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Category Archive for 'Crime'

Author: Lisa Gardner Title: Crash & Burn Publisher: Headline Paperback: 384 pages ISBN: 978-1472220264 Price: £7.99 Publication Date: 16/07/2015 My initial reaction on receiving Lisa Gardner’s latest novel, Crash & Burn, was that it sounded like fairly familiar psychological thriller / woman-in-peril territory. A woman, Nicky Frank, is in a car crash. When the police find her she […]

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Tess Gerritsen – Die Again

Author: Tess Gerritsen Title: Die Again Publisher: Bantam Hardback: 330 pages ISBN: 978-0-593-07243-1 Price: £18.99 Publication Date: 01/01/2015 When I first received my copy of Tess Gerritsen’s new novel I have to admit that I was a little bemused. Why, I wondered, was the oilskin and Sou’wester wearing killer from I Know What You Did Last Summer […]

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Karin Slaughter – Cop Town

Author: Karin Slaughter Title: Cop Town Publisher: Century Hardback: 398 pages ISBN: 978-1-846-05999-5 Price: £18.99 Publication Date: 17/07/2014 Having first experimented with a historical element back in 2012’s Criminal, Karin Slaughter has gone further in her most recent novel, Cop Town. Whilst Criminal used a dual, related set of story arcs – one set in the present and one […]

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Karin Slaughter – Unseen

Author: Karin Slaughter Title: Unseen Publisher: Arrow Paperback: 496 pages ISBN: 978-0099571353 Price: £7.99 Publication Date: 5/06/2014 After Criminal, Slaughter’s previous novel, which spent its majority exploring the historical past, Unseen sees a move back to present day Georgia – and with it a return to the complicated relationship of the focal characters of the series, Sara Linton and […]

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Karin Slaughter – Criminal

Author: Karin Slaughter Title: Criminal Publisher: Century Hardback: 428 pages ISBN: 978-1-8460-5796-0 Price: £18.99 Publication Date: 05/07/2012 It’s always a risk when an author decides to alter or experiment with a bestselling formula – especially in the crime genre. On the one hand, it can have a positive effect and freshen-up something that has become […]

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Elmore Leonard – Raylan

Author: Elmore Leonard Title: Raylan Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson Hardback: 263 pages ISBN: 978-0-297-86753-1 Price: £18.99 Publication Date: 16/02/2012 It’s not often that a novel can use the first name of its principal protagonist for its title, but in the case of Elmore Leonard’s US Deputy Marshal Raylan Givens normal rules don’t apply. From his […]

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Stuart Neville – Stolen Souls

Author: Stuart Neville Title: Stolen Souls Publisher: Harvill Secker Trade Paperback: 312 pages ISBN: 978-1-846-55452-0 Price: £12.99 Publication Date: 26/01/2012 It’s not very often that you find a novel that grabs you by the neck and won’t let go. You know, the type of book that you settle down with, only intending to read a […]

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Author: Carol O’Connell Title: The Chalk Girl Publisher: Headline Hardback: 448 pages ISBN: 978-0-7553-8538-6 Price: £19.99 Publication Date: 17/01/2012 Carol O’Connell has never been what you would call a prolific author. It is two and a half years since her last novel – the brilliant, spellbinding Bone By Bone – was published. And it has been […]

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Author: Karen Rose Title: No One Left To Tell Publisher: Headline Hardback: 534 pages ISBN: 978-0-7553-7394-9 Price: £16.99 Publication Date: 05/01/2012 It wasn’t until I had read about fifty pages of Karen Rose’s latest novel, No One Left To Tell, that I was finally able to scratch the nagging mental itch that had been plaguing […]

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Author: Neil Cross Title: Luther: The Calling Publisher: Simon & Schuster Trade Paperback: 360 pages ISBN: 978-0-85720-337-3 Price: £12.99 Publication Date: 04/08/2011 DCI John Luther likes to be different. Not just as a detective and character, but even as far as how he crossed from the screen to the page. Most television detectives start out […]

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