- Jake Kerridge in the Telegraph on novels from Carol O’Connell, Simon Lelic, Elizabeth George and Paul Johnston. [17 Jan]
- Jake Kerridge’s tribute to Reginald Hill. Who can forget that Hill’s 2009 comment in response to John Banville at the Harrogate Crime Festival? [16 Jan] More here on Reginald Hill from the Festival itself and a chance to hear that comment above. [17 Jan] Continuing with the tributes to Reginald Hill: Marilyn Stasio in the New York Times and Mike Ripley in the Guardian.
- “When you can’t sink any lower, there’s always the basement” – Brandon Robshaw on Hans Koppel’s She’s Never Coming Back in the Independent. [15 Jan]
- Barry Forshaw in the same paper on the same book [10 Jan] and Simon Lelic’s The Child Who [13 Jan]. Also in the Indie, Lisa Hilton on Kate Williams’s The Pleasures of Men. [15 Jan]
- Quercus author Laura Wilson in The Guardian on Peter May’s The Lewis Man, She’s Never Coming Back by Hans Koppel, John Harvey’s Good Bait and A Room Full of Bones by Elly Griffiths. [13 Jan]
- Daily Mail: Carla McKay on crime covering Sue Grafton’s V for Vengeance and John Harvey’s Good Bait [13 Jan] and Kathy Stevenson’s Historical Fiction review of Ben Pastor’s Liar Moon [6 Jan]. Barry Turner on classic crime [20 Jan] considers L C Tyler’s Herring on the Nile, Martin Walker’s The Crowded Grave and Francis Durbridge’s The Tyler Mystery; while in debut fiction, The Pleasures of Men by Kate Williams features.
- Finally, in Sunday’s Telegraph [8 Jan] a crime roundup from Julia Handford covering Belinda Bauer’s Finders Keepers, Adrian McKinty’s The Cold Cold Ground, Peter May’s The Lewis Man, David Hewson’s Carnival for the Dead and Tom Benn’s debut The Doll Princess.