Here are this week's new reviews, website updates and a reminder of January's competition:
Maxine Clarke reviews The Dark Eye by Ingrid Black - a book which starts well but ultimately disappoints;
Maxine is also disappointed with the debut novel from Elena Forbes - Die With Me and gives the writer a tip for the next book...;
Terry Halligan rose to the challenge of the monumental girth of Elizabeth George's What Came Before He Shot Her and enjoyed it enormously;
I took on the minuscule girth of the middle part of the amazing De Luca series by Carlo Lucarelli - The Damned Season - a short book but with a lot packed into it
and Laura Root reviews Frank Tallis' Fatal Lies and finds it continues his high standard.
Other Website Updates
The News page has been updated.
The Authors page (a list of author homepages) now has 608 entries.
The New Releases pages have been updated.
Current Competition (closing date 31 January):
Win a copy of Bad Traffic by Simon Lewis (UK & Europe only)
(geographical restrictions are in brackets)