The Abstainer is a page turner. It begins with a dramatic real event, the hanging of three Fenian agitators, members of the Irish Republican Brotherhood, in Manchester, England, in 1867.
“Montclair does a good job of keeping the reader on his or her toes until the very end."
“a tangled web of history that slowly unravels as an ambitious chief inspector and a down-and-out private investigator, once colleagues, work against each other to discover
“Huie has taken this story and twisted it like a pretzel. And like a warm pretzel with lots of salt and mustard, this one is satisfying to the very end.”
“Triple Jeopardy shows emphatically that Perry’s best writing exhumes the motives of the human heart.”
“Mason introduces myriad characters, almost too many to follow, but with a careful reading the story unfolds the underpinnings of a good plot.”
“It’s a foregone conclusion that adults picking up The Golden Tresses of the Dead are sneakily opening up the book on their own, under the covers at night.”
“Belcher’s writing is at its best when he stretches into hallucinogenic or mystical contexts, where reality and logic break down.”
“For those who like novels involving actual persons, this novel is highly recommended.”
This is a story ripped from the headlines . . . of 1838.
“those who have read Claws of the Cat or any other Hiro and Father Mateo novel will again be reminded what a pleasure these novels are and will enjoy becoming reacquainted with the
Fistful of Rain is a modern Western, complete with mountain ranges and vast prairies, where folks still ride horses and have cattle drives.
Mike Hodge, a reporter with the Tribune in 1920s Chicago, sets off on a quest to find the person or persons responsible for the murder of his girlfriend, Annie Walsh.
“captures the mood and flavor of the times, while providing a captivating and engrossing mystery . . .”
Emma Cross is an independent woman—more independent than anyone in 1897 Newport, Rhode Island, wants to admit.
“a murder mystery set on the Spanish Main . . . will entertain for its different view of pirate life.”
“the best, most exciting novel published this year. Action, suspense, heroism, sacrifice for a cause greater than the individual . . .”
“plenty of intrigue to delight mystery genre enthusiasts, enough historical accuracy to placate any history buff, and sufficient courtroom drama to satisfy any legal eagle.”
Jack the Ripper wreaked fear and havoc across the overcrowded slums of Whitechapel in the East End of London in 1888.
A brutal, realistic portrait of 1941, the second winter of life in occupied Denmark and Poland, as experienced by a Danish farm laborer and his family, and a half-Jewish Polish girl forced into pro
The 22nd title in Anne Perry’s fascinating and addictive William Monk series is an example of how a talented author can maintain a character’s freshness in a long running series.
In early December 1922, Ernest Hemingway was in Switzerland on assignment as a correspondent for the Toronto Daily Star, covering the Lausanne Peace Conference.
In 1320, a body of armed men began burning, looting, and killing their way through a large swath of France.
“a fascinating window into European history and a murder mystery that is riveting right to the end.”
In this first of a planned Lillian Frost & Edith Head series, readers will be swept away on a murder mystery set in Hollywood’s Golden Era.
The dynamic writing duo of Marcia Muller and Bill Pronzini add another winner to their lighthearted Carpenter and Quincannon mystery series.