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Category Archive for 'Crime'

 Author: John Connolly Title: The Burning Soul Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton Hardback: 408 pages ISBN: 978-0-340-99353-8 Price: £17.99 Publication Date: 01/09/2011 To say that the central theme of John Connolly’s latest book – the tenth in the Charlie Parker series – concerns secrets would be something of an understatement. Truth be told, secrets are lurking […]

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Mo Hayder – Skin

 Author: Mo Hayder Title: Skin Publisher: Bantam Paperback: 459 pages ISBN: 978-0-553-82050-8 Price: £6.99 Publication Date: 19/11/2009 The one thing I can always claim after reading a Mo Hayder novel is that I will come away with some rather weird and nasty piece of new knowledge. And, within the first page of Skin, I had […]

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 Author: China Miéville Title: The City & The City Publisher: Pan Macmillan Paperback: 500 pages ISBN: 978-0-330-53419-2 Price: £7.99 Publication Date: 06/05/2011 I have a confession to make at the outset of this review. Before reading The City & The City I had never finished a novel by China Miéville. However, I should clarify this statement. Before […]

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 Author: Amanda Kyle Williams Title: The Stranger You Seek Publisher: Headline Hardback: 336 pages ISBN: 978-0-755-38416-7 Price: £19.99 Publication Date: 04/08/2011 Meet Keye Street, the new kid on the crime block. A Chinese-American private investigator with two university degrees, she used to work as a criminal profiler for the FBI before she got fired for her […]

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 Author: Tess Gerritsen Title: The Silent Girl Publisher: Bantam Press Hardback: 331 pages ISBN: 978-0-593-06324-8 Price:  £18.99 Publication Date: 21/07/2011   Thanks to Tess Gerritsen’s latest thriller, The Silent Girl, I can comprehensively say that I will not be attending a ghost tour in the near future! I’m squeamish at the best of times, so even […]

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Karin Slaughter – Fallen

Author: Karin Slaughter Title: Fallen Publisher: Century Hardback: 387 pages ISBN: 978-1-8460-5794-6 Price: £18.99 Publication Date: 07/07/2011 At the outset of this review I must make a confession. I love Karin Slaughter’s novels, so much so that when I received my copy of her new thriller, Fallen, in the post a couple of weeks ago, […]

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Author: Duane Swierczynski Title: Fun & Games Publisher: Mulholland Books Paperback Original: 283 pages ISBN: 978-1-444-70756-4 Price: £6.99 Publication Date: 23/06/2011 After reading Fun & Games I want to be a house sitter! For this is the job of its central protagonist, ex-cop Charlie Hardie. He gets paid – yes, paid – to fly around the […]

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Will Carver – Girl 4

Author: Will Carver Title: Girl 4 Publisher: Arrow Paperback Original: 345 pages ISBN: 978-0-09955-103-4 Price: £6.99 Publication Date: 12/05/2011 There’s a new American female detective on the block, and her name is January David. Or so I assumed when I first start reading the press release for Will Carver’s debut novel, Girl 4. But I […]

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Peter James – Dead Man’s Grip

Author: Peter James Title: Dead Man’s Grip Publisher: Pan Macmillan Hardback: 402 pages ISBN: 978-0-230-74725-8 Price: £18.99 Publication Date: 26/05/2011 Eight pages in to Peter James’s latest Roy Grace novel I found myself forced to stop. Had I really just read what I thought I had? I re-read it and realised that I had not […]

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Eoin Colfer – Plugged

Author: Eoin Colfer Title: Plugged Publisher: Headline Hardback: 277 pages ISBN: 978-0-7553-7998-9 Price: £12.99 Publication Date: 12/05/2011 Apparently, the fact that I loved Eoin Colfer’s Artemis Fowl books when I was a teenager means that I need to grow up. At least, according to the shoutline on his debut crime novel, Plugged, I do. Not […]

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