Posts Tagged ‘ Soho Press ’

Rag and Bone by James R. Benn – review

January 15, 2012
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Last year, the Russian Parliament acknowledged that country’s responsibility for the slaughter of more than 20,000 Polish officers at the Katyn Forest early on during World War II over the protests of the Communist Party. Katyn plays a prominent role in this novel, the fifth in the Billy Boyle World War II mysteries. When...

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Stolen Lives by Jassy Mackenzie – review

January 15, 2012
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Four subplots coalesce in this second novel featuring Jade de Jong, the South African PI who makes her home in Jo’burg, where it all comes together. However, the story begins in Great Britain, where a Scotland Yard raid on a brothel finds six victims of kidnapping later forced into prostitution. Unfortunately, the brothel owner...

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Potsdam Station by David Downing – review

January 14, 2012
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The fourth novel in this series chronicling John Russell’s experiences during the rise and fall of Nazi Germany picks up in the very closing days as the Red Army is encircling and about to enter Berlin. The last days of the Third Reich are graphically told, as the population suffers from Allied bombing and...

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Stettin Station by David Downing – review

September 9, 2011
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The chronicle of journalist John Russell begins in Nazi Berlin a week before Pearl Harbor in this, the third novel in the series . The descriptions of Gestapo tactics and the beginnings of the “final solution” are eerily chilling. Russell is ostensibly a correspondent for...

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Rag and Bone By James R. Benn – review

February 22, 2011
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Rag and Bone By James R. Benn – review

A couple of weeks ago, the Russian Parliament acknowledged that country’s responsibility for the slaughter of more than 20,000 Polish officers at the Katyn Forest early on during World War II over the protests of the Communist Party. Katyn plays a prominent role in this novel, the fifth in the Billy Boyle World War...

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Evil for Evil by By James R. Benn – review

February 22, 2011
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Evil for Evil by By James R. Benn – review

The Billy Boyle World War II Mystery Series has the protagonist, a former Boston detective now serving as a lieutenant on the Eisenhower staff, undertaking special assignments for Uncle Ike (Billy’s mother and Mamie are sisters) requiring discretion. In this episode, he is sent to Northern Ireland where there is a large American base,...

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Dying Gasp by Leighton Gage – review

January 17, 2011
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Dying Gasp by Leighton Gage – review

When the fifteen-year-old granddaughter of one of the most important and influential men in Recife, and indeed in all of Brazil, goes missing, the case lands on the desk of Chief Inspector Mario Silva, who makes his third appearance in this latest in the series. [The politician’s office is described as “decorated partly in...

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Skeleton Hill by Peter Lovesey – review

October 12, 2010
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Skeleton Hill by Peter Lovesey – review

Two murders confront Detective Superintendent Peter Diamond in this, the tenth in the mystery series featuring the irascible Bath policeman. Each of the murders apparently took place during re-creations of the battle between the Roundheads and the Cavaliers three-and-one-half centuries ago. The first, which occurred more than a decade before the latest one, was...

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Stettin Station by David Downing – review

September 25, 2010
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Stettin Station by David Downing – review

The chronicle of journalist John Russell begins in Nazi Berlin a week before Pearl Harbor in this, the third novel in the series . The descriptions of Gestapo tactics and the beginnings of the “final solution” are eerily chilling. Russell is ostensibly a correspondent for a San Francisco...

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Skeleton Hill by Peter Lovesey

July 31, 2010
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Skeleton Hill by Peter Lovesey

Two murders confront Detective Superintendent Peter Diamond in this, the tenth in the mystery series featuring the irascible Bath policeman. Each of the murders apparently took place during re-creations of the battle between the Roundheads and the Cavaliers three-and-one-half centuries ago. The first, which occurred more than a decade before the latest one, was...

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A Gerry Fegan what?: Remembering not to judge a book by its cover

June 18, 2010
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A Gerry Fegan what?: Remembering not to judge a book by its cover

I received a copy of the SOHO catalog in the mail the other day and saw the listing for The Ghosts of Belfast. The paperback cover caught my eye. Well, check it out for yourself after the jump: Brian LindenmuthBrian is the non-fiction editor of Spinetingler magazine and one of the fiction editors of...

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Year of the Dog by Henry Chang – review

March 13, 2010
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Year of the Dog by Henry Chang – review

The New York City Chinatown that tourists never see, whether from a bus or in one of the myriad restaurants, is the real subject of this second novel in the Jack Wu series. In his debut, Chinatown Beat, Wu was a police officer in the 05 precinct in Chinatown where he returned to tend...

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The Lord of Death by Eliot Pattison – review

March 9, 2010
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The Lord of Death by Eliot Pattison – review

The majesty and rigors of the Himalayas, as well as the massive oppression of its peoples by the Chinese, are constants in this series, in which Shan, a former Beijing detective, wanders undocumented. In this installment, we find him transporting a dead Sherpa down from the peaks back to his home village. He comes...

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