“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.”
“when it comes to gritty real life plots, believable characters, and on-point descriptions of both people and place Thomas Keis can't be beat.”
Well-researched historical fiction takes readers to new (old) places and brings the time and people alive. That is, if the story works as a story.
“Buzzelli presents a good story with lots of twists and turns but enough clues to keep the reader turning the page to meet the next part of the conundrum.”
Lady Georgie Rannoch has come a long way since the Royal Spyness series began.
“as easy to read as one of Mr. Dickens’ actual novels and as entertaining. As the subtitle reveals, it’s a Dickens of a tale . . .”
“Shamed, book number 11 in The Kate Burkholder series very well stands on its own, offering many twists and turns along with descriptive reference
“Lincoln scholar Putnam has once again woven a fact-based story into an entertaining fiction for his readers to enjoy.”
“The Sentence Is Death . . . may just be one of summer’s greatest, guiltiest pleasures . . .
“The interchange between Gwen and Iris is worth the price of admission. It is a laugh out loud escapade that would fit perfectly on British Channel 4.”
“Jessica Fletcher experiences numerous crises, a lot of tension, and a multitude of unexpected events as she falls down this rabbit hole while investigating two murders and attempting to pr
“this really extraordinary volume stands to become the new benchmark narrative . . .”
“As the 24th novel in this long-running series, Bitter Brew is a welcome entry in which Savannah Reid’s detecting skills shine.”
“The Mad Hatter Mystery is credible and enjoyable, and makes readers hungry for the next opportunity to match wits with Dr. Gideon Fell.”
". . . an engrossing, mind boggling mystery."
This book is a mystery reader favorite—a puzzle. There's a murder, a murder list and, eventually, numerous suspects.
“A well-turned-out, exciting, and at times downright nail-biting traditional mystery, with satisfying emotional resonance.”
“Page’s humor is delightful, and her descriptions of life on the island bring both the landscape and the characters to life.”
“a cozy mystery but nevertheless an exciting one, with tense and tough moments, aided by its rugged Scottish setting and the author’s entertaining unravelling of the plot.”
“If the other stories in this series are this enjoyable, they all belong in the reader’s library.”
“Trouble on the Books is a charming cozy mystery populated with delightful people.”
“A debut novel, written with insight and empathy as well as hair-raising suspense, After the Eclipse is sure to pique the reader's interest.”
Spoiler alert: The new Joanne Fluke mystery provides answers to the last few. Read the others first, or plunge into this one and suffer the consequences.