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June Author of the Month is Louise Voss who brings us her latest addition to the Domestic Noir genre, The Old You which had me turning those pages as if my fingers were on fire! This novel from Voss is as slippery as a writhing snake. An excellent read.

Fresh Blood for June is the CWA Debut Dagger Shortlisted, G.D. Abson and his dark thriller, Motherland. Abson brings alive modern Russia – warts and all, in a dark tale introducing Captain Natalya Ivanov. A strong woman in a (Russian) man’s world. She has to fight from all sides – but she is one determind lady!

Reviews this month include include Belinda Bauer, Jeffery Deaver, Araminta Hall plus exciting debuts from Ali Carter, Louise Candlish and a classic from the pen of Georges Simenon and others.

Classic Crime will be coming soon in June!

Events page is a piece from Saul David, the author of the new Zulu Hart novel, The Prince and the Whitechapel Murders. Major George Hart is back from Africa and asked to keep an eye on Prince Albert Victor who is a possible target for some assassins. Added to the mix are a series of gruesome murders committed by the now legendary, Jack the Ripper. Read Saul David’s piece on how his novel came to be written.

The Penguin microsite features Icelandic sensation, Ragnar Jónasson to celebrate the release of The Darkness, a new series featuring Detective Inspector Hulda Hermannsdóttir. For those fans of his Ari Thor novels – you are in for a huge treat!!

Penguin Microsite

Yes, despite the wet weather we have been having in the U.K., we are now turning our thoughts to that summer holiday, whether here or abroad. So, Top Ten will be changed soon to highlight some of the most exciting holiday reads that you will definitely want to pack in your suitcase – and there are some corkers included!

To check out all our past reviews use the Review Archive. Search under author surname and author Christian name if you can’t recall the surname. And for good measure you can also search under the title of the book. Simply click on the box at the top of the page and then click on to the letter of the author/title you would like to find. As you will see, we have reviewed a huge amount of books during's twelve years. Have a wander round our archives and I hope you will find something you might have missed first time around!


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Chris Simmons
Online Editor.