Late-breaking news: the weekly reviews are up on Euro Crime and Jo Nesbo's Nemesis (see previous post) is one of them. Fiona Walker is Euro Crime's reviewer. Her view? "….as thrilling and gripping as his previous books would lead you to hope. Harry may be your stereotypical alcoholic cop, but he still manages to feel completely original and as engaging as this kind of protagonist is able to be, which is rare, given that the genre is as saturated with them, as their blood is with alcohol."
The other reviews at Euro Crime this week include mine of two books: Martin Edwards's The Cipher Garden, a cleverly written mystery involving a small set of suspects; and Nicci French's Losing You, which I call an unbearably tense book with an overwhelmingly exciting plot. No special effects needed, either. Geoff Jones reviews Natasha Cooper's latest, A Poisoned Mind, a good story tackling social issues, although the main character seems to be somewhat beset by wimps. Ed O'Connor's Primal Cut, a slice of violent London crime, is in Sunnie Gill's frame:not a book for the faint-hearted, apparently. And Euro Crime herself, Karen Meek, reviews The Chameleon's Shadow by Minette Walters, described as a gripping read by a master story-teller.
There's a nice new feature at Euro Crime: at the end of each review are links to details of the author's other books, and to other Euro Crime reviews.