Keane, Jessie - The Edge #3 Darke family
• Law, J S - The Coldest Blood #3 Lieutenant Danielle Lewis, Royal Navy
• Laws, Peter - Severed #3 Professor Matt Hunter
• Leather, Stephen - Last Man Standing
• Lehtolainen, Leena - Where Have All the Young Girls Gone #11 Detective Maria Kallio, Helsinki
• Lindstein, Mariette - The Cult on Fog Island #1 The Cult on Fog Island Trilogy
• Mark, David - Cold Bones #8 Detective Sergeant McAvoy of Humberside CID
• Martinez, Agustin - Village of the Lost Girls
• Maxwell, Alyssa - A Murderous Marriage #4 Lady and Lady's Maid Mystery
• May, Peter - The Man With No Face
• McCulloch, Ian - A Lot of Nerve
• McGuire, Michael - Flight Risk
• Mundy, Elizabeth - A Clean Canvas #2 Lena Szarka, Hungarian cleaner, London
• Parks, Alan - February's Son #2 Harry McCoy, Police Officer, Glasgow, 1973
• Rose, Jacqui - Fatal
• Rosett, Sara - Murder at Blackburn Hall #2 High Society Lady Detective, 1920s England
• Rowland, Laura Joh - The Hangman's Secret #3 Miss Sarah Bain, Victorian Era
• Savage, Vanessa - The Woman in the Dark
• Seymour, Gerald - Battle Sight Zero
• Shepherd-Robinson, Laura - Blood & Sugar
• Shimada, Soji - Murder in the Crooked House
• Sveistrup, Soren - The Chestnut Man
• Taylor, June - Keep Your Friends Close
• Wesolowski, Matt - Changeling #3 Six Stories
• Wilkins, Susan - It Should Have Been Me