Quentin Bates? New to me. Must keep him in mind. It sounds Icelandic.?
Iceland is correct.
Peter Robinson, BAD BOY. Well, Robinson is pretty good, but he does preach a bit. This novel startled me because the British gun laws are incredibly strict, so that possession of a fire arm by a young woman in her parents' house which is brought to police attention by her worried mother caused a violent police raid that killed her father and led into a shocking tale of violence as it spun out of control. The preaching comes in when Banks, the protagonist, deals with his own daughter who certainly had responsibility for some of the events.
I was surprised by the British gun laws highlighted in Bad Boy as well. Banks is such a good character I missed him in the first half of the story--although his daughter's ordeal kept me reading.
Banks earlier had the same tone when his son wanted to be a rock musician.
Makes you wonder how old Robinson's children are...
Started Cinnamon Kiss by Walter Mosley today.
Currently working my way through The Crime Factory's Hard Case Crime short story collection (noir / local authors). Very good and available on Amazon... :)
Next up The Sacrificial Man by Ruth Dugdall which I'm really looking forward to I must admit
Currently re-reading the Da-da-de-da-da Code by Robert Rankin while waiting for my ordered copy of the Last Temptation by Val McDermid to come through. The I'll order the next in line to the tony Hill series and grab another Ranking novel.
I've just finished reading Zoe Sharp's First Drop, it was really good. http://tysonadams.com/2012/11/27/book-review-first-drop-by-zoe-sharp/
My next read is Emily Kimelman's second book Death in the Dark. Her first was a fantastic mystery, so I'm looking forward to this one.
Sean Chercover's collection of short stories EIGHT LIES (ABOUT THE TRUTH). Enjoying them quite a bit.
Chercover is good.
I've been having trouble finding something to hold my interest lately, (more me than the material, I think) . I started James Patterson's 11th Hour last night. The eleven in his Women's Murder Club. I find them to be reliable, good reads.