Sunday, February 24, 2008

New Reviews

Here are this week's new reviews and a reminder of February's competitions:

Latest Reviews:

Maxine Clarke continues her series of reviews of Andrea Camilleri's Montalbano series, her latest being The Scent of the Night and whereas Maxine has many good things to say about her Italian book...

...Norman Price finds his Italian book a bit of a challenge, calling The Natural Disorder of Things by Andrea Canobbio "an exercise in self indulgent, pretentious rambling";

Terry Halligan reviews the latest thriller from Stephen Leather, Dead Men. This author is apparently very popular in prisons;

Maxine tackles another thriller - Requiem by Jack Ross set in Florida and the first in a series featuring a journalist. (As far as I'm aware the author is British)

and I review a new offering from Macmillan New Writing, the eerie Light Reading by Aliya Whiteley in which two RAF wives set off to solve the riddle of a suicide note and change their lives along the way.


Current Competitions (closing date 29 February):

Win a copy of A Vengeful Longing by R N Morris (no geographical restrictions)


Win a copy of Silent in the Grave by Deanna Raybourn (UK & Europe only)


(geographical restrictions are in brackets)

3 comments:

Peter said...

"Maxine tackles another thriller - Requiem by Jack Ross set in Florida and the first in a series featuring a journalist. (As far as I'm aware the author is British)."

I wonder if the slow death of journalism as most of us know it will spur crime writers to set stories in newspapers. Such was the case with the television series The Wire, several of whose newspaper and other characters are based on people I know and have worked with.
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Uriah Robinson said...

I am watching series 3 of The Wire on cable, but really looking forward to the "journalism" centred series.
But by the time we in the UK reach series 5 will newspapers still exist?
I am currently reading and enjoying The Cat Trap by KT McCaffrey, and the heroine of that is an investigative journalist.

Peter said...

Uriah, you're no doubt familiar with the Police Lt. Marimow on the show. He is based on Bill Marimow, David Simon's former and my current editor-in-chief. I've never watched the show, but the current season's theme sent me to search out information about the character. The nasty public spat between Simon and the real Marimow was a joy to read about.
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"Because Murder Is More Fun Away From Home"
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