“an extraordinary debut novel filled with unique characters and heart-pumping situations we never see coming.”
“a graphic portrayal of a dirty, ugly slice of life . . . Recommended for anyone seeking to know more about the drug cartels that threaten society.”
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.
Tomoyuki Hoshino, born 1965, is one of Japan’s more compelling younger writers, but he remains virtually unknown abroad.
Lars Martin Johansson, retired head of the Swedish National Criminal Police, stops at a well-known hotdog kiosk for a quick bite to eat before heading home.
“a psychological puzzle box that ultimately explores multiple levels of illicit passions.”
"totally captivating page-turner"
“Truth . . . the one thing people will do anything to hide . . . because the truth will always come out in the end.”
A killer is stalking the women of Göteborg.
“The Lost Boy is a complex and brilliant novel, but is one of Lackberg’s darkest stories.”
Eloquent, almost poetic descriptive narrative combines with frequent brutal prose to create a story both compelling and stomach-churning set in beautiful, but often politically corrupt Kyrgyzstan.
“one comes away with a sense of futility and a loss of sleep from reading on to the bitter end.”
Packed with rim-shot snappy dialogue and sharply barbed observations, David Freed’s Hot Start is a tasty romp featuring irascible and the uber-jaded Cordell Logan.
“Go-Between is a perfect title.”
Michelle Mason is between lives, between names, between worlds, between versions of herself.
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.
When Detective Constable Leonard Corell is called to a house in a quiet English suburb he discovers a man lying lifeless on his bed, white froth dried into a dribble of powder at the corner of his
“In a suspense novel that is the literary equivalent of Hitchcock’s Psycho, Lemaitre presents a harrowing look into the link between madness and evil.”
The 19th arrondissement in Paris is a cosmopolitan melting pot district where multicultural citizens live, love, and worship alongside one another, enjoying Kosher sushi and kebabs, and different s
“‘My brother and I were kidnapped off a street in Chungking, China, when I was five years old . . . We never saw our father or mother again.
Something may have been lost in the translation, but The Hanging Girl by Jussi Adler-Olsen is flat.
Zagreb Noir, edited by Ivan Sršen, is yet another international addition to the long-running Akashic Noir series.
A good yarn often happens over a good meal. With the right food and a glass of fine wine, people talk.
Author Joakim Zander’s writing style in The Swimmer is difficult to describe.
“Botticelli’s Bastard is a delightful story, a fantasy revealing the extremes of human nature as well as the depths of emotion possession of a work of art may evok
“Mazzeo is a fascinating storyteller who stays true to her nonfiction pact with the reader.
“. . . one may wonder if Singularity is fact or fiction.”