Detective

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“Pick this one up for light entertainment, flawless narrative, and a charming throwback to the best of what a city crime novel once delivered.”

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Prologue: “It had genuinely never crossed his mind that his best friend would actually commit a murder solely to demonstrate that the perfect crime was possible, and that he was capable of committi

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“Barron demonstrates once again that framing this mystery series within the nature of an intelligent and witty woman can bring 1817 back to life in an engaging and well-spun narrative.

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“Fans of the classic murder puzzle will be very pleased with this edition.”

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For mystery readers who like boots-on-the-ground British police procedurals, book three in the Two Rivers series delivers.

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“Allow this novel to float its ideas and its just—if not legal—solutions with its philosophy, and accept an end-of-summer blessing.”

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“Good characterizations—the killer’s point of view is woven throughout—as well as some delving into the protagonists’ inner thoughts, give this story that extra bite of reality, adding to t

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“In Dead Man’s Wake there are enough plausible suspects to keep readers guessing whodunit up to the climactic reveal.”

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“Michael Connelly remains at the top of his game with Desert Star, a haunting and absorbing story that’s simply impossible to put down.”

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“a haunting and memorable experience.”

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Sherlock Holmes—The Final Problem in the hands of Hannes Binder is a must for any collection of Baker Street investigations, opening new awareness of the impact of this classic in

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“In 48 Clues into the Disappearance of My Sister, Oates has added another disturbing character to her bountiful cast of strange people and devised another chilling work . .

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“The writing is strong, the suspense well-built and maintained, characters roundly constructed. This is a book to read especially for lovers of historical fiction.”

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“With a set of clever twists, Berkeley finally lays out the issue of how best to see justice served, and the answers are both rueful and entertaining.”

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“Fowler reports that his literary agent said (with delight), ‘Oh, it’s a Bryant & May book, just without the murder plot!’”

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“Since this is about show biz folks, there’s plenty of name-dropping of people, places, and events to titillate while bringing the story easily into the reader’s world, making it both conte

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“Noir land is always smoke and mirrors, and for those who like entering that world, be assured that Murphy is already at work on his next book.”

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The loss of a child is heartbreaking; it can either make or break a marriage and tear a parent apart to the point of no longer wanting to go on. This is the case with Sheriff Jax Turner.

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“a high emotional intelligence quotient as well as a cerebral one.”

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“The finale is happy enough for Decker and Rina—but not for everyone they care about.

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“You can read Holy Chow for the mystery, for the snappy writing, for the engaging characters. The main thing is to read it!”

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“A Secret About a Secret resonates with the deep melancholy and simmering resentments that classic hard-boiled detective fiction embraces, but with far more grace

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“an electrifying novel . . .”

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“One of Vic’s friends makes a comment near the end that sums up why this investigator finds her work worth the effort: Max comments, ‘If everyone sat at home watching Netflix, we’d never ha

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“A typical Anne Perry story, not so graphic in the details of the crimes, but giving the reader great depth into the characters of the protagonists and the villain, as well as a wealth of s

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