Mystery & Thriller

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The dynamic writing duo of Marcia Muller and Bill Pronzini add another winner to their lighthearted Carpenter and Quincannon mystery series.

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Robin Yocum’s A Brilliant Death and William Kent Krueger’s Ordinary Grace tread on similar turf—the 1960s, middle America, the meaning of family and coming of age.

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It’s said that people go to Alaska to start new lives, or at least to forget an unsuccessful past.

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Not a religious novel, but a novel about religion, The Christos Mosaic by Vincent Czyz is a search for the roots of Christianity and the identity of Christ.

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Tightrope by Simon Mawer tells the story of Marian Sutro, a World War II heroine who fought behind the lines to assist the Allies.

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“. . . a deft narrative of madness, murder, and love against the background of the English-Dutch war.”

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“The Wrecker is a truly magnificent historical adventure with a relentless pace, speedy as the trains it describes, populated by noble heroes and dastardly villains.

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“Just one title in a series of Bess Crawford mysteries, A Bitter Truth is a definite keeper.”

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Were it possible to review Imogen Robertson’s debut historical mystery, Instruments of Darkness, through two separate lenses—first as a straight historical novel, and, secondly, as a strai

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Lauren Belfer has produced a grand, glorious, and occasionally disappointing tale of medicine, war, love, and other things in this 527-page historical novel.

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