“Anyone liking a tense mystery with elements of the supernatural, a villain who believes himself about to become a god, and a heroine who swears she’ll prevent it while at the same time ack
“Books are as central to these characters as they are to readers. . . .
“First published in Sweden in 2020, the novel is eerily prescient in its depiction of Russian duplicity and ruthlessness. It even has a nasty thing or two to say about Vladimir Putin . .
One of the best things about John Sandford’s long-running Prey series is the growth of the characters readers have bonded with during the course of 30+ books.
“Once a Thief is a good read and moves at a good clip.
“an interesting puzzle . . . the historical background adds to the thrill of the narrative chase.”
“The lone deputy surrounded by a gang of outlaws determined to rescue their boss while a hostile town looks on may be a cliché, but Terence McCauley gives it several twists.”
“Scottoline’s flawless plot twists create a reader’s bond with this scrambling, desperate dad with his newfound courage and hastily recruited allies.”
“All Come to Dust is one of the best African mysteries of the year.”
“The Lightning Rod will suit readers of James Patterson, Stuart Woods, Hank Phillippi Ryan, and John Gilstrap.
“Dark Horse is a violent drop-kick to the sensibilities.”
What a cliffhanger!
“demonstrates the power of storytelling in our everyday lives and how it might be a good idea to listen more carefully to the stories that others are telling us.”
“Ultimately, The Final Case is a thorough investigation into what makes the two main characters tick while providing readers truth about the human condition in that satisfying way
“In The Final Case Guterson clearly denounces the forces of destruction in people who choose a dark and abusive anger over respect.
“For readers of the Rick Cahill series, you know that each new book adds additional layers to its characters.
“Kudos to Patterson for creating yet another exciting chapter in the Alex Cross saga.”
“Midnight Hour operates from a stimulating conceit: an anthology of 20 crime stories, all taking place at midnight, all written by writers of color.”
“These tales are presented as humorous, but it’s a humor that hides a piercing sorrow at the state of the world and the costs of love and friendship in such a world.”
“Relentless pursuit of justice is the iron rod that runs through every Connelly procedural, and The Dark Hours is no exception.”
Fans of Lynne Truss may find her newest mystery, Psycho by the Sea, both entertaining and amusing. But not so much for anyone who has not read her work before.
“As the suspects add up, the suspense and mystery escalate until the unexpected and shocking conclusion, making this a true nail-biter.”
“Silverview is a gift to scholars, aficionados of the genre, and readers at large eager for one last look at the creative mind of an acknowledged master.”
“Among today’s abundant crime novels, it’s rare to find one that demands a second reading for its language and insight.
“A new Longmire novel is always a welcome treat, and Daughter of the Morning Star is another slam-dunk.”
“City on Fire is a crime novel you won’t put down voluntarily. It’s an instant classic in the genre.”