Amateur Sleuths

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His mother-in-law has moved in with him, his young daughter has been diagnosed as being on the autism spectrum, his son’s school wants an ADD diagnosis, and his wife’s promotion to Chief Medical Ex

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“This story carries a good premise but is difficult to follow.”

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“With a set of clever twists, Berkeley finally lays out the issue of how best to see justice served, and the answers are both rueful and entertaining.”

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Author Cherie Priest in her latest cozy novel Flight Risk takes the cozy mystery down a somewhat different path.

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“Again, Thomas Kies does not disappoint!”

Who doesn't like a nice, juicy scandal especially when it involves a vain, egotistical, self-centered SOB?

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“Lee Hollis does a good job of dispersing red herrings and keeping true identity under wraps until the requisite climactic scene at the end of the story.”

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“For anyone looking for a new cozy this book will be a disappointment.”

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“One of Baldacci’s strongest skills is inserting a multitude of coincidences into the story while keeping it on track and not deviating or distracting the reader.”

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“Lorenzo Carcaterra creates a warm and fuzzy read with a feel-good plot—a cozy mystery in its truest form.”

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“The Lightning Rod will suit readers of James Patterson, Stuart Woods, Hank Phillippi Ryan, and John Gilstrap.

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“Taylor takes the reader on a good journey before letting the truth of the story unfold, and the reader will be grateful for the ride.”

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“. . . a keeper that could easily end up in someone's private special collection.”

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“Highly recommended for Spenser fans and any reader who enjoys witty dialogue, detective fiction, or contemporary themes.”

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“Cates provides a story that moves along at a good pace while educating the reader on all thing’s witchery.”

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

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“Colleen Cambridge has done her homework on English society and provides us with a clear picture of her characters, where they live, and how they act.”

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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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