Amateur Sleuths

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“Like Turton’s earlier novel, The 7½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle, this one is unforgettable and resonant but requires both patience and commitment.”

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Secrets, lies, and a murderous conspiracy . . . churn at the heart of Harlan Coben's blistering new novel.”

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“Well-written with enough twists and turns to keep a reader turning the pages, Perrin weaves a taut and unusual tale.”

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Nosy Neighbors is comforting as a cuddle, delightful as a favorite aunt, and filled with familiar characters who will remind you of people you know.

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Always fascinated by photos, Lucy is eager to see her colleague’s snapshots from her honeymoon in the Maldives.

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Theodora “Teddy” Angstrom, a high school teacher dealing with the mysterious vanishing of her sister, Angie, ten years ago, is dealt another blow when her father drives his car off of a bridge on t

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“Connelly has created a labyrinth of twists and turns with suspects who are strong contenders one moment and drop to the bottom of the list the next.”

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“Neatly blending the legal thriller, the rural police procedural, and rich Irish life into this novel is quite an achievement.”

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Forty-six years ago, Robin Cook dazzled readers with his first successful book, Coma, which reignited the medical-thriller genre set afire by Michael Crichton’s The Andromeda Strain

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“Gilbert has presented a good, well-paced story with strong characters and lots of clues for the reader to follow.”

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“Matlin has woven together a story of conflict, tension, action, and suspense on every page.”

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“Mentink has designed a story that will keep the reader wondering, and then knowing, and then wondering again, as the suspects and victims keep changing places.”

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“Barron demonstrates once again that framing this mystery series within the nature of an intelligent and witty woman can bring 1817 back to life in an engaging and well-spun narrative.

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“As in every Penrose novel, the solution to these linked crimes is generated through the loyalty and insight of intelligent and caring friends.”

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“Weaver has a knack for tying up her readers with thin threads of clues—just enough to let the reader unwind and believe they know what the outcome is, only to be tied up again in a new cha

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“Cooney pulls a creative twist out of the story and surprises the reader with the true meaning of The Wrong Good Deed.”

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“Kincaid provides some good clues and foreshadowing with books, journals, handwriting, and broken hearts whose purpose becomes clear at the book’s end.”

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“In 48 Clues into the Disappearance of My Sister, Oates has added another disturbing character to her bountiful cast of strange people and devised another chilling work . .

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“Reporter solves murder” is a reliable trope for movies, mysteries, and television. But trust me: It’s tougher than it looks on the screen or the page. In real life it rarely happens.

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Emily George’s debut novel A Half-Baked Murder has all the right stuff for a good cozy: a female main character who returns home after five years and a broken heart, a dead body, a falsely

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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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