- The Ghost Riders of Ordebec by Fred Vargas
- Take Five by Jack Batten
- The Golden Egg by Donna Leon
- The Woman Who Wouldn’t Die by Colin Cotterill
Margaret Cannon with four new crime fiction novels. Her reviews of books by Fred Vargas, Jack Batten, Donna Leon and Colin Cotterill you can read at The Globe and Mail.
»Named for the licence plate on Manx’s murderously sentient Rolls Royce, NOS4A2 is Joe Hill’s homage to traditional horror after two books that did not adhere as clearly to genre conventions. As in his previous novels – Heart-Shaped Box, Horns – Hill here creates a cast of quirky, flawed, three-dimensional characters, with the tough anti-heroine Vic emerging incontrovertibly as the narrative linchpin.«
Joe Hill, like his heroine, finds his own way in latest novel NOS4A2, Ilana Teitelbaum says. Her review you can read at The Globe and Mail.
»As soon as I put a detective in a book, that was it. It was a crime novel. There’s no way around that,« she says. The limits became frustrating. »I thought, ‘I am confined by this. No matter how much I try to break those bounds I’m still confined by expectation in that particular genre.’«
Kate Atkinson leaves her detective tales behind – and the gamble pays off, John Barber says. He talked with the author of the novel Life After Life. His portrait about Kate Atkinson you will find at The Globe and Mail.
- The Scent of Death by Andrew Taylor
- Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger
- A Very Profitable War by Didier Daeninckx
- The Wolves Of St. Peter’s by Gina Buonaguro and Janice Kirk
Margaret Cannon about four new crime novels by Andrew Taylor, William Kent Krueger, Didier Daeninckx and the duo Gina Buonaguro and Janice Kirk. Her review at The Globe and Mail.
»One could argue that this is Sawyer’s way of appropriating the tone of classic noir – of Raymond Chandler or Carroll John Daly or Dashiell Hammett, whose novel The Maltese Falcon provides an explicit template for Red Planet Blues.«
Editor Jared Bland about the novel Red Planet Blues by Robert J. Sawyer. Read the review at The Globe and Mail.
»Art is long and life is short, but not too short to treat yourself to the pleasures of Kate Atkinson’s prose along the way.«
Writer Sara O’Leary on the novel Life After Life by Kate Atkinson. Read the review at The Globe and Mail.
- The Bone Man by Wolf Haas
- Rage Against The Dying by Becky Masterman
- The Corpse With The Golden Nose by Cathy Ace
- Three Graves Full by Jamie Mason
Simon Brenner goes north: Margaret Cannon about the novel The Bone Man by Wolf Haas and three other crime fictin novels. Her view at The Globe and Mail.
»Set at the climax of the Cold War, Riders of Land and Tide is a Tom-Clancy-style thriller that centres on a drug-fuelled mutiny aboard a U.S. Navy nuclear submarine in the Caribbean.«
John Barber in conversation with Cuban crime fiction writer Jose Latour about his latest novel Riders of Land and Tide. Read the portrait and review at The Globe and Mail.
- A Murder Of Crows by David Rotenberg
- The Third Bullet by Stephen Hunter
- Evil In All Its Disguises by Hilary Davidson
- Suspect by Robert Crais
Great new crime fiction: Margaret Cannon about four novels. Her reviews at The Globe and Mail.
- The Andalucian Friend by Alexander Soderberg
- Criminal Enterprise by Owen Laukkanen
- The Black Ace by G.B. Joyce
- The Third Riel Conspiracy by Stephen Legault
Sweden gets a new Lisbeth Salander, Margaret Cannon says. She has read new crime fiction books and at The Globe and Mail she reviews them.