Fiction

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Mason, Missouri, is a typical small town where everyone knows everyone—and their business, too.

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“Hints of magic and the dark atmosphere of an isolated island create a compelling environment for a mystery.”

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The Illuminati Ball has a magnificent concept . . .”

Baldacci’s legions of fans will probably love this book, but new readers will find it lacking in too many of the requisite storytelling skills.

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John Connolly’s recent book, A Book of Bones, is difficult reading for several reasons—its extreme length, its wandering story arc, and its disappearing protagonist, just to name a few.

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“for anyone who loves pop culture references and quick, easy fun, this book will help them while away those hours stuck in mass transit.”

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Though The Christmas Boutique is the 21st book in the Elm Creek Series, this enchanting Christmas tale can stand well on its own.

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“As with all other Bess Crawford mysteries, this one is historically accurate, entertainingly written, and thoroughly enjoyable.”

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“Those Who Came Before is a tale built on the ‘sins of the fathers’ premise, hinting that DNA may carry more than eye color and an ethnic background.

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Heaven, My Home is a well-wrought novel in the hands of a master storyteller.”

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“When the Stars Lead to You holds a diverse cast of characters and deep discussions about mental illness, race, and sex.”

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Nothing More Dangerous is the next best thing to Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird . . .”

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It may be tough to read complex novels in these days of social media platforms and fast food fiction, but Mama Hissa's Mice by Saud Al-Sanousi, translated by Sawad Hussain, is worth your t

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“Although she doesn’t yet have the knack of creating deeply compelling characters, Dovalpage’s writing hints at the possibility that she will be to Cuba what Donna Leon has become for Venic

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“Barker creates tension and suspense through strong chase scenes and face-to-face conflict with good and evil . . . even with good and good!

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I Hope You Get This Message delivers a nicely woven tapestry of faith tested, morals questioned, and the power of hope.”

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“If this book were an opera, De Robertis would be deafened by curtain call after curtain call after every performance.

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Space Invaders is a novella, barely 66 pages, each one only seven-by-five inches, that effectively holds between its covers a story extending far beyond the physical space it might occupy

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The Devil’s Slave is gripping historical fiction . . .”

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Mary Higgins Clark, the ‘Queen of Suspense,’ captivates her readers with another thrilling read . . .”

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“add this fine reissue of The Bellamy Trial to your reading list.

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“As all good stories do, The Starless Sea immerses the reader in romance and adventure before finally arriving at a heart-warming, enchanting ending . . .”

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Passport to Death is a solid book for those interested in foreigners (falang) behaving badly in Bangkok, but for mystery fans it leaves

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