“Woods provides a lively romp of a book, but it’s built for entertainment, not solving puzzles. Pick up a copy to update your sense of why James Bond was and is adored.”
“For Salvo Montalbano, the whole episode is as dramatic as a film.
“The denouement ties life, love, and mystery together, as all excellent murder mysteries do.”
“Booked for Death is a solid addition to a popular cozy category . . .”
“Don't make any plans for tomorrow, people. You're not going anywhere until you finish this book. And you'll need time to catch your breath, too.”
“There’s a buzz around Eva García Sáenz and her trilogy, and The Silence of the White City is a crime novel you’ll want to put at the top of your summer reading list.”
“Bullets, car wrecks, chases, mayhem. There is lots of blood. Blacktop Wasteland is grim and gritty.”
“The Summer of Kim Novak brings back to life that adolescent quandary of feeling like you know more than the adults around you, but being desperately afraid that y
“Undercard is a good crime novel and a solid debut for David Albertyn.”
“Despite the classic investigations that Poke leaps into, with violence and threat and red herrings and regret, Poke Rafferty is a person who cares enough to listen, to experience, and to c
“Perhaps the first three stories in the series provide the reader with a more definitive sense of characters and story, but Rigged fails to make the grade.”
“The Last Scoop is another surefire success for author R. G.
“The book spins quickly into risk and danger, and the final chapters, fast-paced and dark with threat, provide one of the best manhunt and intended escape sequences of curr
Hopefully your life is so good that the word “diabolical” never need enter your mind or cross your lips.
The crimes we commit in search of security and protection, for ourselves or our loved ones, are at the center of Andrea Camilleri’s latest Inspector Montalbano adventure, The Safety Net.
Shea O'Connor, a 23-year-old Buffalo cop, is given an assignment with the FBI to pose as a student in the small town of Kelly's Falls, New York.
“All this gives the story a nail-biting quality on top of great characterization, a gripping plot, and clean, vivid writing.”
“Pretty as a Picture is a fun, slightly eerie, definitely scary look at real murder in a make-believe world.”
“Donna Leon’s ability to paint both her city of Venice and the quandaries of commitment make this Trace Elements a quietly powerful book.”
“faithful and true police procedural devotees will thoroughly enjoy the ride Pinter takes them on . . .”
“Wonderfully captivating . . . A thrilling addition to the murder mystery series . . .”
“Beyond the usual detective/PI action, Mosley creates a model for writing that moves off the ‘race card’ and back to true descriptions.”
“feels like watching an automobile accident develop in slow motion and may serve as a cautionary tale for our times.”
Dhananjaya Rajaratnam, also known as Danny, lives in Sydney, Australia. He’s an illegal immigrant trying to remain in the shadows, unnoticed and undiscovered.
“The genius of this novel is that it cultivates a nonstop air of menace. Practically every character comes off like a potential murderer.”