Archive for November 22, 2011

With only nine days until the announcement of the winner of the CWA Ellis Peters Award, I have realised that I will not be able to read all the books on the shortlist. Luckily Professor Rob Kitchin who blogs at The View from the Blue House has read the other three books, and here are links to his excellent reviews.

The Somme Stations by Andrew Martin

The Hanging Shed by Gordon Ferris

The Red Coffin by Sam Eastland

And below to my own reviews of the remaining books.

Prince by Rory Clements

The Cleansing Flames by Roger Morris

Island of Bones by Imogen Robertson

Rob gives The Hanging Shed: Gordon Ferris his highest mark; and I think The Cleansing Flames: R.N.Morris with its blend of humour, philosophy and tension is a winner over Island of Bones by a short metatarsal. 

But  will the judges have other ideas? They do love their Tudors.