Sunday, July 25, 2010

New Reviews: Black, Bruce, Cottam, Downie, Leather, Strachan

Two competitions for July and one is open internationally:
Win one of ten copies of Jail Bird by Jessie Keane (Worldwide)
Win one of five copies of The Assassin's Prayer by Ariana Franklin (UK & Republic of Ireland only)


Here are this week's reviews, including 3 debut novels:
Michelle Peckham reviews Sean Black's Lockdown the first in a series of thrillers set in America;

Maxine Clarke reviews Alison Bruce's Cambridge Blue the debut appearance for DC Goodhew;

Amanda Gillies reviews, ghost story The Waiting Room by F G Cottam;

Paul Blackburn reviews Ruso and the Root of all Evils by R S (Ruth) Downie published as Persona Non Grata in the US;

Terry Halligan finds himself appearing in Stephen Leather's Rough Justice the latest in the "Spider" series

and don't miss Laura Root's thoughtful review of The Earth Hums in B Flat by Mari Strachan.
Previous reviews can be found in the review archive and (a recently expanded list of) forthcoming titles can be found by author or date, here.

3 comments:

Bernadette in Australia said...

As always Karen I enjoy the week's roundup of reviews here.

I may be being particularly obtuse but is there a way I can search for reviews by reviewer on the site? Not that I don't enjoy all of them but a couple of your regulars do tend to resonate more with me - it's a matter of tastes being similar more than anything else - and I thought it would be nifty to be able to go back and read their reviews over time (I might have missed a book or two that they have recommended).

kathy d. said...

Laura Root's review is enticing. Now just to get this book in the U.S. is the trick.

Karen (Euro Crime) said...

At the moment there's no way of searching for specific reviewers except by using the search facility on your browser eg ctrl-f but I've been pondering setting up separate pages for each reviewer. Would take a bit of time to set up but fairly easy to maintain after that.