Mystery

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“a gripping thriller with a sympathetic and determined main character with whom readers can empathize . . .”

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". . . the nonlinear narrative style takes a long time to arrive at whodunit, howdunit, and why."

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“highly entertaining and easy to read. . . . despite its length and sheer poundage in paperback is unputdownable. Bravo . . .”

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“We can only hope that Bouman has enough creative capital . . . to produce a better effort next time around.”

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“fun and entertaining detective novel . . .”

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“The Girl Who Knew Too Much is a fun, spunky, read . . .”

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“a hint of The Thin Man and novels of that genre . . .”

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William Brodrick was an Augustinian friar before leaving the order to become a lawyer and a novelist.

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". . . Schlink’s brilliance as a contemplative writer. . ."

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Forget the ubiquitous British bulldog: spider-eyelashed girls, mini skirts riding ever upward, were liberation’s new logo in Swinging Sixties England.

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Is it better to leave the dead alone or bring them back into our lives?

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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

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“the Narrow Gate may lead to heaven, but it may also lead to death . . .”

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“Hell Bay is an excellent historical mystery with a strong sense of place and time, . . .

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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.

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“an excellent choice for those who prefer a more complex cozy mystery than the usual offering. Highly recommended.”

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“a definite tribute to Campion’s creator author Margery Allingham . . .“

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The 1920s is one of those decades everyone seems to look back at with fascination and nostalgia.

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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.

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Author Cartmel has combined the tropes of the several genres into a surprising, refreshing story centered around old-fashioned records—the “vinyl” of title.

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“Con Lehane provides a fine story, strong and believable characters, and a wonderful setting.”

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“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.”

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“Once again, Mary Higgins Clark validates her title as ‘Queen of Suspense.’" 

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“a great escape novel . . .”

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