Posted: February 28, 2010 in Uncategorized


My review of Blood Alone by James Benn has been posted here at Euro Crime. Set amid the confusion of the Allied Invasion of Sicily in 1943 I thought the book lost itself between the different genres, and became more war thriller than crime fiction.

The painting shows a tent and trees in Algeria 1943, on the way to Sicily, Anzio, Rome and victory in the Mediterranean Theatre.
  1. >Norman – Thanks for this thoughtful and careful review. I know what you mean about stories that don't establish the kind of novel they are. There's no harm in being a crime novel that's a thriller, for instance, but that can lead to some lack of focus. I appreciate your comments on the book.

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