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Author of the Month is Denise Mina with her thumping new novel, Conviction. This is another standalone novel from a shining author of our generation. Anna finds her world crumbling around her, but this isn’t the first time this has happened. A podcast involving an old acquaintance starts a journey to the truth – her own as well as that of the mystery surrounding the sinking of the Dana and the death of a family. With panache, Mina takes us on a rollercoaster ride from Scotland and across Europe. This is a truly gripping read and deserves to be highlighted on our Author of the Month page.

Fresh Blood is Trevor Mark Thomas and his debut, The Bothy. Who knew that gangsters hid out in such a derelict pub as described here. The whole story is told from the confines of this decrepit public house with violence aplenty. I was enthralled by Thomas’ debut and I am sure you will all be intrigued as I was to see exactly what happened at The Bothy pub!

Reviews this month includes a number of new writers alongside established writers. They include Anthony J. Quinn, Alex North, Gillian McAllister and many more to make it a bumper month of Reviews!

Classic Crime celebrates that great Agatha Christie classic, The Murder of Roger Ackroyd. Nearly 95 years since its publication, it is still entertaining many, with others dissecting how this novel had such a startling effect on the crime fiction scene. The Folio Society have released a gorgeous edition with stunning illustrations. This is a worthy addition to any lover of Christie’s work.

Events features James Ellroy and the new stunning omnibus editions that have just been released in the Everyman Classic series. The Empress of Noir, Cathi Unsworth has been a massive fan of Ellroy for decades and here she sends her love letter to the master of his craft.

The Top Ten book so far of 2019 will be going up very shortly! I have made my choices – and this time I am sticking to them!

Top Ten

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 number of books during Crimesquad.com's thirteen years. Have a wander round our archives and I hope you will find something you might have missed first time around!

If you have any comments or have a particular author you would like to see highlighted on this website please e-mail me at chrissimmons@crimesquad.com.

Chris Simmons
Online Editor.