“Regard this novel as a grand and glorious swan song.”
“A captivating, stylish, literary/noir mashup! A terrific debut!”
“This latest in the Great Detective’s further adventures is no disappointment.
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.
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.
“Gripping and sharp as a tack.”
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.
“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
“readers can be assured that the Twin Rivers series will deliver the same intellectual and emotional qualities as its predecessors.”
“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
“If the story followed the traditional journey of a cozy, the premise would be a good one.
“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 . . .”