“a definite adventure in a Gilded Age, full of scandals of the elite and crimes of the nondescript, where some readers may find a jaundiced correlation to today’s world.”
“Gates does a particularly good job of setting clues and red herrings for the reader to deal with and ties up all the loose ends.”
“A convoluted story of how justice will prevail, even if it takes an extraordinarily long time to do so.”
“Throughout the story, Maxwell weaves new and enticing situations that make the reader turn the page.”
“With plenty of red herrings and plot twists—along with a dash of shopping jargon and lively product descriptions—this quick, breezy read is the perfect late summer escapism.”
“. . . a Mean Girls reunion . . .”
“Montclair does a good job of keeping the reader on his or her toes until the very end."
You don’t need to love dogs to love this book. You just have to love and respect animals and enjoy police procedurals.
“Despite the classic investigations that Poke leaps into, with violence and threat and red herrings and regret, Poke Rafferty is a person who cares enough to listen, to experience, and to c
“Just as Hammett made imagined crime feel real, McAlpine makes metafiction mischief suffused with meaning; from the masterful Hammett Unwritten, to the too-wonderful-not-to-mention
“Perhaps the first three stories in the series provide the reader with a more definitive sense of characters and story, but Rigged fails to make the grade.”
“The Body in the Garden has a good story, is well researched, and employs good writing.”
Laura Joh Rowland switches from 17th century Japan to 1890s London in her memorable new series featuring a likeable trio of crime scene photographers for the Daily World newspaper.
“Be warned: Once you pick up the book, you won’t put it down until the end.”
“The premise that Graves lays out for her readers is a good one. The writing? Not to be unkind, but Graves could have used a good editor.”
“The story is a good cozy read, and the reader will be challenged to ride along with the characters and try to learn who the criminal is before Sammy does.
“This is not a fast read, nor is it a satisfying ending to a confusing story.
“Beginning with that very first sentence, this novel is definitely one for the historical mystery buff.
“a very interesting novel in which the concept of the discovery of a missing child’s remains giving closure to the family is a cogent one in today’s society.”
“This is a fun book to read. It moves quickly and logically in spite of the many clues Penney throws in Iris’ path.
“an intriguing and tightly written drama, pointing out as it does that what one wishes to be true, and what actually is the truth don’t always mesh.”
“One of Hand’s remarkable abilities is the deftness with which she creates dynamic and unique voices for each point-of-view character, helping the reader track multiple storylines throughou
“Martin Edwards crafts vivid descriptions of both character and setting that embed the reader into the scene in a way few writers can achieve.”
“DeDakis, a former journalist, can’t decide whether he’s writing a mystery, a political roman à clef or a YA book, and the result is none of the above.”
“a lip-smacking light mystery flavored with lovable characters and Southern charm that readers of cozies will devour along with the scrumptious recipes included at the end.”