“Leroux isn’t writing about ‘Canada;’ she’s writing about Quebec, the odd country-within-a-country that maintains its own culture and history within the larger nation’s borders.”
Paddy Hirsch, in his mesmerizing novel of New York City in 1799, creates so strong an aura of time and place and late-18th century language, readers may find themselves calling an opponent a “black
A literary thriller whose plot twists, turns, backtracks, and loops like a medieval maze until one despairs of ever finding a way to a resolution.
If you think the age of the Knight of the Round Table is over, not to worry. He lives on.
“a brilliant novel . . .”
A 13-year-old Syrian boy makes his way along a dangerous migrant route through the refugee camps of Greece to the mountains of Macedonia, pursuing an unrealistic dream of finding a place in Germany
“Tana French's writing is like a precious heirloom, something you don't want to let go of, a treasured keepsake you hold close . . .
“for Sherlock Holmes fans, it is a perfect edition to sit next to Conan Doyle on the library shelf.”
The Last Breath continues Danny Lopez’s Dexter Vega Mystery series with the follow up to his debut novel, The Last Girl.
It’s 24 degrees below zero in Oslo, Norway, as police detective Lena Stigersand watches a corpse being pulled from the harbor, in contrast to the Christmas decorations around the market area.
Matt Johnson’s Wicked Game trilogy began with Wicked Game, then Deadly Game, and now wraps up in End Game.
“a thoroughly enjoyable crime novel in the Scandinavian noir tradition.”
Boyd Morrison and Clive Cussler are back with Shadow Tyrants, the 13th book in the Oregon Files series.
“fans of Willeford in particular will be pleased that Hard Case Crime has put their man back on the book rack once again.”
Spies, enemies, and friends with mixed motives: good thing investigator Billy Boyle has his close friends Kaz and Big Mike with him in Normandy, France, in July 1944, because that may be the only l
Norwegian author Gunnar Staalesen just entered his seventies, and his crime novels date back to when he was 22. Still, he’s not well known in the US because of the lag in translation.
“Catherine O’Connell has written a detailed and deftly plotted thriller that is as much a romance novel as it is a mystery with several twists”
“A deeply satisfying read, Blackout . . . will leave you hungry for more.”
Prolific author Stuart Woods has teamed up with co-author Parnell Hall to write this fast-moving romp of a book, a cross between an old hardboiled '50s black and white crime film and a fast moving
Stephen Holgate has written a fascinating and well-constructed thriller set in Madagascar.
“Closer to a Jeffery Deaver manhunt emotionally, than to Nordic noir, Manning’s debut crime novel is a keeper.”
A teenaged boy's family is murdered before his eyes, and he ends up in the hospital in unstable condition with multiple stab wounds. In a state of shock, he remains unconscious.
Young professor Jonah Baum teaches transcendental poetry and Gothic literature at a small Vermont college.
“bleak, despairing, and an utterly compelling examination of freewill versus fate.”
“a chilling story of a man who could’ve conceivably become a serial killer pitted against one who actually is.”