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“filled with the excitement of a Saturday morning matinee . . .”

The early life of the man calling himself Roamer was a Cinderella story.

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“a beautiful epic of the meaning and misinterpretation of honor and bravery, and the triumph of will over power . . .”

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Jack the Ripper wreaked fear and havoc across the overcrowded slums of Whitechapel in the East End of London in 1888.

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The year is 1886, the place is Colfax County, New Mexico, and the situation is tense. Deputy Sheriff Tommy Stallings is tracking psychopathic bank robber Jake Flynt and his gang.

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“‘Let’s raise a glass of sparkling champagne to the great blondes of Hollywood: the sacred and the profane, the damned and the deified, the fragile and the unassailable, with Harlow’s line from

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A brutal, realistic portrait of 1941, the second winter of life in occupied Denmark and Poland, as experienced by a Danish farm laborer and his family, and a half-Jewish Polish girl forced into pro

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“For collectors, this book is a keeper.”

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“an absorbing read on many levels . . .”

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The Secrets of Wishtide by Kate Saunders is a the first of a new cozy mystery series introducing private investigator Laetitia Rodd, 52 years old and the poor widow of an archdeacon, livin

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The 22nd title in Anne Perry’s fascinating and addictive William Monk series is an example of how a talented author can maintain a character’s freshness in a long running series.

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A sense of belonging, class, ethnicity, the rumblings of a civil war that presages a world war and the machinations of the art world—could Jessie Burton have levered much more into the pages of thi

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In early December 1922, Ernest Hemingway was in Switzerland on assignment as a correspondent for the Toronto Daily Star, covering the Lausanne Peace Conference.

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In 1320, a body of armed men began burning, looting, and killing their way through a large swath of France.

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“[the authors] incorporate fact with fiction so effectively and so seamlessly that fans of thrillers will never trust again that the stories they read could not happen.”

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In this first of a planned Lillian Frost & Edith Head series, readers will be swept away on a murder mystery set in Hollywood’s Golden Era.

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Robin Yocum’s A Brilliant Death and William Kent Krueger’s Ordinary Grace tread on similar turf—the 1960s, middle America, the meaning of family and coming of age.

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It’s said that people go to Alaska to start new lives, or at least to forget an unsuccessful past.

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If you are going to read this novel, make time to do so. There is no point in starting and then going off to do something else, for when you come back you will probably have to start again.

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Venice, renown the world over for its beauty and riches, becomes the setting for Gabrielle Wittkop's Murder Most Serene.

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It’s not every day you get a PI book sent to you for reviewing written by an actual authentic-to-the-bone private investigator, so I was really intrigued and looking forward to reading this debut n

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Tightrope by Simon Mawer tells the story of Marian Sutro, a World War II heroine who fought behind the lines to assist the Allies.

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“A marvelous historical mystery, but not for those who want their violence candy-coated.”

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With publishers and estates loath to say goodbye to lucrative brands, the death of the author is no longer the end of a string of bestsellers.

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"both a first class mystery and a cultural experience."

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“All the right foundation stones are there on which to build a solid series.”

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