Fiction

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“Owen is a master storyteller and creator of consistent plotting and pacing, seamlessly navigated with characters that are real flesh and blood, and sometimes deeply flawed.”

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“The stark and concise portrayal of the pandemic gives food for thought about what exactly matters most in one's life.”

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“The Midnight Lock will find its way to the top of your To Be Read pile as mysteriously and effortlessly as the Lockmaster slips into the bedrooms of his unsuspect

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Cozy mysteries come in all stripes and appeal to a variety of readers.

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“Kudos to Patterson for creating yet another exciting chapter in the Alex Cross saga.”

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The Collective is a heart-pounding thrill from beginning to end. . . .

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In the compactly rich novel The Femme Fatale Hypothesis, author David Roth presents three equal protagonists and places them in an urgent, and at the same time leisurely, path to and throu

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“As more violence enters her tense investigation, and the inner madness of others takes on outer forms, how will Ann choose her own life themes?

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“War Women is another fine addition to a series that continues to entertain.”

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“This sustained compelling storytelling like Lehane and French, now in Reuland’s hands, lifts Brooklyn Supreme far above a conventional cop or legal novel into tormented wrestling

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What do you do when the world refuses to look at you, to really see you? When, still, your life is expendable if the smallest excuse for taking it can be conjured?

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“Midnight Hour operates from a stimulating conceit: an anthology of 20 crime stories, all taking place at midnight, all written by writers of color.”

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Harsh Times by Mario Vargas Llosa recounts a disastrous event in the past, but it is also highly relevant in this era of disinformation, extremis

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“One of Connolly’s writing assets is his ability to end each chapter with a short sentence that drives the reader to turn the page and not put the book down.”

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“The Left-Handed Twin is a disappointment.”

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What is it about King Richard III, who ruled England for only two years in the late 15th century, that still fascinates thousands of people across the world?

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“These tales are presented as humorous, but it’s a humor that hides a piercing sorrow at the state of the world and the costs of love and friendship in such a world.”

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“Clive Cussler’s The Devil’s Sea delivers what it promises: non-stop, breakneck, diverting entertainment.”

The Teller of Secrets by Bisi Adjapon is a coming of age, character-based novel that follows Esi’s first-person recounting of her girlhood in newly independent Ghana in the 1960s.

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The Sentence is a love letter to the written word, to books, and to those who sell them.”

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“Relentless pursuit of justice is the iron rod that runs through every Connelly procedural, and The Dark Hours is no exception.”

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This novel has echoes of Queen’s Gambit, the Netflix series that reinvigorated chess for seemingly half the population.

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“The nuances of human behavior are on display, and we can all see something of ourselves and our own mistakes.”

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“This latest in the Great Detective’s further adventures is no disappointment.

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Fans of Lynne Truss may find her newest mystery, Psycho by the Sea, both entertaining and amusing. But not so much for anyone who has not read her work before.

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