Marilyn Stasio reviews „Alex“ by the fashionable French author Pierre Lemaitre, „The Double“ by George Pelecano, „Japantown“ by Barry Lancet and „The Land of Dreams“ by Vidar Sundstol.
At the end of the day, Pochoda’s „Visitation Street“ has given Banerjee more respect for Denis Lehane, for choosing such a nuanced story about urban America. Hopefully, the imprint will continue to find authors who aren’t afraid to go beyond labels and safe places.
Tom Clancy was an author who created stories from the raw material of a real world in conflict. He conquered one media platform after another.
At the outset of the book, 24-year-old Ashley Cordova, daughter of famed and reclusive horror film director Stanislas Cordova, is found dead, an apparent suicide. “There’s something he does to the children”, an anonymous caller claims.
Several unusual incidents occur during the course of „Solo,“ the latest attempt to prolong the literary existence of James Bond. A Bond book is a tough gig, but Boyd’s authentically written attempt entertains more than it exasperates.
To the stellar ranks of Stephen King’s audiobook narrators add Will Patton, doing justice to King’s „Doctor Sleep.“
Daniel Woodrell’s ninth novel investigates the intricate, fraught bonds of community. Here is a story that penetrates the secrets that an Ozarks town keeps and the punishments it inflicts on anyone who exposes them.
It begins at the end, and you still won’t believe your eyes when you get to the final page of thriller novelist Jeffery Deaver’s beguiling new novel „The October List.“ He promises readers one hell of a ride.
At the height of his renown, back in the late 1960s and early ’70s, Scottish adventure-thriller writer Alistair MacLean rivaled even Agatha Christie as a best-seller. More than a dozen motion pictures were adapted from MacLean’s yarns.
Craig Russell and Val McDermid are both Scottish crime writers who grew up in Fife. But there the similiarities end, finds Tom Chivers in Segovia.
Rannie doesn’t commit crimes; she’s far too conscientious to do anything unkind, (she’s even nice to her ex-husband and has weekly dinners with her former mother-in-law). No, Rannie solves crimes, to the bemusement of everyone who knows her — including herself.
Laura Wilson reviews five new crime novels: „A Song from Dead Lips“ by William Shaw, „Available Dark“ by Elizabeth Hand, „The Frozen Dead“ by Bernard Minier, „Seeking Mr Hare“ by Maurice Leitch and „Precious Thing“ by Colette McBeth.
Bestselling detective story author Ann Cleeves condemns gruesome scenes, the treatment of women and morbid tone of Scandinavian books and TV dramas.
„Doctor Sleep“ is a sequel to one of King’s most famous works, „The Shining.“ In the concluding author’s note, King admits that sequels are almost never as good as the originals, and „nothing can live up to the memory of a good scare“.
In 1963 „The Spy Who Came in from the Cold“ was published. It was the third novel from John le Carré and it changed the face of the thriller genre forever.
This time Marilyn Stasio reviews „W is for Wasted“ by Sue Grafton (still settled the materialistic 1980s), „Then We Take Berlin“ by John Lawton, „Seven for a Secret“ by Lyndsay Faye and „Black Skies“ by Arnaldur Indridason.
„Doctor Sleep“ is Stephen King’s latest novel, and it’s a very good specimen of the quintessential King blend. King’s inventiveness and skill show no signs of slacking: “Doctor Sleep” has all the virtues of his best work.
More than 30 years after Stephen King first terrified readers with „The Shining“, he’s written a sequel, drawing on his alcoholism and a near-death experience. He talks about being a drunk father and why the Twilight series is just „tweenager porn“.
Marilyn Stasio has now been on the case for 25 years. In Sept 1988 Stasio took over the Crime column from her predecessor, Newgate Callendar. She’s been grading detective work ever since.
Antonio’s voice is aptly callow, yet lucid; his author’s savvy comes through but rarely intrudes. As he ramps up for his final act the shocks and heart-tugs lose some subtlety and arrive with improbable frequency.
All of Pynchon’s works are crammed with cultural references; here they seem less mysterious and significant than in previous novels. In „Bleeding Edge,“ Pynchon seems like a kid playing in a ball pit, having lot of fun tossing around whatever is brightly colored.
The strength of suspense novel „After her“ is in its depiction of the relationship between teen sisters and their father. Maynard develops this suspense novel out of a kernel of true crime.