Patrick Anderson from the Washington Post wrote a fine review of Robert Crais’ CHASING DARKNESS. It’s definitely worth reading, especially if you’ve never heard of Robert Crais.
An interesting discussion is going on at the Crime Fiction Dossier, where reviewer David Montgomery laments the quality of today’s crime fiction. He says that even though there’s a lot of good, competent books out there, “the greatness factor seems to be lacking.” It’s worth it to read the comments by other reviewers and authors for their ideas of what is “great”.
Sarah Weinman wrote a wonderful article about historical mysteries for B&N. In her article, she writes: “C. J. Sansom’s Matthew Shardlake series (continuing later this year with Revelation), [are] densely plotted affairs that put most research-heavy mystery novelists to shame.”