Amateur Sleuths

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Con Lehane, in his recent mystery Murder in the Manuscript Room has enough twists and turns to keep any reader interested.

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In A Case of Syrah, Syrah, author Nancy J. Parra sets the scene for a good cozy mystery.

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Dr. Katie LeClair has agreed to join the small town medical practice of Emmett and Nick Hawkins in the small town of Baxter, Michigan.

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“D. P. Lyle knows how to keep the narrative flowing at a rapid pace and keep the questions coming.”

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“captures the mood and flavor of the times, while providing a captivating and engrossing mystery . . .”

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“blend[s] sleuthing, the paranormal, and a touch of romance to produce a spectacular whodunit.”

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“A suspenseful, tense, and wholly entertaining story . . .”

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“With its themes of terrorists’ threats, mob rule, and the plight of returning vets, Kill the Heroes weaves a suspenseful thriller with an up-to-date and cogent plot.”

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“bursting with southern charm and sultry atmosphere. A splendid series debut that won’t disappoint readers who love old school murder mysteries.”

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“plenty of intrigue to delight mystery genre enthusiasts, enough historical accuracy to placate any history buff, and sufficient courtroom drama to satisfy any legal eagle.”

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“a cozy mystery filled with winsome dogs and some subtly dangerous characters.”

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“a psychological puzzle box that ultimately explores multiple levels of illicit passions.”

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“The fictionalized Alice is an entertaining creation and one of whom the actual Alice probably would’ve approved . . .”

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Jack the Ripper wreaked fear and havoc across the overcrowded slums of Whitechapel in the East End of London in 1888.

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Plaid and Plagiarism by Molly MacRae is the first in the new Highland Bookshop Mystery Series.

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In the 1986 film The Morning After, Jane Fonda stars as Alex Sternbergen, a once-heralded movie star on a downward career slide.

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Packed with rim-shot snappy dialogue and sharply barbed observations, David Freed’s Hot Start is a tasty romp featuring irascible and the uber-jaded Cordell Logan.

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a fascinating window into European history and a murder mystery that is riveting right to the end.”

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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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Would you consider getting a tattoo that looks as if Hieronymus Bosch had painted it?

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“What could be better than the high-speed, high-stakes, high-danger and testosterone-fueled venue of race car driving filled with competitive men with a spunky Irish girl determined to win

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Murder in Vein starts off with a tense and exciting kidnapping, and then falls into worldbuilding that slows things down.