Tuesday 31 May 2011

Jo Nesbo Reviewed

Let's settle one thing quickly: The next Stieg Larsson? No! Lazy journalism from hacks who couldn't find Norway on a map.

Both write crime fiction: one writes police procedurals, the other writes from the point of view of a journalist and a grossly-abused near-autistic hacker. They do have snow in common but that's not much of a determinant of style or content.

Monday 16 May 2011

Michael Connelly: The Lincoln Lawyer Review

Mickey Haller is The Lincoln Lawyer, so called as he does his business from the back seat of a Lincoln. That business is ducking and diving to get clients, usually from the lowest levels of the criminal world, and to get them freed on technicalities or to get good plea bargains. Not particularly uplifting but Haller manages to sleep at night.

Sunday 15 May 2011

Michael Connelly

Michael Connelly review
Michael Connelly
Michael Connelly could almost count as one of the grand old men of American crime fiction, until you realise he's only been writing novels since 1992. Over the intervening years Connelly has amassed an impressive collection of novels, gathering awards and praise along the way.