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Margie Orford

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Nice Blood Rose review in today’s Independent

Blood RoseBLOOD ROSE, published by Atlantic in the UK, is out in the UK this month. Here, following a carrot in the The Times a couple of weeks ago, is a review in The Independent. This was the bit I liked: There is a highly satisfying marriage here between keen desire for a better society and the no-nonsense imperatives of the best crime fiction: an edgy union that Orford presides over with great dexterity.

However, such books as Blood Rose are not given over to impassioned ideological arguments. Orford is canny enough to know that her principal duty is to engage the reader. This second outing in her Clare Harte series once again features her streetwise investigative journalist with a PhD in femicide and sexual murder. Clare has an on/off relationship with a good-looking captain in the South African police, Riedwaan Faizal, who uses her as a profiler on difficult cases.

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  • <a href="" rel="nofollow">Louis Greenberg</a>
    Louis Greenberg
    March 30th, 2010 @13:30 #

    Nice one, Margie! Represent!

  • <a href="" rel="nofollow">Helen</a>
    March 30th, 2010 @13:41 #

    Very juicy indeed. And the passing allusion to Val McDermid is bound to be an excellent sales push in the UK market.

  • <a href="" rel="nofollow">Colleen</a>
    March 30th, 2010 @14:27 #



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