Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Crime Fiction Grab Bag No. 9

Time for our first reach into the crime fiction grab bag for 2013. What's new and exciting out there?

Quill & Quire has published its spring preview, which includes the following authors of Canadian crime fiction and mysteries:

Jack Batten's latest novel in his  mystery series featuring the protagonist Crang, Take Five, is due out in April from Thomas Allen Publishers. The previous novels in this series are Straight No Chaser and Bloodcount

Ian Hamilton offers the fifth in a series featuring Ava Lee in The Scottish Banker of Surabaya due out in February from Anansi. 

Anthony Bidulka is scheduled to have two novels out in April from Insomniac Press.  Sundowner Ubuntu continues his Richard Quant series of mysteries.  Where the Saints Go Marching In is the first in a series of thrillers that will feature the protagonist Adam Saint as a disaster-recovery agent.

Alan Bradley's fifth novel featuring his protagonist Flavia de Luce is entitled Speaking from Among the Bones (Doubleday Canada, January).

Mike Knowles will debut a new series with S.O.B. this May published by ECW and featuring P.I. Frank Sullivan.

Cathy Ace will publish her second novel, The Corpse with the Golden Nose, which is a cozy mystery featuring Professor Cait Morgan.  The novel is to be published by TouchWood Editions in March.

For further details, see http://www.quillandquire.com/blog/index.php/in-the-magazine/spring-preview-2013-canadian-short-fiction-crime-fiction-and-poetry/ .

Peter Robinson, who has published his twentieth Banks' novel, Watching the Dark, is the subject of an interview with J. Kingston Pierce in the Kirkus Review, January 8, 2013, at http://www.kirkusreviews.com/features/robinson-heats-cold-case-watching-dark/.

If you're a fan of Scandinavian crime fiction, the latest Kristina Ohlsson novel, Silenced, has been released in its UK edition and will be available in its US edition in March 2013.  For a review of this and other recent Scandinavian crime novels, see http://scandinaviancrimefiction.wordpress.com/.

And for the Telegraph's take on the brightest and best in crime fiction and thrillers, see the January 13, 2013 edition at http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/9200912/The-best-recent-crime-and-thrillers-January-13.html (included are books by Connelly and Wambaugh).

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