My review of A Killing Frost by R. D. Wingfield is out at Euro Crime today, to coincide with the UK paperback publication. From my review: "I loved this crackingly paced book, which follows the same formula as the previous five novels in the series. Inspector Jack Frost is messy, disorganised and impulsive, incapable of looking after himself, yet totally dedicated to his job. He's also hilarious. He is one of those cops whose work ethic has nothing to do with external factors, which is just as well, as he is in a grade beneath his natural ability and his superiors are out to get him: specifically, to transfer him to nearby Lexton, a dump compared with the (not particularly nice) town of Denton, where Jack is stationed." Continue reading here.
Today's other new Euro Crime reviews include Kate Atkinson's When Will There be Good News, Frank Tallis's Fatal Lies, Manda Scott's A Crystal Skull and Val McDermid's A Darker Domain.
Some award news:
Katherine Howell's Frantic has won the Davitt award for best crime novel by an Australian woman writer in 2007.
ITV3 Thiller awards. Author of the year Ian Rankin for Exit Music (Orion); international author of the year accolade was awarded posthumously to Stieg Larsson for his début novel The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Quercus).