Sunday, February 26, 2012

New Reviews: Akunin, Brophy, Craig, Ellis, Forshaw, Hannah, Harper, Mallo, Robinson

Win 3 Richard Nottingham mysteries by Chris Nickson (UK only) closes 29 February.

Here are this week's 9 new reviews:
Laura Root reviews the tenth (and final?) Erast Fandorin adventure from Boris Akunin, and translated by Andrew Bromfield: The Diamond Chariot;

Lynn Harvey reviews Kevin Brophy's The Berlin Crossing which is heavier on the love story than the spy story apparently;

Terry Halligan reviews the second in the John Carlyle series from James Craig: Never Apologise, Never Explain;

Lizzie Hayes reviews the newest Wesley Peterson/Neil Watson mystery from Kate Ellis: The Cadaver Game;

Maxine Clarke reviews Barry Forshaw's guide to Scandinavian crime fiction: Death in a Cold Climate;

Susan White reviews Sophie Hannah's Kind of Cruel the seventh to feature her detectives Waterhouse and Zailer;

Amanda Gillies reviews Tom Harper's Secrets of the Dead, calling it "another excellent book";

I review Ernesto Mallo's follow-up to the CWA International Dagger Shortlisted Needle in a Haystack: Sweet Money, tr. Katherine Silver set in 1980s Buenos Aires

and Mark Bailey wants more standalones from Peter Robinson after reading Before the Poison.
Previous reviews can be found in the review archive.

Forthcoming titles can be found by author or date or by category, here and new titles by Kate Ellis, Claire McGowan, Peter Robinson and Robert Wilson have been added to these pages this week.

5 comments:

Margot Kinberg said...

Karen - Thanks as ever for this roundup. I want the Craig and the Ellis very much myself :-).

Clarissa Draper said...

Cool links. I'm going to check out the Ellis review for sure.

Karen (Euro Crime) said...

The Craig is very cheap on UK Kindle but don't know about US.

I've read the first few of Kate Ellis's series (a while ago) and enjoyed them very much. The one reviewed is the 16th in the series but the first ones have been reprinted fairly recently.

Maxine said...

I read one of the Ellis series that was quite a way through, and enjoyed it. It didn't seem to matter that I'd missed the first few.

Margot Kinberg said...

Thanks, Karen - The Craig's £1.88 on U.S. Kindle right now. I may have to yield to temptation ;-).