Crime Mystery & Thriller

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“the best example of the hardboiled crime noir novel . . .”

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Heartbreak Hotel, the 32nd novel in the Alex Delaware series by Jonathan Kellerman, begins with an enticing hook.

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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.

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“the evil men do truly does live after them . . .”

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The Nowhere Man is a good ride down a toboggan run of nonstop action and intrigue.”

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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?

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another exciting Sigma Force adventure.”

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There’s a strange little boy who appears twice in Michael Koryta’s Rise the Dark.

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The Lost Boy is a complex and brilliant novel, but is one of Lackberg’s darkest stories.”

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Darktown proves to be an uncomfortable read at times. Set in post WWII Atlanta, it unabashedly puts racism front and center in the South.

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In 2004, Søren Hammer arrived at the house in Frederiksvaerk, Denmark, where his younger sister Lotte lived with her husband and children.

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“Guilty Minds crosses the finish line a winner—suspenseful, swift, surefooted, and entertaining to the end.”

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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.

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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

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Most everyone has done something in their past that they regret and want to forget. Edie has had somewhat of a roller-coaster life.

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Duane Swieczynski has created a great historical fiction/cop novel set in Philadelphia and spanning three generations.

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“Five out of five stars for this debut novel.”

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“Go-Between is a perfect title.”

Michelle Mason is between lives, between names, between worlds, between versions of herself.

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Missing, Presumed is a wonderful, memorable read . . .”

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Willnot isn’t the type of novel you’re expecting. It’s better than that.”

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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.

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“Kudos to another compelling entry into the ranks of Nordic crime fiction.”

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Brighton starts and ends in the Charles River.

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You can't judge a book by the superlatives on the cover.

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