Former leading New Zealand publisher and bookseller, and widely experienced judge of both the Commonwealth Writers Prize and the Montana New Zealand Book Awards, talks about what he is currently reading, what impresses him and what doesn't, along with chat about the international English language book scene, and links to sites of interest to booklovers.
Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Two great blockbuster winter reads
Red Square, 1985. The naked body of
a young man is left outside the walls of the Kremlin; frozen solid — like
marble to the touch —
little finger from his right hand.
week later, Alex Marston, the headstrong fifteen year old daughter of the
British Ambassador disappears. Army Intelligence Officer Tom Fox, posted to
Moscow to keep him from telling the truth to a government committee, is asked to help find her. It’s a shot at redemption.
Russia is reluctant to give up the worst of her secrets. As Fox’s investigation
sees him dragged deeper towards the dark heart of a Soviet establishment
determined to protect its own so his fears grow, with those of the girl’s
father, for Alex’s safety.
if Fox can’t find her soon, she looks likely to become the next victim of a
sadistic killer whose story is bound tight to that of his country’s terrible
past . . .
ABOUT JACK GRIMWOOD:Jack Grimwood, a.k.a Jon Courtenay Grimwood, was born in Malta and
christened in the upturned bell of a ship. He grew up in the Far East, Britain
and Scandinavia. Apart from novels he writes for national newspapers including
theTimes, Telegraph,Independent andGuardian.Jon is two-time winner of the BSFA
Award for Best Novel, with Felaheen, andEnd
of the World Blues. His literary novel,The
Last Banquet, as Jonathan Grimwood, was shortlisted for Le Prix Montesquieu
2015. His work is published in fifteen languages. He is married to the
journalist and novelist Sam Baker. Moskvais
his first thriller.
The Kept Woman
July 2016 - Century - RRP $37.00
latest novel in the Will Trent series from No. 1 bestselling author, Karin
A body is discovered in an empty Atlanta warehouse. It’s the body of an
ex-cop, and from the moment Special Agent Will Trent walks in he knows this
could be the most devastating case of his career. Bloody footprints leading
away from the scene reveal that another victim - a woman - has left
the scene and vanished into thin air. And, worst of all, the warehouse belongs
to the city’s biggest, most politically-connected, most high-profile athlete -
a local hero protected by the world’s most expensive lawyers. A local hero Will has spent the last six months investigating on a brutal
for Will - and also for Dr Sara Linton, the GBI’s newest medical examiner - the
case is about to get even worse. Because an unexpected discovery at the scene
reveals a personal link to Will’s troubled past.
The consequences will wreak havoc on his life and the lives of those he loves,
those he works with, and those he pursues.
scene-of-the-crime diagnosis is that they only have a few hours to find the
missing woman before she bleeds out . .
ABOUT KARIN SLAUGHTER:
Karin Slaughter grew up in a small south Georgia town and has been writing
short stories and novels since she was a child. She is the author of the
international bestselling Grant County and Will Trent
novels and the novella Martin Misunderstood. She is also the editor of and
contributor to Like A Charm, a
collaboration of British and American crime fiction writers. She lives in
Two highly recommended thrillers. Couldn't put either of them down.