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“Readers are advised to clear their deck for a fast, intense reading experience. It’s impossible to predict what will happen next . . .”

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“Farewell, Amethystine is a pleasure to sink into, a well-written traditional PI novel scented with the music of the time and the hope that things will continue to

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Dr. Peter Bannerman, a Canadian veterinarian, returns for his third crime adventure.

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“a frightening tale, stuffed with villains and other scary creatures, but it’s also a cautionary one about the dangers of scientific experiments that might go seriously wrong.”

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El agua es la vida—“water is life”—Cedar Koons writes at the beginning of her compelling new mystery, A Thirst for Murder, quoting an old Southwest Spanish saying.

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“An exceptional story dealing with an author’s dilemma as he recreates the story of an old crime as seen through newer eyes several years removed from the incident.”

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“The Dead Years is probably best approached as a cozy for dog lovers who can tolerate a certain amount of graphic violence.”

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“What saves it are the meticulous descriptions of the people and places populating the story, the surprising and satisfying twist at the end, and the author's entertaining way of slipping i

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“In this season of tangled and terrifying national and global issues, it’s satisfying to dip back into the masterful plotting and ultimate resolution that Connelly offers.”

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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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