CANBERRA WEEKLY COLUMN: 7 JANUARY 2021- THREE NEW CRIME NOVELS
This week in the Canberra Weekly I review three very good, but very different, new crime novels.
First up is Catherine Ryan Howard’s The Nothing Man (Corvus). This is a very well constructed and quite original crime novel by one of the leading lights of Irish crime writing. Catherine provides an interesting twist on the tired serial killer thriller genre and produces a thoughtful, compelling crime novel.
I recently did a longer review of The Nothing Man here: https://murdermayhemandlongdogs.com/thriller-round-up-december/ and highly recommend it.
Also very clever and well written was J P Pomare’s Tell Me Lies (Hachette). This engaging psychological thriller by Australian/New Zealand author Pomare, certainly keeps you interested and delivers some nice shocks towards the end.
I recently did a longer review of Tell Me Lies here: https://murdermayhemandlongdogs.com/tell-me-lies-by-j-p-pomare-hachette-29-december-2020/
Finally, the latest thrilling novel by Simon Kernick, Kill A Stranger, is a terrific page turner that is ideal for the beach or pool this summer.
My earlier, longer review is here: https://murdermayhemandlongdogs.com/thriller-round-up-december/
In all, three terrific novels that provide a criminally good start to 2021!
Thanks to the publishers and the Canberra Weekly for advanced copies of the books. A copy of the reviews will also be posted on the Canberra Weekly’s terrific website at: https://canberraweekly.com.au/category/entertainment/books/