“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 . . .”
“feels like watching an automobile accident develop in slow motion and may serve as a cautionary tale for our times.”
“Beyond the usual detective/PI action, Mosley creates a model for writing that moves off the ‘race card’ and back to true descriptions.”
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.”
“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
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“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