Reviews etc.

Below are links to every review, good, bad or indifferent. If you think a review is missing, please send a link via the contact page and it will be added to the list. There are also links to some interviews and articles I’ve written for various publications.


Trade press reviews

Kirkus – starred review…
…and an interview with Kirkus’s Fully Booked (from the 25 min mark)
Publishers Weekly – starred review
Booklist – starred review


Washington Post review
New York Times review
NPR review
BBC – Ten books to read in 2018
Goodreads – Best Books of the Month: January 2018
Vulture – 8 New Books You Need to Read This January
New York Post, must-read books
USA Today – Four Tantalizing Mysteries
People magazine
Us Weekly magazine
Entertainment Weekly magazine
Bookreporter review
Open Letters Review
Edge Media Network review
Recommended by The Skimm
The Millions – most anticipated books of 2018
USA Today – new and noteworthy books
Shelf Awareness
Literary Hub – most anticipated 2018
Bookish – hottest releases
SanDiego Magazine – 5 Books to Read in January
St Louis Post-Dispatch
The Augusta Chronicle – By the Book
The Malestrom – must reads for 2018


Midday on WNYC (radio interview)
Article for New York Post – How the New York Post Inspired My Novel
On the Town With Michael Riedel (WNYM radio interview; from 31:30)
Largehearted Boy, Grist Mill Road playlist
Shelf Awareness – The Writer’s Life (interview)
Hudson Valley One (interview)

Blog reviews

Beverley Has Read
Liz Loves Books
Novels & Teacups
Crime By the Book
Constantly Reading Momma
Jessicamap Reviews
52 Book Minimum
Novel Visits


NPR review
All Things Considered (NPR review, audio version)
Publishers Weekly starred review
with an interview here
People magazine
BBC — Ten Books for August
The Washington Post
New York Post and again here
New York Daily News
Huffington Post
Metro newspaper with crossword tips here
Boston Globe — Pick of the Week
Richmond Times-Dispatch
Everyday eBook
Interview magazine
Paste Magazine interview
Cosmopolitan (US) — 17 Things to Do This Month
Stylist magazine, Book Wars winner
 (←click this link then use expand button, top-right, to read)
Red magazine

Daily Mail
The Sun
The Bookseller
New York Journal of Books (good cop)
New York Journal of Books (bad cop)
Grazia magazine – 10 hot things to do (Literature is hot)
The Guardian (Thrillers roundup)
Fabulous magazine, The Sun (Entertainment round-up)
Barnes & Noble, 8 Great Books for Fans of The Secret History
Booklist Online
Excerpt at Vol. 1 Brooklyn
BBC Radio Oxford (this will open up as an audio file)
The Bookbag

Mentioned in the New York Post
The Internet Review of Books
The Oxford Student
Varsity (Cambridge University) with a Q&A here
Felix (Imperial College London) – includes Q&A
Concourse (Keele University) – includes a Q&A
The Morningside Muckraker (Columbia Law School)
Inquire (University of Kent)
Exeposé (University of Exeter)
Impact (University of Nottingham)
Glasgow Guardian (Glasgow University)
Redbrick (University of Birmingham)
Palatinate (Durham University)
Psychologies magazine
Stylist magazine, Top 10 Must Reads of September
Mentioned on Emerald Street – Four Evil Best Friends
Omnimystery interview and excerpt
NeuFutur magazine
Innocent Words
Joyfully Retired
Chaotic Compendiums
My Shelf Confessions plus a Black Chalk photo tour of Oxford
Books and Movies
A Bookworm’s World
Not in Jersey
Jenn’s Bookshelves
Tiffany’s Bookshelf
Booksie’s Blog plus a guest post on Boozing and Musings
Reading Reality
Read. Write. Repeat.
Book Dilettante
Daily Mayo now with added interview
Svetlana’s Reads
No More Grumpy Bookseller
October Country
Kritter’s Ramblings
Red Headed Book Child
Sarah’s Book Shelves plus a guest post here
Between the Covers
My Bookshelf
I Love a Mystery
Euro Crime
The Unlikely Bookworm
Robin’s Books
Our Book Reviews Online
For winter nights
Absolutely magazine
Books With Bunny, includes my top 5 places to write
Liz Loves Books with a Q&A here
Shotsmag Review
Future Midnight Review
Dulwich Books Review
Goldsboro Books, September 2013 Book of the Month
the crime segments
Make Like Matilda
Double Skinny Macchiato
Springs Advertiser (South Africa)
Ski-Wee’s Book Corner
Manuscripts & Marginalia
Raging Biblio-holism
As The Plot Thins



Featured in Look magazine
‘Things to do in Oxford’ for Yahoo Travel

Article for the New York Post about looking after the home while my wife goes out to work
‘Guide to Oxford Slang and Jargon’ for Anglotopia
Dead Good, Writing and Puzzles
A guest post for Books à la Mode, 7 differences I noticed upon moving to New York
An article for Kent on Sunday about the teacher who inspired me to write, plus a Q&A
Red magazine article, ‘We Had a Book Instead of a Baby’, written by my wife
A blog piece by my wife for Red magazine, to accompany the article above, about book struggles

An article by Mail Online also about my wife and our book struggles
And a further similar item on xojane
I’ve written ‘the story behind the story’ over at We Love This Book
Article for the New York Post about dog spy cameras
Article for the New York Post about the OUT Hotel’s dog suites
An article for The Dog & Hound about the Halloween Dog Parade
I recommended ‘The Ministry of Fear’ by Graham Greene for Crime Fiction Lover (other great recommendations on there as well)
Q&A with Varsity (Cambridge University)
Q&A with Liz of Liz Loves Books
Piece on my top 5 places to write on ‘Books With Bunny’


23 Literary Agent Queries That Worked
Lulu Titlescorer (I don’t think I really believe this but it is fun to play around with)
Dystel & Goderich Literary Management (this my agency’s website)