“Stuart Woods with Treason provides a couple of hours of uncomplicated chase-and-shoot entertainment.”
“A Small Town is another example of Thomas Perry’s ability to tell a fast-paced, absorbing story with a strong central character.”
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“there’s more than enough here to like that readers will enjoy this one and will certainly want to come back for whatever’s next.”
“get ready for action, adventure, and romance when you open the cover . . .”
“Wohlsdorf should be rightly hailed as a new and genuine voice in American fiction.”
“thanks to the author’s skill, the plot is tight, the scenario plausible, and the narrative tidy and intelligent, conveyed with a wry undertone throughout.”
“In Rick Cahill, Coyle has created a deeply flawed, but eminently sympathetic, protagonist.
Baldacci’s legions of fans will probably love this book, but new readers will find it lacking in too many of the requisite storytelling skills.
“Heaven, My Home is a well-wrought novel in the hands of a master storyteller.”
“Although she doesn’t yet have the knack of creating deeply compelling characters, Dovalpage’s writing hints at the possibility that she will be to Cuba what Donna Leon has become for Venic
“Barker creates tension and suspense through strong chase scenes and face-to-face conflict with good and evil . . . even with good and good!
“Passport to Death is a solid book for those interested in foreigners (falang) behaving badly in Bangkok, but for mystery fans it leaves
“Clearly inheriting the mantel of Jim Thompson and Donald Westlake (and admittedly strongly influenced by them), this walk-on-the-dark-side author will also appeal to readers of early Garry
One of the best things about Cutting Edge: New Stories of Mystery and Crime by Women Writers, edited by Joyce Carol Oates, is that it is so very Joyce Carol Oates, every story imbued with
Russian hackers are central to the plot in Lee Child’s latest Jack Reacher book. Is this more “fake news”? Well, novels are, by definition, fake (though fiction is the better term).
“Lit with insight, affection, and the deep tenderness that can accompany long-term grief, Sallis’ Sarah Jane is that most unusual of mysteries: one that investigates the soul, walk
“The Chain will unforgettably haunt you even if you just read the first chapter—so you might as well lock the doors, bite your nails, and read it all.”
“Berry takes her protagonist down the path to discovery, and the perpetrator turns out to be the least likely character. It is a very satisfying ending.”
“If you like your thrillers fast-paced, intelligent, tough and good to the last drop, The Deserter is right up your alley.
“Reading Night Boat to Tangier, one might hear echoes of Talking Heads’ singing ‘Once in a Lifetime,’ and you ask yourself, ‘How did I get here?’”
“Linwood Barclay delivers another high-octane thriller with enough red herrings to serve a dinner party of 12 . . .”
“DeDakis, a former journalist, can’t decide whether he’s writing a mystery, a political roman à clef or a YA book, and the result is none of the above.”
“The craft and care with which author Truss weaves her facts into a richly narrated but utterly hilarious tapestry is amazing.
“Tin Badges is a tough and gritty crime novel with a feel-good layer you’re going to enjoy.”