Sunday, August 07, 2011

New Reviews: Child, Cross, Edwards, Ellis, French, Kristian, Seymour, Theorin

Here are this week's reviews, which include visits to Iraq, Ireland, Sweden, USA and the age of the Vikings(!) as well as the UK:
Lynn Harvey joins the review team with her review of Lee Child's fifteenth Reacher novel, Worth Dying For, which has just come out in paperback;

Sarah Hilary reviews Neil Cross's prequel to his tv series Luther, Luther: The Calling;

I reviewed Martin Edwards's The Serpent Pool on the blog last week (do read the comments as well!);

Lizzie Hayes reviews another fifteenth in the series - Kate Ellis's The Jackal Man the latest in the Wesley Peterson series just out in paperback;

Geoff Jones reviews Tana French's third book in a connected series of books, Faithful Place;

Amanda Gillies reviews the last in the Raven Trilogy by Giles Kristian , Raven: Odin's Wolves (but hopes for more!);

Terry Halligan reviews the recently released new thriller from Gerald Seymour A Deniable Death

and Maxine Clarke reviews double CWA Dagger winner Johan Theorin's third book in the Oland Quartet: The Quarry, tr. Marlaine Delargy.
Previous reviews can be found in the review archive and forthcoming titles can be found by author or date, here.

3 comments:

Maxine said...

Some good reviews here- I am quite tempted by the review of Luther but also scared off by it! Not sure which way to go. Also on the fence about the Tana French after her disappointing (to me) second novel. I do very highly recommend Johan Theorin's The Quarry, though, it is superb.

Anonymous said...

Seems to me that Giles Kristian must have read "The Long Ships" ("Röde Orm") by Swedish writer Frans G Bengtsson. Quite a well spun yarn, written during the 2nd World War:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Long_Ships
...and don't judge the book by the film - even though Kirk Douglas starred as Röde Orm.
Thorbjörn J, Gothenburg

kathy d. said...

I liked Tana French's book quite a bit, especially it's depiction of life for many working-class women in Dublin who have few, if any, options.

The book gave me a real sense of everyday life there and what problems people face just to earn a living.