More new reviews have been posted at Euro Crime and all six books were well received. My review of the French thriller Three to Kill by Jean-Patrick Manchette can be read here.
Written in 1976 the book explores a theme which seems to have become increasingly popular in recent crime fiction, that of an ordinary law abiding man provoked by events to react with extreme violence.
The French as well as the Italians are able to pack more incidents and excitement in their shorter novels than some writers manage in 600 page blockbusters.
Of the other books reviewed the only one I have read is The Girl of his Dreams by Donna Leon and I certainly agree with Maxine's excellent review of this return to form for Guido Brunetti's creator.