William Brodrick was an Augustinian friar before leaving the order to become a lawyer and a novelist.
“a hint of The Thin Man and novels of that genre . . .”
". . . Schlink’s brilliance as a contemplative writer. . ."
Forget the ubiquitous British bulldog: spider-eyelashed girls, mini skirts riding ever upward, were liberation’s new logo in Swinging Sixties England.
Is it better to leave the dead alone or bring them back into our lives?
Crime fiction and suspense author Lawrence Block has been publishing for more than 50 years, and his latest offering is a case study in the crafting of a successful anthology of fiction: begin with
“the Narrow Gate may lead to heaven, but it may also lead to death . . .”
“Hell Bay is an excellent historical mystery with a strong sense of place and time, . . .
Set in Brighton at Christmas time, Smoke and Mirrors by Elly Griffiths spins a tale of murder, theatrical magic tricks, and some very grim fairy tales.
“an excellent choice for those who prefer a more complex cozy mystery than the usual offering. Highly recommended.”
“a definite tribute to Campion’s creator author Margery Allingham . . .“
The 1920s is one of those decades everyone seems to look back at with fascination and nostalgia.
Mysteries come in a variety of sizes and shapes, and The Darkness Knows by Cheryl Honigford is a perfect fit for the “cozy” mystery category.
Author Cartmel has combined the tropes of the several genres into a surprising, refreshing story centered around old-fashioned records—the “vinyl” of title.
“Con Lehane provides a fine story, strong and believable characters, and a wonderful setting.”
“Such complex characterizations are a hallmark of Robotham’s work, and it is a gift some of his peers in the suspense genre might wish they could equal.”
“Once again, Mary Higgins Clark validates her title as ‘Queen of Suspense.’"
“a great escape novel . . .”