Detective

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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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“an interesting puzzle . . . the historical background adds to the thrill of the narrative chase.”

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“Everyone at One Police Plaza is in for a shock as they learn someone they’ve known for years has hidden a depraved mind behind a friendly smile.”

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“Elizabeth George can really spin a great investigation when she’s not trying so hard to teach the shocking discoveries she has made in her own explorations.”

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“While the story may seem convoluted it really is a good read with intricate twists and turns that only add to the tale.”

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“Regard this novel as a grand and glorious swan song.”

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“A captivating, stylish, literary/noir mashup! A terrific debut!”

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“This latest in the Great Detective’s further adventures is no disappointment.

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It’s always risky for readers to enter a series late in its development—in this instance, book 24 in the Andy Carpenter mystery series.

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Innovative British author Anthony Horowitz is up to his usual intertextual antics in A Line to Kill, a sequel to The Word Is Murder and The Sentence Is Death.

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“Gripping and sharp as a tack.”

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In London we meet Terry Tice and are told in the first sentence that Terry likes killing people and will take money for doing so. He’s ex-military.

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“The way Mattie handles her service dog, the logistics of his training, his canine personality, the important evidence he believably uncovers, and their warm yet disciplined interaction rem

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“readers can be assured that the Twin Rivers series will deliver the same intellectual and emotional qualities as its predecessors.”

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“If the story followed the traditional journey of a cozy, the premise would be a good one.

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“Similar in pace and tenderness to the Ladies’ Detective Agency mysteries of Alexander McCall Smith, this mystery fits neatly into the traditional mold, providing an enjoyable read that’s i

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