Amateur Sleuths

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“Enough plot for two novels, so this single entry is crammed full of danger and hairbreadth escapes, to say nothing of the emotional tension still existing between the two amateur sleuths.”

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“For relaxed enjoyment and the diversion of adept time travel, an Andrea Penrose historical mystery is hard to beat!”

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“finely wrought story sure to enthrall the most discerning reader.”

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"‘The surreal, nightmare quality of the scene dissolved, and I saw only Joanna, impossibly still and silent.’"

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“Even with murder involved, the sprightly dialogue, interesting characters, and intwined intrigue offset the violence so the cozy mystery air—turn-of-the-century style—is easily maintained.

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“A delightful tale of British turn-of-the-century manners in the face of a tragic crime as well as a light-hearted love story.”

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“Schellman produces a good premise and a strong cozy.

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“Gilbert presents a good story, a fast read, and enough clues, red herrings, foreshadowings, and questions to keep the pages turning.”

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“As cozies go, this one is on top of the list. A quick read, a strong protagonist, good characters, and strong writing.”

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“If you have nothing to do over a nice, rainy weekend, pick up this book. You won’t put it down until Monday rolls around.”

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“A definite must read for those who enjoy medical thrillers.” 

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“Like his earlier books, Sleep Well, My Lady gives Quartey, a Ghana-born Californian physician as well as writer, plenty of space to lay out issues of class and wealth, as well as

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“Rowland is good at designing strong tension and conflict scenes that keep the pages turning. Her ending conflict scenes are especially well written.”

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“Whether you’re drawn to Watch Her for the high-fidelity Boston setting, with its contrasts of gritty working-class life and cultured wealth, or for the dramatic and classic intera

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“Moonflower Murders will be either adored or dreaded by readers, with no middle ground.

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“Osman has done an outstanding job of bringing his characters to life and making them as individual as if they were real.”

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“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.”

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“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.”

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“A convoluted story of how justice will prevail, even if it takes an extraordinarily long time to do so.”

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“Throughout the story, Maxwell weaves new and enticing situations that make the reader turn the page.”

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“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.”

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“. . . a Mean Girls reunion . . .”

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“Montclair does a good job of keeping the reader on his or her toes until the very end."

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You don’t need to love dogs to love this book. You just have to love and respect animals and enjoy police procedurals.

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“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

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