BOOK REVIEW OF ANGEL’S FLIGHT BY LOU CAMERON FOR THE LANCASHIRE POST

LEP.CO.UK - Angel's Flight by Lou Cameron

“Reprinted for the first time in 57 years comes a hard-hitting crime noir tour de force charting a gutsy musician’s bruising journey through the cut-throat American music business during the Dirty Thirties to the Fabulous Fifties. Angel’s Flight, first published in 1960, is the long-forgotten debut by prolific American author Lou Cameron who died in 2010 having written more than 300 novels.”

My review of the Stark House Press reprint of Angel’s Flight by Lou Cameron is published today in the Lancashire Evening Post, and syndicated to 25 newspapers across the UK.

Read the review here.

BOOK REVIEW OF NORTH OF FORSAKEN BY MATTHEW P. MAYO FOR THE LANCASHIRE POST

LEP.CO.UK - North of Forsaken by Matthew P. Mayo

“Old family wounds are reopened during a treacherous, blood-splattered journey through Wyoming to track down a valuable deeded property in a gritty Western from Spur Award-winning author Matthew P. Mayo.

North of Forsaken is the second book in Mayo’s all-action Roamer Western series featuring the exceedingly ugly, antisocial hero Scorfano, nicknamed Roamer by his long-time buddy Maple Jack because of his nomadic lifestyle.”

Matthew P. Mayo, a past Lowestoft Chronicle contributor, has finally provided a follow-up to the excellent Wrong Town, published by Robert Hale in 2008. The new Roamer adventure, this time published by Five Star, is well worth the wait. You can read my review of North of Forsaken in the Lancashire Evening Post, and syndicated to 25 newspapers across the UK.

Read the full review here.

BOOK REVIEW OF THE BERTIE PROJECT BY ALEXANDER McCALL SMITH FOR THE LANCASHIRE POST

LEP.CO.UK - The Bertie Project by Alexander McCall Smith

“Love and marriage, freedom and loneliness, and risk and misadventure are some of the themes in the latest instalment of prolific, bestselling author Alexander McCall Smith’s delightfully witty 44 Scotland Street series. The Bertie Project, the eleventh novel in the immensely popular series focused on the lives of a small community of people inhabiting a somewhat Bohemian corner of Edinburgh’s New Town, finds many of the streets best-loved residents buffeted by the winds of change.”

The Bertie Project by Alexander McCall Smith is published by Anchor Books this week. You can read my review of the book in the Lancashire Evening Post, and syndicated to 25 newspapers across the UK.

Read the full review here.

Book Review of ‘Death and the Naked Lady’ / ‘The Lady and the Cheetah’ by John Flagg in the Lancashire Post

LEP.CO.UK - Death and the Naked Lady/The Lady and the Cheetah by John Flagg

“John Flagg, pseudonym of American crime writer John Gearon who died in 1970, delivers a barrage of murder and mayhem in two fabulous 1951 mysteries…with the added bonus of a suspense-packed short story.”

My review of Death and the Naked Lady / The Lady and the Cheetah by John Flagg is published today in the Lancashire Evening Post and syndicated to 25 newspapers across the UK.

Read the full review here.

Book Review of Lawrence Block’s ‘Sinner Man’ for the Lancashire Evening Post

LEP.CO.UK - Sinner Man by Lawrence Block

“First published in 1968 and thought lost for many years, acclaimed US mystery writer Lawrence Block’s riveting, unflinching first crime novel is at long last reprinted. Written in the winter of 1959, Sinner Man is Block’s first novel-length piece of crime fiction.

“Block is a naturally talented writer, very adept at getting readers invested in his stories and making you truly care what actually happens to the central characters. This book is no different in that respect, and by the end you can’t help but smile at the ironic twist and find yourself eager to get started on another of his crime novels… and fortunately, there are plenty of them.”

My review of Sinner Man by Lawrence Block is published today in the Lancashire Evening Post, and syndicated to 25 newspapers across the UK.

Read the full review here.