It is estimated that last year 100,000 books of long form fiction were published. Some of these were crime fiction. Many of them were issued only as e-books and were never publicized or reviewed. They did not disappear without trace: they never really appeared.
Only those us who are sufficiently interested in reading the latest in quality crime manage to keep abreast of this torrent of new books. We do this by subscribing to various on-line newsletters. I also subscribe to the monthly print magazine, The Literary Review which devotes page to new crime.
My most recent discovery – and the Times reviewer positively glowed about her – is Eva Donlan whose police procedurals are all set in the Hate Crime Unit of Peterborough police station in the UK. Very well written, gripping, and frighteningly authentic, they are about an aspect of life in a multi-cultural society that I pray we never allow to develop in Australia – though tragically there are already worrying signs. Her debut novel is ‘Long Way Home.’ She’s now written three. All good. She’s on Kindle for a few dollars. I strongly recommend her. She’s one of a kind.
- Hardcover: 400 pages
- Publisher: Harvill Secker (2 January 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1846557798
- ISBN-13: 978-1846557798
- Product Dimensions: 16.3 x 4.1 x 24.1 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 699 g
- Customer Reviews: 1 customer review