Crime Mystery & Thriller

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“Again, Thomas Kies does not disappoint!”

Who doesn't like a nice, juicy scandal especially when it involves a vain, egotistical, self-centered SOB?

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Cork O’Connor is back in his 19th mystery, set at the edge of the Boundary Waters wilderness in Minnesota: “a million acres of trees and lakes and rivers and no people.”

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“Cercas has molded this police procedural into a fine literary novel.”

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Plot points abound at the beginning of Hays’ Pesticide: rioters attack police in central Bern, resulting in a murder; police officer Giuliana Linder deals with accidental homicide while re

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Far from the marshland where her family grew up and that claimed her father’s life, Loni Mae Murrow has found a quiet niche where she creates intricate life-like drawings of birds for the Smithsoni

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True crime podcaster Rachel Krall arrives in Neapolis, a small resort town on the Atlantic Ocean, to cover the trial of Scott Blair—a local hero—a swimming star who may be destined for Olympic glor

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readers are treated to a solid police procedural set in a town rarely represented in the mystery genre but well worthy of a close read.”

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“One of Baldacci’s strongest skills is inserting a multitude of coincidences into the story while keeping it on track and not deviating or distracting the reader.”

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If you are a lover of Christopher Moore’s work, this one is for you.

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Joyce Carol Oates’ tales are unsettling, disquieting, some endings left hanging, leaving readers with questions that implicate more horror yet to come to

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“Part of the fun of any Rizzoli & Isles novel is watching Jane and Maura fit the pieces together to make sense of a puzzle board of clues.

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“A Face to Die For is primarily a well-structured story with lots of action. Iris Johansen fans will enjoy it.”

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“A Secret About a Secret resonates with the deep melancholy and simmering resentments that classic hard-boiled detective fiction embraces, but with far more grace

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“a daring book to write and a daring book to read, about a person with nothing to lose daring to live and let live.”

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Dust Off the Bones is a powerful historical thriller, vividly picturing the era as it focuses on a period of local history . . .”

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“Lorenzo Carcaterra creates a warm and fuzzy read with a feel-good plot—a cozy mystery in its truest form.”

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“Every Cloak Rolled in Blood is a tour de force, a derecho of raw emotion so powerful and overwhelming that you’re really not sure what to say after reading it.”

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“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

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Books are as central to these characters as they are to readers. . . .

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“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 . .

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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.

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Once a Thief is a good read and moves at a good clip.

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“an interesting puzzle . . . the historical background adds to the thrill of the narrative chase.”

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“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.”

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“Scottoline’s flawless plot twists create a reader’s bond with this scrambling, desperate dad with his newfound courage and hastily recruited allies.”

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