Ruminations

Review of The Final Hour by Tom Wood

https://promotingcrime.blogspot.co.uk/2018/01/the-final-hour-by-tom-wood.html The Final Hour by Tom Wood - Published by Sphere in 2017  - ISBN: 978-0-7515-7014-4  Victor, a murky and anti-hero assassin, hired by the good, the bad and the ugly, resurfaces in this thriller by the bestselling author of A Time To…

Review of War Hawk by James Rollins and Grant Blackwood

https://promotingcrime.blogspot.co.uk/2017/12/war-hawk-by-james-rollins-grant.html   War Hawk by James Rollins & Grant Blackwood Published by Orion Books in 2016   ISBN: 978-1-4091-5448-8   This is the second interesting collaboration between Rollins and Blackwood (the first was The Kill Switch) The story reaches into the electronic world…

Review of In The Dark by Andreas Pfluger

https://promotingcrime.blogspot.co.uk/2017/12/in-dark-by-andreas-pfluger.html In The Dark by Andreas Pflüger   Published by Head of Zeus Ltd in 2017   ISBN: 9781786690913     Jenny Aaron is a unique   police detective, blinded in a disastrously unsuccessful   mission five years earlier in Barcelona when she…

Review of The Chemist by Stephenie Meyer

https://promotingcrime.blogspot.co.uk/2017/12/the-chemist-by-stephenie-meyer.html   THE CHEMIST by Stephenie Meyer Published by Sphere in 2017 ISBN: 978-0-7515-7004-5   In this, the author’s adult action thriller, we meet Alex, (one of her many aliases) skilled in the gruesome art of medical torture for a scary,…

Review of Clinch by Martin Holmen

https://promotingcrime.blogspot.co.uk/2017/12/clinch-by-martin-holmen.html   Clinch by Martin Holmén Published by Pushkin Vertigo in 2016 ISBN: 978 1 782271 92 5  This English language translation is the author’s first  in a   gritty Scandi noir trilogy featuring heavy drinker Harry Kvist, anti-hero, bi-sexual ex-boxer…

Review of The Silent Girl by Hjorth & Rosenfeldt

  https://promotingcrime.blogspot.co.uk/2017/09/the-silent-girl-by-michael-hjorth-hans.html  The Silent Girl by Hjorth & Rosenfeldt Published by Century in 2017  ISBN: 978-1-78-089460-7 (PB) The authors are the international bestselling duo of hit TV shows Wallander, The Bridge and Marcella. This is the fourth in their collaborative…

Review of Sweet Pea by CJ Skuse

https://promotingcrime.blogspot.co.uk/2017/09/sweet-pea-by-c-j-skuse.html   SWEET PEA by C J SKUSE Published by HQ in 2017   ISBN: 978-0-00821667-2 (Pb)   The author wrote several YA novels before this, a   black comedy with grisly crimes galore related by psychopath anti-heroine Rhiannon Lewis, in diary form.   …

Review of Hawk’s Cross by David Collenette

https://promotingcrime.blogspot.co.uk/2017/09/hawks-cross-by-david-collenette.html HAWK’S CROSS by David Collenette   Published by The Book Guild Ltd in 2017    ISBN: 978-1911320-746 (PB)    This, the author’s debut piece of crime fiction, features as the narrator the eponymous hero, Matthew Hawk, who’s a homeless…

Review of IQ by Joe Ide

https://promotingcrime.blogspot.co.uk/2017/10/iq-by-joe-ide.html IQ by Joe Ide                   Published by Weidenfeld & Nicholson in 2017    ISBN: 978-1-474-60718-6 (PB) The author is a Japanese American (his surname is pronounced E-day); this is his debut…