“The series anchor, Perveen Mistry, is one of the most delightful and engaging protagonists you’re likely to meet in historical fiction.”
Most people who live in hilly terrain with a cold season, anywhere around the world, know the fear of sliding off an icy road into a ravine or river.
“The Dead Letter is worthy of your attention, not only as an interesting landmark in the history of American crime fiction, but also as an enjoyable, entertaining
“Deadly Delights moves along at warp speed, and just when the reader thinks s/he knows who the killer is, Walker throws a speed bump on the highway.”
“a tightly paced, well thought out cyberpunk thriller that entices after the very first chapter.”
“Those who value similar portrayals of place as character—as in Louise Penny’s Three Pines, for instance—will treasure A Fatal Lie and its Welsh backdrop.”
Emma, a distinguished psychiatrist speaking at a conference in her hometown of Berlin, treats herself to an overnight stay at the posh conference hotel. She steps out of the shower.
“With the history of a centuries’ old nursery rhyme as its starting point, it’s the best Bryan and May mystery by far.”
“Lazarus is a thriller par excellence, though it’s advisable to read it in small increments, for the accumulation of too much horror at o
“A Scotland Yard inspector, dropped into the gang-dominated circumstances of New York City shortly before the advent of the Civil War, must overcome cultural prejudices to solve a series of
“Full of British humor as well as a wealth of description of Brighton in the late Fifties, Murder by Milk Bottle is the best of the Constable Twitten novels thus far—at least until
“As cozies go, this one is well written with some good twists and turns to keep the reader turning the page.”
John Rebus has been retired from the Scottish Police for a while, but something keeps pulling him back in.
“enjoy the complex characters drawn with beautiful prose and flashes of humor . . .”
“restful yet stimulating reading . . .”
“the story is a deep dive into human psychology and the eternal battle between good and evil.
“Bringing the traditional British mystery up to date with this strong and driven sleuth—not a true amateur sleuth, but an active partner with the official investigation—is the best part of
Although this is the fifth volume in the Dr. Zol Szabo Medical Mystery series, Zol steps out of the spotlight in order to feature Dr.
Before you read this book, clear your schedule. It’s the kind of story best read in one gulp.
“James Lee Burke may be the only novelist north of the Rio Grande who would dare to combine hardboiled noir with regionalism and magic realism.
“Wendelboe’s main character is a survivor of the Great War, a one-eyed marshal in the manner of Rooster Cogburn, a little cantankerous, still remembering the horror of that war, but determi
“Mandel’s symphony of belief and offerings builds slowly to a pattern that, in the midst of loss, insists on giving meaning and value to the half-understood, half-intended
"Rice, the author of more than 30 books, is a master at writing descriptions and portraying story settings, a skill other writers admire and strive to acquire."
“A Small Town is another example of Thomas Perry’s ability to tell a fast-paced, absorbing story with a strong central character.”
“a very interesting novel in which the concept of the discovery of a missing child’s remains giving closure to the family is a cogent one in today’s society.”