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A collection of short, fictional profiles of women who chose to “love” the most notorious monsters of our time, including such failures at the most fundamental acts of human empathy and decency as

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When the book jacket describes this book as “fiendishly clever,” “with masterful twists,” which “gallops along at breakneck speed with an ending that takes your breath away,” it is enjoyable to fin

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“a torturous, suspense-filled journey through the maze of a man’s jumbled memories . . . ”

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“. . . an entertaining whodunit, with one drama going on before the footlights and another behind them . . .”

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“The Search leaves the reader educated in K9 search and rescue procedures and the details of dog training, but a little confused about the storyline.”

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“. . . a great picture of back alley London, especially The City: that square mile housing the United Kingdom’s financial services industry.”

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“Mr. Cooper’s vivid writing brings every energy-charged scene to life, fueling this top-notch thriller on pure talent and adrenaline. . . . [a] pulse-pounding plot.”

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“Murder at the Lanterne Rouge is wonderfully plotted, and Cara Black ties together the past and present with élan. We’ll always have Paris.”

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“Author Elizabeth George is well known for her complicated plots, but this book is an endless litany of the bad, dysfunctional family dynamic. . . .

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“The Chessman succeeds in drawing in the reader with action and drama, wearing us down with mystery and suspense, and finally rewarding us for our tenacity by giving us a well-dese

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“. . . the point with The Feng Shui Detective Goes West is to enjoy the effervescent ride.”

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“It is evident that Mr. Jordan is knowledgeable about the workings of the FBI, private investigators, and the police.

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“Ms. Muller’s plotting is masterful, with her sure-footed, economical storytelling—even with the changes of narrator from chapter to chapter—supporting the plot as it glides easily along.

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“In this absorbing debut tale of excess and entertainment, the truth of both the music business and the artists themselves screams out from every page—testament not only to Mr.

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“The action, indeed the story, seems like it takes place another world, distancing the reader from the reading experience—the opposite of what you want in a thriller.

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“Reminiscent of John Saul’s creepy, brainy novels, The Night Strangers is a psychological thriller overflowing with horror and suspense.

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“In City of Whispers, volume 29, Ms. Muller continues to deliver what she’s known for . . . Fans of Sharon McCone will welcome her next adventure.

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“Sorry has all the ingredients to make it a compulsive read. It’s slick, chock full of twists and turns, and dripping with narrative thrust and intrigue. . . .

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“On the credit side, Mr. Drvenkar’s narrative and dialogue are strong and move each section of the story along. He selects his words with care . . .

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Fiona Bristow lives on the picturesque Orcas Island in the Pacific Northwest. She is a canine search and rescue volunteer, along with her three trained retrievers, Peck, Newman, and Bogart.