Heartbreak Hotel, the 32nd novel in the Alex Delaware series by Jonathan Kellerman, begins with an enticing hook.
A great story transports readers to a milieu with its concomitant sights, sounds, and interesting dialogue. Ideally the plot captures our attention until the final paragraph.
“the evil men do truly does live after them . . .”
“The Nowhere Man is a good ride down a toboggan run of nonstop action and intrigue.”
Why does a man who has been out of the game for 35 years suddenly become a red-hot target for a military intelligence section determined to remove him permanently from the playing field?
“another exciting Sigma Force adventure.”
“The Lost Boy is a complex and brilliant novel, but is one of Lackberg’s darkest stories.”
There’s a strange little boy who appears twice in Michael Koryta’s Rise the Dark.
Darktown proves to be an uncomfortable read at times. Set in post WWII Atlanta, it unabashedly puts racism front and center in the South.
In 2004, Søren Hammer arrived at the house in Frederiksvaerk, Denmark, where his younger sister Lotte lived with her husband and children.
“Guilty Minds crosses the finish line a winner—suspenseful, swift, surefooted, and entertaining to the end.”
Commanding a spectacular hilltop view of Washington, DC, since 1855, St. Elizabeths Hospital has been both a sanctuary for the mentally ill and a treatment center for the criminally insane.
Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro remains a bucket-list challenge, but in the book world, staring down a 784-page Swedish serial-killer novel may make the reader question his or her priorities: Why have I
Most everyone has done something in their past that they regret and want to forget. Edie has had somewhat of a roller-coaster life.
Duane Swieczynski has created a great historical fiction/cop novel set in Philadelphia and spanning three generations.
“Five out of five stars for this debut novel.”
“Go-Between is a perfect title.”
Michelle Mason is between lives, between names, between worlds, between versions of herself.
“Missing, Presumed is a wonderful, memorable read . . .”
“Willnot isn’t the type of novel you’re expecting. It’s better than that.”
In this cozy police procedural set in the cozy French town of St. Denis, we have book nine of the cozy series about Bruno, Chief of Police.
“Kudos to another compelling entry into the ranks of Nordic crime fiction.”
Brighton starts and ends in the Charles River.
You can't judge a book by the superlatives on the cover.
“a finely-crafted thriller.”
Detective Elizabeth Black is proud of being a cop and follows the law to a T.