“We can only hope that Bouman has enough creative capital . . . to produce a better effort next time around.”
“a graphic portrayal of a dirty, ugly slice of life . . . Recommended for anyone seeking to know more about the drug cartels that threaten society.”
“Atlanta Noir could well turn out to be Akashic’s best work to date.”
“Private investigator Makana is a breath of fresh air, filled with humanity and empathy . .
“a police procedural with a supernatural story of a love overcoming the bonds of death.”
Mystery writer Agatha Christie disappears for 11 days in 1926, but seldom speaks about it and omits entirely any mention of it in her autobiography.
The world is complex and riddled with violence, and no one knows that better than Kate Burkholder.
“plenty of intrigue to delight mystery genre enthusiasts, enough historical accuracy to placate any history buff, and sufficient courtroom drama to satisfy any legal eagle.”
“[this] debut fiction could possibly become, in its own way, as much of a classic as the novel it honors.”
“a tense psychological drama chronicling survivor’s guilt as well as one woman’s struggle to maintain normalcy after experiencing a traumatic event. . . .”
“The most fascinating facet of Connolly’s series is his skill in combining the supernatural and noir to create a story that has a feel of realism . . .”
When the remains of a young African woman are found at a Danish lake nicknamed Satan’s Bog, Copenhagen Police Detective Superintendent Konrad Simonsen and his team of detectives are called in to in
". . . a chilling account . . ."
One expects Western adventures to be set against magnificent scenery and driven by wilderness experiences.
“Persons Unknown is a complex, exhilarating, and multifaceted murder mystery that includes insightful social and cultural perspectives.”
“fun and entertaining detective novel . . .”
Katie Kitamura’s A Separation begins with a young woman embarking on a trip to Greece.
It’s hard to believe there is crime in Washington, DC’s upper crust society, but Colleen J. Shogan’s Calamity at the Continental Club brings it front and center.
“A well-written and compelling novel that offers more than suspense; it offers a deeper understanding of how sexual assault can leave its victims broken. Ms.
“a relentlessly driven page-turning thriller with outrageous twists and turns you never see coming. Terrific one-liners and a truly original antagonist in the form of the violent Quinn . .
". . . delightfully twisted and thoroughly engaging . . ."
“a cozy mystery filled with winsome dogs and some subtly dangerous characters.”
A thriller that combines almost unbearable suspense, a nightmare figure out of some twisted superhero comic, the worst consequences of technology, and an ordinary man who lives almost as a recluse—
“an imaginative story with some creative viewpoints about guilt, punishment, and redemption . . .”
Detective Kat Murphy’s life is hell . . . literally.
“combines the intrigue of an archaeological event and the joy of an upcoming wedding with the machinations of a political thriller . . .”