Fresh blood on the ferns: new voices dominate Ngaio Marsh Awards The usual suspects took a back seat as first-time crime writers Fiona Sussman, Finn Bell, and Michael Bennett swept the spoils at the 2017 Ngaio Marsh Awards in Christchurch on Saturday night. The talented trio made history on several fronts at a special… Continue reading Ngaio Marsh Winners official press release
Stalker the first Swedish novel I have read since The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, had a great dark tone, which was really gripping towards the climax of the book. However with it being the third largest crime book I have read, it was possibly a bit long and took me more than a week… Continue reading Psychological Thriller Stalker By Lars Kepler
The Iconic Image of Sherlock Holmes, in my view there is only one, that of Jeremy Brett. Recently I have been reading Stalker, this book is presently on its 14th CD, meaning, that in order to write an article I have had to revert to short stories because I am too worried about waking up… Continue reading Sherlock Holmes – The Definitive Collection
Sometimes being a disabled reviewer can cause a problem, because it is my disabilities that mean I can often risk waking up at the end of a book as the murderer is about to be revealed. As I am dyslexic I have to listen to books through audio and then I have the extra physical… Continue reading Nightly Frustrations
This second story by JT Lawrence was perfect for listening to at night if you wanted broken sleep, but I suppose that is what an author aims for with horror. For someone who regularly struggles with an itch on his left leg this was disturbing. Lawrence’s use of the internal monologue was novel and she… Continue reading Sticky Fingers, story number two – The Itch
When you are a book reviewer, todays article proves you can end up getting books from anywhere. Sticky Fingers was a big surprise as I found the reviewing opportunity in my junk box from J.T. Lawrence this morning, I often have to browse my junk folder to find opportunities like this but this was… Continue reading Sticky Fingers – A surprising review
On the 13th of October Netflix launched their new series Mindhunter. As an area of crime fiction the psychology of crime has always fascinated me. Mainly because, as well as there being interesting perpetrators, it often shows the investigators to be just as damaged too, look at Tony Hill, created by Val McDermid. Damaged characters… Continue reading Is psychological profiling back in vogue?