I'm keeping pace with my year-end target though I had hoped to be a couple of books ahead of schedule by now, for when the inevitable blues or reading slump hits.
I've reviewed 9 of my titles read and the links and scores are below......
ALL 10 COVERED NOW!
All the Old Knives (2015) - 5
Torquil MacLeod - Meet Me in Malmo (2010/2015) - 4
Thatcher Robinson - Black Karma (2014) - 5
Jim Thompson - Ironside (1967) - 4
Stark Holborn - Nunslinger 1 (2013) - 4
Jamie Mason - Monday's Lie (2015) - 4
Stark Holborn - Nunslinger 2: The Good, The Bad and the Penitent (2013) - 4
Don Pendleton - The Executioner: War Against the Mafia (1969) - 4
Neil Cross - Captured (2010) - 4
5 of the 9 were authors I have previously enjoyed reading - the second Stark Holborn offering being preceded by the first by a day or so!
2 of the 9 here were 5 star reads and the other 7 were all 4's - nothing sucked which was good.
6 of the 8 authors above were male. Jamie Mason proving the exception. The enigmatic, pseudonymous Stark Holborn has undetermined genitalia so is classed as a ..... an unclassified, enigmatic, pseudonymous mystery.
One Scot in the gang - Mr Macleod - who writes about Sweden and lives in England, one Englishman - Mr Cross who apparently lives in New Zealand. All the rest are American.
2 from the 60's - all the rest from this decade.
2 sadly are deceased, the rest are thankfully/hopefully in rude health.
4 were Net Galley books and I'm still woefully behind, but catching up slowly. Nunslinger was another from there, but expired and I have the library book on long loan. I should get more episodes read in April and a corresponding number of ticks in the April reads column.
5 were paperbacks, 5 were Kindle reads.
3 of the authors above consented to interview via e-mail which was a surprise and a pleasure.
Thank you....... Mr Steinhauer, Mr Robinson and Mr MacLeod.
Mr Putnam was on the blog in March, after being read in February.
My pick of the month hasn't been reviewed yet and will appear on the blog in mid-April with an interesting author profile and Q+A the day after. Can you remember the author and the book?
IT HAS NOW!
Evangeline Jennings - Riding in Cars with Girls (2015) - 5 STARS
|Liverpool lass, now living in Texas - Evangeline Jennings!|