Sunday, March 06, 2011

New Reviews: Bird, Crouch, Kuzneski, Leon, Myers, Parris, Thompson & New Competitions

Two new competitions for March, both close 31st March:
1.Win a signed copy of Complicit by Nicci French UK only
2.Win From the Dead by Mark Billingham UK & Europe only

Here are this week's reviews:
Paul Blackburn reviews Nigel Bird's Dirty Old Town a short story collection available for the Kindle;

Michelle Peckham reviews Julia Crouch's debut, Cuckoo, calling it "a highly accomplished first novel";

Amanda Gillies feels she's not the target audience for Chris Kuzneski's disappointing The Secret Crown;

Maxine Clarke reviews Donna Leon's "well up to scratch" A Question of Belief which is now out in paperback;

Lizzie Hayes reviews Amy Myers' Murder on the Old Road which she highly recommends;

Susan White reviews S J Parris's follow-up to the acclaimed Heresy: Prophecy

and Terry Halligan reviews James Thompson's police-procedural Snow Angels the first in a series set in Finland.
Previous reviews can be found in the review archive and forthcoming titles can be found by author or date, here.

3 comments:

Margot Kinberg said...

Karen - Thanks, as ever, for this round-up. Much appreciated :-)

Maxine said...

Nice collection of reviews, Karen. I'm looking forward to James Thompson's second novel, too - I think his debut was very promising.

nigel p bird said...

I wanted to thank you for taking out the time to review my collection. I'm delighted it went down well. Appearing here is a lovely feeling as I'm a fairly frequent flyer.
Cheers,
nigel