“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!
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
“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
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.”
“A satisfying, indulgent, binge book guaranteed to release a flood of pleasurable endorphins.”
“The Dragon Lady powerfully captures the colonial era in Zimbabwe . . . Lovers of historical fiction won’t be disappointed.”
“Robert Pobi delivers a page-turning, hold-your-breath thriller with a bit of philosophy stirred in . . .”
“Expect a few cultural grace notes and agreeable potboiler antics from Beijing Payback—just don't expect something truly original.”
“The Whisperer is more than just a thriller, it is an exploration of a woman’s descent into madness, and it is more frightening than one can imagine.”
“a gripping corporate thriller with characters you'll love to hate.”
“The trouble with being a sort of Wonder Woman is, once people know you exist, they either want to force you to do their jobs or kill you. Or both.”
Knife by Jo Nesbo is dark and deep, a black hole of a story. Specifically, it is another story of Harry Hole, a soul from which no light or joy escapes.
“a galloping good yarn peopled with realistic characters operating in an intimately evoked environment, perpetually dynamic. Such is the stuff that makes good stories . . .”