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.”
To say that this novel is set in Lagos is to miss the point—the book is a memoir of Lagos. If Abel Dike is the protagonist, then Lagos is the eponymous antagonist.
World War II is well covered in literature and history, but in The Great Darkness, first volume in the new Nighthawks series, Jim Kelly comes up with a fresh take—at least for historical f
Fistful of Rain is a modern Western, complete with mountain ranges and vast prairies, where folks still ride horses and have cattle drives.
“an exciting foray into an ancient crime, with a likeable, intelligent heroine . . .”
“Serious stories, taking in the main a hard line on reality, and any gray scale would show them on the dark end of the spectrum.”
“Amos Decker novels just keep getting better and better, and it’s partly due to the careful in-depth characterization Baldacci gives his main character.”
“This is the novel that started it all.”
It’s the late 1940s. Mike Hammer has come to Killington, Rhode Island, to keep a promise to a friend.
“a combination Philip Marlowe and Mike Hammer with a generous dash of Maxwell Smart.”
Sigrid is in a tough place.
“Freefall is a far, far above average thriller . . .”
“No one can create a more eloquently written suspense novel than Peter May.”
“a compelling and memorable read.”
“Yates crafts a tough look at what trauma can do to adults, and how personal connections between people and their timelines can cause as much malice as mirth.”