Sunday, October 18, 2009

New Reviews: Anderson, Bruen, Indridason, Navarro, Tighe, Xiaolong

The settings for this week's books include Scotland, Ireland, Iceland, Iraq, England and China:
Laura Root reviews the paperback release of Easy Kill by Lin Anderson;

Terry Halligan reviews Sanctuary by Ken Bruen the latest in the Jack Taylor series;

Maxine Clarke reviews Hypothermia by Arnaldur Indridason writing that "it is truly a mature, masterful and utterly fantastic book";

Amanda Gillies is equally enthusiastic about The Bible of Clay by Julia Navarro which is now out in paperback, beginning her review: "This is a cleverly written novel with a gripping storyline";

Geoff Jones reviews Druids Hill by Carl Tighe

and Michelle Peckham reviews The Mao Case by Qiu Xiaolong calling it a "a fascinating book".
Previous reviews can be found in the review archive and forthcoming titles can be found here.

3 comments:

Margot Kinberg said...

Thanks for the "round-up" of reviews. It's very helpful.

Maxine said...

Yes, a great set of reviews of very varied books. The Chinese one sounds fascinating. I, too, haven't read a Ken Bruen novel yet, and in view of the prize he's just won as well as constant blog posts everywhere about how good he is, I keep meaning to read him. I suspect he's going to be too hard-boiled/violent for me, though.

Fiona said...

I've never got on with ken bruen... just don't like the way he handles narrative arcs.

However, I completely agree about Hypothermia. Im certain it's the best crime novel I've read this year: a wonderful, wonderful book.